This year's 86th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. Our theme this year is "Sustainability and the Humanities."
The Hagiography Society will sponsor up to five sessions at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, March 26-28, 2015. The HS promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on sanctity, cults, and traditions of virtue in the world religions. For the RSA conference, we seek papers focused on the global and local in Renaissance and Early Modernity (1300-1700) for panels to be organized around the following themes:
1. Martyrs and Martyrologies
2. Canonization—formal, informal, metaphorical
3. Economies of the Shrine
4. Manuscript & Print
5. Relics, Reliquaries, Ornament
We request well written articles for our June edition of "The Victorian", a quarterly academic journal on all aspects of the Victorian world. Articles should be with us by the end of May.
Papers are welcome on Baltic language and literature, possibly related to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," suggesting folkloric and religious dimensions of literature or folklore per se (customs, magic, conjuring, spirits, and so forth). Submit an approx. 100-page proposal via the online paper submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals by midnight of May 15, 2014.
This panel asks what insights media theory offers for our understanding of the traditional and various reformed Eucharists. When John Guillory, writing in "Genesis of the Media Concept," suggests that the "concept of a medium of communication was absent but wanted for the several centuries prior to its appearance" in the nineteenth century, he does not mention or take up the case of the Eucharist, a reproductive technology that both mediates between God and humankind and is a medium operative through time and space.
Marlene Broemer, Clackamas Community College
Please consider submitting a proposal on any aspect of English literature and culture in the long nineteenth century for this standing session.
Submission Deadline: May 15
Proposals must be submitted via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).
For questions about the session, please contact Jane J. Lee at csudh.edu.
The 2014 PAMLA conference will be held Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.
I'm looking for two or three presenters to help round out a panel on stand-up comedy and American culture for the American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference. The conference will take place at the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter on Bourbon Street from 12/4 to 12/7.
My own paper is on Louis C.K., so I welcome fellow presenters interested in American stand-up comedy. Due to a tight time frame, please send a 50-100 word proposal to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15. Inquiries welcome.
Since at least the early 1990s, the transnational turn in Modernist Studies has necessitated a re-thinking of Modernism's traditional boundaries. Propelled by feminist reevaluations of the canon, as well as minority discourses about visibility, New Modernist Studies ask us to think more broadly about Modernism and modernity. This panel seeks to investigate the ways in which various scholars navigate the peripheries of Modernism. For this panel, "peripheries" are broadly defined as texts, movements, or authors previously or currently unincorporated into the traditional canon. How do authors' national identifications relate to other identities, religious, ethnic, or cultural?
The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the June 2014 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: 10/ 05/ 2014 Issue Publication Date: June 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission guidelines webpage:
Contributions have to be sent to:
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Deadline Extension)
Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.
The area seeks panel and paper proposals that address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, and Sami popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to 9th May 2014 ***
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies will hold its 9th Annual conference at the University of Western Australia on Friday the 20th of June, 2014. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Indian Film is the most popular media for most of the world, and yet academia has only scratched the surface of studying it. A special panel at the Midwest Popular Culture Association 2014 conference will address the societal and artistic implications of the genre.
Submissions welcome on topics from women in film to Indian film in the west to film and religion, or even more broadly, how Indian culture in general interacts with religion, politics, or social issues.
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 Indianapolis, IN
Yeats and Kipling: Retrospectives, Perspectives
A three-day international conference at Bharati College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
(10, 11, 12 March 2015)
Call for abstracts of papers
"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"
Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.