Violent bodies pervade literature and cultural history and remain a topic of profound importance in current events. Bodies both commit acts of violence -- from the "law-making" violence of interpersonal conflict to the "law-preserving" state violence of the body politic (Benjamin) -- and also experience violence inflicted upon them, often for expressly political purposes. Scholars such as Elaine Scarry and Lauren Berlant have studied how violence reconstitutes its victims' realities through the affective structures of trauma and pain. Others have focused on how certain bodies can be scripted as violent.
Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania (http://abcjournal.ulbsibiu.ro/index.html), invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Louisville Conference 2016—Call for Papers
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its sixteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 18-20, 2016. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.
This is an initial call for panels and threads for the Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Natures
April 1-2, 2016
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers
An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM) and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio)
Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016
Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 7-9, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757
Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College;
and Jim Wildeman, emeritus Covenant College
This sponsored session by the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the 2016 International Medieval Congress at Leeds (4-7 July) welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.
The editor of a new Critical Insights FILM volume on Arthur Penn's 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde, seeks contributors to write chapters on any topic on the film.
CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited - 2015 Film and History Conference
2015 Film and History Conference - Theme: Journeys, Detours, and Breakdowns
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
November 4-8, 2015
Proposals due June 1, 2015
Exploitation Cinema Revisited
Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century. The volume is tentatively entitled "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early-Twentieth Century Midwestern Regionalism." Midwestern regionalism includes writers, artists, publishers, intellectuals, architects, journalists, filmmakers, magazines, journals, institutions, films, etc. Subjects may include but are not limited to
• Midwestern regionalism as a movement to highlight work that was produced in the Midwest and focused on the Midwest as a counter to the cultural dominance of the coasts, especially Boston and New York City
A sponsored session at The 51st International Congress On Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo: May 12th-15th, 2016
by Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
Session Title: The Recontextualization of Christian Doctrine at the End of Middle Ages
This TACMRS-sponsored session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.
The Renaissance was an era of magnificent art achievement, and an age of "discovery" and "self-fashioning": the exploration to the "new world" heralded by the Iberians, the Grand Tour popular with the upper-class youth, and the "spiritual odyssey" undertaken in writers' studies, all exhibited the "burning curiosity" harbored by the contemporaries. Travel, physical or spiritual, was not just a movement from one place to another, but also a process of encountering and discovery: a traveller, coming across with diverse people and occurrences during the journey, gradually formatted his idea of "who I am" by identifying "who you are". The "self" and "others" dynamic burgeoned in the course.
This session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.