The recent trend in medieval literary studies to emphasize inanimate objects and materiality as a means of contextualizing or de-emphasizing human and humanist activities has encouraged two, perhaps unintended, consequences: 1) The segregation of 'Humanist' philosophical interpretations of the world and its contents/inhabitants (metaphysics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, etc.) from 'non-human' oriented epistemologies (Eco-Criticism, Object Oriented Ontology, etc.); and 2) the lack of distinguishment between human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally homogenous setting and human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally mixed setting.
Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list at:
The tenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Liverpool, on 16-18 April 2015. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Keith Barnham (Imperial College London), Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge), and Dr Claire Preston (Queen Mary University of London).
Media Fields Journal
Issue 9: Spaces of Protest
Submission Deadline EXTENDED: September 19, 2014
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.
Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.
Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)
Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)
**Please note that our submissions deadline has been extended to October 15**
The Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of
Technology, Guwahati will organize the first Graduate Research Meet
2014 during 31st Oct-1st Nov 2014. We aim to bring together doctoral
students of different areas of Humanities and Social Sciences to
exchange and share their research results and ideas. As an organizing
committee keen on showcasing new ideas and innovations in Humanities
and Social Sciences, we solicit abstracts of paper presentations
and/or posters from research scholars.
The Tenth Marco Manuscript Workshop, "Mind the Gaps," will be held Friday and Saturday, February 6-7 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The workshop is organized this year by Professor Thomas Burman (History) and Ph.D. candidates Scott Bevill (English) and Teresa Hooper (English).
The Other Side of Translation is concerned with rethinking medieval translation in terms of Lacanian understandings of the signifier, in the wake of Emma Campbell's and Robert Mills's recent edited collection Rethinking Medieval Translation: Ethics, Politics, Theory. Our session seeks papers that address medieval translation in practical and/or theoretical terms, which might include translation's analogy to the transference, untranslatability as "the insistence of the letter" in the structuring of the Real, and Lacanian readings of the specificities of medieval culture (macaronic texts and anthologies, late medieval Britain's trilingual culture, etc.).
The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015
The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public
Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf
November 28-29, 2014
4th International Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies Organized by Department of English, Taipei Tech.
Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.
Definition: We talk about transitions between time periods, technologies, genres, social movements, sciences, mathematics, design and how big and small ideas permeate movements in society. What this theme should then encourage is the ability to demonstrate analysis and hold discourse on topics related to transitions applicable to any and all disciplines.
We invite abstracts for 15-20 minute paper sessions on disguise and incognito for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 14-17 2015. Submit via e-mail to email@example.com with ICMS in the subject header. Please send it in no later than September 15, 2014.
Since the early 1980s, the medieval has proven to be a fertile source of narrative concept, artwork and play structure in popular board and card game culture. In recent years, games with medieval subject matter such as Carcassonne, Dominion and Shadows Over Camelot have increasingly graced the top of European and American board game award tables.