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The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500-1700 (RSA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 3:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Brownlee
deadline: 
Friday, May 20, 2016

Abstracts are invited for a proposed series of sessions on the body and spiritual experience in Europe 1500-1700, intended for the next Renaissance Society of America meeting (30 March–1 April 2017, Chicago). Possible questions might include: In what ways does biblical reading shape understanding of the relationship between physical and spiritual matter?  Which body parts or material processes are implicated in spiritual experience?

Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 11/11-11/13, 2016
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history.  In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between secularity and literary development in the United States.  Some of the questions we will consider are: How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized faith and experienced transcendence?  How did it influence the way they responded to suffering? How did they express the tension of living within a secular age? What are the expressions of transcendence within secular culture? 

The proposal deadline is June 10, 2016.  Please submit your proposal by going to the PAMLA website:  pamla.org

The Piety and Politics of Women’s Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Usha Sanyal, Queens University of Charlotte
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

The Piety and Politics of Womens Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

 

This book will explore issues related to gender, religion, work and identity in South Asia through the lens of food practices. Food has powerful discursive and ritual value across South Asian cultures and of course occupies an important place in the everyday lives of women across the class spectrum. It therefore offers a unique window into issues of gender difference, religious power, cultural identity, and social change in all South Asian communities and religious traditions—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, and others.

Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
contact email: 
deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It would be difficult to disentangle fully the various strands of religious reform in early modern England from the educational, aesthetic, and philosophical movements that fall under the broad term 'humanism'.  Nevertheless, the relationship between religious reform and new developments in various humanist projects was not always peaceful. The tensions between humanism and religious reform provoke many questions:  Where were the lines of fracture in the symbiotic relationship between religious reform and the humanisms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England? Did religious reform restrict the development of humanism in England, or did it promote a new flourishing of humanism?

[UPDATE] International Conference: Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception - May 2017 Thessaloniki

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception

School of Film Studies and School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

May 25-27, 2017
Thessaloniki

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Cartmell

Site: http://filmadaptationthessaloniki2017.web.auth.gr/

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for the 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures University of West Georgia
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 31TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.

[UPDATE] Urban Studies - MPCA/ACA 2016 Conference May 15 Extended Deadline

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
contact email: 

Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

SLSA 2016 – Creating Accounts of Creative Bodies: the Narrative Work of Fertility

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
contact email: 

Babies perform a lot of narrative work. George Eliot's Middlemarch narrator playfully quips that "where there was a baby, things were right enough," and that "error, in general, was a mere lack of that central poising force," and this is often as true for narratives themselves as for the characters therein. Babies often serve as forces of disruption or normatization in literary texts, and this panel seeks to explore the narrative work that the (pro)creative and (pro)created bodies of mothers and babies perform. This panel seeks to situate the creative work of female reproduction in the context of its narrative creation, taking seriously the textual creation and performance of fertility in literary texts.

The Apollonian Vol. 3, Issues 1 & 2 (March-June 2016) Joint "OPEN ISSUE"

updated: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

We seek essays that are interdisciplinary in nature. Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

We also seek book reviews within 1200 words and conforming to the MLA style. For works academic and non-fiction works, the books to be reviewed should have been published between 2014 and the present. For works of fiction, the reviews are to be restricted to books published from 2015 to the present.

Marvell at RSA 2017

updated: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Marvell Society

For the 2017 RSA in Chicago, the Andrew Marvell Society welcomes submissions on topics such as

• Non-Historicist Approaches to Marvell
• Cognitive/Evolutionary Approaches to Marvell
• Marvell and Holland
• Marvell and Religion
• Marvell and the Duke of Buckingham

Please send CVs and proposals (max. 150 words) to Alex Garganigo (agarganigo@austincollege.edu) by 24 May 2016.

Non-Historicist Approaches to Marvell

Call for Submission for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Call for Submissions for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895) www.aeternumjournal.com

Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.

UPDATE - Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ed Simon
contact email: 

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

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