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Objects of the Heroic Body /Heroic Body as Object - RSA Berlin 2015

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Christine Sukic / Epistémè
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This panel will look at objects associated with the heroic body (weapons, armour, shield, helmet…) but also at representations of the heroic body itself as an object (books, statues, paintings, engravings, coins…). We would like to explore the practical and symbolic uses of objects, as well as the role they played in the representations of early modern heroes in the context of a redefinition of heroism.

The Window: Openings and Perspectives 23-24 January 2015 Besançon, France

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karolina Katsika - CRIT Université de Franche-Comté
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Karolina Katsika
CRIT [Center for Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Studies] (EA [Research Team] 3224)
UFR SLHS [School of Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences]
University of Franche-Comté
The Window: Openings and Perspectives
23-24 January 2015

Saints and Cults in the World Religions

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hagiography Society at the Renaissance Society of American in Berlin
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The Hagiography Society will sponsor up to five sessions at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, March 26-28, 2015. The HS promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on sanctity, cults, and traditions of virtue in the world religions. For the RSA conference, we seek papers focused on the global and local in Renaissance and Early Modernity (1300-1700) for panels to be organized around the following themes:

1. Martyrs and Martyrologies

2. Canonization—formal, informal, metaphorical

3. Economies of the Shrine

4. Manuscript & Print

5. Relics, Reliquaries, Ornament

Media Theory and the Eucharist - RSA Berlin 2015

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Mead
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This panel asks what insights media theory offers for our understanding of the traditional and various reformed Eucharists. When John Guillory, writing in "Genesis of the Media Concept," suggests that the "concept of a medium of communication was absent but wanted for the several centuries prior to its appearance" in the nineteenth century, he does not mention or take up the case of the Eucharist, a reproductive technology that both mediates between God and humankind and is a medium operative through time and space.

ASTR Shakespearean Performance Research Group - CFP Deadline June 1, 2014

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:49am
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American Society for Theatre Research - Shakespearean Performance Research Group
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Call For Papers, Deadline: June 1st, 2014

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group
of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association
2014 Conference, November 20-23, 2014
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore MD

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) provides an ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean performance within ASTR.

[UPDATE] Fashion Area at 2014 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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NEW DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

Topics may include, but are not limited to, fashion as it is represented in literature, film, television, or music; fashion as it pertains to current popular culture or popular culture of any time period of the past; the fashions of celebrities; or sociological implications of fashion in our culture.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of fashion to the Fashion Area, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Any questions? Please email Kelli Purcell O'Brien at kobrien1@memphis.edu

Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:35am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

[UPDATE] MAY 1 DEADLINE SWCCL

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:17am
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Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15
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"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

The Global Renaissance

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
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The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference will take place on the weekend of October 22 to 24 in Kelowna, a resort town at the centre of British Columbia's wine country.

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference, held alternately in the United States and Canada and open to all scholars from North America and beyond, including graduate students. The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.

The Spanish Stage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (6/17; 9-25-27)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia's College at Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVII
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This session seeks papers on the dramatic literature of medieval and renaissance Spain. We are particularly interested in papers that deal with the development of drama in the period, and with the transition from the medieval to the early modern as represented in Spanish drama and literature. We will also consider representations of Spain in the French and English drama. Possible topics include medieval religious drama; the development of Spanish Renaissance drama, including but not limited to, the plays of Lope de Vega and Calderón; and representations of Spain on the French and English stage, such as in the dramatic works of Pierre Corneille and Thomas Kyd.

Send abstracts (300-350 words) by June 17 to

[UPDATE] DECADENCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

[DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please note the new deadline of May 23, 2014, and the newly announced keynote speakers.]
Decadence: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S., Canada)
August 15-17, 2014

Art/Literature/Music as Satire and Social Commentary in the 21st Century

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
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We require articles on political and cultural subjects for issue 3 of The New Union. For more information and to see our current issue, visit www.new-union.co.uk. Please be sure to read our 'About' page.

We are particularly interested in publishing articles that look at how art, literature, music, etc are used as a means of satire or social commentary in the twenty-first century.

Articles should be between 4,000-6,000 words long, do not need to be written in an academic style, and should include no footnotes. Please send completed articles to editors@new-union.co.uk by 31 July 2014.

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