The session is focused on the themes of visibility, visuality, and ways of seeing, and we are also interested in receiving submissions addressing other aspects of children's literature (including forms such as folktales, fables, fairytales, and nursery rhymes; conduct books, spelling books, school books). Please feel free to share the general call for papers with anyone who might have a paper to contribute: Paper proposals must be made via the online system found here:
Imagining Arthurian Legend in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Nostalgia for an imagined and glorious past has influenced the evolution of stories about King Arthur and his court for centuries. According to the moods and needs of the period, new characters were added to demonstrate or question the excellence of these paragons, or to replace those who had perhaps become too human or simply gone out of style. New plot motifs, such as the search for the grail and Lancelot’s love for Guinevere became part of the legend.
The deadline for submission of proposals for the session on Middle English Including Chaucer at the 2017 Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association has been extended to May 26. The conference will be held the weekend of November 10-12 at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawai`i. More details are available at http://pamla.org/news/2016/11/16/2017-pamla-conference.
Proposals must be submitted via PAMLA's online paper submission system: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas.
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) 2017
28th Annual Conference
November 9-11, 2017
Medieval and Renaissance (formerly called “Beowulf to Shakespeare”)
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representations in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:
5th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"DAYS OF JUSTINIAN II"
Special Thematic Strand for 2017
“Byzantium and the Slavs: Medieval and Modern Perceptions and Receptions”
Skopje, 17-18 November, 2017
Organised by “EURO-BALKAN UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites papers exploring aspects of law, order, disorder and resistance in all aspects of medieval cultures. This includes legal codes, social order, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, poetic or artistic form, gender construction, racial divisions, scientific and philosophical order, the history of popular rebellion, and other ways of conceptualizing our theme.
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites proposals for panel themes engaging with forms of law, order, disorder and resistance in all aspects of medieval cultures. These sub-themes address a particular aspect of our general theme, and could be the basis for either one or two panels. As a rule of thumb, panel themes should be broad enough to encourage numerous applicants, and interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged.
RSA 2018 - New Orleans
Beyond Surface: Interrogating the Early Modern Wall and Page
The writing of a literary text is as a retrospective explanation of what is happening in the present and such writing is the deliberate re-creation in actual practice. This present includes social, cultural, religious and political events. The impact of immediate contemporary concerns is served to place a literary text at least partly outside the author’s control. The author responds to a given context of historical and cultural incident that limits his freedom to invent or adapt or explain.
New Visits to Camelot: Reflecting on the Contemporary Matter of Britain on Screen (Roundtable) (MAPACA Philadelphia 11/8-11/2017)
Call for Papers
New Visits to Camelot: Reflecting on the Contemporary Matter of Britain on Screen (Roundtable)
Proposals no later than 29 June 2017
Session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
For inclusion under the Medieval & Renaissance Area at the 28th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8-11 November 2017