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ICMS Kalamazoo 2021: Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 9:59am
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Special Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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.

Call for papers: English for Specific Purposes (2020 Issue)

updated: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 9:25am
Karima Bouziane/ chouaib Doukkali University Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits.

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:11am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:11am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Dragons: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:09am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Dragons: A Series of Edited Volumes

deadline for submissions: 

November 25, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Northwestern State University

contact email: 

rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.

Below are the new details for the updated call for papers:

Research Methodologies in Fan Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:18am
Christina Schuster/ University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dear all,I would like to share the CFP for the first international #YouthMediaLife Conference in 2021, at the University of Vienna (Austria), which will be offering an integrate

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture, Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 14 – 15, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 4:19am
Cappadocia University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

  

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture 

An Interdisciplinary International Conference (Virtual), Cappadocia University, Turkey

January 14 – 15, 2021

 

Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)

 

Keynote speaker: TBA

 

Description:

 

Politics of the Middle East

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 2:42am
The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Call for Papers (Fall Issue 2020)

 

    The Middle East is a highly dynamic and strategically located region that is experiencing numerous challenges and opportunities in contemporary times. Political revisionism, religious fundamentalism, major regional and international powers foreign intervention, the rise of radicalism and terrorism, endeavor to reshape the political systems, replace them with a one- model political, social, and economic system led to slowdowns surrounding the decline in global energy supply chains and people-led protests against corrupt regimes. These are just a few variables affecting the region.

Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:26pm
Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education  and Social Sciences (MEJRESS) is an international open access and peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality research in education and social sciences.

The aim of this journal is to publish high quality studies in the areas of instruction, learning, teaching, curriculum development, learning environments, teacher education, educational technology, and educational developments. The journal also publishes articles in social sciences and culture studies.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2021 - Whatever Happened to Baby Cain? Ambiguous Childhood in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:46am
Alexandra Claridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

 

 

• Historical notions of education, child-rearing, and ʻgood

 

behaviourʼ.

 

• Non-human and/or monstrous children.

 

• Infantilised adults and inescapable childhood.

Aging and Ageism in the Covid-19 Pandemic A Digital Symposium by the North American Network of Aging Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
North American Network of Aging Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic impacts the lives of societies, communities, and individuals deeply. Since the beginning of the pandemic, experts, scholars, journalists, and individuals have testified time and again to the fact that the virus does not impact everyone in the same ways. Identifying factors that heighten vulnerability is an important part of protecting those at risk. However, just as it is vital to recognize that racism and not race translates to higher exposure to and less protection from the virus for people of colour, it is crucial to recognize that ageism and not age is the greatest factor that puts older people at risk.

 

Excursions 11.1 "(Re)Connect

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
Excursions Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

(Re)Connect. (Re-)Establish a bond.

To connect is an integral part of the human experience. We are social, connected, beings. The unparalleled events of 2020 have made this even more evident --- they have forced us to disconnect from life as we knew it and to (re)connect to history, nature, people, ourselves, and forgotten practices. This has weakened and strengthened our established bonds, while creating new ones. Ultimately, it revealed how dependent we are on our connections.

Homing and Hosting: Transnational Belonging across Italian Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
MLA International Symposium Glasgow 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

Often conceived as a private, intimate space, the “home” is also host to a variety of social, political, and economic dynamics that bring questions of domesticity to merge and interact with broad, even abstract, concerns. Taking as its point of departure the recent critical analysis of “home” as “a matter of search...an open-ended and possibly unaccomplished process” (Boccagni 2017), this session will address how “homing,” “hosting,” and “Italianità” speak to issues of identities, mobilities, and negotiations. Parsing “home” as a place and “homing” as a practice, this panel will concentrate on three major themes: translations and transitions, communities and environments, and hybrid homes and hybrid hosts.

AMP: American Music Perspectives (newjournal)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
Kenneth Womack, Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

Monmouth University is proud to announce the publication of a new scholarly journal. Entitled AMP: American Music Perspectives, the journal is sponsored by Monmouth University and published by Penn State University Press.

AMP welcomes manuscripts from a variety of cultural and theoretical perspectives, while also considering traditional, biographical, historical, and archival studies of American music and its artists, composers, genres, and practitioners.  AMP also welcomes interpretive analyses of American music, as well as manuscripts that investigate its sociocultural production, its political manifestations, and the history of the business practices and technological innovations associated with its development.

Call for Papers for 2021 MELUS Conference in Indianapolis

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

MELUS in Indianapolis: Crossings and Crossroads

April 8-11, 2021

 

Keynote Speakers

Poet: Kevin Young

Critic: Elvira Pulitano, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Calpoly University (California Polytechnical University)

 

(NeMLA 2021 panel) Laughing Off Violence: The Genre of Comedy and its Politics

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We invite presentation proposals for the 2021 NeMLA Annual Conference, to be held at Philadelphia PA, March 11-14.  

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between disaster, racism, and comedy in unexpected ways. Fear, hostility, and open acts of violence towards Asian bodies, the perceived carriers of disease, are naturalized in part through their exaggerated and comic portrayals. The images of Oriental “gross” food consumers in Hazmat suits and masks circulate via internet memes and anecdotes of personal encounters, generating a shared normal response of derision and repulsion. What is so funny, though? 

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
American Academy of Religion-Western Region, Jewish Studies Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics. How can we, as Jewish Studies scholars, bring our unique perspectives to bear on the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic problems illuminated in its wake?

 

We believe the following three areas to be especially salient:

 

Teaching Popular Culture in Intermediate Language Courses

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. Yet intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in intermediate language classes?

Updated: NeMLA 2021 Roundtable: "Project-based Writing in the Time of Coronavirus"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As Aisha Ahmad boldly states in her recent Chronicle piece on academic productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, “the world is our work.” An accurate way to contextualize the current moment among professional academics, this statement is equally at the core of how we have articulated the mission of our writing courses for the better part of two decades.

Seeing Climate through Medieval Art and Architecture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 4:46am
ICMA-Student Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Call for Papers for ‘ICMA Student Committee’ Session Proposal

International Medieval Congress (IMC 2021) 5-8 July 2021, University of Leeds

 

Seeing Climate through Medieval Art and Architecture

 

Intersectional, Innovative, Digital: Whither the New Humanities? (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:15pm
Sabina Lenae, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The humanities have been at a crossroads for these past ten odd years, since the rise of the digital humanities as “the next big thing” (Panapacker, 2009). Staunch advocates of the humanities would, of course, look back further and defend the discipline from its inception. The idea that studying the humanities generates more empathy and compassion is one that is now commonly understood. However, the innovation in the humanities in recent years – partly in response to greater funding and public fervor for so-called “STEM” fields – has not been without controversy of its own.

Kurt Vonnegut Society Panel at the NeMLA 2021

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:09pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This guaranteed session will be part of the March 11-14, 2021 NeMLA convention in Philadelphia, PA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.  Proposals must be submitted through the NeMLA’s conference website.

Please contact Tom Hertweck (thertweck@umassd.edu), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Panel Title: “Kurt Vonnegut Changing the World—and In a Changing World” 

REVELAR Journal vol.5 (2020): «Photography-Science-Object»

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:09pm
REVELAR Journal of Photography and Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

REVELAR – Journal of Photography and Image Studies is open to works for volume no.5 (2020). This edition, dedicated to the theme Photography-Science-Object, will publish works in the following modalities:
— Scientific papers
— Reviews (on books, essays or photography exhibitions)
— Photo-essays (open to both amateurs and professional photographers)
— Varia

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism Special issue in Correspondences

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Proposals

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism

Special issue in Correspondences

 Guest editors: Tanya Cheadle (University of Glasgow) and Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling)

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 November 2020.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2018: 87.22)

Historical Fictions Research Network 2021 - Online Conferene

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:06pm
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Historical Fictions Research Network 2021

Online conference (Zoom)

18th-21st February 2021

Theme:  Remembering Catastrophe

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