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2018 British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:51pm
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference. Berlin, Germany July5-6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:23am
Ian McIntosh/Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, and elsewhere, with the numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great variety of religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs and sacred geographies. As a global phenomenon, pilgrimage facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures, occupations, and walks of life. In the 5th Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of these often profound events.

American Jews and Music: Assembling New Canons and Contexts

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:36pm
Special Issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature, Guest editors: Jonathan Freedman and Laurence Roth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

If the first major waves of popular interest in, philanthropic funding of, and scholarship on contemporary Jewish music and songwriters in the U.S. have finally receded, they've left a treasure in their wake. From Orthodox popular music and chazzanut, to jazz masters of the 1930s, to hipster oddities of the “new Jewish music” scene, to gypsy-punk klezmer cabaret bands and the Jewish identified art of Leonard Cohen and John Zorn, today’s audiences have access to a wealth of Jew-ish sounds and entertainments.

 

Leeds International Medieval Congress 2018: The Textual Afterlives of Medieval Mystics, Visionaries, and Prophets

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
Justine Trombley
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Recent scholarship has noted the importance of viewing medieval manuscripts at many stages of their “lives”, not merely confined to the mechanics of their production and the immediate contexts of their creation, but also viewing them within each cultural context that they encountered throughout their existence. This session aims to apply this approach to manuscripts of medieval mystical, visionary, or prophetic/revelatory texts, examining their reception and use long after their original composition and the lives of their authors. These genres produced some of the most provocative and controversial texts of the Middle Ages, with often complicated reception histories.

Call for submissions: Catholic Library World

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:27pm
Catholic Library World/ Catholic Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed association journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.

Religion in America: "Kindness"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:44pm
Religion in America Unit of AAR-WR
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.  

Spirituality And....Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:25pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
Spirituality And....Culture

including a guided tour of Belém and the Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Thomas Merton (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:16pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

International Thomas Merton Society 

at the

College English Association

49TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5-7, 2018

Call for Papers

 

ACLA Seminar: Figuring the Sacred in a (Post-)Secular World

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:20pm
ACLA Conference 2018, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In his 1938 essay, “Figura,” Erich Auerbach asserts that a figura, unlike an eidosconveying static form, is inherently invested in a relation to time. As Auerbach's use of the figure was polemically mobilized in order to undermine the manufactured barbarism of fascist philology in his time, so might the figure in yet other chronotopes direct readership to structures of barbarism, power, or erotic desire, for example, and their material and philosophical lineages in the world.

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