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Utopian Studies Conference

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

42nd Annual Meeting
November 9-12, 2017
Conference Theme: Utopian Gracelands, Dystopian Blues, and the City on the Bluff

Doubletree By Hilton Memphis Downtown
185 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN

 Download the CFP as a PDF here.

Form, Text, and the Medieval Manuscript Roll (Kalamazoo 2018)

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll & Fragment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The medieval manuscript roll was remarkably versatile. Playing host to a variety of genres, the roll format was an omnipresent feature of the textual landscape throughout the Middle Ages. Though its popularity is often attributed to its portability or economical construction, scholars have also noted relationships between its form and the genres it contains. For example, the inverted images of Exultet rolls were visible to onlookers as the texts were read, while the continuous length of a roll could emphasise the continuous history of a chronicle or genealogy. At the same time, however, rolls contain many texts not obviously connected to their format: poetry, recipes, devotional texts, charms, poetry, and even chiromancy.


Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 5:47am
University of Córdoba, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This three-day event—a two-day conference followed by a workshop on the third day—aims to interrogate the multiple and overlapping global processes underlying three emergent relational fields or modes of enquiry: precarity, populism and post-truth politics. As a network, we are committed to the pursuit of arguments and ideas that will foster articulation of research questions and positions and the construction of one or more interlinked, interdisciplinary projects. We seek to identify the interconnections between precarity, populism and post-truth politics in ways that will enable the development of cross-cutting thematic and theoretical approaches to these manifestations of global inequality, injustice and tension.