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[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:47pm
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers about film adaptations of medieval and Renaissance English drama, both in English-speaking countries and around the world. Papers might compare different adaptations of the same play, discuss problems associated with the notion of fidelity to text or of relocating a play in a different historical or cultural milieu, or consider the effectiveness for use in scholarly work or in the classroom. We seek investigation of continuities across disciplines: medieval/Renaissance, cinema studies/literature. What is at stake in these adaptations? What do these directors, writers, performers, and audiences bring to the table?

[Update] Deadline Extension: Conference---From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:24am
Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University

Please note the extended deadline...


From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012


Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 6:26pm


Call for Papers

Announcing the 2012 Summer launch of
an open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal on Life Writing

Fact, Fiction, and Supposition

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:11pm
Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture

The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our third issue on the theme of 'Fact, Fiction, and Supposition'.

Wanderers, Wayfarers, & Exiles in Medieval Literature - Medieval Literature Session at SAMLA

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 3:35pm
SAMLA - South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Medieval literature is filled with exiles, wanderers, wayfarers, journeymen, and pilgrims. This panel seeks papers that illuminate or center on some aspect of the wandering or exiled figure as presented from a medieval perspective. All relevant papers considered, but special consideration will be given to papers focusing on the following themes:
• Wanderers or the act of or value of wandering
• Pilgrims, pilgrimage, or religious journey
• Exile, outlawry, or banishment as societal punishment
• Themes or poems involving the ubi sunt motif
• Symbolic or literal interpretations of roads, pathways, etc.
• Excommunication / Banishment from God
• Writings of exile or texts written in exile

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 9:15am
Bill Harrison / SUNY Geneseo

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Apr 4-6, Huntsville, Texas DLs: special sess Aug 1; Abstracts: Oct 15

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:43pm
Dept of English, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341 USA

Send 250 to 300-word abstract on any topic dealing with Medieval and Renaissance thought. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, and theatre are equally welcome.

August 1, 2012: Deadline to propose special session

October 15, 2012: Deadline for abstracts (to be submitted electronically only)

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals)

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:28pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.