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ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:08am
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Special Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Medieval animal studies has tended to privilege literary and encyclopedic texts, viewing animals within Aristotelian hierarchies of rationality, while research on animals in medieval medicine has focused on their use as ingredients, rather than their potential status as patients. There have been few discussions of animals and humans in relationships of care, or of animals as the recipients of medical treatment. In this panel, we seek to expand these conversations by centering veterinary medicine, including treatment manuals (e.g., hawking handbooks), literary representations of veterinary practices (e.g., romance heroes caring for horses), and other genres that concern the (un)ethical, (il)legal, or (im)proper treatment, training, or keeping of animals.

Family Blood: Roots and Ritual in Contemporary Horror Films

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 1:15pm
Sheri Sorvillo and Eric Anderson / George Mason University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

FAMILY BLOOD: Roots and Rituals in Contemporary Horror Films

Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Denver
April 1-5, 2020

How and why do contemporary horror films depict families as sites and sources of horror? We are especially interested in discussions of inheritance, possession, trauma, and/or gatherings of families as a community or in a place for ritual-like practices.

Possible films to consider include:

Leeds IMC 2020: The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:46pm
Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020

Sponsors: Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University and the Welsh Chronicles Research Group, Bangor University

Flying University Network 2019 Winter Scholar's Conference

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:22pm
Flying University Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

$1000 in Cash and Prizes! $500 for First Place. $250 for Second Place. $150 for Third Place. $100 for Best Logo Submission! Awards will be announced at the end of the conference!!!

Submitted by Steven Harkness, Lousiana State University of Shreveport

Edited Collection: RuPedagogies of Realness: Teaching and Learning in RuPaul’s Drag Race and its Paratextual Cultures

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:05am
Lindsay Bryde/Tommy Mayberry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Edited Collection scheduled for publication with McFarland

Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Mandl School, the College of Applied Health) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Guelph)

“[Drag queens] ‘mother’ one another, ‘house’ one another, ‘rear’ one another, and the resignification of the family through these terms is not a vain or useless imitation, but the social and discursive building of community, a community that binds, cares, and teaches, that shelters and enables.” (137)

Fairy Tale Area at PCA in Philly, 4/15-4/18--DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11/24/19

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Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:09pm
Amanda Caleb/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Religion and Jorge Luis Borges

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
Max Ubelaker Andrade / University of Massachusetts Lowell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel within the March 5-8 2020 NeMLA conference in Boston is dedicated to a discussion of the ways that religion intertwines with fiction in the work of Jorge Luis Borges. 

Your presentation might consider one or several of the following questions:

How did Jorge Luis Borges draw from and transform different theological traditions in his fiction and poetry?

Are there interesting relationships between Borges's fictionalized theologies and literary theory? How do they correspond to his ideas about fiction? 

Do different religious traditions respond to separate aspects of the author’s literary project, or do they overlap and combine? What functions to they serve? 

Movements: Body, Space, Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:57pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Two-Day National Conference for Research Scholars

Department of English, Jadavpur University

7th and 8th November, 2019

     

                                                                                                                  Keynote Speakers:

                                                                                        P. Sainath. Founder/Editor of People's Archive of Rural India

                                                                                             Uma Chakravarti. Feminist Historian and Filmmaker
                                   

SAMLA 91 Special Call for Abstracts: A Toni Morrison Tribute

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:04pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

SAMLA 91 Special Call for Abstracts: A Toni Morrison Tribute

To honour the late Toni Morrison, SAMLA seeks papers to explore her illimitable legacy as a writer, publisher, intellectual, and citizen. SAMLA welcomes abstracts on any topics germane to Morrison's work and life. Special consideration will be given to abstracts addressing:

-          Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' recent documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

-          Morrison's final non-fiction collection The Source of Self-Regard: Essays, Speeches, Meditations (2019)

-          Teaching Morrison in the Twenty-First Century

Dwelling in Time and Space: Comics and Identity (NeMLA 2020)

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:45am
Anna Christine and Joanna McQuade
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How does the space of comics allow for the shaping of identity or the sharing of experiences? The increase in scholarly attention to the graphic novel genre and category is often linked to the rise of graphic memoir, with texts such as Art Spiegelman's Maus and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis stimulating more respect for the medium of comics and its social/cultural significance. This panel is interested in exploring comics that deal with the complexities of identity—visually, generically, thematically, materially. Texts such as Tillie Walden’s Spinning, Cristy C.

Call for Papers - Bulgarian Studies Journal

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:21am
Bulgarian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers
Bulgarian Studies Journal

Bulgarian Studies (ISSN 2638-9754) is an annual online peer-edited journal that includes content related to the study of Bulgaria and its culture. 

Open Session on the Neoavanguardia, the Novissimi, the neosperimentali, et alii. (Panel in Italian Language and Literature)

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:01pm
NeMLA, Boston, Copley Place (5-8 March 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As Maria Corti has written, the strength of all artistic avant-gardes may be found in their “foolish squandering of the past” and of how literature plays host, in precise historical moments, to writers who consider their role irreconcilable with those who preceded them; who believe it is their destiny to live among the gravestones of tradition; and believe they are engaged, in “incandescent conversation,” with the future. The panel invites participants to debate the enduring contributions of the Italian neo-avantgarde against the background of social and political upheaval that characterized Italy in the 1960s.

William Peace University 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference: Exploring the Macabre, Malevolent, and Mysterious

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
William Peace University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

WPU INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: EXPLORING THE MACABRE, MALEVOLENT, and MYSTERIOUS

OCTOBER 17-18

WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA

The WPU Interdisciplinary Conference seeks to advance collaborative and interconnective understanding on a variety of topics. With a sense of a renewed interest, or perhaps a more mainstreamed acceptance of, the horror genre in American culture, we thought it exciting for this annual conference to focus on an exploration of the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. It is our hope that you will join us in bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines to further the scholarship being done on the myriad of concepts falling within this theme.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Playing with Game Theory

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:57am
Game Cultures Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Games Culture Society showcases the importance of games —and their various manifestations — in medieval culture. Importantly, the theoretical implications of games extends beyond the temporal and spatial borders of the game space itself into larger aesthetic, ethical, cultural, and social arenas. The GCS serves to highlight the importance and multivalent purpose of games in medieval culture as a way to understand better their function in society both then and now. We are pleased to announce the following Calls For Papers for the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, May 7 – 10, 2020: