category: religion

Pilgrimage, Mission, Spiritual Ascension: Religious Travel in World Literature (SAMLA, 9-11 Nov)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com

Religious travel is found in many of the world's greatest literary works, from the pilgrims going to Canterbury to Tripitaka collecting the sacred scrolls in India to Las Casas traveling around the New World to Dante ascending from Hell into Paradise--just to name a few well-known examples.

[UPDATE] Ecologies of Seeing or Seeing Whole: Images and Space, Images within Images conf Sept 27-29, 2012 (proposals due May)

full name / name of organization: 
Nomadikon Centre, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway and The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
contact email: 
ledbettm@strose.edu

The Nomadikon Centre, The University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway and The College of St.

[UPDATE] Film, Benjamin, and Debt/Guilt panel (M/MLA 5/15, 11/8-11, 2012) Deadline May 15.2012

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic, Film I Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from November 8-11, 2012. The 2012 informal convention theme is "Debt."

[UPDATE] 2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University; EXTENDED proposal deadline Sunday 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012
contact email: 
Lauren Kelley Bond (bondlaurenkelley@gmail.com)

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states.

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance - March 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews, School of English
contact email: 
earlymodern@st-andrews.ac.uk

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

21st - 23rd March, 2013

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue
contact email: 
tyler.shores@gmail.com and ue_tom@hotmail.com

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on “The Adventures of Tintin.” Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social i

CFP: "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
conference2013@gmail.com

Conference Date: June 25-27, 2013

UPDATE Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

Due to technical difficulties with the online paper submission software, the deadline is extended to May 15, 2012.

“[I]n the beginning all the World was America”: Atlantic Commerce Virtualized, Imagined, Written (NEASECS Oct. 11-14, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
dwight.codr@uconn.edu

Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fourth year of publication.

CONFERENCE "Crossing: Travels, Transformations, and Transgressions in and out of Codes and Canons"

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Universitas Padjadjaran
contact email: 
crossingunpad2012@gmail.com

“To be or not to be” may certainly be the question. It draws the boundary separating order and chaos, dividing the light from darkness, so to speak.

Film: Indebted Reflections (deadline: June 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Isaac Vayo (Midwest Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Lars von Trier’s movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is als

CFP [UPDATE]: Shooting the Event: Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Beirut (AUB) & University of Central Florida
contact email: 
shootingtheevent@gmail.com

Shooting the Event: Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings

November 5-7, 2012

American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon

Short Story Panel / 2012 MMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
katy.leedy@marquette.edu

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Debt, but it is not necessary.

Witchcraft, Sexuality, and Religion in Medieval European Literature between the 14th and 17th Centuries (October 19-21, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2012
contact email: 
gspani@holycross.edu

This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP.

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (collection, extended deadline: June 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com

While our first call brought in many proposals, we have extended our deadline and slightly revised our cfp with a note describing our interest in locating a handful of very short focused essays in add

CFP: Confessional Culture (5-6 July 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Monash University, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies
contact email: 
jmmur11@student.monash.edu

Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"".

William Gilmore Simms, Southern Literature, Nineteenth-Century American Literature (September 27- 29, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Simms Society
contact email: 
Dr. Todd Hagstette <TCLSIMMS@mailbox.sc.edu>

CALL FOR PAPERS

William Gilmore Simms’s Place in the Development of American Letters

September 27- 29, 2012
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

The Permissive Archive - Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London, November 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) at Queen Mary, University of London
contact email: 
hjgrahammatheson@gmail.com

For ten years, the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) has pioneered original archival research that illuminates the past for the benefit of the modern research community, and beyond.

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

full name / name of organization: 
Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London
contact email: 
Philip.tew@brunel.ac.uk / t.m.l.scott@reading.ac.uk

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on ‘My American Self.’
Other keynote speakers: tba.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

“Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it.

[UPDATE] Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ymitri Mathison
contact email: 
yjmathison@pvamu.edu

According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population.

"Social Justice: Voices from the Past and Beyond" --- deadline July 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
"Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity"
contact email: 
connect@bloomu.edu

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our fall 2012 issue.

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (April 22 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions.

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference.

MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 1-Nov. 3 2012: CFP: Religion and Popular Culture Area

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association
contact email: 
adzias@comcast.net; pamela.detrixhe@temple.edu

MAP/ACA Conference
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Wyndham Hotel

The Religion and Popular Culture area investigates the interaction between religion, in its various manifestations (sacred texts, sacred spaces, religious practices, religious commerations and so on), and popular culture. The area is interested not only in how religion is presented within the products of popular culture (literature, film, television, social media, music, fashion, and so forth) but also in how religious sensibilities may influence the products of popular culture. The area is open to scholarship from different religious traditions and historical eras.

English Literature before 1700 -- midnight, April 22, 2012 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
contact email: 
janderse@csusb.edu

Please submit proposals for the "English Literature before 1700" session of PAMLA online www.pamla.org/2012 by midnight, April 22, 2012.

Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14: Deadline, April 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012

CFP Shooting the Event: Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon/University of Central Florida, USA
contact email: 
Shooting_The_Event@gmail.com

Shooting the Event:Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings

November 5-7, 2012
American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon

MW-PCA 2012 - Science in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
michael.lachney@gmail.com

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association confere

CFP Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies Spring 2013 issue

full name / name of organization: 
Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies
contact email: 
alexandra.slaby@unicaen.fr

ETUDES IRLANDAISES
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2013 (non-thematic) issue

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: June 30, 2012

Conflicting Mythologies: Culture, Tradition and Modernity in Indian Writing in English.

full name / name of organization: 
Anindya Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of English, University BT & Evening College, North Bengal University
contact email: 
anindya_north@yahoo.co.uk

The Western narrative of Modernity, an ideological growth of capitalism, has disciplined and shaped India’s dream of development from the colonial era to the globalised present.

MPCA 2012-- Southern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Literature After 9/11 - Reflections/Reactions

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

Very quickly after September 11, 2001, fiction writers were asked to responding to the attacks.

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