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*** Extended deadline:*** Reframing Medieval Bodies

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:23pm
35th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017

Medievalists have long engaged in the study of the body, producing some of the most influential contributions to the “bodily turn” of the 1980s and 1990s. The multidisciplinary conference “Reframing Medieval Bodies” invites reflection on past scholarship in this area and elaboration of new approaches and methods. We invite papers from the full range of disciplines in medieval studies, exploring bodies in their physiological, symbolic, political, economic, and performative capacities. Papers that revisit "the body" in light of bioarchaeological research and the history of medicine are especially welcome, as are papers that engage recent research on disability, gender, and race.

Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus, 16-17 February, 2018

9/11 and the Beginning of the End of Liberal Democracy: Fictional Perspectives

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:37pm
International Conference Centre of Advanced Study in English Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

  International Conference to be held on 27-28 February 2018

at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India


The conference hopes to bring together original research papers on the images of Islam and Muslims post 9/11 in literary texts and media discourses and engage meaningfully with Islam as a human and historical phenomenon where Muslims are neither victims nor threats  but active participants within modern liberal structures of societies that are themselves ready to shift from an ‘an uncritical acceptance of the category of religion’ to a ‘critical interrogation of religion as a category’ to understand Islam. 

Sacred Scriptures – Their Nature and Their Place in Religions

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:15am
The Israeli Association for the Study of Religions - Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 25, 2017

The Department of Jewish Thought at Bar Ilan University will host the 2nd Annual Conference of the IASR. This year's conference will focus on Sacred Scriptures – Their Nature and Their Place in Religions, and will take place during 11-12 March 2018.

Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts 12.2 'On Magic'

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:04pm
Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 26, 2018

Please find below the CFP for the next issue of Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts — ‘On Magic’ (deadline: 26 February 2018). If you have an idea for this issue but are not sure it fits the CFP, please get in touch with us at!

Platform is a peer-reviewed journal published out of Royal Holloway, University of London and has been devoted to publishing the work of postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and entry-level academics in the fields of theatre and performing arts for almost 12 years. 

Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts 12.2: ‘On Magic’

Roots: Tradition and the New

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
The University of St. Thomas Catholic Studies and English Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The University of St. Thomas English & Catholic Studies graduate programs will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, faith, visual arts, and culture will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the topic "Roots: Tradition and the New" across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. Download the Roots: Conference CFP.

Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:49pm
Anthony Ballas / University of Colorado at Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Edited Volume, Cinema Liberation Theology


I am looking for 7-10 additional 4,000-5,000 word chapters on cinema and liberation theology for an edited collection which a major academic publisher is interested in.

This collection focuses on liberation narratives which are in some way related to or inspired by religious traditions/literatures/practices/discourses from around the world. The films and analyses need not be explicitly religious in content, but need only to be argued in the context of liberation with theology, spirituality, or divinity functioning as a loose guide.