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Joan of Arc: International Congress on Medieval Studies, 12-15 May 2016

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 3:15pm
International Joan of Arc Society/ Société international pour l'étude de Jeanne d'Arc

CFP: International Joan of Arc Society: 1) Re-documenting Joan of Arc and 2) Prophecy in the Hundred Years' War.
The proposed sessions complement each other, as one focuses on the evidence of texts and the other focuses on the evidence of faith, although clearly they may overlap.

Additional contact info at the Congress website.

Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies, October 28th. to 30th. 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:26pm
Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Please note the new dates for this conference: October 28th. to 30th. 2015. The previous dates of September 6th-8th had to be changed owing to Trinidad announcing general elections for September 7th. In accordance with the later date, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to August 14th 2015.

Art and Articulation: Illuminating the Mystical, Medieval and Modern. 8th-9th January, 2016, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:22am
Mystical Theology Network

The relationship between word and image, and the ways in which medieval art (be it visual, textual, or both) operates as a means of expressing the inexpressible, will be explored in a two-day conference held 8th-9th January 2016 at St Hilda's College, Oxford. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together theologians, art historians, and literary scholars to examine the ways in which various forms of artistic expression are used to articulate the mystical or that which cannot easily be spoken.

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:05pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

Theodicy of Spirituality in Contemporary American Women's Poetry--NeMLA 2016--Abstracts Due September 30, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:56pm
Scarlett Cunningham/ University of Mississippi

Panel Description:

This panel seeks to emphasize the diversity of women's spiritual experiences by showing how spiritual and religious identity intersect with other vectors of difference such as gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ability in contemporary American women's poetry. Most religions seek to reconcile the idea of human suffering with the existence of a loving God. However, men have traditionally held a disproportionate amount of power and authority in delineating doctrinal truths regarding theodicy in the world's major religions.

Call for Publications - Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special Issue: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug 1

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT,

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:43am
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:42am
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association




Online at NEPCA Fantastic:

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire

Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015

Proposals no later than by 15 July 2015

[UPDATE] CFP Edited Collection- Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production , Deadline October 1

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
Jennifer Donahue

We are seeking essays for an edited collection entitled Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production. The collection aims to add to the understanding of the Caribbean region by studying the connection between religion, resistance and gender in Caribbean literature, film and music. In particular, the collection will develop dialogue on Caribbean literature by and about women and will examine how creative expression functions as a form of subversion.