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Updated: PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, Washington DC, April 2019

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 9:06pm
Christina Francis/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

PCA/ACA 2019 National Conference, April 17th – 20th, 2019 – Washington, D.C.

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:44pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

63rd Annual Conference Saturday, 9 March 2019
The Huntington Library and Gardens Pasadena, CA

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE Teaching Race and the Renaissance

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)
Ambereen Dadabhoy (Literature, Harvey Mudd College)
Liesder Mayea (Spanish, University of Redlands)
Danielle Terrazas Williams (History, Huntington Fellow 2018–19 and Oberlin College)


“The Huntington’s Collections: Virtual and Real”
Vanessa Wilkie (Curator of Medieval Manuscripts and British History, Huntington Library)


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:55pm
Rice English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CFP: Pleasure

Time: February 15 - 16

Place: Rice University, Houston TX

 Keynote presentation will be by Rita Felski from her new book, Hooked: Art and Attachment. Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Her current interests are in aesthetics, interpretation, and method; recent books include Uses of Literature, The Limits of Critique, and Critique and Postcritique


Politics, Power and Spectacle in Shakespeare

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:22am
Shakespeare Society of India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

The Shakespeare Society of India will host its International Conference on 7-8 March 2019 at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

We invite you to send in your abstracts for conference. The timeline is as follows:

Expressions of Interest with Potential Title: 15th October 2018
Submission of Abstracts: 10th December 2018
Notification of Selected Abstracts: 31st December 2018
Submission of Full Papers: 15th February 2019

Concept Note: 

Spenser at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am
Spenser at Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser. 


Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes. 


Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.  


As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 


Transnational Exchange and the Early Modern World (NeMLA 2019)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:46pm
Victor Sierra Matute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

How material exchange and mobility affect people and their ideas? How do these subjects and these objects transform the place of destination and its practices, knowledge, texts, and understanding of the world? This panel will address the consequences of the mobility of subjects and the exchange of objects in the early modern world. Early modernity is a time strongly characterized by the increasing crossing of boundaries. In this sense, this panel wants to analyze how material exchange enables different cultures to cross borders and permeate different social spaces, modifying those who import them and those who export them.

Stages of Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2019 -- roundtable)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be what we knew before attending the play, based on dialogue from the characters, or from reported speech of events off stage and even in times before the play.


Sex, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Worlds: A Comparative View

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:48pm
Patricia Ferrer-Medina and Janine Peterson, Marist College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This seminar explores how Europeans constructed the identities of non-European and non-Christian peoples in the Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds. We invite papers that examine how Europeans racialized, sexualized, or in any way “othered” either Jews or Muslims in Southern Europe, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, or the peoples of North/West Africa that they encountered in Africa in addition to those encountered as slaves when traveling to the Caribbean and Central America. Renaissance and early modern European views of different peoples was closely connected to, and constructed by, prevailing ideas about gender and sexuality as well as notions of civilization and nature.