The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “Bodies and Boundaries, 1500-1800,” to be held on March 9 and 10, 2018. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University) and Michelle Burnham (Santa Clara University).
Bristol Centre for Medieval Studies Postgraduate Conference 2018
“Hype, Transmission, and Truth in the Middle Ages”
Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th February 2018
How were medieval concepts, truths, and beliefs conceived, recorded, transmitted, received and understood? How were these processes influenced by religion, society, culture, politics, economics, and the environment?
Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words for 20-minute papers, panels, or sessions; 100 words for flash papers or poster presentations. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Edited Volume: Inscriptions and Extraordinary Forms of Writing in Medieval Literature This edited volume on inscriptions and inscriptionality in medieval literature stems from the Material Textual Culture Research Consortium at the University of Heidelberg.
Keynote Speaker: Masha Raskolnikov, Cornell University
Conference date: Saturday, March 17th 2018, University of Pennsylvania
This conference aims to think of vulnerability as a state of being that precedes but does not necessarily entail violence, a condition that is temporalized, oriented toward a future that is potentially hazardous. To be vulnerable is to be under threat. What are the methods by which the Middle Ages constructed and maintained states of vulnerability? As a corollary, if we think of vulnerability as entailing threat, what are the methods by which people or things are constructed as threats? What did it mean for medieval people to be living under threat?
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan
invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference,
"Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture,”
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 16-17, 2018
with keynote lectures by:
Carla Della Gatta (USC) and
Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt)
and panel responses from the medieval
and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan.
CFP: Gothic Animals: Uncanny Otherness and the Animal With-Out
The boundary between the animal and the human has long been unstable, especially since the Victorian period. Where the boundary is drawn between human and animal is itself an expression of political power and dominance, and the ‘animal’ can at once express the deepest fears and greatest aspirations of a society (Victorian Animal Dreams, 4).
The animal, like the ghost or good or evil spirit with which it is often associated, has been a manifestation of the uncanny (Timothy Clark, 185).
The Rosette Maleficarum prides itself on literary works that promote the darker aspects of life. From a dilapidated doll that watched her owner abandon her, to the ghost of a soldier who wanders the battlefield, the journal records to struggles of humanity. Even so, I’m open to little innocent lights, ones that bring back the nostalgia of our youth. But who knows? Just send a piece in, and perhaps it could be published here.
We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 24th Annual CarolinaConference for Romance Studies (April 5-7, 2018): - Enrico Cesaretti, Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Virginia (http://spanitalport.as.virginia.edu/people/efc4p)- Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University (https://history.duke.edu/people/laurent-dubois)- Mabel Moraña, William H.
Keynote Speaker: Professor John J. McGavin
University of Dundee, April 21st 2018
Now in its second year, Writings from Scotland Before the Union: 2018 is a one-day conference which will continue to explore all areas of literature prior to the Act of Union in 1707.
Hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee, the conference aims to gain a further understanding of how Scotland saw herself in literary terms before formal Union.
Abstracts are welcome on any topic concerning writing from pre-Union Scotland, though some areas of particular interest include the following: