Call for Papers
Early Modern Women Writers (approx. 1550-1700)
at Othello's Island CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus
5 to 9 April 2017
Early Modern Women Writers is a semi-autonomous conference strand within the annual interdisciplinary conference on medieval, renaissance and early modern studies, held annually since 2013, in Cyprus, called Othello's Island.
As a whole, Othello's Island attracts approximately 100 delegates, whose topics include archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies, to name but a few. Since its inception a significant section of the conference has covered early modern women writers, such as Mary Wroth, Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.
In the Middle Ages, there existed a concept known as translatio studii. Broadly speaking, this term refers to the transfer of cultural knowledge from one language and literature to another, often in the context of political and cultural conquest. These adaptations are often representative of the individual contributing components but manage to create new knowledge through overlap or expanding boundaries of culture, and authority.
In the spirit of translatio studii, this panel seeks to explore the adaptation of texts and concepts across time, language, media, history, gender, and socio-political power structures. All papers from any time period or culture addressing this interweaving and adaptation of meaning via language are welcome.
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.
Panel co-chairs: Melissa Filbeck and Michaela Baca, Texas A&M University
Something about our medieval past continues to fascinate contemporary readers, including a readership most often associated with all that is shiny and new: children and young adults. For this panel, which will be proposed for the 2016 Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) conference, we seek papers that focus on the medieval in texts for young audiences. Some possible areas for exploration include:
•Children's/YA adaptations of medieval texts (including books, television, and film)
•Medieval motifs in contemporary children's or YA literature or film
•The function of medievalism in children's/YA texts
Chapter proposals are invited for a new interdisciplinary and transnational volume focusing on the social and cultural contexts of vegetarianism throughout history. This volume will represent the first scholarly collection of essays that critically considers vegetarianism as both a worldwide phenomena and an aspect of the longue durée of history, and seeks to explain vegetarianism as a global, social, and historical continuity. Taken as a whole, the essays will provide an answer as to how and why vegetarianism has been a constant throughout human history despite continuous social challenges.
RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
An International Conference on the Risk Humanities
Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016
Michaeline Crichlow (Duke University)
Simon During (University of Queensland)
Walter Mignolo (Duke University)
SEMA October 6-8, 2016: Place and Power
The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) invites proposals for papers on the theme of "Place and Power" for its 55th meeting, October 6-8, 2016. The meeting is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and University of Tennessee Knoxville and will take place at the Downtown Hilton, Knoxville, Tennessee.
We invite individual submissions and panels from all disciplines exploring any aspect of medieval places and medieval powers as they were conceptualized, experienced, imagined, and embodied. We welcome papers considering, but not limited to:
• Places as spaces, territories, and/or boundaries
• Sacred and profane spaces
• Practices of power
Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcolonialism, movement and migration in literature and rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies of migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and within a range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Historical or Temporal Migrations
• Movement across Borders
• Community and Identity
Order Out of Chaos: Conflict and Resolution in Medieval Culture
Many points of conflict in medieval culture have been the focus of study, including ideological conflicts like that between chivalry and Christianity or between the Church and various reformers, both internal and external. Debates about the use of the vernacular as opposed to classical or dominant languages or about the relative merits of different genres are often imbedded in literary works. Clashes between classes or between political entities help create an idea of the Middle Ages as a time of constant conflict. At the same time, these conflicts have led to growth and development, the changes that lead society in new directions.