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Medievalists @ Penn 11th Annual Conference - Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
Medievalists @ Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground11th Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate ConferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania, February 22nd, 2019Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Sonja Drimmer (UMass Amherst, Art History) What makes something “mediocre” in the Middle Ages? We often assume that if a manuscript, literary text, or work of visual or performance art has survived from the medieval period, it is exceptional in some way. Modern scholarship tends to enforce this assumption by either praising a work for its beauty and importance, or arguing for the centrality and exceptionality of something that past scholarship has ignored. But what of things that have survived that are just OK?

Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
Lauren O' Hagan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’[1] – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). The Edwardian era is often described as a period of intense social conflict and upheaval marked by a heightened awareness of class consciousness, inequality and poverty. Vast social, political and economic changes led to an increasing mobilisation of the lower classes and women, while also bringing about a rise in the number of anarchists and revolutionaries.

The Futures of Handwriting - Deadline Extended 10/8

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:22pm
University of Louisville - Rare Book School - Filson Historical Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Futures of Handwriting A symposium sponsored by the University of Louisville and the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, in partnership with the Filson Historical Society. April 12-13, 2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Hager, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor, Department of English, Trinity College, Author of Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing (2013) and I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters (2018)

Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer: Literary, Economic, Political, and Spiritual Approaches

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:50pm
Paper Session: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-12 May 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

It is hard to exaggerate the novelty of English Treasurer Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer, completed c. 1179. Often considered Europe’s first administrative manual, it required the invention of a new genre, the systematic thinking-through of collected bureaucratic knowledge and its categorization and organization. Successive generations of historians have mined this text for data about England’s taxation office and common law, but it has more to offer researchers of bureaucratic and institutional culture, medieval identity formation, and intertextuality. 

Call for Papers: Book History at CEA 2019

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:38am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Book History at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NeMLA 2019: Classical Metanarrative, Aesthetics, and the Creative Process

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:24am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY & NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018


Ancient Greece and Rome have had a profound influence on subsequent literature. While our analyses of Classical literature, philosophy, and art often focus on the characters and stories they depict, these works often served as a means to examine the aesthetic process itself. One of the earliest surviving Greek texts, Homer’s Iliad, goes so far as to depict its protagonist Achilles singing of ancient heroes and strumming his lyre as a means of determining the effect of being remembered in epic.

NeMLA 2019: Reading and Writing the Classics in Antiquity and Beyond

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:24am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY & NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

The literature of ancient Greece and Rome has survived for thousands of years. As a result, Classical literary and philosophical works have served as a profound influence on the writings of subsequent time periods. Indeed, in many subsequent time periods, the ability to quote from Classical sources became a marker of status and intelligence. However, many works of ancient Greece and Rome are not wholly original, but in fact flaunt their use of source materials, citing earlier versions of myths and epics. Often, Classical and post-Classical authors would modify their source materials, and we are able to see them not only as writers, but as readers in their own right.

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

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Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

CFP: Indigenous Obscenities & National Pornographies Panel @ SHARP 2019

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:09am
Brian Watson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Call for Papers

Indigenous Obscenities & National Pornographies Panel

SHARP Annual Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

15 to 19 July 2019

Deadline for CFP: 10-31-2018

 

CFP: Journal of New Librarianship

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:01pm
Journal of New Librarianship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Journal of New Librarianship (newlibs.org) invites submissions from
library scholars, practitioners, and students for its next issue. JNL welcomes
traditional and unestablished forms of scholarly and professional
communication related to any aspect of librarianship. We hope to see a wide
variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format, from lengthy
treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the

Call for Archival and Bibliographical Articles on all periods of American Literature

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Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:11am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

contact email: ethifault@springfieldcollege.edu 

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes 41.1 and 41.2 (2019). Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

In Search of the Canon: Poets and Artists Confronting with their Models (c. 1500-1700)

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:09pm
The Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018

The theory of Imitation was a central topic of discussion in the ‘Republic of Letters’. The European community of humanists, philosophers, poets and artists was engaged in the dispute over the models to refer to during the creative process. How to develop a normative canon as a reference point for artists and writers in the practice of Imitation? Which poets and artists to select as the examples of ‘bello stile’?

While the authority of ancient models was universally acknowledged, the building of a canon of modern masters was under discussion. One of the typical environments of this discussion were the Academies, where writers, artists, philosophers, antiquarians gathered around learned patrons.  

Kalamazoo 2019: Beyond the Battlefield: Medieval Literature in Wartime

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:03am
Daniel Davies (University of Pennsylvania) and Max Ashton (Stanford University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

How does medieval war resonate beyond the battlefield? This roundtable session invites papers that consider the relationship between medieval literature and wartime. War punctuates our understanding of the Middle Ages, providing us with frameworks for comprehending and interpreting the events of history, and the corpus of literature created in response to these conditions is equally broad. In its most literal sense, wartime literature is the narration or memorialization of events on the battlefield, from the Battle of Maldon to the work of Jordan Fantosme and the poetry attributed to Laurence Minot. Wartime, however, is less a temporal or veridical marker than a loaded conceptual term. What counts as wartime? When does it begin and end?

DEADLINE EXTENDED 7/30 Call for Panels: SHARP @ RSA 2019

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:31am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Toronto, ON on 17-19 March 2019. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation.

Materialities of Lydgate @ ICMS 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:06am
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018


This is a session sponsored by the Lydgate Society at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (at Kalamazoo) 2019.

Call for Submissions *Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:52pm
*Resources for American Literary Study*
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes 41.1 and 41.2 (2019). Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

Books and Bodies in Early Modern England - RSA 2019

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:52pm
Jillian Linster (University of South Dakota) and Harry Newman (Royal Holloway, University of London)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Books and Bodies in Early Modern England

Organizers: Jillian Linster (University of South Dakota) and Harry Newman (Royal Holloway, University of London)

For a proposed panel at RSA 2019 (Toronto, March 17-19)

Global Media Literacy in the Digital Age

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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:58am
Glimpse Journal / Society for Phenomenology and Media
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Glimpse, a double-blind peer reviewed journal published annually by the Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM), invites papers for its Spring 2019 issue that will focus on the theme of global media literacy in the digital age.

14. Meeting on Spanish Humanists

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:28am
University of Santiago de Compostela - Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

14. Meeting on Spanish Humanists

«Distinctive Traits of Humanism in the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish and Portuguese America (16th and 17th Centuries)»

 

Santiago de Compostela. School of Philology

27th – 28th (thursday / friday) September 2018

 

Marginal Writing in the First World War

updated: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

UPDATE: the due date for proposals has been updated from 5/7 to 5/21!

CFP: Digital Pedagogy in Early Modern Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:13am
New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Long abstracts (up to 1000 words) due May 15, 2018 (original deadline extended)  

2018 issue of Openings: Studies in Book Art

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:11am
College Book Art Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Openings: Studies in Book Art is an open-access, online journal published annually by the College Book Art Association (CBAA). As a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, Openings is dedicated to scholarship on the book as medium, construct, work of art, and, more generally, the arts of the book.

Early Modern Songscapes - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:48pm
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS—EXTENDED DEADLINE 

International Symposium on Early Modern Songscapes 

8-9 February 2019 

University of Toronto 

Proposals are invited for a two-day international symposium coinciding with the launch of the digital platform “Early Modern Songscapes” to be held 8-9 February 2019 at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, Canada. 

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