The history of the novel is also, it would appear, a history of secularization. For Ian Watt, Michael McKeon, Franco Moretti, and many others, the novel is a product of what Max Weber called rationalization. More recently, in Martha Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge and Lynn Hunt's Inventing Human Rights, the novel is seen as participating in the production of secular modernity—through the elaboration of modernity's ethics and the encouragement of empathy across socio-economic boundaries, respectively. How then should we characterize the relationship between the novel and secularization? Is the novel an effect or a cause of secularization? Or, if the relationship between the two is more dialectical, how should that dialectic be described?
James Baldwin, one of the most eminent and evocative American essayists, novelists and playwrights of the twentieth century, would have been ninety-one years old on August 2, 2015. Literary critics have described Baldwin as the most successful African American writer of his time, and even of all time. His prominence or fame are of less importance, though, than the substantial body of complex writing he left behind for readers, students, and scholars to interpret.
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 12th issue titled Liminal Balkans:
CFP: Globalizing the Humanities - #EIRAAR
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
"Globalizing the Human(ities)"Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion 2016 Annual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh May 6-7, 2016
Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2016
The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent scholars, and professionals from both inside and outside the Region to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2016 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Globalizing the Human(ities).
The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the December 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue Three).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015.
First International Conference of Hermeneutical Studies on Symbol, Myth and "Modernity of Antiquity" in Italian Literature and Arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first Century (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 1-2 December 2015)
I. Words and concepts
I. 1. Hermeneutics, symbol and myth: etymological meaning of the terms and their evolution in the ancient culture.
For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.
Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.