From Chaucer's Theseus to the popular heathen knight Ferumbras the character type of righteous heathen captured the imagination of audiences in medieval England. Using heathen characters that ranged from Greek emperors to Muslim knights, authors sought to represent a variety of concerns. In this way, the righteous heathen became a critical (or propagandistic) space for such broad projects as: defining nationality, developing cultural and historical relationships with the Roman Empire and thinking through complex eschatological problems. Broadly, this panel discussion will examine the use of the righteous heathen character in English literature.
Call for Chapter Proposals
We invite chapter proposals of 500 words for the volume with the working title, Women's Ethos: Intersections of Rhetorics and Feminisms. Women's Ethos seeks contributions that examine women's and feminist ethos as rhetorical praxis. Rejecting a singular, isolated notion of ethos, we characterize ethos as intersubjective and constructed. Women's Ethos considers anew the inventive ways diverse women and other minorities have constructed, currently embody, and might imagine ethos in the future.
The theme for the Leeds 2013 International Medieval Congress is Pleasure, and as such this session will look at medieval and early Tudor dramas that stage music and/or dance, perhaps discussing how theatrical representation of music and dance negotiates religious and social discourses about the pleasures of music and dance, and the benefits and dangers of these pleasures. Papers looking at music in dramas from the early middle ages through the sixteenth century are welcome. Email Katherine Steele Brokaw with an abstract by August 15, 2013.
CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology
To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 1st through February 3rd 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
Watercress Journal is a new online literary magazine based in Lakewood, Ohio. It is edited and maintained by local writers and seeks to become a source of excellent, peer reviewed creative writing.
Visit www.watercressjournal.com for complete guidelines and instructions for submission.
Watercress Journal is currently taking submissions for its first short story competition. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Every entry will be provided feedback from one of the five judges and be considered for publication in the journal. The top three entries will receive feedback from all five judges. First place will receive $100 prize.
We invite paper and session proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on English responses to the Psalms, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Civil War. Invited speakers include Eric Stanley (Oxford), Jane Toswell (Western Ontario), Daniel Anlezark (Sydney), Elizabeth Solopova (Oxford), Annie Sutherland (Oxford), James Simpson (Harvard), Brian Cummings (York) and Margaret Hannay (Siena College, NY).
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
'Palestine and the Postcolonial: Culture, Creativity, Theory'
Special Issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 50:2 (2014)
Editors: Prof Patrick Williams, Dr Anna Ball
(Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Nottingham Trent University)
The Melbourne Journal of Politics's call for articles, review essays,commentaries and book reviews for the forthcoming Issue 36 is now open. We encourage empirical and theoretical work in and across fields that engage the political – including sociology, critical studies,post-colonial studies, political economy, and international relations.
The Journal remains interested in Australian and international
viewpoints with international contributions from Asia-Pacific and
The year 2013 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois' death. As the premier historian, sociologist, and civil rights activist of the twentieth century, DuBois certainly left his mark within the African Diaspora and beyond. His seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk (1903) includes his prescient formulation that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." Later on, he published Black Reconstruction (1935) and founded two journals, Phylon and The Crisis—this latter one was the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
In an op-ed piece for the New York Times last year, cultural critic Touré argued for the end of the term "post-race" as a sanguine way to view race relations. It's a word that began with President Obama's election, which erroneously suggests that racism is a distant memory. Though the days of Jim Crow and legal segregation are long gone, race and racism are still very pertinent in myriad ways, most notably online. Any website that includes a "comments" section runs the risk of eliciting racist commentary from its viewers, with YouTube being the most notorious example. Certainly the coverage of the Trayvon Martin death has triggered a wave of racist remarks online.
CFP: Spring 2013 theme issue: Purple
MP: An Online Feminist Journal invites submissions for its Spring 2013
theme issue. While previous theme issues have centered on feminist
inquiries into family and children, the body, and transgender issues,
for this theme issue we are looking to try something a little
The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012) is Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.
The topics in ICITST-2012 include but are not confined to the following areas:
For a collection on "Contemporary Black Female Sexualities," the editors invite essays that explore black women's sexualities--and representations or manifestations of black female sexual desires--marked by agency and empowerment, as well as instances wherein black women's sexual intimacies are regulated by them.
The Symposium aims to address the causes and reasons of the actual economic crisis from the economic, financial, managerial and entrepreneurial perspectives.
In particular the symposium will focus on the epistemological, theoretical, methodological, technical and practical contributions of the systemic approach from a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective (finance, management, engineering, economics, etc.) to shape an agenda to address the present global economic and social crisis.
The official language of the conference is English and the conference is structured into 4 panels, each one lasting about 4 hours.
January 24: 16,30 pm - 20,30 pm
January 25: 9,30 am - 19,30 pm
All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference. The topic this year is 1874.
The conference will feature a keynote panel including Isobel Armstrong, Robert J. Richards, and Herbert Tucker, and a walking tour of Victorian Boston led by Martha Vicinus.
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