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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

Reform and Social Justice in 19th-century American Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.

Newman Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:30pm
Department of Humanities, Regis College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

Call for Papers

Regis College, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

 

We are Pleased to Announce a Virtual Symposium on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint John Henry Newman and 75th Anniversary of the first Newman Symposium at Regis College. October 23, 2020.

 

Conference Theme: Newman: Scholar, Convert, Reformer, Cardinal, Saint 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Dadosky, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" 2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 5:42am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Postponed Deadline Announcement
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by December 31, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Don DeLillo and Religious Spaces PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Don DeLillo Society invites abstracts on DeLillo's use of space, virtual or physical, as new religious sites. From Jack Gladney's transcendent trips to the supermarket in White Noise to Sister Edgar's implied dissolution into the virtual heaven of the internet in Underworld, religious spaces proliferate throughout DeLillo's work. Yet in contrast to the religious experience, DeLillo also suggests a destructive inversion: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Kazakh Test Site. Characters often undertake pilgrimages to mid-Western towns, art exhibits, weapons testing sites, and even city dumps. In each of these excursions, characters seek to understand a sociality between themselves and the contexts they inhabit.

Biblical Reading and Renaissance Literary Production (NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2020, Philadelphia

This panel explores how strategies for reading the Bible shaped literary output during the 16th and 17th centuries. Recent criticism in the field of book history details the reading practices that evolved in response to the Reformation’s call for direct engagement with vernacular scripture. This panel aims to bring fresh thinking in the history of the book into conversation with the perennial topic of the Bible in and as literature, offering new insight into how biblical reading became literary production in this period.

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Middle Eastern Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020

Scholastic engagement with genres and texts of science fiction across various regions and cultures around the world has grown significantly over the last decade. In an effort to expand this ongoing study, the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Middle Eastern science fiction to be released in the winter of 2020.

With this issue, we aim to become a gathering place of current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Middle Eastern science fiction. We are seeking academic articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words, short reflection pieces of 500 to 1,000 words, and book reviews of 500-750 words by August 22nd, 2020.

Themed section: Queer Thanatologies - Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies, issue 4 (2021)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies / CIRQUE (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer - Inter-University Centre for Queer Research)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Introducing Whatever

Scholars working in queer studies, both in and out of academia, are still often marginalized; one of the aspects of this marginalization is the lack of publishing venues, which discourages potentially original and creative researchers from pursuing their interest in queer studies, and from contributing to the development of the field. This has a negative impact on both the queer studies community, and on scholarly, social, and political discourse in general.

Religion, Mobilities and Belonging in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:54am
Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

SPECIAL ISSUE - CALL FOR PAPERS

Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media 

(Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)

 

SPECIAL THEME:

Religion, Mobilities and Belonging

in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

 

SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS:

Dr. Efthymia-Lydia Roupakia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

roupakia@enl.auth.gr

The Secular and the Literary: Re-thinking Analysis and Interpretation in Light of Post-Secularism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:54am
NEMLA 2021- North East Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ever since Charles Taylor (A Secular Age) and Talal Asad (Formations of the Secular) questioned the supremacy of secularization, scholars in the fields of philosophy, sociology, and anthropology have used post-secularism to analyze gender, state violence, religion, pain, the senses, and more. This perspective has helped us to consider how secularization has been accepted as normative and inevitable, and how it functions as a disciplinary apparatus or as a constructed ideology.

Community Through Women's Eyes

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:46am
Jeannine Pitas, University of Dubuque and Susanna Cantu Gregory, Clarke University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

 

Call for Personal and Scholarly Essays for Edited Book: Community Through Women’s Eyes

Co-edited by Susanna Cantu Gregory, Ph.D. and Jeannine Pitas, Ph.D.

Keywords: community, faith community, adopted community, spirituality, women’s voices and experiences, intergenerational community, community entrance and departure, temporary community, online community, volunteer, activist, and literary communities.

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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Muslims in America (extended deadline for panel)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:57pm
Dr. Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

  Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association / SAMLA 92 Conference

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists.

Cormac McCarthy and Theology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Integrite: A Journal of Faith and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

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 (Fall 2021) on “Cormac McCarthy and Theology.” Essays may explore the intersection of Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s life, creative writing and its literary adaptation. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s work at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 7:40am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference 2020

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Conference Theme: 

CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION

 

Special Session:

Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading (Workshop)

 

Abstract:

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: OPEN TOPIC (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on any topic in the life and works of Flannery O’Connor. Please send 300-word abstracts by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: BREAKING (O'CONNOR'S) RULES (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on topics relevant to O'Connor's interpretations of and commentary on her own work, including but not limited to: the value of deferring to O'Connor's readings of her own stories, O'Connor's religious vision, O'Connor's definitions of grotesque or gothic, or O'Connor's politics. We want to know: how much should we let O'Connor dictate the meaning of her work? Please send a 300-word abstract by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

Iris Murdoch Review 11 - 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:46pm
Iris Murdoch Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Iris Murdoch Review board invites essays relating to the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her circle for the eleventh edition of the Review. Essays must conform to the Review's formatting guidelines and be approxmately 7000 words in length. Essays may focus on her fiction, philosophy, theology, life, informal writings, or her engagement with other figures in her life or work.

The Iris Murdoch Review (Kingston University Press) is a peer-review journal that publishes articles on the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her milieu on a yearly basis. The Review aims to represent the breadth and eclecticism of contemporary critical approaches to Murdoch, and particularly welcomes new perspectives and lines of inquiry. 

Cultures of Collectivity in French Literature Before 1789

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 5-8)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:08pm
Open Theology, De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

 

(second call) 

 

Edited by:

 

 

Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)

Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)

 

 

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neMLA Philadelphia 2021 Round Table (Russian Literature/Eastern Orthodoxy)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Isaac Aday/University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works.

MLA Just-in-Time Session: Covid-19 and Early Modern Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Nikki Roulo/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On April 30th, 2020, protesters flocked into Lansing, MI, to contest stay-at-home orders that slowed the spread of Covid-19. A number of the crowd carried assault rifles, Confederate flags, swastikas and nooses. Such displays of racism and violence prompt a questioning of the “right to protest” and “allowed” voice, especially when such displays harm people.

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