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MLA 2021: Literary Cultures of the Outremer

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
MLA - LLC Occitan Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

This MLA panel still needs a couple of submissions! Sponsored by the LLC Occitan Forum and CLCS Medieval Forum

Examines circulation of literary forms in the Latin east (lyric, romance, epic) and whether they provide culture continuity and support the construction of national identities.

Please send a brief abstract to Amy Vines at anvines@uncg.edu by April 30, 2020!

Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:23pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Updated submission deadline.

“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”

MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature

The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures.  Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.

“The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play,” a special issue

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

From the early Atari single-player arcade game Outlaw to more recent videogames such as Activision Blizzard’s multiplayer Overwatch, modern digital outlaws have long been popular characters in gaming culture. These characters often work to resist authoritarianism within their respective gaming worlds, and they frequently evoke much older outlaw representations, such as the Robin Hood of medieval ballads, by embodying popular definitions of justice and communal welfare. 

 

This special issue of The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

EARLY MODERN AFRICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Relgion and the Marketplace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets? 

 

Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (soldenbu@tulane.edu)

"Ri/sentimenti". Emotions and language

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Archives of emotions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.

“Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention

updated: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:30am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, CO

 

Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2020

 

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance, Sept. 17-19, 2020 (Undergrad CFP)

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

Undergraduate Sessions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 17-19, 2020

 

Keynote Address:  

“A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?”—Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 17-19, 2020

 

Keynote Address

 

Elizabeth Rhodes

 

Boston College

 

"A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?"

 

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" Bangor English Medievalism Transformed 2020

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
School of English, Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" 

Medievalism Transformed 2020 explores all historical and literary ideas relating to the theme of movement in the medieval world. How are texts re-invented across time? What role do texts play as cultural objects in their historical moment and beyond? How does a text engage with moving times, cultures, and space?

We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:

Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:04am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020

Submissions by 15 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions for the following sponsored roundtable and papers sessions to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020.

New Journal: New Chaucer Studies, Pedagogy and Profession

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:28pm
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession CFP

The mission of the New Chaucer Society is to “provide a forum for teachers and

scholars of Geoffrey Chaucer and his age.” As the working conditions of those

teachers and scholars change, this forum needs to expand to reflect those changes.

For this reason, NCS is happy to announce the launch of a new on-line venue,

New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession, hosted on the New Chaucer Society

website. This peer-reviewed, open access site will offer brief essays on teaching,

Cultures of Collectivity and Manuscript Evidence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.

Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference (Aug. 2020-Due 1 May)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society (RMMRA) invites papers on any topic relating to the period 400 -1700 and welcomes scholars in a broad range of disciplines including history, literature, art history, music, and gender studies with special consideration given to papers and proposals on this year’s theme, “Antique Modes of Thought, Romantic Traditions, and Legendary Storytelling in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.”

Submissions should be directed through our online portal at www.memberplanet.com/s/rmmra/rmmra2020cfp. Questions about the conference or membership should be directed to rmmraconf@gmail.com.

Ambiguity and Narratology (Interdisciplinary and Diachronic Workshop)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:02am
Universität Tübingen, GRK 1808 Ambiguität
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

(with apologizes for cross posting)

Dear all,

The Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity - Production and Perception of the Eberhard Karls Univeristät Tübingen is delighted to announce the CfP for the interdisciplinary and diachronic Workshop

Ambiguity and Narratology

Tübingen, November 5-7 2020

 

Violence in Art Book (Call for Submissions)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
GCRR Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

GCRR is currently seeking written or visual submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the theme of violence in art (or perhaps the absence of violence in art). We welcome both industry leaders and scholars from the disciplines of art, humanities, design, technology, and education to submit abstracts of their essay that will make a unique contribution to the academic study of violence and art. Abstracts or Proposals are due March 1, 2020.

Final scholarly submissions should be approximately 3000 words, or 500 words and mixed media, that address one of the following:

Sadomasochism in Medieval Cultures

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
Christopher Vaccaro
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Painful Pleasures: Sado-masochism in Medieval Cultures

Editor, Christopher T. Vaccaro

 

 

Call for Papers

 

 

CFP: Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) -- MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:44pm
R. John McCaw / U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 5-8, 2020). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2020 MMLA theme of “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: cultural movements, subcultures, authorial collaborations, literary circles, and interdisciplinary networks. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (or brief CV) to John McCaw at rjmccaw@uwm.edu by April 5, 2020. Papers may be in Spanish or English.

Dragons, War, Fire, and Desire

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:41pm
Dr. Pam Fox Kuhlken, Dept. of Classics & Humanities, and Dept. of Religious Studies; with Umanisti Classics Organization and MALAS and the Dept. of Humanities, San Diego State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Let’s not wait for George R.R. Martin to wrap up ASOIAF with the 3,000 page The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Let’s talk of thrones and let the games resume this fertile Beltrane (May Day, Friday, May 1, 2020), opening with a panel on Season 8 of A Game of Thrones, airing what went right and wrong with the HBO series, viewed by 31 million. Perhaps you want to craft a formal paper (20 minutes) or propose joining a panel (or bring your own team from campus); offer a lightning presentation (5 minutes) or experiment with a PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 second commentary each, in 6’40” total).

Monsters and Problematic Identities

updated: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 1:09am
The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association at CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association (MaRSA) of California State University, Long Beach is seeking individual papers as well as panel submissions for their graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSULB on March 12th, 2020.

Sense and Consensus

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5:37pm
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

“Sense and Consensus”

Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020

April 25th, 2020

300 Wheeler Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley

MLA Toronto, Jan 2021 - French 16th century

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:29pm
Executive Committee for the Forum on Sixteenth-Century French Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

Executive Committees for the Forum on Medieval French Literature and the Forum on Sixteenth-Century French Literature, Joint Call for Proposals:

New Critics XI Undergraduate Literature Conference at SUNY Oneonta

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:47pm
Akira Yatsuhashi/ SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
  • NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Undergraduates, please send a 150-word summary of your paper (an abstract) to: Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu
  • Conference Date: March 28, 2020
  • Papers must be critical (not creative) and can be on any subject in literature, popular culture, or cultural studies.
  • Accepted papers must be readable in 15 mins.
  • You don’t need to be an English or literature majors!
  • QUESTIONS: Email Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

updated: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:22pm
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 14, 2020 **

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

The 15th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Date: May 1, 2020

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island

250 Years of Sir Walter Scott

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:58pm
Dr. Jeff S. Dailey/Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, a writer whose creativity affected the worlds of poetry and prose for generations.  He also played an important role in the study of government, justice, and historiography.  His writings was a primary source of operatic librettin in the 19th century, and his impact on the worlds of music, art, theatre, and jurisprudence lasted well into the 20th century.  In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in his work, and his birthday willl draw further attention to the creations of this polymath.

"Objects" and "Medieval Empires" - CLCS Medieval MLA 2021 (Toronto)

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:55pm
Shirin A. Khanmohamadi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Please check out these CFPs for MLA 2021 in Toronto, sponsored by the CLCS Medieval Forum ObjectsHow do objects circulating within and around premodern literary texts reframe or intervene in traditional (national or imperial) literary histories or unearth new “global” literary histories? 250-word abstracts to Shirin Khanmohamadi (shirin1@sfsu.ed) by March 15. Medieval EmpiresWhat is a medieval empire? Extending the debate beyond the controversies of statehood in Europe, the panel considers non-European empires of the medieval world, imaginary or real, isolated or in contact with Europe. 250-word abstracts to Amy Vines (anvines@uncg.edu) by March 15.

 

 

Postgraduate English Journal Issue 40 (Spring 2020): Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 31st March 2020 for the journal’s 40th edition.

Call for Papers, Mythmoot VII: Defining and Defying Darkness

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:11pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

What is Mythmoot VII?

Mythmoot VII, with the theme of “Defying and Defining Darkness,” combines an academic conference, creative writing meet-up, and fan convention for a unique experience. Here at Mythmoot, we have room for serious scholarship in fields such as science fiction, high fantasy, horror, gothic, mythology, children’s literature, folklore.. .the list goes on. We also appreciate less academic, but no less enthusiastic, pursuits of all the above—such as demonstrations of how to knit the best fake candle ever, presentations theorizing the exact recipe for Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, or papers dissecting the cultural background of Baron Harkonnen!

Call for Proposals:

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