In the twelfth century, Hugh of Saint Victor compared the temporal world to “flood water sweeping past,” and Bernard of Cluny imagined it to be unfixed and unstable like “streams of water.” Linking apocalyptic imaginings and temporal anxieties with the flux of liquid landscapes was not uncommon in the Middle Ages. But medieval waterways also gave life. This panel seeks to explore the generative nature of rivers, channels, and oceans at the edge of human experience, exploring the dynamism of fluid liminality.
The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
Hilton Head SC—March 30-April 1, 2017
Call for Papers
CFP for panel at 2017 ASECS National Conference, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis
Disciplined Mobility and Carceral Spaces in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.
I am looking for 2-3 papers to sit on a special session for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo 2017). The session will consider textual instances of cross-cultural contact between the Latin Christian West and "Eastern" worlds. If interested, please send short abstracts (250 words) to the listed email address. For further detail, please see the below description of the panel:
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Fall 2016 issue, themed “Journeys: Literal, Metaphorical or Imaginary.” EXTENDED Submission deadline: November 11, 2016. ‘Journey’ is a word that evokes images and feelings of freedom, escape, newness, experience, and curiosity. Within English studies, a journey may be literal, requiring movement across borders and spaces; figurative journeys often develop the inner dynamic of a character; and whimsical voyages, on the other hand, take place in the mind—the ultimate creative, uncharted territory.
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 48th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
Place—as both geographical locale demarcated by boundaries, and as a site of experience naturalized through ideological functions—has been transformed by as well as articulated through artistic practices. Place in cultural texts is codetermined by locatedness and agency. And it is when land as the reserve of identity is threatened by colonial and neo-colonial extensions of empire, transportational foreshortening of distances, and technocratic domination of ethnicities, for example, that place finds reciprocal formal expression in modes such as collage, montage, prosodic experimentations, and narrative hybridity. Such representational practices stand as testimony to the experience of place as the very possibility of movement.
Call for papers
Mise en Abyme. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Arts - Nr 5 (July/December 2016) - Deadline: 16th October 2016
The theme for the monographic section of issue nr 5 (July/December 2016) will be Europe vs Europe.