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Female Hagiography in Hispanic Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:38pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

This table explores the different expressions of female hagiography whose main goal is to establish a map of the varied representations of female saints in different periods of Hispanic Literature.
In the twelfth century, Hildegard of Bingen uses the life of the Magdalene with the intention of creating her own model. This tradition is intensified among women in the Middle Ages with other European women such as Catherine of Siena or Margery Kempe among many others. 

Special Topic: Christianity and the Literature of the Vikings (Spring 2017)

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:41pm
Matthew Bardowell / Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Spring 2017) on “Christianity and the Literature of the Vikings.” Essays may explore the intersection of the Christian faith and Old Norse literature. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Old Norse literature at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

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Influence and Appropriation

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:53pm
CERAE: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Influence and Appropriation

CERAE: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is seeking contributions for its upcoming volume on the theme of “Influence and Appropriation”, to be published in 2017. We are, additionally, delighted to announce a prize of $200 for the best article published in this volume by a graduate student or early career researcher (details below). 

"The Child in Medieval Romance I-III" (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:41am
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 11-14, 2017, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The medieval romance society is hosting for three sessions seeking to open up the complexities of romances’ engagement with children’s issues. How do romances problematize the relationships between children and adult society? Can children act to challenge the social order? In what sense can or should romances be understood as ‘children’s literature’? Is it possible to construct a child’s perspective? The sessions particularly invite approaches and methodologies drawn from non-traditional disciplines such as psychology, anthropology and emotions history. They aim to reconceptualise the ways in which children ‘read’ romance and forge new understandings of children’s engagement with medieval literary culture.

Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Miriam Edlich-Muth/ Free University Berlin and Alastair Matthews/ Centre for Medieval Texts (University of Southern Denmark/ University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

21–22 July 2017, Free University Berlin, in collaboration with the Sonderforschungsbereich 980, ‘Episteme in Bewegung’, Berlin, and the Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)/University of York.

Do we overestimate the impact that the transient socio-political and formal linguistic borders of Western Europe had on the literary culture of the pre-nation state era?

Kalamazoo Medieval Congress 2017: Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Sierra Lomuto, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward (A Roundtable)International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2017Organized by: Cord Whitaker, Sierra Lomuto, Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh Thomas Hahn’s 2001 JMEMS special edition, Race and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, spearheaded a critical discussion on race in the medieval period; one that Cord Whitaker continues in the 2015 postmedieval edition,Making Race Matter in the Middle Ages. While the articles included in Hahn’s edition explore the question he poses in his introduction— “What, if anything, does medieval studies have to do with racial discourses?” —  Whitaker’s edition takes as its starting point “not whether” the Middle Ages was race

Kalamazoo Medieval Congress 2017: Theorizing Orientalism in the Middle Ages: A Roundtable

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Sierra Lomuto, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

When Edward Said rooted orientalism’s “formal existence [in] the decision of the Church council of Vienna in 1312,” he invited medievalists to investigate their corpus in an effort to theorize the origin point of his new theoretical paradigm. Since this claim, scholars such as Sharon Kinoshita, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Geraldine Heng, Suzanne Conklin Akbari, and Kim Phillips, among many others, have questioned the role of orientalism in discourses of alterity, colonialism, imperialism, nationalism, and cross-cultural exchange in the Middle Ages.

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