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Sanctifying Violence

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:27am
Lives and Afterlives The Forty-Fifth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium April 12-13, 2019 The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 26, 2018

Sanctifying Violence

Organizers: Elizabeth Maffetone and Joseph Morgan (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Female Agency in the Later Middle Ages

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Thirty years ago, in her seminal book, Holy Feast and Holy Fast: the Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women, Caroline Walker Bynum proposed that the later Middle Ages witnessed the rise of the first women’s movement in Christian history. Looking within and beyond the purview of religious devotion, this panel welcomes papers that corroborate, qualify, or critique Bynum’s claim by examining medieval representations of female agency. What constitutes female agency in late medieval literature, society and culture? To what end is it exerted? How and by whom is it celebrated and/or censured?

2nd Global Conference: The Changing Faces of Evil

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:14pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

2nd Global Conference:
The Changing Faces of Evil
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 9th March - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Evil – the things we do as well as the things that happen to us – continues to be a stubborn and destructive presence in our lives. Despite often repeated slogans of ‘never again’ and ‘lessons will be learned’, and in the face of all of the monuments, memorials, speeches and books designed to keep the ills of the past ever in our thoughts, the sheer savagery of the evils we are individually and collectively capable of performing is writ seemingly larger every day.

Doctor Virtualis 15: Mystics and Knowledge

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:18pm
Università degli Studi di Milano
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

The most fundamental question from which this journal’s number arise is the following: is it possible to compare the specific attitude of a line of medieval mysticism thought with some aspects of contemporary thought? Which are important in particular?

A first element concerns the typical model of monastic reflection of the 12th century, in which the mystical perspective, with a strongly metaphorical language, drafts a cognitive itinerary in which the subject assimilates itself to the known object (dynamics that is illustrated with the analogy of the relationship between the lover and the loved).

Kalamazoo 2019: Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:11pm
Johanna Pollick, University of Glasgow & Hannah Kirby Wood, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This session at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies examines the many valences of wounds in late medieval Christianity, focusing on themes surrounding wounds and wounding both visible (corporeal and/or material) and invisible (rhetorical and allegorical). The image of the wounded body held a central place in late medieval Christian practice and material culture; the wounds of the crucified Christ were tangible reminders of his Passion and served as foci of veneration, while stigmatic saints and maimed martyrs were marked as holy by means of bodily trauma.

Vernacular Devotional Cultures Sessions - 9-12 May 2019 - 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:17am
Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group

ICMS 2019

The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is organizing the following three special sessions at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2019. The VDCG sponsors sessions on medieval mystics and mysticism and showcases recent scholarship on vernacular spiritual traditions in medieval Western Europe.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form to Dr Catherine Annette Grisé ( by 15 September 2018. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Contact Information:

Contemporary North-American Literature: Visions and Revisions – Journal Aletria: Revista de Estudos de LIteratura, v. 29, n. 2 (2019) [Brazil – FREE OF CHARGE]

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:01pm
Post-Graduation Programm in Literary Studies of the Scholl of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

This issue of Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura welcomes papers that offer critical contributions on the contemporary scenario of English-language literatures in North America. Our purpose is to bring together articles that discuss contemporary literary productions against the background of profound political, historical and cultural changes in both the United States and Canada.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Conference on Sermon Studies, October 11-14, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:43pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall university
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 24, 2018

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its second annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held October 11-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec.

The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.

The theme for 2018 is “Space, Place, Context.” Topics related to the theme might include

Sacred Troubling Topics in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:50am
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018



ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION, DATE: March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

Country Music and Jesus

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:32am
Darren J. N. Middleton / Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 19, 2018

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 ( and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2019) on “Country Music and Jesus.” Essays may explore the intersection of country music and Christian claims concerning the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christianity and country music at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

Some possible topics include:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Old English Literature, Including Beowulf'

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:15pm
Derek Updegraff, Azusa Pacific University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Old English Literature, Including Beowulf
Presiding Officer: Derek Updegraff, Azusa Pacific University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (

Panel description:

"The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. New Series”

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:47am
"The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. New Series”
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS “The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. New Series”

We invite contributors to submit papers for the next issues of the “The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. New Series”, a peer reviewed academic journal indexed in ICI Journals Master List, ERIH Plus and CEEOL.

(Kalamazoo 2019) Making Time in Medieval Literature

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:25am
Kaylin O'Dell (Suffolk University); Hannah Byland (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Making Time in Medieval Literature 

Thinking with Nancy

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:06pm
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thinking with Nancy




International Conference

Friday 29thand Saturday 30thMarch 2019


Balliol College 

University of Oxford

United Kingdom



Keynote Speaker: Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Strasbourg)



Organisers: Marie Chabbert and Nikolaas Deketelaere



Medicine and Religion in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1550-1800: Call for Chapter Submissions to Edited Volume

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:07am
Kathleen Miller (University of Toronto/Queen's University Belfast)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

This edited volume interrogates the intersection of medicine and religion in a trans-Atlantic context in the early modern period, from 1550 to 1800. Kathleen Miller, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto/Queen’s University Belfast and author of The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan), will edit the volume and seeks out chapter submissions in the areas of literature, history and book history. 

Chapters may address, though are not limited to, the following topics:

Auburn University at Montgomery Southern Studies Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:11am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL
February 1-2, 2019

Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a gallery exhibition.

Call for Papers for an English issue of "MASKA" academic journal: ORIGINS – BEGINNINGS – GENESIS

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:10am
MASKA Anthropology Sociology Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

We invite contributors to submit papers for the next issue of the MASKA academic journal, concerning themes presented below or other related to the topic of origins and genesis.Only English-language text will be accepted for this edition. Suggested themes include but are not limited to:

Literature & Religion

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Meeting, Bellingham WA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:

What's Jewish About Death (Special Issue of Shofar)

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Laura Limonic, SUNY Old Westerbury; Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Call for Papers: What’s Jewish about death? - A Special Issue of SHOFAR: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

Guest Editors: Laura Limonic, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY Old Westbury; Tahneer Oksman, Assistant Professor of Academic Writing, Marymount Manhattan College

Journal Editors: Eugene Avrutin, University of Illinois; Ranen Omer-Sherman, University of Louisville

Melville at 200

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:17am
Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

“Melville at 200”

The International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:17am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 20, 2018

We cordially welcome you to join us Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2018 for the International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018) at the Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan.

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

The Problem with God: Christianity and Literature in Tension

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:09am
Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018


The Problem with God:

Christianity and Literature in Tension

Harvard Divinity Scool, Cambridge, MA, March 29-30, 2019

An International Meeting of the

Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)

Organizers: Matthew Potts (Harvard Divinity School) and

Gregor Thuswaldner (North Park University)


Octavia E Butler & Religion--Edited Volume

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:55am
Dr. Shelby Crosby/Dr. Aparajita Nanda
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Octavia Butler and Religion


Octavia E. Butler burst onto the science fiction literary scene with the publication of her first novel, The Patternmaster, in 1976. Her work continued to transform and develop the field in remarkable ways until her death in 2006. From creating worlds of powerful telepaths, alien beings looking to “trade” with humans to advance their civilization or creating a religion that fosters and encourages its followers to believe that “God is change,” Butler’s talent is astounding and groundbreaking.


MUSLIMS IN AMERICA - SAMLA 90 November 2-4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:17pm
Mahwash Shoaib/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Deadline Extended: June 17, 2018

The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.


This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of social and political activism. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts as reflections of grassroots or macropolitical movements.

Literature of / about the Christian Right

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:18pm
Christianity & Literature (journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Special Issue of Christianity & Literature


“Literature of / about the Christian Right” 

Guest Editor: Christopher Douglas (University of Victoria)


The Times ‘best-seller’ list was misleading. Evangelical books were often outselling the Times’ best-sellers. But the paper did not bother to count sales in religious bookstores. The people hurt most weren’t evangelical authors (our books sold anyway); rather, the losers were Democratic Party leaders and other liberal readers of the ‘paper of record’ who were blindsided by subsequent events. The Times’ readers were not given a heads-up about what was going on ‘out there.’ 

– Frank Schaeffer, Crazy for God