The fifteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 15, 2020. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association.
The Ancient Novel and Material Culture
Call for papers: General Issue (to be published in Spring 2020)
The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. For the next general issue, we are looking for submissions from people who are researching primarily fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore, mythology etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on.
We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years.
“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?”): such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Info for an article published in 2015 that discussed the lack of visibility trans(gender/sexual) people still experience in French society. Indeed, there has been an increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV in recent years.
17thAnnual Tolkien at UVM Conference, April 4th 2020
Theme: Tolkien and Classical Antiquities
This year, the Tolkien conference explores every aspect of the earlier Classical cultures of Rome, Greece, Ancient and Hellenistic Egypt, Carthage, their languages, religions, philosophies, etc. Includes work in early Christianity in Rome (Augustine and Boethius) and linguistic investigations into Tolkien's appreciation of Greek and Latin and other early languages. Can include cinematic adaptations.
Very Rev. John Wm. Houghton, Ph.D. (Champlain and Dean emeritus, The Hill School)
Contributions to a speculative journal special issue are sought from those interested in taking a critical look at the resurgence of engagements with ancient literature and mythology in contemporary women’s writing.
2020 Popular Culture Association (PCA) & American Culture Association (ACA) Joint National Conference
April 15-18, 2020
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Call for Papers
Annual deadline: September 15 (Extended Deadline for this Year October,1)
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal in print format featuring essays on
British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by
Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale
Cengage Learning, EBSCO and included in Index Copernicus-ICI Journals Master List 2017,
subscribed by the British Library, the Harvard University Library and the Library of the University
Mythological narratives constitute a significant portion of the world’s most influential literature; nevertheless, they are glaringly absent from contemporary literary studies. Students interested in the study of mythology are directed to departments of anthropology, religion, or intellectual heritage, and these fields certainly conduct invaluable examinations of world-mythology; however, myths are unequivocally literary in nature, and their omission in departments of literature is both a detriment to the field and a disservice to world cultures. What went wrong with the study of myth-as-literature, and how can we revive this genre to reinvigorate the field of literary studies?
What went wrong?
A new preference for the production and consumption of lyric forms of poetry, over that of more narrative options like the epic, often coincided with a governing body’s establishment of courtly norms and practices. This trend is consistent across a multitude of seemingly disparate cultures. The popularity and refinement of the ghazal during the Ghaznavid dynasty and the sonnet at the Elizabethan court are just two examples of similar formal developments arising within different cultural contexts. Shorter lyrics were often formally rigorous, but also highly customizable, and many of these forms also called for a new emphasis on the construction and expression of self.
The Middle Ages as a novel
By the middle of the fifteenth century Rimini had become a major center of Italian humanism. The cultural patronage of the famouscondottiereSigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417–1468), attracted numerous artists, writers, and scholars, who came to the city and created works for which Rimini is still widely known today. In spite of recently intensified research on this topic, various questions about the philosophical, literary and artistic output of this circle remain open. In particular, the historiography of Rimini itself leaves considerable room for new exploration, and this despite recent work on the architecture and pictural arts of the quattrocento city.
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.
IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting
Porto (Portugal) December 2019.
Conference dates: December 12-14, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August, 2019
Call for papers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Porto, Portugal
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.
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.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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
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.
Editors Hassen Zriba
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
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.
About the Editor
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Panel: Mythology from Modernity to the Post-Modern: Regional and Global Perspectives
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)
London Academic Publishing, UK
Vol. 2, No. 2, August 2019 - General Topics
Submission Deadline: July 25, 2019
Vol. 2, No. 3, December 2019 - Special Issue: "30 Years After the Berlin Wall"
Submission Deadline: November 25, 2019
No publication fee will be charged.
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
A playwright has to build their story within their allotted two hours of stage traffic. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses, forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. Often we are privy to the internal thoughts of a character which contrast with their public utterances: e.g., Rosalind/Ganymede, Angelo, or Richard III. Our prescient view makes Macduff's seemingly banal inquiry about his wife and children emotive fire. Our own knowing is challenged just by taking in a play as we know it is not real, yet we embrace the illusion.
This panel will explore the complex and evolving relationships between race, gender and power in South Asian Culture. Because of the complexity of these issues, we are not insisting on a specific time-frame. While the accent will be on contemporary life, participants may want to focus on the past, near or distant.
Performing Power in the Premodern World
University of Warwick
9 November 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr Naomi Pullin (University of Warwick)
International Conference on Myths, Archetypes and Symbols:“Models and Alternatives” 28 September 2019 – London, UK
organised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
International Conference on London Studies23 November 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Since its beginnings, London has been regarded as the epitome of progress and advancement even in times of profound crisis and discord, exerting the charm of the vast setting that concentrates most, if not all, human experiences. From ancient Londinium to the 21st-century metropolis, the ever expanding urban settlement has emerged as a complex heterogeneous entity forging a particular code of conduct governed by imagination and originality, talent and vision that generate almost endless significations of the self.
17-18 August 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”.