Organizers: Elizabeth Maffetone and Joseph Morgan (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Organizers: Elizabeth Maffetone and Joseph Morgan (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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
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.
PCDP 2019: Fairies and the Fantastic
February 22-23, 2019
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).
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 Group
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 September 2018. Electronic submissions are preferred.
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.
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
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN/CLOSE DATE ON ACLA WEBSITE--ACLA.ORG: August 30-September 20, 2018
ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION, DATE: March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
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 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:
Call for Papers
Correspondences Special Issue: Women, Esotericism, and the Making of Modernity
CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION
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 (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)
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.
Making Time in Medieval Literature
Thinking with Nancy
CALL FOR PAPERS
Friday 29thand Saturday 30thMarch 2019
University of Oxford
Keynote Speaker: Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Strasbourg)
Organisers: Marie Chabbert and Nikolaas Deketelaere
Panel: "Representing Religion in an Era of Secularization and Nation Building"
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:
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.
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:
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: http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
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
The 2019 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
February 15–17, 2019
New York, NY
Political Theology Today as Critical Theory of the Contemporary: Reason, Religion, Humanism
“Melville at 200”
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
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 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.
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.
MUSLIMS IN AMERICA
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.
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