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18th Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference/ University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This is our 18th  annual conference held on Saturday, April 2nd at the UVM campus. The theme is Tolkien’s Histories and the Idea of History in Middle-earth.  Possibilities include theories of history, the placement of Tolkien himself within historical discourse, the impact of European historical events, the influence of ancient and medieval histories, the play of genre, the history of sexuality, of race, of gender, of science, of religion, the histories within Tolkien's legendarium and in cinematic adaptations, and much more. Submitted abstracts need not be on the theme; all will be considered. Our keynote will be delivered by Dr. Gergely Nagy. There will be a virtuql component to this conference, and we will accept virtual delivery. 

“FORGING AHEAD: FAKES, FABRICATIONS, AND FACSIMILES IN CULTURAL AND LITERARY HISTORY—MEDIEVAL TO MODERN”

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 29, 2021

A two-day conference: Thursday, May 5-Friday, May 6, 2022

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Plenary speakers: Siân Echard (Professor of English, University of British Columbia); Aaron T. Pratt (Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin); and Robert Spoo (Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa).

 

CFP Eikón Imago Journal 2023. Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
Eikón Imago Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

CFP Eikón Imago Journal 2023. Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)

Imago, ius, religio.Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries) https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/EIKO/announcement/view/389

Special Guest Editors: Maria Alessandra Bilotta & Gianluca del Monaco

Othello's Island: 9th Annual Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:23pm
CVAR
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Othello's Island - Nicosia, Cyprus 2022

The Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

5 and 6 April  2022 - CVAR, Nicosia Cyprus​

With site visit by coach to see medieval and renaissance Cyprus on 7 April 2022

 

Women and Power -- Shakespeare's Globe

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:23pm
Shakespeare's Globe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Women and Power: Call for Papers

 

As part of our forthcoming Women and Power festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, we are bringing together scholars and practitioners for a one-day, online symposium to be held on Friday 10 December.

Networks of Song and Story: Convent and Community in Medieval France

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
A Special Session at ICMS, Kalamazoo 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

This session adopts an interdisciplinary approach to women’s communities centered at French religious houses, and interprets creative, devotional, and other kinds of output inspired by these institutional contexts. How did music, art, liturgies, and literature figure in representations and articulations of these women’s voices? We consider how such works created networks among writers, readers, and performers, and we investigate how convents, functioning as inspiration and narrative loci, shaped lyric and text. We aim to newly demonstrate how particular institutional contexts framed gendered expression and communal life, and how particular works reflected and fashioned women’s voices, within and beyond convent walls.

Justice (CEA in Birmingham 3/31-4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

The College English Association’s 52nd national conference, from March 31-April 2, 2022, will focus on the theme of justice, and will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.

Special Issue of the Journal of the International Arthurian Society on Arthurian Medievalism

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
Journal of the International Arthurian Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Journal of the International Arthurian Society (JIAS) welcomes submissions for a special issue (2022, volume 10) on Arthurian medievalism, or post-medieval adaptations, re- imaginings and recreations of medieval Arthurian texts, artefacts and spaces (real or imagined). The guest editors seek especially interdisciplinary and co-disciplinary explorations of how Arthurian myth makes meaning in a range of media, including (but not limited to) literary texts, television, film, games, visual arts, architecture, commodity culture, experiential medievalism, the heritage sector, and geographical spaces.

POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 5:56am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Festival Culture Research and Education Network will publish the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis.

This open-access peer-reviewed journal focus on strong and serious submissions that foregrounds inquiry on festival culture that would not necessarily fall under festival culture because of its inter-, multi-, trans- or cross-disciplinary dimension.

'POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT'

Dear Medieval Studies: Renegotiating the Citational Network (A Roundtable) - ICMS 2022 Kalamazoo, online

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:53pm
Sarah LaVoy / Lisa D. Camp
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

In Dear Science and Other Stories, Katherine McKittrick asks, "What if citations are suggestions for living differently?" (McKittrick 19). McKittrick's work, drawing on Sylvia Wynter, demonstrates the social investment of disciplinary citational networks in colonialist-imperialist, capitalist, heteropatriarchalizing, and racist logics. If we are to dismantle these logics and their effects in Medieval Studies, we must first renegotiate our citational networks.

Boccaccio and Petrarch in the Wake of Plague

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo, ICMS Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Papers
2022 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)

May 9-14, 2022 – *online*

 

Panel Title: Boccaccio and Petrarch in the Wake of Plague

 

Contact: Alani Hicks-Bartlett, alani_hicks-bartlett@brown.edu

Principal Sponsoring Organization: Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

 

Modalities of Premodern Media

updated: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 6:58pm
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association - The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021

 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association

The Ohio State University 

 

Call For Papers

Modalities of Premodern Media

October 22 & 23, 2021 

Columbus, Ohio

Keynote Speaker: Whitney Trettien, Assistant Professor of English (The University of Pennsylvania) – Delivery Mode: TBD

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

Premodern Desires: The Erotic from the Symposium to the Inferno - NEMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:25pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Ever since the publication of Foucault’s multi-volume work The History of Sexuality, scholarship, whether theoretically, historically, or literarily minded, has reckoned with the call to develop less anachronistic methodologies to analyze premodern expressions of desire. While scholars such as David Halperin and Susan Lanser have risen to the challenge of Foucault’s text and expanded his analysis to address feminine and queer desires, both generally and within their specific periods of study, these theoretical and methodological strides in the history of sexuality have penetrated fields at various rates. This seminar seeks to help remedy this disciplinary issue, particularly within the literature of medieval studies and classics.

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 12:27am
University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

deadline for submissions:
November 26, 2021

full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University

contact email:
rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.

New Voices in Early Drama Studies (2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies - Virtual)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:45am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) continues its annual tradition of inviting all scholars new to the field of early drama studies, in all national and linguistic traditions of early (medieval and early modern) drama, to submit their work to the “New Voices” panel for the 2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University, and to be held virtually, May 9-14, 2022. We specifically invite graduate students and recent PhDs (within four years of receiving the degree) to submit. The panel will consist of three papers and a response by Nicole R.

Medieval Selves and Communities: Identities, Discourses, and Connections

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the human response to trauma and tragedy takes a variety of forms: searching for and creating community, memorializing, lashing out, satirizing, and private mourning among them. In the aftermath of trauma and tragedy—be it a natural disaster, pandemic, revolt, or outbreak of violence--the acts of healing and rebuilding can take substantial time and require focused energy. Those living in the medieval past were, of course, no strangers to pandemics, natural disasters, and political and religious upheavals. How did they (and we) attempt to heal and rebuild after such events?

‘Tolkien’s Medicinal Medieval World: Illness and Healing in Middle-earth’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 3:11pm
Annie Brust, Kent State University/Geauga
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

This Collection: This collection focuses on and explores the concepts of illness and healing in association with Tolkien’s medieval connections and Middle-earth. Proposals/Articles should explore ideas on how a specific text, character, concept or aspect of the author’s work impacts the world of illness and healing, as characterized by medieval concepts and/or the medieval influence of Tolkien’s worlds/texts.   

IMC 2022 Conflict and Integration: Crossing Medieval Borders

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Elisa Ramazzina University of Oxford, Queen's University Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021

International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 4-7 July 2022

 

Organisers: Dr Elisa Ramazzina (University of Oxford and Queen’s University Belfast); Professor Karen Pinto

 

Ancient Greek Sophistry and Its Legacy

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Special Issue of Humanities: Ancient Greek Sophistry and Its Legacy

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

Guest Editor:Michael J. MacDonald

Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo

 

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to consider submitting an original, unpublished essay for a Special Issue of Humanitiesdevoted to the topic of ancient Greek sophistry and its legacy.

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms. International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Daniel Najork, San Diego State; Robert Sirabian, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

 

Special Session: Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

 

Organizer: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point

Presider: Daniel C. Najork, San Diego State University

Eating Feeling: Food, Affect, and “Other” Communities in Medieval Literature (ICMS 2022 Kalamazoo; online)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Yea Jung Park & Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Medieval archives abound with accounts of food-related practices and encounters, with acute attention paid to the food habits of “others” (neighbors, foreigners, pagans) and the impact of communal eating in various social spaces. This session explores the rich intersections of food, affect, and communal identity in the medieval period. We especially welcome contributions that engage with affective responses to the food cultures of “others,” paralleled in the COVID-19 era by the Western world’s alarm at “exotic” foodstuffs, or contributions that focus on sociocultural practices (such as eating together or sharing dishes) long taken for granted but recently destabilized due to the effects of the pandemic.

Humor, Entertainment, Recreation, and Reactions to Trauma

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages, Glending Olson refers to the ancient analogy between recreation and a bow. The bow must be unstrung in order to maintain its effectiveness, just as people need recreation to remain productive. Yet another function of recreation is in reaction to traumatic events, a coping mechanism to deal with hardships and trauma with which life presents us. The COVID-19 crisis has produced a variety of reactions to the trauma of the pandemic, including entertainment: films released directly to streaming services, virtual art galleries, streaming plays, streaming concerts.

Illinois Medieval Association 2021-2022 Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the human response to trauma and tragedy takes a variety of forms: searching for and creating community, memorializing, lashing out, satirizing, and private mourning among them. In the aftermath of trauma and tragedy—be it a natural disaster, pandemic, revolt, or outbreak of violence--the acts of healing and rebuilding can take substantial time and require focused energy. Those living in the medieval past were, of course, no strangers to pandemics, natural disasters, and political and religious upheavals. How did they (and we) attempt to heal and rebuild after such events?

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