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"For the ankres was expert in swech thyngys": Enclosure in Medieval Literature (1)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
Stacie Vos, UC San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The 2020 pandemic has required everyone to think about the boundaries of self and body in new ways, but these questions were already at the center of medieval devotional texts from the Ancrene Wisse to the Shewings of Julian of Norwich, and even The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery seeks harbor wherever she goes. 

 

This session asks for presentations related to enclosure and isolation in medieval art, history and literature, especially works that influence prose writings in the vernacular. 

 

What did cloistered living offer to nuns and anchoresses, and what did the cloister offer to the outside world?

 

Medieval and Early Modern Literature at CEA (April 8-10, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The College English Association’s 52st national conference, from April 8-10, 2021, 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.

Philomela and Her Descendents: Re-membering Traumatized Women in Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewcz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Philomela is devoted sister, is victim of a brutal rape and mutilation, is weaver, is revenger, is nightingale. The specter of Philomela haunts the western canon, where she is a shorthand for rape, where the song of the nightingale is shorthand for suffering. Where Philomela is invoked, the ingenious weaver of the Metamorphoses is newly silenced by threadbare retellings. In Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, Philomela is severed from both revenge and transformation; as Lavinia in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, she is severed from the consolation and commiseration of other women; and in Eliot’s The Wasteland, her “inviolable voice” is severed from her violated body, laments to the crude unhearing.

Call for Articles: Between Art and Life. The Gargantuan World of Medieval Laughter

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Vox medii aevi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Articles: Between Art and Life. The Gargantuan World of Medieval LaughterSUBMISSION: 15TH APRIL 2021PUBLISHING: NOVEMBER 2021Laughter has been a favourite topic for medievalists for many decades, yet the potential for new research remains great. Approaches have traditionally been framed through the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, whose ideas on carnival culture have long defined understandings of medieval comedy throughout the global scholarly community. Reflecting on the many ways that the study of humour has changed over the past decades, and on the multidisciplinary approaches that have driven these changes, in this issue we welcome new interpretations of medieval humour, comedy, and laughter.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2021: Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 9:59am
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Special Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Medieval animal studies has tended to privilege literary and encyclopedic texts, viewing animals within Aristotelian hierarchies of rationality, while research on animals in medieval medicine has focused on their use as ingredients, rather than their potential status as patients. There have been few discussions of animals and humans in relationships of care, or of animals as the recipients of medical treatment. In this panel, we seek to expand these conversations by centering veterinary medicine, including treatment manuals (e.g., hawking handbooks), literary representations of veterinary practices (e.g., romance heroes caring for horses), and other genres that concern the (un)ethical, (il)legal, or (im)proper treatment, training, or keeping of animals.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2021 - Whatever Happened to Baby Cain? Ambiguous Childhood in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:46am
Alexandra Claridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

 

 

• Historical notions of education, child-rearing, and ʻgood

 

behaviourʼ.

 

• Non-human and/or monstrous children.

 

• Infantilised adults and inescapable childhood.

Seeing Climate through Medieval Art and Architecture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 4:46am
ICMA-Student Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Call for Papers for ‘ICMA Student Committee’ Session Proposal

International Medieval Congress (IMC 2021) 5-8 July 2021, University of Leeds

 

Seeing Climate through Medieval Art and Architecture

 

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 November 2020.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2018: 87.22)

CFP for ICMS 2021 Kalamazoo: Eating Like Orientals in the Medieval Western Imagination

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, a common practice for many western media was to revisit an old orientalist habit to equate eastern culinary customs to primitiveness, eagerly reporting on Chinese “omnivorous markets” and “culinary adventurism” as a likely cause of the pandemic. Western disdain for extremely omnivorous eastern eating habits is not new to medievalists, nor is it a distinctively modern phenomenon. Such disdain for “oriental” eating habits focuses on the purportedly unclean, unethical, underdeveloped ways of eating everything, including whatever is tabooed for a Latin Christian to eat.

Conference on Hamlet and the Nordic countries, November 12-14, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:45am
University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations The story of Shakespeare’s Nordic play is also, inevitably, one of cultural exchanges before, during and after the early modern period. From its origins in Nordic tradition to its re-introduction in the Nordic countries through Shakespeare’s play, the story of Hamlet from the middle ages to present time is inextricably bound up with Nordic history and culture. This conference, co-hosted by the Nordic Shakespeare Society and the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, is the first to explore the specific Nordic dimensions of Hamlet.

Kzoo 2021: Medievalist as Auctor (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Erin K. Wagner
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.

CFP: Humanities Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 2, November 2020, UK

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
London Academic Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2020
Vol. 3, No. 2 - November, 2020

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

Medieval Magic in Theory: Prologues to Learned Texts of Magic

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Vajra Regan (University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CFP (56TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO, MAY 2021)

 

MEDIEVAL MAGIC IN THEORY: PROLOGUES TO LEARNED TEXTS OF MAGIC AND ASTROLOGY


Sponsor: The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

Co-sponsor: The Societas Magica

CFP, Eikon Imago, vol. 10 (2021). Miscellany and Monographic Issue (Eternal Sadness: Representations of Death in Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Present Time, ed. Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:32am
Grupo de Investigación Capire, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Our scientific journal Eikón / Imago, edited by the CAPIRE research team at the Complutense University of Madrid, is already working on the next issue. It is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era, culture or country, as well as any thematic, typological or disciplinary variant: religious, mythological, political, musical, fantastic, animalistic and other.Each issue of Eikón / Imago Magazine consists of three sections:- Miscellany: related to any aspect of the general thematic coverage of the Journal (free peer review articles).- Monographic: the topic changes every year.

CFP «Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione», XV, 2020 (sections "Essay" and "Theory and practice of Translation")

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:11pm
«Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione» -Università degli Studi di Trento
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Dear Colleagues,
this to report that academic Journal "Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione" has opened a new call for paper for its three permanent sections: Essays, a miscellaneous collection of academic articles on different topics; Translation Theory and Practice, devoted to papers on Translation Studies as well as to the publication of original translations of literary texts (both poetry and prose), accompanied by a critical commentary; Reprints, presenting works that, however pivotal for the scientific community and the history of Literary Studies, have never been translated into Italian or are no longer available in their first printed editions.

Framing Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
Grace Morgan Armstrong/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session at NEMLA in Philadelphia, PA, 3/11-14, 2021. Abstracts (300 words+ short bio) must be received by September 30 at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18915

 

 

 

Framing Narratives:  NEMLA, 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 11-14, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA

 

(Comparative Literature / Cultural Studies and Media Studies)

 

Panel:

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:34pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session 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. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session 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. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Chaucerian resonances in early modern drama (special issue of a journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 7:42am
Lindsay Reid (NUI Galway) and Rachel Stenner (Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Article proposals are sought for a special issue of a journal on Chaucerian resonances in early modern drama. At present, confirmed contributions for this issue focus primarily on Chaucerian resonances in Shakespeare’s works. We are potentially interested in further contributions focusing on Shakespeare's Chauceriana but would be especially interested to receive proposals relating to Chaucerian resonances beyond Shakespeare’s dramatic canon.

Teaching and Pedagogy During Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion for the 35th International Conference on Medievalism (“Impossible Playtimes,” 12-14 November 2020, Old Dominion University)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
The Year's Work in Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pivot from face to face to remote or digital instruction affected every teacher and student across the world. This roundtable invites participants to reflect and discuss teaching in the current moment, as well as during the unplanned (February-April) 2020 pivot. 

Uncharted Medievalisms: Revealing the Medieval in Popular Fiction and Games (Panel) (9/30/2020; NeMLA Philadelphia 3/11-14/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:44am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Uncharted Medievalisms: Revealing the Medieval in Popular Fiction and Games (Panel)

52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020

Session organized by Carl B. Sell and Michael A. Torregrossa and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

 

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable) (9/30/2020; NeMLA Philadelphia 3/11-14/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:43am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable)

52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020

Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa and Carl B. Sell and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

 

Phenomenology of Religious Experience V: (Ir)Rationality and Religiosity During Pandemics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:38am
Open Theology, De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

Phenomenology of Religious Experience V: (Ir)Rationality and Religiosity During Pandemics

Edited by:
Olga Louchakova-Schwartz (UC Davis and Graduate Theological Union)
Jason Alvis (University of Vienna)
Michael Staudigl (University of Vienna)

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Performance Beyond Drama – Special Issue, JMEMS

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:50pm
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Editors invite submissions for Performance Beyond Drama, a special issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.  

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:13am
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

**Extended Deadline (see note below re: conference format flexibility in light of COVID-19)

 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization

The Ohio State University

 

Call for Papers

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

October 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

 

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