category: classical studies

Kalamazoo 2015: Against Progress: Pastoral and Innovation in Medieval and Renaissance Poetry -- 9/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
Will Rhodes, David Hadbawnik
contact email: 
wmr2d@virginia.edu, dh37@buffalo.edu

*Roundtable session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016.*

Proposals accepted ASAP; conference deadline is 9.15.15

Abandon then the base and viler clowne,

Two Panel Call For Papers - Border Crossings and Revolutions

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference
contact email: 
Jennifer Andrews (jandrews@unb.ca) and Richard Cole (rich.cole@ualberta.ca).

Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

full name / name of organization: 
"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Original / Translation. The implied languages of imagined translations --- ICLA Vienna, Austria July 21-27, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Brigitte Rath / FU Berlin, Beatrijs Vanacker / KU Leuven
contact email: 
brigitte.rath@fu-berlin.de

This ICLA seminar focuses on a specific form of multilingualism—on mostly monolingual texts that do not present but rather evoke another language.

4th International Conference on Comics as Visual Literature -(2-4th September, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Literary Seminary
contact email: 
literaryseminary@drmgrdu.ac.in

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society.

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
contact email: 
shoshan@umich.edu

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

21st Century Englishes Conference at BGSU UPDATED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

MAPACA 2015 Philadelphia, PA, November 5-7, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
www.mapaca.net

Call for Papers MAPACA 2015
November 5-7, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

full name / name of organization: 
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

full name / name of organization: 
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Indian Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines
contact email: 
aaravind13@gmail.com

Call for paper

Topic:
Indian Popular Culture

Concept note:

Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 8th issue, deadline for submissions: 30 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that manuscripts for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture should be sent by June 30, 2015 to reci@alfa.edu.rs.

Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English
contact email: 
rweber@misericordia.edu and acaleb@misericordia.edu

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Specialists: Passions and Careers (October 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
submissions@universitaspress.com

CFP: Specialists: Passions and Careers (collection Professional Development for Academics)

"Expanding the Scope of Horror"; special journal issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
cuevae@uhd.edu

Fall 2016: Expanding the Scope of Horror

Guest Editors: Edmund Cueva and William Novak

Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
contact email: 
florian.klaeger@wwu.de


[Update] Romantic Orients Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University
contact email: 
cncs@durham.ac.uk

Friday 3 July 2015
One-Day Conference
Van Midert College, Durham University

Eighth Language and Linguistics Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Language Society at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[CfP] On the Footsteps of Dwarves: Different Readings of a Mythical Figure in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Feryal Cubukcu / Dr. Sabine Planka
contact email: 
cubukcu.feryal@gmail.com / planka@phil.uni-siegen.de

Today more than ever fairy tales permeate pop culture, literature, music, fine arts, opera, ballet and cinema.

CFP: Southwest English Symposium February 20th, 2016 (Abstracts due October 15th, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Arizona State University
contact email: 
swes.asu@gmail.com

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost

Women and Democracy: From Antiquity through the Early 20th Century (August 15, 2015 - March 24-25, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
contact email: 
katkit@enl.auth.gr;tsummers@ua.edu

Women and Democracy:
From Antiquity through the Early 20th Century

International Conference at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
March 24-25, 2016

The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Russ and Gregor Thuswaldner
contact email: 
dkruss47@gmail.com, gregor.thuswaldner@gordon.edu

Call for Submissions: The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

Women's Arts of the Body (Panel at BABEL 2015 Meeting, Toronto, 9-11 October 2015); Deadline June 15, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
BABEL Working Group
contact email: 
irinaalexandradumitrescu@gmail.com

Women’s Arts of the Body
Organizer: Irina Dumitrescu (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov. 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

[REMINDER] Power and the Mediterranean, deadline June 15

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
contact email: 
shoshan@umich.edu

The conference "Power and the Mediterranean" will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

Reminder-Order and Disorder Symposium-September 20th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium
Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015
Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
Contact person: Sihem Arfaoui

[UPDATE] Negotiating Space for (Dis)ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media - 25-27 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Łódź, Poland
contact email: 
lodz.conference@gmail.com

Due to several requests we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions until Monday, 15 June 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

full name / name of organization: 
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
contact email: 
boechem@sunysuffolk.edu

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

The New and the Novel in the 19th Century/New Directions in 19th-Century Studies April 13-16, Lincoln, Nebraska

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
bmberg@usi.edu

We invite papers and panels that investigate any aspect of the new and the novel in the long 19th century, including forms and genres (song cycles, photography, “loose baggy monsters”), fashions a

Call For Papers in Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Horizons Above and Beyond
contact email: 
tharunkurianalex@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPER
Horizon: Above and Beyond- Perspectives in Literature
Contact detail: Tharun Kurian Alex (Translation Studies, SSUS Kalady)
Contact email: tharukurianalex@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date extended to June 19 2015

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development

SAMLA Special Session: Transforming Text and Images in Ovid's Metamorphoses

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mlearner@live.unc.edu

This panel will discuss representations of vignettes from Ovid's Metamorphoses, focusing on illustrated editions, graphic literary representations, and other visuals.

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University
contact email: 
cncs@durham.ac.uk

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
12 March 2016
Durham University, UK

Keynote Address: Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Canada)

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