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CFP: "Saint Paul: Reception, Representation, and Influence in the Middle Ages"

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 3:54pm
Sponsored Session: Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota , at 49th Int'l Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University, May 8-11 2014, Kalamazoo, MI

Paul beseeched his readers in Corinth, "be ye imitators of me, as I also am of Christ," and many attempted as much in the centuries that followed. This session invites assessment or re-assessment of Saint Paul and any aspect of his influence on medieval or early modern thought, life, or art. This influence has not always been salutary; Margery Kempe lamented that she had "suffyrd mech tribulacyon for cawse of hys wrytyng," specifically his injunction forbidding women to preach, and much recent scholarship on Paul has tended to focus on the difficulties that his refinements of early Christian morality have presented, in particular the limits he imposes on female authority and autonomy, his promotion of virginity, and his condemnation of homosexuality.

"Reading and Teaching the Medieval Secular Lyric"

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 3:23pm
Gale Sigal, Wake Forest University

This session is open to a broad spectrum of innovative approaches and interdisciplinary ideas about the reading and teaching of medieval secular song from the troubadours to Chaucer (in representative languages whether Old Occitan, Old French, Middle High German, or Middle English). The aim is to provide a forum for colloquy about the challenge of teaching medieval secular lyric: why do so in the first place? What are some effective approaches to introducing the medieval lyric as a genre? What methods for teaching close readings of the lyric work well? What contexts are most useful for framing the teaching of lyrics?

Send abstracts to Sigal@wfu.edu by Sept. 1, 2013.

Speaking in Two Voices: Academics Parenting Children with Disabilities

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 1:49pm
Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Suffolk County Community College

The growth of Disability Studies over the past two decades appears as an indication that academe is becoming more inclusive of those with disabilities. Scholarship increasingly focuses on the representation of various disabilities within literary texts, and more disability-centered texts are finding their way onto course syllabi. What does this mean for those of us who are both academics and parents of exceptional children? As Michael Bérubé suggests in his memoir _Jamie_, parents of children who cannot (always) represent themselves have an obligation to speak for their children, and this task of speaking for our children carries with it the additional challenge of speaking in the discourses of academia. In effect, we must speak in two voices.

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for December 2013 issue

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 12:38pm
The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry

'The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' calls
for submission for December 2013 issue: (www.themuse.webs.com)

Submission guidelines

1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously
unpublished (both print and online, not even published on
blogs,literary or discussion forums or social networking sites), and
not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief biodata. A cover letter would be nice
but is not mandatory.

3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References
should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture - PCA/ACA Chicago (04/16-19/2014); Deadline: November 1, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 10:20am
Christina Francis, Medieval Area Chair, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area accepts papers on all topics that either explore popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

CFP: "Enemies", Hortulus sponsored session, 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 8-11, 2014

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 12:10am
Hortulus, the online graduate journal of medieval studies

Please share the following Call For Papers with interested colleagues.

We invite submissions of 15-20 minute papers treating the widely conceived theme of "enemies" for the Hortulus sponsored session titled "Of whom shall I be afraid: Enemies in the Medieval Period" at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8-11, 2014.

Challenger Unbound

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 9:01pm
Dr Jonathan Cranfield (j.l.cranfield@ljmu.ac.uk) and Tom Ue (ue_tom@hotmail.com)

Challenger Unbound
Department of English, UCL
9 December 2013

CFP: New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing - 9/2/13

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 5:23pm
New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

contact email:

All submissions: www.newwriting.org.uk
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory is open for submissions for Volume 11 (Issues 11.1 - 11.3) and Volume 12 (Issues 12.1 - 12.3).

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also considered.

[UPDATE] "War and American Science Fiction," ALA Symposium: War and American Lit, Oct 10-12, New Orleans (Abstracts July 15)

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 5:06pm
Brooks E. Hefner, James Madison University

Deadline Extended: Abstracts due July 15

From the interplanetary wars of early science fiction through the more recent meditations on of power and capital, science fiction has often positioned itself against contemporary developments in the technologies and ideologies of modern warfare. This panel considers how war and the rhetoric of war appear across the history of American science fiction. Possible topics may include:

(REMINDER) - CFP: Television Series & the Supernatural (deadline July 31, 2013)

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 12:26pm
Supernatural Studies Association Journal

Call for Papers: Television Series and the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)

The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on television (spring 2014), guest edited by Franck Boulègue and Marisa C. Hayes.

Articles may examine any aspect of the representation of the supernatural within the context of television, past and/or present. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

Interdisciplinarity and the Job Market

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 11:20am
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014

Navigating interdisciplinarity when on the job market is tricky, and interdisciplinarians often shortchange specialties to fit traditional calls. This roundtable aims to examine how to capitalize on and effectively foreground interdisciplinary strengths within the pivotal context of application materials. Co-sponsored by NeMLA's Graduate and Women's and Gender Studies Caucuses, this session's goal is to cover best practices to help craft one's letter and C.V. better.

We invite abstracts on a range of topics that would be most beneficial in assisting scholars from all ranks in better negotiating the nuances of the job market and interdisciplinary studies.