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Stoicism in literature: the power of inner transformation

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of life based on the notion that "happiness," or eudaemonia, is internally generated, and consists in improving one's own character in the service of humanity at large. One of its major exponents was the first century Roman philosopher Epictetus, who has had a consistent influence on western philosophy, religion, and literature, though the theme of Epictetus and literature has been comparatively little explored.

Art and Aesthetics of Modern Mythopoeia: Literatures, Myths and Revisionism

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Vishvanatha Kaviraja Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Concept Note

Parallel to the growing interest in cultural studies, a robust wave of Revisionist literary texts has surfaced in the recent times. Mythopoeia has always been a steady proponent in the construct of any civilization, and it is a fact that Indian Culture is deeply associated with a plethora of mythological narratives. In the contemporary period, the trend of Revisionist texts not only displays an inclination towards retelling of the traditional narratives, but also invites alternative and novel approaches of analytical discourses.

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:06pm
Seyed Hossein Fazeli/PAH Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.

The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

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Special Call for Creative Works in the Pandemic Context

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The global lockdown has made us confined to our primeval cave-like shelter of home. The postgobal earth is in suspended condition, as if it needs some time for hibernation. In the face of increasing number of death, we all are seeking solutions, exploring options and thinking of new patterns of life. Surely the world will change permanently after this and if we are fortunate enough to see the post-Corona world, we will reminisce about our pre-Corona days. In between, during the uncertain lockdown period, we expect humankind to respond to the pandemic in creative ways.

We are seeking submission of creative works for a Special Collection to be created from the submitted works in Continuous Publication mode.

"Ri/sentimenti". Emotions and language

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Archives of emotions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.

Special Volume on "Chinese Aesthetics: Traditional and Transcultural Perspectives" of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:47pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

CFP for Special Volume on "Chinese Aesthetics: Traditional and Transcultural Perspectives" of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)

China has a long and rich tradition of artistic practices and aesthetic theory, but this tradition has, in contemporary times, been underutilized in international philosophical aesthetics and transcultural theory. This issue of JCLA aims to address this problem by inviting papers that explore Chinese aesthetics, the role it has played in international and transcultural aesthetics, and the most promising ways it could contribute to these fields: 

1. Chinese Aesthetic Theory (Traditional and Contemporary); 


Monday, May 25, 2020 - 9:52pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here:

The panel(s) will examine the influence of aesthetic styles, movements, rhetorical and aesthetic techniques and theories on the development of poetry, or the work of specified poet(s) at any time during the relevant periods in Europe and Britain. Papers should be set within the broader topic of the overall conference, and deal with questions of reception and/or emotion.  Speakers might consider:

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 17-19, 2020


Keynote Address


Elizabeth Rhodes


Boston College


"A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?"