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Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:46pm
Medieval Association of the Midwest: International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 12-15, 2016.

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared. A significant amount of the description of occult and sorcerous activity, however, also functions as political commentary, whether as direct criticism of secular current events or as a voice or conceptual space for the spiritual "other" in medieval society.

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - Florence, Italy 22 April 2016 - abstract deadline October 31, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:33am
The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
Prophecy and Conspiracy in Early Modern England
Florence 22nd April 2016

The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year's conference will focus on the themes of prophecy and conspiracy in early modern texts.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 3:37pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

Call for papers and creative writing the quint 7.4 DEADLINE 15/08/15

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:37pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty eighth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.

The deadline for this call is 15th August 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM AND TELEVISION, March 21-25, 2016, Seattle, WA, Proposals due by October 1, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:27am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The National PCA/ACA Conference meets this year in Seattle, WA at the Sheraton Hotel, from March 21-25, 2016.

Proposals are due by October 1, 2015
All Proposals Must Be Submitted Through the PCA Database

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules.

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:48am
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

'The air is unique among the elements in having this affinity with nothingness, in signifying the being of non-being, the matter of the immaterial' (Steven Connor, The Matter of Air, 31).