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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

The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in English, Arabic or Persian. Such an approach suggests that a study is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different fields cultivates diversity in a study. Recognizing this trend, the conference organizing committee aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars from various fields to exchange ideas.

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

Classics & Children's Literature Working Group: A Call for Participants

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:16pm
Pegasus: The Reception of Greek & Roman Antiquity in Children's & YA Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Are you interested in writing an article or essay about any aspect of the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in children’s literature, sharing your ideas, learning about other people’s work, and giving and receiving suggestions as you write?

Members of the Pegasus working group will exchange ideas and drafts electronically between June 2017 and April 2018, and each participant’s piece will ultimately be posted and archived on the Pegasus website (pegasus-reception.com).

Giving Life to Politics: The Work of Adriana Cavarero

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
CAPPE | Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics)University of Brighton, UK Giving Life To PoliticsThe Work of Adriana Cavarero19th June - 21st June 2017 Keynote SpeakersAdriana CavareroJudith ButlerBonnie Honnig Adriana Cavarero has been at the forefront of political and feminist philosophy for the past four decades. She works at the interstices of political philosophy, sexual difference theory, post-structuralism, literature and classical thought.

Youth Literature and Media

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Youth Literature and Media

The Youth Literature and Media Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites papers for the 2017 MPCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, MO, October 18-22.

Gravesiana, The Journal of the Robert Graves Society

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
The Robert Graves Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Gravesiana, The Journal of the Robert Graves Society

 

Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017

 

International Conference on Global Education and E – Learning (GLOBED 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
The International Institute of Knowledge Management
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The International Conference on Global Education and E – Learning (GLOBED 2017) invites researchers, academicians, professionals, policy makers, industry experts and members from professional bodies to submit abstracts of their paper to be eligible to be able to present at the Conference. Opportunity to partake as poster and virtual presenters are also available for interested participants.

 

Submit Abstracts on one of the following Conference tracks but not limited to

 

SENSORIUM: Sensory Perceptions in Roman Polytheism

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Instituto de Historiografía Julio Caro Baroja, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers

 

SENSORIUM:

Sensory Perceptions in Roman Polytheism

 

Madrid, 16-18 November de 2017

 

Ingenium: The Making of Renaissance Genius

updated: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:49am
Judith Deitch
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

 

What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths?  Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.

Imagination and Representation: Description of Arcadia from Antiquity to Pre-Modernity

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:36pm
The 11th Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The 11th Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

20-21 October 2017

 

Abstract Submission Extended to February 15th

 

Imagination and Representation: Descriptions of Arcadia from Antiquity to Pre-Modernity

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:03pm
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. 

 

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

 

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

 

CFP: 2017 Conference on John Milton

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
The Conference on John Milton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS:
The 2017 Conference on John Milton
October 12-14, 2017, Birmingham AL

Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends.

Submit full papers (10 pages maximum) along with 150 word abstracts on the conference website:
https://cas.uab.edu/milton/

Deadline for submissions: June 19th, 2017

Featured speakers:
John Rumrich, University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Sauer, Brock University

The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Birmingham AL.

Video Games and Modernist Afterlives

updated: 
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 10:38am
Modernist Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This Call for Papers if for MSA 19, August 10-13, 2017 in Amsterdam.

Performing Epic/Epic Performance

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics- McGill University/Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Performing Epic/Epic Performance

A panel at the Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics
19-22 July, 2017 in Montreal, Canada
Co-Hosted by McGill University and Université de Montréal

This panel invites participants to a conversation at the intersection of theory and practice on Homeric epic performance. We are interested in how diverse contemporary performance practices, especially "durational" performances, can help enliven our understanding of Homeric performance.

Special Issue of CLCWeb: Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
Douglas Scott Berman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

CFP: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 19:5 (2017)

 

Vol. 19 No. 5 | December 2017

 

Call for Papers

 

Special Issue - “Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Frank Stevenson, Douglas Berman, Emily Chow.

 

Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2017

 

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