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Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Violating Sacred Space

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sacred space is, in part, defined by its possible violation, examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham’s “Life of Saint Margaret,” the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Legal sources also betray anxiety about the instability of sacred space: several sources note that damaging church property was an excommunicable sin, while Gratian’s decretals dictate the reconsecration of churches desecrated by bodily fluids.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Medieval Representations of Scholarly Labor

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

From the Codex Amiatinus’s depiction of Ezra writing in a book to that of Hildegard of Bingen receiving and dictating her supernatural visions in the frontispiece to the Scivias, interest in representing the labors of scholars spanned the length of the Middle Ages. Not only do depictions of scholarly labor such as these, whether visual or textual, shed light onto the material culture and historical practices of medieval scholarship, but they also reveal the ways in which medieval artists and writers sought to convey ideas about the work that they themselves performed and the functions they served in society.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Migration, Exile, Displacement (roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Medieval refugees’ stories can be difficult to access, but our own encounters with contemporary refugee crises may hint at the disruption that accompanied mass displacement in the Middle Ages. As millions across the globe continue to be uprooted, what can we learn about the experience of displacement in the medieval world? Persecution, war, plague, poverty, and other factors all contributed to forced migration and exile, as seen in the expulsions of Jews from England and France; the expulsion of Andalusi Muslims during Spain’s Reconquista; displacements caused by the Mongol invasions; and in the migration of peoples escaping the Black Death.

REMINDER: CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between: CINEMA in the Space Between (DEADLINE 12/31/19)

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:58am
Janine Utell / The Space Between
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Special Issue  

The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945

 

Call for Essays:

Cinema in the Space Between: An International Approach

 

The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 is the annual peer-reviewed digital journal of the Space Between Society, focused on interdisciplinary scholarship of the two world wars and the decades between.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2019

 

Call for Submissions to Maritime Journal

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:05pm
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its eleventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2020. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.

NeMLA 2020: Affect and Empathy: Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Narratives

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:05pm
Cartina Hoppes / Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

This panel explores a variety of narrative strategies that authors employ in order to negotiate the ethical and epistemological problems raised by the events of the Holocaust. Taking a cue from the conference theme “Shaping and Sharing Identities,” this panel is organized around contemporary reflection on and representation of the Holocaust and its continued impact on the present historical moment. Alongside pronounced generational shifts and the steady disappearance of the witness generation, Holocaust narratives are increasingly shaped by digitalization, politicization, and globalization of Holocaust memory.

NEW MATERIALIST APPROACHES TO SOUND CONFERENCE

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:06am
Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

https://music.columbia.edu/news/new-materialist-approaches-to-sound-conference-call-for-proposals

 

Scholars working under the broad umbrella of New Materialism have offered compelling reappraisals of the ways in which we know, interact with, and exist in the world. This scholarship also intersects with recent work on music and sound, which raises rich sets of questions regarding human agency, material, ethics, aesthetics, embodiment, and the subject/object dichotomy, among other issues. 

Call for Papers: Special Issue in Education

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:07am
Leslie Ramos Salazar/West Texas A&M University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The guest editorial team and I are currently seeking papers relevant to teaching practices for addressing diverse students’ needs for academic success in universities. For consideration, manuscripts may be submitted by June, 2020. If this issue is of particular interest to you or your colleagues, we are happy to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript.   

Title of Special Issue: Effective Teaching Practices for Addressing Diverse Students’ Needs for Academic Success in Universities

Rationale:

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:10am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

Childhood Unbound, Childhood Tamed, Childhood Eternal

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topic may include, but are not limited to:

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