The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation. As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire. Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.
Cultures of Violence in South Asia EditorialSpecial Issue of Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium (Vol.2, Issue 1, 2017) While the Indian Subcontinent lays claim to a rich legacy of anti-colonialism borne out of Gandhian ideals of non-violence, it is fraught with periodic flare-ups of violence between the state, insurgency groups, religious organizations, among a wide spectrum of other actors. It could even be argued that the violence has been congenital to the nation-state formation in the Indian Subcontinent, as exemplified in the rich literary tradition of the Partition narratives by SaadatManto, Ahmed Ali, Khushwant Singh, and Bapsi Sidhwa.
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah houses an important collection of political pamphlets printed in France during the period of the Religious Wars (1550) through the reign of Louis XIII (1643). A description of the holdings and an annotated bibliography of the pamphlets can be found online here: https://lib.byu.edu/collections/french-political-pamphlets/
CFP: SPRING 2017 EDITION OF GLOSSOLALIA
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s peer-reviewed graduate journal, is pleased to announce its call for papers for inclusion in the Spring 2017 edition, on the theme of “Dissent and Disobedience.”
The 11th Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
20-21 October 2017
Abstract Submission Extended to February 15th
Imagination and Representation: Descriptions of Arcadia from Antiquity to Pre-Modernity
Call for book chapters: Reading the Road in Shakespeare’s Britain
Editors: Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus
Deadline for submissions:
Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): April 28th, 2017.
Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2017
Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 29 September 2017
‘Go hie thee presently, post to the road’ (CE 3.2.906)
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2017 Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
August 3-6, 2017
Solemn Geographies & Sacred Places:
The Literature of Holy Location
5-7 October 2017
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Abilene Christian University-Dallas Campus
Dr. Kevin J. Gardner, Baylor University
Building Jerusalem: Elegies on Parish Churches (Bloomsbury 2016)
We invite papers exploring any aspect of religion, spirituality, and the sacred in Wharton’s work, including the afterlives of religion in gothic, aestheticism, or satire. How does Wharton conceptualize belief, spirituality, or religious tradition within modernity? What place does the sacred have in her writing, and where are the sacred spaces in her work? Are there distinctive features to Wharton’s discussions of religious architecture or sacred art? What interactions take place between Wharton’s fiction and the Bible, or religious texts and genres? How does Wharton’s anthropological eye address religious movements, practices, or characters?
NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers
The Formation and Re-formation of the Book: 1450-1650