In the Norwich heresy trials, a Lollard named Margery Baxter shocked her interrogators by claiming that, if the Eucharist were the body of Christ, then one could find Christ's body in pieces in all the local privies. In her reply, Baxter shrewdly recognizes that the test of heresy in the interrogators' questioning is a test of the body - whether Baxter takes in the body of Christ as they do and so belongs in their community of like bodies. Baxter's response, by identifying the bodies of her interrogators and their community as foul, turns around their attempts to define and expel her from the body of the Church.
Session on New Research in Oral Traditions and Medieval Studies
48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI
Sponsored by _Oral Tradition_
Co-organized by Heather Maring (Arizona State University) and Lori Garner (Rhodes College)
Inspired by Simon Ortiz's "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. This collection will include 5 key areas: African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and Arabic American literature and criticism. The first four areas represent the larger areas of ethnic studies in the academy today and will provide a necessary counter-point to the predominantly western (i.e.
11th Global Conference
Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
There is no doubt that comics have made themselves a place in the realm of arts, among more traditional ones like literature, music or cinema. With hundreds of conventions all over the world taking place every year, international prestigious awards, some work with several thousands of copies sold worldwide, specialized literature and museums, comic, are stronger than ever, reassuring its place between the arts.
8th Global Conference
Wednesday 15th May – Friday 17th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity Call for Articles
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity is now accepting submissions for our third volume! The diesis, or double dagger, indicates a footnote or point of reference, and our third issue will focus on these footnotes or reference points in literary identity. Therefore, we encourage articles concerning any form of literary identity, regardless of genre, movement, subject, or theoretical lens. In this issue, we seek to consider the questions of how and why we interpret, understand, and utilize literary identity, and welcome submissions that take these ideas as their impetus.
The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA
February 13-16, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Conference theme is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
Two confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)
Dr Anna Green (University of East Anglia, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery )
I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.