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Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts: A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions (March 12-13, 2016), University of Toronto Mississauga

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 12:42pm
Gastro Conference, Department of Language Studies

"Foodies consider food to be an art, on a level with painting or drama" (The Official Foodie Handbook, Paul Levy, Ann Barr, 1984).

From the kitchen to the classroom, the preeminence of food has brought gastronomy to the forefront of mainstream culture as well as academic conversation. Devoid of the irony that may have once infused the Handbook statement, food is, and has always been, indeed 'an art, on a level with painting or drama.'

We invite abstracts from all academic disciplines that address the following themes or other related areas:

Devils in the Details: Demonic Horrors, Devilish Afterlives, and Infernal Desires | ACLA | March 17-20, 2016

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:55pm
Heather Mitchell-Buck & Heather Hayton | ACLA

This seminar aims to examine the ways that premodern depictions of devils, demons, dragons, and other infernal creatures live on beyond their original audience and time period. How and why do these creatures continue to inspire our imagination today, and what can they teach us about modern understandings of medieval ontology?

We are interested in a range of topics that consider how depictions of demonic creatures help us to interrogate -- and better theorize -- hybridity, erotic attraction and repulsion, compulsion, and performance of forbidden selves. We welcome submissions from all approaches, periods, and disciplines. For example:

--how does Beowulf's dragon hoard signify a cultural heritage that needs to remain buried?

Exploring the Medieval Imaginative Landscape

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:22pm
Rose Sawyer

Please find below a call for papers for IMC July 2016; 'Exploring the Medieval Imaginative Landscape'.

Session details

I am organising a session around the broad topic of 'The Medieval Imaginative Landscape', which is seeking collaborators working in any area which touches on medieval discourses about the strange or the supernatural. I would like to encourage a holistic approach to this topic, thus papers could draw upon a wide range of sources including, but not limited to: altarpieces, tapestries, tombs, archaeological finds, sagas, romances, chronicles, exempla, saints' lives etc. Participants might approach the sources from a variety of perspectives including cultural history, art history, literary analysis etc.

NeMLA, March 2016: "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity"

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:29am
Sarah L. Axelrod

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a paper for a panel entitled "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity" at NeMLA in Hartford, March 2016.

Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio establish a canon of literary texts in the vernacular, both by instituting continuity between their works and those of classical authors and by materially and critically formalizing a history of progressively more refined vernacular texts. This panel explores this at times inventive and mythographical approach to literary history through which the tre corone enact new notions of authorship, authoriality, and authority.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:43am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics



The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:37am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

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