category: theory

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages (SEMA 2015 - Oct. 22-24, Little Rock)

full name / name of organization: 
mearcstapa - mearcstapa.org
contact email: 
stefaniegoyette@gmail.com

Session sponsored by mearcstapa
SEMA (Southeast Medieval Association) Conference Oct. 22-24 in Little Rock, Arkansas

NeMLA 2016: "Food and Feast in Post-Medieval Outlaw Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

This session will present new work from scholars in an emerging line of inquiry: post-medieval outlaw narratives and the textual and cultural relevance of feasting and eating.

Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

Papers and Panels: Sports and Violence Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ashland Center for Nonviolence
contact email: 
acn@ashland.edu

Interdisciplinary Conference on Sports and Violence, March 19, 2016, Proposals due by October 31, 2015

“Pop Scene: Culture and Opposition in 1990s Britain”

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Benjamin Halligan / University of Salford, Greater Manchester
contact email: 
b.halligan@salford.ac.uk

Call for Proposals:

“Pop Scene: Culture and Opposition in 1990s Britain”

The Ruin, the Future

full name / name of organization: 
Transformations
contact email: 
editor@transformationsjournal.org

Transformations: CFP: Issue 28

The Ruin, the Future

New Journal: The Bulletin of International Association for Robin Hood Studies

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu; valerie.johnson@lmc.gatech.edu

The International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS) is pleased to announce the creation of a new, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin H

[UPDATE] Session:Art as Information: Plans, Maps, Diagrams and Algorithms

full name / name of organization: 
Universities Art Association of Canada, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
contact email: 
jzdebik@uottawa.ca

Call for papers for group session: Art as Information: Plans, Maps, Diagrams and Algorithms for the 2015 UAAC conference at NSCAD University, Halifax, on November 5–7.

"Remeasuring Lyrical Pain" -- Seminar CFP -- ACLA Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, March 17–20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Tabak / Brown University
contact email: 
jessica_tabak@brown.edu

In recent scholarship, lyric emerges as a privileged form for expressing, simulating, and circulating pain: its formal flexibility, non-narrative structure, and somatic elements allow lyric to evoke a

NeMLA Roundtable: “Beyond the Monster Inside: The Ethics of Fragmentation in the Long Nineteenth-Century”: Due 9/30/15

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016: March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
melissa.rampelli@gmail.com

Doubles and doppelgangers abound in the Victorian Gothic novel and Miltonian readings have emphasized the inner monster as a nod to the period’s desire to, in Tennyson’s terms, “Move upward, wor

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