Medievalists have long engaged in the study of the body, producing some of the most influential contributions to the “bodily turn” of the 1980s and 1990s. The multidisciplinary conference “Reframing Medieval Bodies” invites reflection on past scholarship in this area and elaboration of new approaches and methods. We invite papers from the full range of disciplines in medieval studies, exploring bodies in their physiological, symbolic, political, economic, and performative capacities. Papers that revisit "the body" in light of bioarchaeological research and the history of medicine are especially welcome, as are papers that engage recent research on disability, gender, and race.
“One can get to the figure by making clear that every discourse possesses its counterpart, the object of which it speaks, which is over there, like what it designates in a horizon: sight on the edge of discourse.” —Jean-François Lyotard, Discourse, Figure, 7.
“Perhaps it is no more than an accident that in our two oldest examples figura occurs in combination with nova; but even if accidental, it is significant, for the notion of the new manifestation, the changing aspect, of the permanent runs through the whole history of the word.” —Erich Auerbach, “Figura,” Scenes from the Drama of European Literature, 12.
Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context
Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion
Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017
“THE CITY: IMAGES AND IMAGINARIES”
INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE OF THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, COMMUNICATION AND LIBRARY SCIENCE
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
12-15 March 2018
Manisa Celal Bayar University
International and Interdisciplinary Environment and Literature Symposium
1-3 November 2017-Manisa, Turkey
SCMS 2018 Panel CFP : Female Horror Filmmakers
“Softness? Have you seen my movie? When you make horror, it’s the expression of a form of violence that you feel inside of you – and it’s important we recognize that women feel violence and anger as well.” - Julia Ducournau, director of Raw
The IASEMS Graduate Conference at the British Institute of Florence
CONVERSIONS IN EARLY MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Florence, 20 April 2018
Abstract submission deadline: 29 October 2017
CFP: Special Edition of Mai: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture – ‘Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Sex in Contemporary Film and TV’ The newly founded feminist and LGBTQIA+ journal Mai is seeking contributions to its special edition, which revolves around ‘Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Sex in Contemporary Film and TV’. Mai is a new journal founded and edited by Anna Backman Rogers (Senior Lecturer in Feminist Philosophy and Visual Culture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and is named after the Swedish feminist filmmaker Mai Zetterling. The journal aims to become the basis for an intersectional feminist and queer collective of scholars, writers, artists and activists.
For its upcoming issue, Voyages: Journal of Contemporary Humanism welcomes essays, brief reflections, interviews (written and/or filmed), creative works (poetry, fiction, memoirs, visual arts) that engage with authoritarianism in contemporary culture.
Call for Papers
The 7th Issue of Localities
Call for Local Stories for the 7th Issue of Localities
The PhD Program in Media Research (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and the PhD Program in Communication (Universitat Jaume I de Castellón) are glad to announce an international PhD Workshop for predoctoral researchers on Communication.
Mirror, Mirror: Perceptions, Deceptions, and Reflections in Time (International Conference)
Type: Calls For Papers
Posted by: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Deadline: Sat, September 30th, 2017
After winning a presidential race characterized by scandal and bigotry, President Donald Trump has set his sights on undocumented migrants, some of whom have lived in relative safety under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACAmented youth are being detained and deported while Trump’s executive orders targeting undocumented persons are newly punishing sanctuary cities and mobilizing funds to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Memory and Lineage in Medieval Romance
The 25th Leeds International Medieval Congress has a special thematic strand of ‘memory’. Medieval romance lends itself to thinking about memory, in many ways, and not least because of its preoccupation with lineage. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of memory and/or lineage in medieval romance.
The brief is deliberately broad, so please feel free to interpret according to your interest. Some thematic and theoretical approaches to consider may be:
•inheritance / heritage / legacy
•remembering and recognition
•family histories and family politics