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Stages of Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2019 -- roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be what we knew before attending the play, based on dialogue from the characters, or from reported speech of events off stage and even in times before the play.

 

Afterlives of The Odyssey

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:16am
Jacob Jewusiak
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Call for Papers, “Afterlives of The Odyssey” for the MLA International Symposium (23-25 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal)

Kalamazoo 2019: Beyond the Battlefield: Medieval Literature in Wartime

updated: 
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?

Poetics and Politics of Translation and Rewriting in Early Modern Literature in English (Northeast Modern Language Association 50th Anniversary Convention)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:48am
Emiliano Gutierrez Popoca/ Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The achievements of Early Modern literature in English evince the relevance of translation for literary history. The impact of translation on the development of new literary modes and genres during this period is often acknowledged. It is clear, for instance, that the sonnet in English, both as a verse form and as a mode of individual lyrical expression, is traced to its introduction to the English tradition through Wyatt and Surrey’s translations of Petrarch’s Canzoniere.

Seeing the (Im)Material: Visual Detail, Abstraction, and Artifice in Medieval Texts

updated: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:34am
50th Anniversary Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, to be held in Washington, D.C., from March 21st through the 24th, 2019.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The literature produced by the communities of early Northern Europe, where the elements of craft and material culture informed the descriptive matter of both poetry and prose, has left a legacy which demands critical analysis of the ways in which the trappings of the real and the imaginary were represented.  What were the relationships between figurative language, mimetic representation, the production of craft, and perceptions shaped by the visual arts?  Did the allegories, symbols, emblems, fancies, and verisimilitude of literature in Old and Middle English, Old Norse/Icelandic, Early Welsh, or Early Irish provide opportunities to discuss the interface of descriptive writing with other modes of representation?  Potential papers are asked to cons

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

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Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

5-6 November 2018

 

In 2018 we celebrate events which took place two hundred years ago: the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Brontë. While the two events are markedly different, as the former is a tangible work of art and the latter more of a promise of what was to come, both have contributed to challenge and change the conceptions and perceptions of the time, thus performing a silent, subtle revolution in the world of letters.

 

Rewriting and Adapting Classical Women in the Italian Renaissance (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature. 

Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:

What Is Dead May Never Die: Italian Revivals of the Tragic (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:34am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.

Free Will and the Subjective Agency of Women in Dante's Commedia

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:42am
NeMLA 2019, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Free Will, defined by Dante's Virgilio as the noble power to guide and constrain the soul's natural inclination and desires (Purg 18.73),  holds a place of central concern in the Commedia. Elaborating on Marco Lombardo's discourse, the roman poet asserts that it is Free Will that accounts for the justice in feeling joy for doing good and misery for doing ill. While offering a general outline of the fundamental importance of Free Will in the ethical and moral rationale for the fate of departed souls, the pilgrim's first guide promises that Beatrice will provide clarity on this and other topics of particular complexity beyond the purview of his Classical pagan understanding.

Greco-Roman Myth in Literature and/or the Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:55am
Ronnie Ancona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has recently added Classics as a secondary area of inquiry under Comparative Literature.  Please consider submitting an abstract for a panel on Greco-Roman Myth in Literature and/or the Arts, which I will be chairing, for the 50th anniversary convention to be held in Washington DC March 21-24, 2019.

 

Since Classics is a new secondary area of inquiry for NeMLA, this session attempts to cast its net quite broadly. The intention is to appeal to classicists or others dealing with Greco-Roman literature, history, archaeology, and culture and its later reception for abstracts that will have wide appeal to the NeMLA audience.

Northern Osmosis: Literary Viscosity as Material Solidarity

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic (IONA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ic þa wiht geseah

heo wæs wrætlice

Wundor wearð on wege

on weg feran

wundrū gegierwed

wæter wearð to bane

 

I saw the wight

It was splendidly,

The wonder was on the wave;

 

going on its way.

wonderfully arrayed

water became bone.

— Exeter Book, Riddle #7 (Baum)

 

Women Who Made History

updated: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30am
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Women Who Made History

 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 4-7 June 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus

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

 

Folklore/Mythology: CFP for the PAMLA Annual Conference (Bellingham, Washington)

updated: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:13am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA's Folklore and Mythology session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of ancient or modern folklore or mythology, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Acting, Roles, Stages."

The 116th Annual PAMLA conference will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

Please submit your proposal to the PAMLA website, at http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Pleas contact Charles Hoge (at hoge@msudenver.edu) if you have any questions.

Women Warriors and Popular Culture: Representations across Time and Space (NEPCA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:01am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Women Warriors and Popular Culture: Representations across Time and Space

Panel Proposed for the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

 

2018 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts

19-20 October 2018

Proposals due 1 June 2018

 

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXII, Sept. 13-15, 2018

updated: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:50pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

Medieval-Renaissance  Conference XXXII, September 13-15, 2018

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

 

               

Keynote Address

  

                                                                                                     Ellen Arnold, Ohio Wesleyan University

 

Rivers and Riverscapes in the Early Middle Ages

 

 

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

updated: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:39am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

CSL Postgraduate Conference- 2018

Post-truth-An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Further to our earlier posting, we would like to announce the final schedule for our one-day conference relating to the topic of "post-truth". 

Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:57am
C. W. Marshall
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity

We are inviting chapters of 6000-7000 words for an edited collection that explores the intersection of slavery and sexuality in the ancient world. The past twenty years have seen ground-breaking scholarship that has illuminated Greek and Roman prostitution, and this volume will broaden the area of study to document more fully the role of sex in the lives of slaves who were not prostitutes, and to consider the various ways in which sexuality and slavery were interconnected in the minds of the ancients. Chapters might include discussion of the following issues:

Hortulus: Spring 2018 Open Issue

updated: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:34am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the spring issue we are highly interested in reviews of books which fall under any topic related to medieval studies.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* CFP-- "Hermeneutic Forms" at SEP-FEP 2018

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:40am
2018 SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

We invite participants for a curated panel entitled "Hermeneutic Forms" to be held at the joint Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Conference in Colchester, England from June 18th to June 20th.

Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:16pm
Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth 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 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Between Humanity and Divinity: In Literature, Art, Religion and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:34pm
Taiwan Association of Classic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The 12th Annual International Conference of

Taiwan Association of

Classic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

At National Chi Nan University, Taiwan

19-20, October, 2018

 

Between Humanity and Divinity:

In Literature, Art, Religion and Culture

Call for Papers (February 28th, 2018 Due)

 

The victim as a cultural expression: Representation, Perception, Symbolism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:17am
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Arts and Humanities is an event organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society Nicosia that aims to explore the image of the victim throughout the human history. The conference is to be held in 5-8 June 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume of Conference Proceedings.

"Life After Death: Past, Present, and Future"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:13pm
UCLA Graduate Student Conference in Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

 

 

The 2018 General Call for Papers

Imagining Life After Death: Past, Present, and Future

The Fourth Graduate Conference on Religion

Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018

University of California, Los Angeles

  

DEADLINE EXTENDED until February 2, 2018

                                                                                                   

SCMLA - Restoration & 18th Century British Literature, San Antonio, TX 10/11-10/14 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:45am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the Long Eighteenth Century. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note to Dr. Joel T. Terranova at jtt9554@louisiana.edu

For more information about the 2018 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

The submission deadline is 31 March 2018.

Rhetoric of Exile

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:20am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

(ISSN: 2457-0044)

 

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:

Rhetoric of Exile

Animals in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Virginia Humanities Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 VIRGINIA HUMANITIES CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

Animals in the Humanities: Relations, Representations, Ethical Implications

Roanoke College, Virginia

Dates: March 23–24, 2018                Submission deadline: February 15, 2018

Does the presence of animals in culture call the very nature of the humanities into question?

English Seventeenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Oct 4-6, 2018. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to clayldaniel@live.com or clay.daniel@utrgv.edu . All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

[Extended Deadline] Comparative Drama Conference Abstract and Play Submission

updated: 
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:15pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama Conference

Call for Papers

April 5-7, 2018  Orlando, Florida 

2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

A Conversation with Simon Stephens

 

 Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017

Roots: Tradition and the New

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
The University of St. Thomas Catholic Studies and English Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The University of St. Thomas English & Catholic Studies graduate programs will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, faith, visual arts, and culture will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the topic "Roots: Tradition and the New" across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. Download the Roots: Conference CFP.

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