'The Star of India': A Critical Anthology on Flora Annie Steel
The last decade has seen a return to religion in early modern studies. A previous generation of scholarship had sublimated questions of theology and religious identification in favor of the cultural studies "holy trinity" of race, class, and gender. However New Historicist criticism began to embrace and understand Renaissance texts through the lens of Reformation theological disputation and the religious environment in which individual texts were created. Shakespeare, the most towering figure of English Renaissance writing is no exception. As a case in point Stephen Greenblatt's popular biography of the author Will in the World spends ample time investigating the evidence for possible recusant sensibilities in that most English writer.
Montevideana VIII: New Mappings of the Avant-gardes. Views from (or towards) Latin America.
Deadline for submissions: April 26th, 2013.
We invite proposals on the topic of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities for presentation at the 70th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 3-5, 2013.
Please send abstracts of 500 words, your name and affiliation and a statement identifying any A/V needs to the session chair and secretary by March 31, 2013:
Carol Bunch Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dustin Morrow (email@example.com)
Abstracts on all topics are welcome and will receive full consideration, but we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts on interdisciplinary projects.
The editors seek abstracts for essays sharing advice, unique stories or sage wisdom for graduate students at all levels. We are seeking to increase transparency and a community of support for graduate students. We welcome abstracts addressing personal experiences from graduate students at every stage in their academic career (i.e. first year, post Comprehensive exams, ABD, etc.). All humanities fields are welcome.
Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South Conference
October 3-5, 2013 Savannah, Georgia
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Disability and the American Counterculture
Special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair
New Book Series: Shakespeare and the Stage
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press has established a new Series on Shakespeare and the Stage, devoted to the publication of scholarly works on the theatrical dimensions of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Both individual studies and collections of previously unpublished essays are welcome.
The Series Editors are Peter Kanelos, Valparaiso University (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Matthew Kozusko, Ursinus College (email@example.com). Proposals should be addressed directly to the editors.
The 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center from November 7-10, 2013.
I am seeking papers that explore the links between evolutionary psychology/biology and fiction. In what ways might evolutionary theory assist or hinder an understanding and analysis of fiction?
Papers might also examine fiction after Darwin.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief C.V. by May 31st to Kevin Swafford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Kevin Swafford, Bradley University
The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis, MO, this October 11-13, 2013.