category: renaissance

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies May 30-31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory T. Erickson (gte1@nyu.edu)

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
May 30-31, 2014

Deadline for conference proposals extended to March 1st, 2014!

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Deviance in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect

“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
r.m.oldman@iup.edu

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” Deadline: 3 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

The Neglected Pillar: Comedy in Literature and Culture (November 28-29, 2014), abstract deadline: August 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
4th International Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies, The Department of English, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
contact email: 
ntuteng@gmail.com

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. -- Old Theater Adage (Edmund Kean)

"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
hd9345@my.bristol.ac.uk

First Call for Papers
"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of Bristol
Half-Day Conference, Wednesday May 7th 2014

May 2-4, 2014: Two Noble Kinsmen Symposium [Deadline March 10]

full name / name of organization: 
Xavier University and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
contact email: 
olearyn1@xavier.edu

The Two Noble Kinsmen: Text, Sources, Performance, and Pedagogy
A Symposium at Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
May 2-4, 2014

2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, deadline March 2, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation.

CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies, Vol.1 No.11, deadline March. 31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

ross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan

Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Southern Futurism: University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference (April 10-11, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference on Literature
contact email: 
ucaenglishgradconference@gmail.com

The notion that southern literature is defined by an emphasis on the continuity between past and present has long been found in southern literary studies.

[UPDATE] Anemoi: Journal of Pre-Modern Studies February 28th Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Anemoi: New College of Florida Journal of Pre-Modern Studies
contact email: 
info@anemoijournal.com

Anemoi, named after the Greek deities of the four winds in honor of New College's four winds symbolism, provides an outlet for publication of high quality undergraduate papers.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 15-17 December 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Advanced Studies in English
contact email: 
iasepune@gmail.com

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture.

Symposium CFP: "Information Technologies and Transfer in Russia, 1450-1850" - Sept 5-6 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Katherine Bowers
contact email: 
kb509@cam.ac.uk

Call for papers

“Information Technologies and Transfer in Russia, 1450-1850”
A symposium to be held at Darwin College, Cambridge – Sept 5-6, 2014

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Lit. - 5/16/14

full name / name of organization: 
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org
contact email: 
boechem@sunysuffolk.edu

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

2014 "Tudor Books and Readers" NEH summer seminar -- application deadline 3/4/14

full name / name of organization: 
National Endowment for the Humanities
contact email: 
rankinmc@jmu.edu

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The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness (BABEL Working Group Oct 16-18)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Boyle and Wan-Chuan Kao
contact email: 
cutebabel14@gmail.com

3rd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group
16-18 October 2014
University of California, Santa Barbara

The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness

[UPDATE] "Self(ie)-Representation," SMU Graduate Student Conference, March 22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

The “selfie,” with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic.

6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society, "Aphra Behn and the Challenges of Genre"

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huelva, Spain
contact email: 
aphra.behn@dfing.uhu.es

6TH CONFERENCE OF THE APHRA BEHN EUROPE SOCIETY
Aphra Behn and the Challenges of Genre
University of Huelva, Spain
12-14 June, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Themes of Polemical Theology Across Early Modern Literary Genres, Conference, 3–4 December 2014, Bratislava

full name / name of organization: 
Svorad Zavarský/Ján Stanislav Institute of Slavonic Studies, Slovak Academy of Sciences
contact email: 
svorad.zavarsky@savba.sk

The confessional division within the Church in the early modern period was accompanied by fervent activity in the field of polemical theology.

New Media 1450-1700 (MLA 2015 Vancouver January 8-11)

full name / name of organization: 
Katie Chenoweth, Princeton University
contact email: 
kac3@princeton.edu

For this MLA Special Session we invite papers exploring the discourses and practices that surrounded emerging media forms and technologies between 1450 and 1700.

The Place of Spenser/Spenser's Places (Dublin Ireland, June 18-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
International Spenser Society
contact email: 
herront@ecu.edu

The Place of Spenser / Spenser’s Places

6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huelva
contact email: 
aphra.behn@dfing.uhu.es

Aphra Behn was not only one of the most prolific writers in the seventeenth century, but also one able and willing to tackle all genres.

Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

James Randall Leader Prize for outstanding Arthurian Article - 1 March

full name / name of organization: 
International Arthurian Society - North American Branch
contact email: 
marco.nievergelt@unil.ch

Nominations are invited for the James Randall Leader Prize 2013, for an outstanding academic article published on any Arthurian subject, medieval, modern or contemporary.

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming
contact email: 
tetzkorn@uwyo.edu

"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape” (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig’s explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group,

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory -[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to February 14 2014

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
GCCompLitConf@gmail.com

Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

The Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘Re-Inventing Eastern Europe’

full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 
office@euroacademia.eu

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CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of “Bodies”.

THE ETHOS OF EROS

full name / name of organization: 
EMIT SOCIETY (Early Modern Image and Text Society) hosted by Rutgers University
contact email: 
alaguna@camden.rutgers.edu

Although the notion of Ethos is not traditionally associated with that of Eros, the various rationalizations of love in Renaissance

Narration and Reflection

full name / name of organization: 
Christy Wampole, Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
cwampole@princeton.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014

Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

A special issue on Narration and Reflection

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Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto
contact email: 
uoftgradcolloquium2014@gmail.com

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. ‘Forever’ is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination.

"Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature” (January 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Folklore and LIterature Discussion Group
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

MLA Folklore and Literature Discussion Group
2015 MLA Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia)

“Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature”

New Critics V: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference--abstract due March 3

full name / name of organization: 
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta
contact email: 
Bianca.Tredennick@oneonta.edu

We are now accepting 150-word abstracts for the firth annual New Critics: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference.

Call for Papers for Panel on Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey College English Association Conference April 12, 2014
contact email: 
jstahl@bmcc.cuny.edu

Panel: Cross-Dressing and The Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

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