Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Nonhuman Forms of Thought (Sponsored Paper Session)
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 10-13, 2018
Bodily practices played an important role in medieval devotion, some particularly associated with female believers. One need only think of how devout women kissed manuscripts and rosaries, Beguines performed series of prostrations and genuflections, and nuns constructed own meditational processions through their convents. Some mystics are represented as engaging in more extreme bodily performances. For instance, according to her vita, thirteenth-century beguine Elizabeth of Spalbeek imitated Christ’s Passion in public, resulting in stigmata erupting on her body.
Heidelberg Center for American Studies 15th Annual Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, 19-23 March, 2018
/Call for Papers/
The fifteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion will be held from March 19-23, 2018. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.
The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is organizing the following four special sessions at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2018. Please see below for full call details.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form to the organizers of your selected session by 15 September 2017. Electronic submissions are preferred.
1. Mysticism and Literacy in the Devotio Moderna
Organizer: Barbara Zimbalist, University of Texas at El Paso
We invite contributors to submit papers for the next issue of the MASKA journal, concerning themes presented below or other related to the topics of migration, nomadism and life in motion. Only English-language texts will be accepted for this edition.
The topic of women in Buddhism spans a large geographical and historical expanse, beginning some 2500 years ago during the lifetime of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Throughout the history of Buddhism, women—their status within the traditions, their contributions, and their myriad roles—have been a subject of attention and concern. The present volume seeks to examine how women’s roles in Buddhism have changed over time, how the women’s ordination movement has developed in specific contexts, and how women have changed the landscape of Buddhism, both as practitioners (lay and monastic) and as scholars in the field.
(1) This issue will examine the changing landscape of women in Buddhism;
25 - 26 May 2018
University of Paderborn, Germany
This conference investigates the richness and variety of concepts of happiness from 1500 to 1750 as well as their negotiation and reconfiguration in the fictional and non-fictional literature of the period. We will probe the uses and meanings of “happiness,” a relatively new word in the 16th century, as well as the meanings and uses of its closely related terms felicity, (good) fortune, pleasure and bliss.
Call for Submissions (extension): Third and Fourth Wave Catholic Women Writers: The Future of Unruly Women in the Catholic Church. Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe seek contributions for the fourth volume in their “Unruly Catholic Women” series. In this volume, we seek creative pieces by third-wave and fourth-wave feminists on Roman Catholicism, with an eye to the future of the Catholic Church. Please submit autobiographical stories, fictional pieces, prose, or poems to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 17 December 2017, for consideration. All submissions must be in English.
De Natura Fidei: Rethinking Religion across Disciplinary Boundaries
Call for Papers