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NeMLA 2020: The Classical Classroom: Learning and Literature in Antiquity and Beyond

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The English word “school” derives from the Greek word scholia, which may also be translated as “leisure.” It is perhaps because of this association between school and leisure that education in Greece and Rome was not confined to the schoolroom but was present in all aspects of Classical life, including its literature. The earliest examples of Greek literature, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, were written not only to entertain but to teach, while the audiences of Classical theatre were directed to learn from the plays that they watched. Subsequent Greco-Roman literary works frequently emphasized the educational progress of their characters.

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference Call for Papers

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:43am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019

44th Annual Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 2-4, 2020Orlando, Florida


2020 Keynote EventApril 3, 2020     8 p.m. (followed by a reception)                              Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College


Keynote Q&A:  TBA                             Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2019Please note the change in the deadline.  It has been moved up a month to allow scholars more time to apply for travel funds.

The Next Act: Approaches to the Problem of the Theatre Canon in Undergraduate Education

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:40am
Lindsey Mantoan / Linfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019


for a new anthology


The Next Act: Approaches to the Problem of the Theatre Canon in Undergraduate Education

Co-Editors: Lindsey Mantoan, Matthew Moore, and Angela Farr Schiller


Canonicity is not only a list of texts, but a way of thinking about what the texts signify.

- Randy Laist

“The Self-Deconstructing Canon:

Teaching the Survey Course Without Perpetuating Hegemony.”

Currents in Teaching and Learning Vol. 1 No. 2 (2009): 51


CALL FOR PAPERS: After ‘Emancipation’: The legacies, afterlives and continuation of slavery.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:45am
Institute for the Study of Slavery
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

After ‘Emancipation’: The legacies, afterlives and continuation of slavery.

University of Nottingham, 21-23 June 2020.

The University of Nottingham’s Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS) is a multidisciplinary centre which pursues research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour in all parts of the globe and through all periods.

Jerusalem the Holy city

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:39pm
Stanford Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CFP: Jerusalem the Holy City


The Stanford University Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) is pleased to announce that we will sponsor three sessions at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 7-10, 2020). Among these are two linked panel sessions entitled “Jerusalem: The Holy City.” The first considers medieval imaginings of a distant Jerusalem across textual, visual, and material culture, while the second considers Jerusalem as an interreligious experience among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


Call for chapters for edited book (extended)

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:24pm
Postmodernism and Narratives of Erasure in Culture, Literature, and Language (edited book)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Editors Hassen Zriba
University of Gafsa, Tunisia

Call for papers for Ancient Indian Polity Book

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:57am
Blue Roan Publishing House
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dear Sir/Madam,

Fresh articles/papers/chapters are invited for upcoming ISBN book to be published under the title 'Ancient Indian Polity'. Through an edited book on 'Ancient Indian Polity' an attempt will be made to discuss the various aspects pertaining to ancient Indian polity. Any paper relating to the title that cover the aspects of Ancient Indian Polity may be submitted for publication in the edited book. The edited book is going to be published from Blue Roan Publishing House, a reputed academic publisher based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The book is expected to release by the first week of August, 2019.

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