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[UPDATE] New deadline Dec 1: "Accessibility in the Medieval World"

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:20am
Cornell University Medieval Studies Student Colloquium

This year's colloquium will be focused around the concept of 'accessibility,' its connotations, and consequences in the medieval world. The Middle Ages are conventionally seen as static and hierarchical, marked by impermeability of social, geographic, and cultural boundaries. This conference seeks to foreground the dynamism and fluidity of the Middle Ages by focusing upon the points of access by which these borders were negotiated and blurred.

We very much look forward to welcoming Professor Jonathan Hsy, George Washington University, as our keynote speaker whose talk will explore how digital media enable new modes of crafting disability history.

In addressing our theme, papers may consider topics including (but not limited to):

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:23pm
Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

Proposed Session at SCSC, August 18-20, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium

"Alternative Ecologies in 16th Century Romance"

Organizer: Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

This session invites papers that explore non-anthropocentric or non-normative ecologies in 16th century prose romance.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
Queer ecologies
Object Oriented Ontology
Actor-network theory
Non-human ecologies
Destructive ecologies
Non-reproductive creativity
Affective approaches to ecosystems
Elements
Rocks, minerals, animals, vegetables

SCSC 2016 August 18-20, Bruges, Belgium

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:15pm
Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

Proposed Session at SCSC, August 18-20, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium

"Alternative Ecologies in 16th Century Romance"

Organizer: Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

This session invites papers that explore non-anthropocentric or non-normative ecologies in 16th century prose romances, especially Philip Sidney's Arcadia.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
Queer ecologies
Object Oriented Ontology
Actor-network theory
Non-human ecologies
Destructive ecologies
Non-reproductive creativity
Affective approaches to ecosystems
Elements
Rocks, minerals, animals, vegetables

The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:11am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

Global Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:37am
3rd Annual Fantastika Conference

"Fantastika", coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.
The 3rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on productions of Fantastika globally, as well as considering themes of contact across nations and borders within Fantastika. It is our hope to draw together academics with an interest in Fantastika from an international audience to share and disseminate Fantastika-related research globally.

"Exploring the Premodern World" - IMGC Annual Conference

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:31pm
Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium (IMGC)

The Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium (IMGC) welcomes submissions for its annual symposium to be held at Purdue University March 4-5, 2016.

The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation of the classical, medieval, and early modern worlds. We encourage proposals approaching the premodern world from a diverse set of methodologies and disciplines; presentations might engage literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, linguistics, manuscript studies, art history, music studies, and so on.

CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:26pm
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

George Herbert and Religion - Special issue of Christianity & Literature

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:07pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of Christianity & Literature

"GEORGE HERBERT AND RELIGION"

Issue Editor:
Gary Kuchar
University of Victoria

Christianity and Literature seeks essays for a special issue on George Herbert and Religion. Ideal submissions offer nuanced discussions of Herbert's writing informed by his religious culture.

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