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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
The International John Bunyan Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University

Keele University, Staffordshire, Friday 13 April 2018

Migration, Exchange, Identity and the Other in Performance, Religion and Spirituality

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:35am
International Federation for Theatre Research - Performance, Religion and Spirituality Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

IFTR Working Group, Performance, Religion and Spirituality


For the group’s meeting at the IFTR conference Belgrade, Serbia, 9-13 July 2018


Migration, Exchange, Identity and the Other

in Performance, Religion and Spirituality


Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:16pm
Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Maxine Hong Kingston Society ALA San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018

The MHK Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Kingston’s life and work. The topic is open. Especially welcome are papers exploring Kingston’s work across genres. How are her thematic and political commitments inflected by artistic choices involving prose, poetry, theatricality, and the cinematic imagination? What is the importance of space and place in her work--San Francisco, Stockton, Berkeley, Honolulu, New York, the Sierra Mountains? Please email abstracts of 2-300 words to John Whalen-Bridge at no later than January 13, 2018.

"Visions of Faith in Marilynne Robinson" ALA 2018

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
Marilynne Robinson Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This panel seeks to examine the writings of Marilynne Robinson, one of the most important contemporary American writers.  Robinson has written widely-acclaimed novels and essays that explore the relationship between religion and contemporary culture.  This panel considers the ways in which Robinson’s religious vision informs her writing.  How has Robinson contributed to discussions of faith in our contemporary moment, both through her fiction and essays?  How is her investigation of this topic especially relevant to the growing field of post-secular studies?  How is her Pulitzer novel, Gilead, a meditation on race and religion in American culture?

FERNS: A New Student Journal in Environmental Stewardship

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:52am
FERNS Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

FERNS is an intercollegiate academic journal that focuses on the intersection between human action and environmental impact. It will emphasize the conversation necessary between scientists, politicians, ethicists, and theologians, welcoming work in fields that intersect around environmental stewardship. FERNS showcases the intellectual, academic, and creative research from emerging scholars at graduate and undergraduate levels. Students will have the ability to promote their work in a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in addition to developing research ideas in the professional arena.

Martineau Society Conference 2018, London, England

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:59pm
Martineau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in London, England.  The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theology and Religion

Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)

Language and Linguistics

"Good God, but Life Could Be Less Than Easy": George Saunders and the Fiction of Radical Humanism

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:12am
Loyola University Chicago - Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Loyola University Chicago is seeking abstract proposals for a day-long event to be held March 1, 2018, featuring critically-acclaimed fiction author George Saunders. In light of the upcoming softcover version of Lincoln in the Bardo (winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction) and the recent release of George Saunders: Critical Essays (Palgrave, 2017), Loyola’s Hank Center, in collaboration with other university communities, seeks to explore, interrogate, and celebrate Saunders’s work.

Forms of Dissent in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:31pm
North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

Conference: 18th Annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Forms of Dissent in the Medieval and Early Modern World March 9-10, 2018, Duke University CFP Deadline: January 22, 2018 Website: Keynote Speakers: Dr. Sara S. Poor, medieval studies, Princeton University and 2017-18 NHC Fellow; Dr. Roseen Giles, musicology, Duke University The Annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals for twenty-minute paper presentations to an interdisciplinary audience that consider the forms and functions of dissent (broadly conceived) throughout the medieval and early modern world.

Door Bolts, Thresholds, and Peep-Holes: Liminality and Domestic Spaces in Early Modern England An Edited Volume

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:16am
Rob Daniel and Iman Sheeha/ University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Domestic spaces lay at the centre of the lives of early modern English men and women.  Yet their liminality has often been under-investigated, if not underestimated, by scholars.  On the one hand, households served as a hubbub of familial and filial activity (housewarmings, births, conventicles, fast/feast days and reading groups), on the other hand as sites of the foreign and fatal (burglaries, squatting, murders, possessions, and devastating fires).  The house was as permeable as it was penetrable.  This despite attempts to ward off or perturb would be intruders: via witches’ marks, locks, bars, fences, guard dogs, community patrols and the ‘watch’.