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Barbarous Tongues: Middle English and Beyond

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:25pm
MLA Middle English Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?

Progress & Decline in the History of Political Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:31pm
Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Progress & Decline in the History of Political Thought

10th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought

20-21 June 2019, London

Keynote address: Prof. Richard Whatmore (St. Andrews)

Radical Materialisms *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:25pm
Boston College English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for "Radical Materialisms" by one week. We will now accept abstracts until February 8th. Please consider submitting your work, and see the CFP below.

Radical Materialisms

Boston College English Graduate Conference

April 6th, 2019

CFP NYC 2019 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:37am
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

CMCS 8th International Conference

Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

The Terrace Club / Club Quarters (across NBC)
New York City, USA

August 30 – September 1, 2019

Abstract deadline: March 18, 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Andrew Zolides
Communication and Media, Xavier University, USA

Dr Basuli Deb
English and Gender Studies, Rutgers University and CUNY, USA

Gen(d)eration: Gender and Construction of Subjectivity

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:24pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

We are delighted to announce the interdisciplinary workshop “Gen(d)eration: Gender and Construction of Subjectivity”. The event is funded by the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) and will take place at Durham University on 10 May 2019.

The workshop will focus on the interconnections between gender and cultural studies (literature, art, history, philosophy, social sciences, etc.) and will be looking at how the construction of gender is connected to, and interwoven with, writing, capitalism, globalization, trauma, therapy, ethics, transformation and autopoiesis, to name a few.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Gender and Capitalism

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