category: medieval

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

Fostering Liberal Arts in the Composition Classroom - NeMLA (Hartford): March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College
contact email: 
ghurleylasell@gmail.com

Title of Session: "Classical Influences in Dante" at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 12-15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Organizer: Filippa Modesto / International Congress of Medieval Studies
contact email: 
filippam@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Session: Classical Influences in Dante
51st. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
Organizer and Chair, Filippa Modesto, Ph.D, Brooklyn College, CUNY

CFP: The International Pearl-Poet Society at Kalamazoo May 12-15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The International Pearl-Poet Society
contact email: 
kmalone3@binghamton.edu

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following two paper sessions at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

full name / name of organization: 
Drew University
contact email: 
drewtransatlantic@gmail.com

Call For Papers

SOCRATES CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: VOL. 3 NO. 3 ISSUE - September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates : Scholarly Research Journal
contact email: 
editor@socratesjournal.com

 

Regular Paper Submission:

Knights Errant & Private Dicks: From Romance to Noir

full name / name of organization: 
Mary C. Flannery / University of Lausanne
contact email: 
mary.flannery@unil.ch

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero.
Raymond Chandler, ‘The Simple Art of Murder’

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended]Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
yashihliu@ntu.edu.tw ; tacmrs@mail.nptu.edu.tw

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 10 August 2015 ]
Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion

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,

Essays on English Literature invited for the Inaugural Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Spring Magazine on English Literature
contact email: 
chiefeditor@springmagazine.net

Spring Magazine on English Literature
(www.springmagazine.net)
Call for Papers

51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016, Ecocritical Outlaws

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
contact email: 
kristin.bovairdabbo@unco.edu, valerie.johnson@lmc.gatech.edu, akaufman@aum.edu

CFP: 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016
http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

Sponsored Session: International Association for Robin Hood Studies

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)

CFP: New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Sarasota, FL. March 10-13, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
info@newcollegeconference.org

*****CALL FOR PAPERS*****

"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?

Embodied Difference: Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World

full name / name of organization: 
Richard H. Godden and Asa Simon Mittman

contact email: 
(rick.godden@gmail.com or asmittman@mail.csuchico.edu

Embodied Difference: Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World, edited by Richard H. Godden and Asa Simon Mittman


Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

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.

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

[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).

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

Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England

full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Wehlau
contact email: 
wehlaur@queensu.ca

Proposals are sought for "Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England," a collection of articles that will cover the depiction of emotional or physical states associated with darkness or d

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.

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
ehughes@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

DE RE MEDITERRANEA - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 4-5 DECEMBER 2015 - ABSTRACTS DEADLINE July 15th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY AND FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
contact email: 
conferences@fua.it

CALL FOR PAPERS
Stony Brook University and Florence University of the Arts
are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Conference that will take place in Florence on the 4th and 5th of December 2015.

[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

[REMINDER] Shakespeare & Education International Conference, 29-30 April 2016 - deadline: 10 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK
contact email: 
C21Writings@brighton.ac.uk

Speakers include:

Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea)
Prof. Michael Dobson(Shakespeare Institute/Birmingham)tbc
Prof. Alexa Huang (George Washington)tbc
Prof. Coppelia Kahn (Brown)

[Update] Special Issue on W.B. Yeats, Celebrating 150th Year of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature
contact email: 
editor@bcdedu.net

The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature
ISSN 2395-1583 [Print], ISSN 2395-1591 [Online]

Open, non-thematic issue of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; submission deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar, Croatia)
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words

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)

Edited Collection: Early Modern Ciphers Abstracts Due 9/1/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Katherine Ellison
contact email: 
keellis@ilstu.edu

Abstracts are solicited for an edited collection on medieval, early modern, and eighteenth-century cryptography, ciphering, deciphering, coding, or decoding.

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


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