Founded in 1415 by Henry V, the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey had been since its inception a centre for orthodox reform. During the fifteenth century, Syon served as a model for other religious orders which sought a return to the stricter observance of previous centuries. By the time of the community's expulsion in 1539, Syon had established its reputation as a prolific and vital source of vernacular devotional texts for religious and lay readers alike. Facilitating Syon's promotion of orthodoxy, the Additions to the abbey's rule press on the significance of books for the brothers and sisters of the order and underscore the intellectual and literary character of the institution.
Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."
Misfits: Children with a Twist
**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**
Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.
Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014
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.
Since the release of Marvel's Thor along with its sequel and the Avengers Assemble movies, there has been a renewed interest in Loki, the Trickster God.
Tom Hiddleston's depiction of this legendary character has seen Loki become an international household name. But how much is Marvel responsible (if at all) for Loki's now mainstream status?
This collection will examine any and all representations of Loki from his appearance in Norse Mythology, up to his appearance in comics, films, TV series, and novels today.
Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers
The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.
Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).
The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (Intellect Press) is looking for general papers for its 2:3 edition.
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on … We are excited to announce our keynote speakers Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).
Just under 2 weeks to the deadline...
Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.
Topics might include
Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor
Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University
Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)
UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Student Union, UNC Charlotte
The EGSA of UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, panels, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the subject of conflicts and resolutions. We invite explorations of the transition from conflict to resolution, specifically the process by which this occurs, as well as studies of conflicts that have yet to reach a resolution. This theme can provide a rich diversity of topics and discussions from a variety of fields and disciplines.
The following broad questions may be considered:
Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015
￼Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'
2nd issue - Vol1 No2 December 2014
"Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.
Issue 7.1: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries
Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A major section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged. All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (email@example.com) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).