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Literature & Religion

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Meeting, Bellingham WA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:   http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

RSA Panel: The Female Body as Text in Renaissance Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Allison Collins, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all.  These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?

What's Jewish About Death (Special Issue of Shofar)

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Laura Limonic, SUNY Old Westerbury; Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Call for Papers: What’s Jewish about death? - A Special Issue of SHOFAR: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

Guest Editors: Laura Limonic, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY Old Westbury; Tahneer Oksman, Assistant Professor of Academic Writing, Marymount Manhattan College

Journal Editors: Eugene Avrutin, University of Illinois; Ranen Omer-Sherman, University of Louisville

Activism

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:36am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Activism area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) is seeking proposals for the 2018 Conference (November 8 – 10) in Baltimore, Maryland.

We welcome submissions from a broad range of perspectives (media studies, gender studies, English, cultural studies, history, political science, art and art history, etc.) relating to activism and/or activists from regional/local to national/global levels. Proposals might examine activism in the age of Trump (Black Lives Matter, conservative movements, immigration, etc.), activism and music, environmental activists, lawyers and legal/judicial activism, etc.). Proposals may consider activism from historical and/or alternative perspectives.

Re-Visions of Eden: The Idea of the Midwestern Gothic

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:24pm
Brandi Homan & Julia Madsen
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

In the American cultural imagination, the Midwest embodies the “home” or “heart” of the nation associated with frontier and rural values of promise, fertility, order, and stability, according to Joanna Jacobson in “The Idea of the Midwest.” Jacobson argues that the Midwest has come to symbolize the quintessentially “American,” speaking to “the impulse to invent a myth of commonality rooted in the physical landscape at the center of the continent and for the insufficiency of that myth as a response to the conditions of urban industrial culture.” While the idea and image of the Midwest in American culture serve as resources of recovery and refuge from the ill effects of urban industrialism, it is increasingly evident that these visions of a pastor

National Identity and International Crime Fiction in the Age of Populism and Globalization

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:31am
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 

I have received a contract to collect, edit, and introduce a volume of original critical/scholarly essays—currently with the working title National Identity and International Crime Fiction in the Age of Populism and Globalization—from McFarland & Company. 

 

Seduction

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:28am
University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Seduction

University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow

Hosted at the School for Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh

On 15th and 16th November, Edinburgh LLC is hosting “Seduction”, a two-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to bring together scholars working on “Seduction” across a broad range of subject areas, places, and periods. The keynote address, on perfume, will be given by Sophie Read (University of Cambridge). The committee has also commissioned the bilingual (English and Scots Gaelic) poet Robbie MacLeod to create some poetry for the event.