category: religion

The myths of yesterday and the myths of today. From Barthes to Maffesoli («Poli-Femo» special issue: deadline May 30th 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
IULM University, Milan, Italy
contact email: 
redazione.polifemo@iulm.it

The myths of yesterday and the myths of today.
From Barthes to Maffesoli.

"New Directions in Africana Literature" - Abstract Deadline 6/10/15 - SAMLA 87 Conference (November 13-15)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmelton@gettysburg.edu, shauna.kirlew@howard.edu

“New Directions in Africana Literature”

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

full name / name of organization: 
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
contact email: 
jsr@msu.edu

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues.

In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

Call for Papers
In More’s Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
Foundation #124 (summer 2016)

Foundation Essay Prize 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

We are pleased to announce the return of our essay competition.

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Cogent Arts & Humanities OA
contact email: 
mauro@psu.edu

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

BJLL Vol. VII (2015) - Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 18th for SWSW

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, a

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
journal.on.arts@gmail.com

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
journal.on.arts@gmail.com

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

The Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability - November 1-3, 2015. Fukuoka, Japan. Abstracts Aug 15.

full name / name of organization: 
ESD Focus
contact email: 
secretariat@esdfocus.org

Join us in Fukuoka, Japan for the Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability from November 1-3, 2015. Registration includes meals and a city tour.

CFP: Articles for New Open-Access Journal Indigenous Knowledge: Other Ways of Knowing

full name / name of organization: 
Judy M. Bertonazzi
contact email: 
bertonazzij@gmail.com

Dear Colleagues,

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

full name / name of organization: 
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
contact email: 
jwebb@huntington.edu

ABC-CLIO is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016.

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba,

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

Waiting for Utopia: Ireland and the Utopian Impulse, Nov. 20-21, 2015 (Submission deadline: Jun 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Caen Lower Normandy, France
contact email: 
carys.lewis@unicaen.fr; bertrand.cardin@unicaen.fr

However one chooses to look at it, Utopia has a natural inclination towards unrealizable representations. If therefore “Utopia is meta-Utopia” (Robert Nozick), Ireland and Irish culture might still seem to many to occupy the unrepresentable, to be that primary u-topos, a blank spot that successive conjurors of nations have struggled to sell to their own followers, let alone to the rest of the world...

CFP "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication - an international journal"

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
cristina_moraru@rocketmail.com

CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

Special Issue: MASCULINITIES

full name / name of organization: 
Writing from Below
contact email: 
S.Abblitt@latrobe.edu.au

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic hetero

Request for Proposals - The Intersection of Diplomacy, Development and Defense: Faith and Ethnicity at the Crossroads

full name / name of organization: 
International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation
contact email: 
icerm@icermediation.org

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM) is currently accepting papers for the 2015 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

PAMLA 2015 (Nov. 6-8) in Portland - America's Obsession with Superheroes (Proposal due by May 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu

“Hera, give me strength!” Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn’t one of them.

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

CfP. The Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Us

full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 
application@euroacademia.eu

The Third Euroacademia International Conference
‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’

Palazzo Bernardini, Lucca,Tuscany, Italy
19 – 20 June 2015

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com; nurit@ritukh.co.il

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

Beyond Nostalgia: Ethics, Politics, and the Critique of Modernity, January 15-16, 2016, New York, NY

full name / name of organization: 
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
contact email: 
telosnyc@telosinstitute.net


The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

full name / name of organization: 
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)
contact email: 
metaspiegelman@gmail.com

The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate.

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Frontiers
contact email: 
Spencer.Keralis@unt.edu

Deadline extended to May 15!

ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millenial North-American Literature and Visual Culture, 7-8 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
contact email: 
exrey2016@gmail.com

Internationa Conference: ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Lublin, Poland
April 7-8, 2016

Call for papers
MCSU Department of American Literature and Culture in cooperation with Canadian Studies Department and Video Game Research Center is pleased to announce a two-day international conference “ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.” The conference will take place in Lublin, Poland, on 7-8 April 2016.
We invite presentations that focus on the forms of expression and repression in American or Canadian literature and visual culture (i.e. film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) spanning the period of the last fifteen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
•language as a source and tool of oppression and empowerment
•sexuality: self-expression vs. erotophobia and sexual repression
•mind: creativity and trauma, denial and repressed memory
•the body as a space of self-expression and self-inflicted regimes: dietary and beautification practices, clothing, body modification
•emotional abuse, power, and control relationships
•spaces of confinement: prisons, war zones, refugee camps
•surveillance: panopticons and spaces of control
•political repression and persecution: totalitarianism, autocracy, dictatorship, despotism
•representations of post-millennial watersheds (9/11, Enron, John Jay Report, crisis of 2008)
•new forms of narrative expression (blogs, fan fiction, Twiterature)
•text as an interactive space: ergodic literature, hypertext, cybertext
•video games and virtual worlds as spaces of expression and repression
•cross- and trans-media dialogues (expressing image through text and text through image)

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Stefan Brandt, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria
Prof. Pawel Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Selected presenters will be invited to participate in a joint book project to be published by Peter Lang in 2017.

Abstracts, including the title of the paper, name of the author(s), and academic affiliation, should be sent to Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel to exrey2016@gmail.com by 15 October 2015.

The conference fee of 250 PLN or 65 € covers conference materials, coffee breaks and a wine reception.

Further information is available on the conference website at exrey.umcs.lublin.pl.

[REMINDER] British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century PAMLA 2015: Portland Oregon Nov 6-8

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
vab@gwmail.gwu.edu

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.

CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

full name / name of organization: 
Persona Studies Journal
contact email: 
personastudies@deakin.edu.au

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
eclark@smumn.edu

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

full name / name of organization: 
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA
contact email: 
shiple18@msu.edu

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference.

Fortean Approaches to the Study of Religion (Deadline for Abstracts, June 15th 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jack Hunter
contact email: 
discarnates@googlemail.com

CFP: Fortean Approaches to the Study of Religion (Deadline for Abstract Submissions, June 15th 2015)

Currently seeking abstract submissions for inclusion in the following proposed collection:

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

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