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Trans-gressive Bodies: A Queer Perspective on Ovid in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:48pm
Christopher T. Richards / NYU's Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network (MARGIN)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This past spring, NYU's Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (or MARGIN) held its first annual Symposium on the afterlife of Ovid in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We were delighted to present seven engaging student papers, as well as a keynote from Dr. Ana Pairet of Rutger’s University. The papers included topics as wide ranging as objectumsexuality in Pearl and the Roman de la Rose, so-called “hermaphrodite sin” in Inferno, and transgressive artists in the work of Spencer.

Goddess Studies Unit: AAR Western Region

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Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
American Academy of Religion Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

This year's theme is "kindness."

Specific to Goddess Studies, what are some of the ways women have been portrayed as kind in religious and mythic narrative or iconography? In which ways has the personification of kindness-as-feminine been damaging to women's roles in the larger socio-political context? Does this have specific implications for narratives including LGBTQ and people of color? Are there any narratives of figures which the mainstream has adopted as malevolent, but actually have much more nuanced and complicated histories? Send your proposal to Angela Sells (omingintobeing@gmail.com.

 

42nd Annual Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2018--Orlando, Florida

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama Conference

Text & Presentation

Call for Papers

April 5-7, 2018

Orlando, Florida

2018 Keynote Event

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

Keynoter:  TBA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017

‘Memories of Empire’, Panel, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2018

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:58am
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

‘Memories of Empire’

 INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2018, LEEDS

Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018). The focus of our panel is on the ways in which individuals or collectives used, or were influenced by, recollections and remnants of the Roman Empire.

Call for submissions

updated: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:20pm
School of Humanities, KIIT University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INCORPORATING FOLKLORE STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

26th -27th December 2017

Conference Directors:

Dr. Deepanjali Mishra

Prof. Sucheta Priyabadini

Venue: Campus 6 KIIT University

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:39pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

CFP - Interactions 2018 vol. 27. 1-2

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:48am
Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

INTERACTIONS Journal

Annual deadline: 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 and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.

Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should follow MLA parenthetical citation format.

International Conference LITERATURE OF PRINCES

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:46pm
G. Călinescu” Institute of Literary History and Theory, Romanian Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dear Sirs,

During 24th-25th November 2017, the “G. Călinescu” Institute of Literary History and Theory, together with its partners from the academic institutes from Bucharest, Iași, Galati ant the National Museum of Romanian Literature as well, will organize the 3rd edition of The National Conference of Old Literature wich this year proposes the topic of

 

LITERATURE OF  PRINCES

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI, Sept. 21-23 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Note: the updated dealine

 

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

 

September 21-23, 2017

 

Keynote Address

 

Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University

 

Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle

 

 

CFP: Between nostos and exilium: “home” in on-screen representations of the ancient Mediterranean world and its narratives (8/1/17; 11/1-5/17)

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:45am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Between nostos and exilium: “home” in on-screen representations of the ancient Mediterranean world and its narratives

An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:

"Representing Home: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging"

The Hilton, Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI (USA)
November 1-5, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1. 2017

 

Playing With Source Materials: Alterations and Shakespeare's Creative Fabric -- NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Shakespeare is preeminent among English authors, but, by today's standards, for all of his fame, little is known about Shakespeare the man. This has lead some to create an authorship controversy, though among scholars this is a non-issue as there is ample evidence linking "the man from Stratford" to the London playwright. Stylometry studies have found that Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights collaborated much more than had ever been guessed at, but such findings shed little light on his creative processes. Perhaps the best currently available avenue to gain insight into his creative strategies is by examining what at first glance appears to indicate lack of creativity—his inveterate unabashed "borrowing" of plots, characters, phrases, and more.

Construction and Reconstruction of the Middle Ages: Memory of Delights

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:53am
Taiwan Association of Classical Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

One significant feature of Medieval culture is quest for salvation and justice. For example, Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights incorporates complex human emotions into its pastoral horizon, where God and Satan, good and evil compete to deny Eden as paradise. Many writers offer texts in which social and material desires decline the land of milk and honey, and memory of human goodness turns reality into ironic space in which social unrest and private disquiet challenge existence. In a way, split memory of edenic delights produces rich legacy. We invite papers to address theme of memory of delights in history, literature, religion, philosophy, and other fields, both in Medieval period and across ages. (2018 Leeds IMC conference theme: Memory.

Ist International Conference on Ancient Drama - The Forgotten Theatre

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:24pm
Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico Università degli Studi di Torino
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

 CALL FOR PAPERFor young researchers, Ph.D. students and Professorsdeadlyne 31th aug 2017 Ist International Conference on Ancient DramaThe Forgotten Theatre 30th November – 1th December 2017University of Turin (Italy)Aula magna, Palazzo del Rettorato Conference coordinator Francesco Carpanelli (Professor of Greek-Latin theatre, University of Turin),Keynote speaker Enrico V. Maltese (Head of the Deparment of Classics, University of Turin). The Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico (Center for Studies on Classic Theatre) has scheduled for 30th November-1th December 2017 its first academic conference for young researchers, Ph.D.

FsS - Seminari Frammenti sulla Scena

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:23pm
Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico Università degli Studi di Torino
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

CFP - Invito a intervenirescadenza 31 agosto 2017 Università degli Studi di TorinoSeminari universitari di ricerca sul dramma antico frammentario Frammenti sulla ScenaFsS  Il Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico dell'Università di Torino promuove, a margine delle attività didattiche erogate nell'a.a. 2017/2018, un ciclo di seminari a cadenza bimestrale inerenti la ricerca sul dramma frammentario greco e latino dedicati a studenti, dottorandi e professori dell'Università degli Studi di Torino e di altri atenei.Gli interventi ritenuti meritevoli a insindacabile giudizio del Comitato scientifico saranno oggetto di pubblicazione nella collana scientifica Il Carro di Tespi (diretta dal prof.

call for paper of an edited book- Myriad shades of Motherhood

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:23pm
Dr. Nazia Hasan/ Aliagrh Muslim University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Research papers are invited for an edited book on

THE MYRIAD SHADES OF MOTHERHOOD: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND LITERARY INTERPRETATIONS

 

CFP: Biblical Visions in Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session seeks papers on literature that explicitly or implicitly retell, or allude to, or comment on: Jewish visions, acts of hearing and seeing, from the Hebrew Bible and post-biblical texts: Canonical or non-canonical Christian visions, as well as the writings of the saints. Jewish and Christian texts are the speaking voice of the divine that let us see the divine.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

CFP: Classics (Reception) for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on the reception of classics, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Ancient-Modern Relations for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:40pm
Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on ancient and modern relations, especially with respect to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP (Extended Deadline 6/26/17): Blindness and Vision, Hidden and Revealed: Interpretations of Sight in Ancient Religious Texts for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:46pm
Pete Steiger, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session will examine how the notion of seeing and not seeing common in many classical religious texts was interpreted by ancient commentators to elaborate certain epistemological theories. We will consider why ancient interpreters from various religious traditions frequently applied the sense of sight analogously to the act of understanding. 

This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

SWIFT TODAY: HIS LEGACY FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO MODERN-DAY POLITICS

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:51pm
Sofia University (St. Kliment Ohridski)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS:

“SWIFT TODAY: HIS LEGACY FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO MODERN-DAY POLITICS”

Sofia University (“St. Kliment Ohridski”)

30th November to 1st December 2017

RSA 2018 The Bard's Bookshelf: Shakespeare's Use of Sources

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is comprised of multiple forms, including the play, the sonnet, and the narrative poem and spans a wide variety of genres, including comedy, tragedy, history, epic, and romance. Because of his contributions to the western canon, modern scholarship tends to focus on Shakespeare the writer. Yet, we often forget another aspect of his literary life: Shakespeare the reader. In crafting his work, Shakespeare borrows heavily from Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance literature of all genres, including poetry, epic, drama, and prose fiction, and incorporates references to mythological, religious, rhetorical and philosophical texts throughout his works.

European Humanism and Its Challenges (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8–9 September 2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
David Movrin / Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dear all, 

Please find below the invitation to the interdisciplinary conference on European Humanism and Its Challenges, organised by Department of Classical Philology, University of Ljubljana; Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw; Department of Medieval Studies of the Central European University of Budapest (CEU); Slovenian Comparative Literature Association; Slovenian Book Agency; and Vilenica International Literary Festival. 

Shakespeare: Visions of Rome

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Shakespeare

Call for Papers

Shakespeare: Visions of Rome

 

We invite essay submissions (c. 6000 words including notes) for a special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, on the topic of Shakespeare: Visions of Rome, planned for publication in 2019.

 

Ecocriticism and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:16am
Dr. Manoj Kumar/Dr. Swati Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Concept Note

Ecocriticism was inaugurated around 1980s as a result of environment revolution that had begun around 1960s after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It gives importance to the relationship between human beings and nature, how are human beings affecting nature and vice versa. With time, it impacted in various other disciplines as well thereby evolving as an umbrella term. As an earth-centered approach, it intersected environment and culture and calling for collaboration between natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and more.

Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session

 

Title of Session:

“Ekphrasis and Persuasion:  The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”

Abstract:

This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis.  It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.

 

Authority and Transgression

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:28pm
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 Authority & Transgression (October 2017)

 

Modern Horizons invites proposals for papers (25-30 minutes long) for our seventh annual conference on ‘Authority & Transgression’ to be held 27-28 October, 2017 at UC Berkeley. Proposals are to be sent to editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca by 31 July, 2017.

UPDATE: Animals in Literature and Film

updated: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:57pm
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

This year’s MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of “human” and “animal” found within a variety of ancient textualities related to the broad field of animal studies. In ancient Greek and Roman society, animals serve important roles, often as a medium in religion, as symbolic function in Greco-Roman mythology, and as poetic symbol in ancient oral tradition and later written literature. Often, animals are given titular roles, and they carry strong symbolic function in the narrative, whether the narrative is oral, written, or artistic.

10th Anniversary International Conference on the theme: “Media, Rhetoric and Development in Africa”

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:33am
The African Association for Rhetoric in collaboration with the Department of English Studies, UNISA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The African Association for Rhetoric in collaboration with the Department of English Studies, UNISA

 

10th Anniversary International Conference on the theme:

“Media, Rhetoric and Development in Africa”

 

Date: 3 – 5 July, 2017

Venue: Manhattan Hotel, Pretoria

(South Africa)

www.manhattanhotel.co.za

 

2nd Call for Papers

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