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Special Issue: "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age"

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:45pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The journal, Humanities, is now accepting proposals for a special issue on "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age."  The deadline for the proposal is Janauary 31, 2019.  


“What end is served in abstracting the glimmer of numinosity, the summons to awe…from its particular histories, institutions, communities, struggles?”

—Tracy Fessenden, “The Problem of the Postsecular”

ACLA 2019 Panel -- The Islamic Empire in Literary Theory, World Literature, World Cinema, and Media

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:35pm
Eralda L. Lameborshi, PhD Stephen F. Austin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Throughout the twentieth century literary studies that focused on world literature were defined and challenged by anti-colonial and postcolonial thought. Postcolonial theory focused on a critique of modernity and especially a critique of western empires. This panel seeks to shift the focus of the study of empire and invites papers that consider representations of the Islamic Empire. We invite papers that analyze literature, film, and other media that engage with Islam as a religion and culture. We ask the following questions, among others: To what extent has Islam affected western immigration policies?

Kalamazoo sessions (4)

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 11:16am
Medieval Studies, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

The Medieval Studies Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center will sponsor four sessions at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (May 9-12):

1) “Exchanging Cultures: Anglo-French Relations in the Middle Ages” [paper session]

Re-presenting David Jones

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
Thomas Berenato / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019

Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center

CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong".

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:10am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

COREOPSIS: A JOURNAL OF MYTH & THEATREPeer reviewed journal of the Society for Ritual Arts CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong". Call for Papers for Spring 2019 - Submission Period is Open.Somehow we know that only living beings can be responsible and experience freedom. What is it about living beings, and about human beings in particular, such that this is the case? And what does that imply to the way we organize our human enterprises?

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.