Vergil’s Aeneid is, of course, a longtime standard of the liberal arts curriculum. However, it has seen revived interest outside the academy. Since 2017, Vergil’s epic has featured in articles in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. All three articles argue that the Aeneid speaks as much to modernity as it does to antiquity. Mendelsohn’s New Yorker piece put it best, writing,
The Fourteenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)
23-24 October 2020
National Taiwan University
Call for Papers
(Deadline Extended: 10 Febuary 2020)
Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular
The COMELA 2020 invites academics in the fields of Linguistics, Anthropology, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, and Ethnology, pertinent to The Mediterranean and Europe, to discuss work, and engage in scholarly collaborations, thus strengthening global academic networks in the field.
American College of Greece
- Taylor and Francis Global Publishers (Official Publishing Partner)
- 120 major academic institutions globally
- Scientific Committee of over 120 academics
The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages
The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.
Literary Association of Nepal (LAN)
39th International Conference
Lumbini 1-2 March 2020
In collaboration with
Lumbini Buddhist University
Conference Theme: The Spiritual in Literature
Presentations will also include a broad range of literary and linguistic topics such as Buddhist literature, literature in English, literature in other languages, literary theories, regional literature, translation literature, Nepali literature, comparative literature, creative writing, performance studies -- among others.
Xanthos: A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Languages is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, academic journal based within the University of Exeter in Exeter, UK. Following the success of our inagural issue, we welcome submissions for our second annual issue, to be published in summer 2020.
The Witch in Medieval and Early-Modern Literature
In our supposedly disenchanted world, depictions of witches follow fairly standard aesthetic and ideological criteria the role of which is to maintain or, on the contrary, to challenge societal considerations regarding gender roles or normative female bodily depictions. But such standardization does not do justice to the heterogeneity of representations that pre-modern witches actually possessed.
CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”
2020 Graduate Student Conference
Center for Early Cultures
University of California, Irvine
Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019
Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.
Core Futures Conference 2020: Race in Core
Hosted by the Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University
Friday-Saturday, March 13-14
Call for Papers
12th Annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
April 10-11, 2020
Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths
Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina
44th Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 2-4, 2020Orlando, Florida
Featuring a 2020 Keynote Event with Anne Washburn Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2019
Papers reporting on original investigations and critical analysis of research and developments in the field of drama and theatre are invited for the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Rollins College in Orlando, Florida, to be held April 2-4, 2020 .
Call for Papers
Myth and Fairy Tales
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline : November 20, 2019
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: email@example.com
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.