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Holy and Unholy Roadtrips in Middle English Romance

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:11pm
Kalamazoo Medieval Congress: May 14-17, 2015

In Middle English Romance, knights-errant traverse varied and perilous geographies on journeys that are often as moral, spiritual and experiential as they are physical. Some romances feature purposefully foreign or otherwordly lanscapes, but they sometimes present quite familiar ones. This panel will consider the explicit and implicit functions of the physical and metaphorical journeys that drive Middle English romances.

Borders, Boundaries, and Margins

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:10pm
South Asian Literary Association

CFP: Borders, Boundaries, and Margins
15th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
6-7 January 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Adaptation and Intertextuality

Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!

Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality in Irish Studies [Deadline December 15th, 2014]

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 2:05pm
Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies

Idealized constructions of heteronormative masculinity and femininity have long shaped Irish culture, while subcultures of marginalized masculinities, subversive femininities, and LGBTQ identities have challenged this normative narrative. The fifth issue of Breac will explore gender and sexuality issues in Irish Studies and Irish culture. Guest editors Moynagh Sullivan and Abigail Palko invite contributions that consider issues of gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined, with a particular interest in papers that engage with intersectionality or interrogate the impact of biopolitics on everyday life.

Topics might include:


Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:23am
Auburn University at Montgomery

Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Medieval Drama: Expanding the Canon--Period, Performance, and Pedagogy

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:21am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)

Because of the resurgence of medieval drama scholarship, 2015 is a fitting point at which to reassess our notions of a "medieval drama canon." Recent work has shown that medieval drama, like medieval literature in general, traverses multiple genres and historical periods. We also know that individual and communal audiences witnessed the drama in several sites, public and private. Moreover, the recent publications of several new "classroom" texts—in the forms of stand-alone editions and anthologies—show that instructors are moving beyond the traditional teaching texts, such as Mankind and the Towneley Second Shepherds Play, of the last several decades.

Myth, Womanhood, Mother/Sisterhood in Latina Lit (Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference)

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:43pm
Trevor Boffone

Myth, Womanhood, Mother/Sisterhood in Chicana/Latina Literature and Performance Panel

2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
April 23-25, 2015
John Jay College, New York City

This panel welcomes papers that explore womanhood as it intersects with cultural myths and icons in contemporary Chicana/Latina literature and performance. This panel encourages presentations that analyze how contemporary writers and artists (re)write and (re)create myths and the potential these altered myths hold for women.

Papers that focus on literature, theater, art, and film are welcome.

Roundtable on Perspectives in Historicist Pedagogy • NeMLA Convention (April 30-May 3, 2015)

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:36pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How has the historicist turn in literary studies changed undergraduate teaching? What do historicist and/or materialist scholars teach, how, and with (or without) what kinds of materials? Inviting perspectives from the range of languages and fields represented by the MLA, this roundtable session invites proposals for presentations that either theorize principles in historicist pedagogy or present examples of syllabi, course texts, classroom practices, and assignments informed by historicist approaches to scholarship. Submit a 300-word abstract by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website (registration required):

Papers on Philip Roth - JAHLit Conference, South Beach, Nov. 9-11

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:15pm
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society encourages scholars to submit papers on the work of Philip Roth to this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium. The Symposium is held at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida, from November 9-11.

The JAHLIT Symposium directors welcome an international body of scholars of Jewish American and Holocaust literature regardless of religious affiliation, denomination, or area of scholarly expertise.