Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis.
Proposals for short presentations exploring the nature of medieval patience and its performance in secular and devotional contexts are invited for a session at the New Chaucer Society Congress at the University of Toronto from July 10-15, 2018. Patience is a complex and even paradoxical virtue. It intersects with agency and, to borrow Sara Ahmed’s term, willfulness, but it is also defined by restraint. It can describe an immediate response and/or a sustained practice. It involves affect as well as intellect. It exists on a continuum (someone can have no, little, or much patience), yet it exhibits a tipping point (when it runs out or is lost).
In line with the MMLA 2017 conference theme of Art and Activism, the English I permanent section seeks papers that explore how literature or culture before 1800 represent political action or serve to produce (or at least gesture towards) political action. We define political in the most broad terms possible and welcome submissions that explore ideology, the economy, political strategies for individual advancement, social change, religion, political commentary, and the politics of the reception of literature. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief vita to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2017.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, November 3-5, 2017
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
CFP: Paradox and Form: High and Low Art in Early Modern Literature
Dr. Ruth McIntyre, Kennesaw State University
Renaissance Border Crossings: Documented and Undocumented
Portland, Oregon, October 19-22, 2017
Plenary speakers: Fran Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, UC Davis
and Daniel Vitkus, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego
The Artisan’s Pen: Writers of the Middling Sort in the 16th and 17th centuries.
We are seeking papers for a panel to be held at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018.
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Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017
Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University
Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle
Call for Papers
For a special issue of Shakespeare: A Journal marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, we are inviting submissions of papers related to the issue's central topic of investigating Marx's impact, in a broad sense, on Shakespeare studies, either by exemplifying it in your own way or by commenting directly on it. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well. We are also looking for papers that investigate Shakespeare’s influence on Karl Marx and the development of his writings.
The proposed length for this is 6000 words, and the journal requires double-blind peer evaluation. We expect a strong issue.
“Artists, Activists, and Manuscript Evidence”
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Artists and Activists,” is sponsoring panels on manuscripts and printed books and the illuminators, scribes, editors, and other artists who created them and the scholars and readers who used them. The session invites all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical.
The conference will be held at Cincinnati, Ohio 09-12 November 2017.
Possible foci include but are by no means limited to:
The Phenomenon of the Cross in an Age of Reform
This CFP is seeking abstracts for a panel-proposal to the Sixteenth Century Society Conference (SCSC), to be held October 26-29, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI. <http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference/>. Abstracts that are accepted will then be submitted to the SCSC for consideration.