In this seminar, we will study the ways in which the Middle Ages invented race as well as the means by which modern understandings of the medieval world continue to inform and influence race.
We invite participants for a curated panel entitled "Hermeneutic Forms" to be held at the joint Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Conference in Colchester, England from June 18th to June 20th.
For Medieval Association of the Pacific 2018 Conference, Las Vegas Nevada (April 2018)
2018 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada
April 26-28, 2018
Call for papers
We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of British literature from the 18th-century and earlier, for the 2018 NPCEBL annual conference. Scholars from any academic rank (including undergraduate students) are invited to apply.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Randall Martin, Professor at the University of New Brunswick, and author of Shakespeare and Ecology (Oxford University Press, 2015), speaking on the subject of
“Shakespeare and the Natural World”
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, Philadelphia
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).