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"Do I Wake or Sleep": The Manifold Implications of Gaiman's *The Sandman*

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Joshua Cohen/ Massachusetts College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Reading Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series, The Sandman, is like racing through a condensed combined curriculum in the classic humanities and modern cultural studies. This panel explores The Sandman as a work of art and as a manifold vision into human life as viewed within a vast cultural and cosmologicial framework. All critical perspectives (including cultural studies, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary approaches) are welcome. Please submit abstract  by 9/30/16 to <http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/call for papers/submit/html> or check NEMLA Website.

 

 

Borders and Margins in Piers Plowman

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:37am
International Piers Plowman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

This panel at the Medieval Colloquium at Sewanee (10-11 March 2017), sponsored by the International Piers Plowman Society, invites papers exploring the theme of borders and margins in William Langland’s Piers Plowman. Papers might address this question from any number of perspectives, including but not limited to questions of literary interpretation: e.g., how does the poem construe those at the margins of society (the poor, the disabled, the non-Christian others)? Or how does the poem establish boundaries between its different genres or modes (e.g., romance, allegory, didacticism, preaching)?

Peace, Piety and Vendetta in Medieval Italy

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Italians and Italianists at the 52nd International Congress for Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Call for papers: ‘Peace, Piety and Vendetta in Medieval Italy’

                                                                                                  52 International Congress for Medieval Studies

Sponsored by Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

 

Intersectionality

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.

 

Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.

 

The theme of this year’s conference is Intersectionality.

 

Children of the Enlightenment

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
ASECS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Conference: ASECS 2017 (Minneapolis, MN)

Panel Title: Children of the Enlightenment

Special issue on “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Revenant, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the study of the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird, based out of Falmouth University in the United Kingdom is looking for submissions for a special theme issue dedicated to the “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”. Guest-edited by Ed Simon of Lehigh University, Revenant is looking for scholarly, academic and creative exploration of the supernatural during the Renaissance across literature, history, folklore, philosophy, science, religion, sociology, and popular culture.

Reconsidering The Second Nun's Tale (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2016

CFP: Reconsidering The Second Nun’s Tale
International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017) in Kalamazoo, MI

NeMLA: Early Modern Theater and Transformation

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
Christina M. Squitieri, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.

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