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EARLY MODERN AFRICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Relgion and the Marketplace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets? 

 

Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (soldenbu@tulane.edu)

UTPB Halloween Conference: Witches, Warlocks and Wizards

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:30am
University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

UTPB’s 2020 Halloween Conference: “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards”

deadline for submissions: 

June 1, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

University of Texas Permian Basin Literature and Languages Department

4901 E. University Blvd.

Odessa, Texas

79762

Conference date: Oct. 30, 2020.

contact email: 

salcedo_m@utpb.edu

 

CFP PAMLA Special Session - Veterans Studies

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This special panel session invites papers that explore any aspect of military service in literature, including those that reflect the conference theme of “City of God, City of Destruction.” Outside the trauma of military existence is the rich sense of community that exists in the brotherhood of service to one’s country. Military bases are cities unto their own. They exist as denizens of destruction. This session invites papers that explore the many facets of military experience exhibited in literature, theater, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.

Trust in the Text

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:40pm
Joseph Sterrett, Aarhus University, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

The introduction of movable type print in late fifteenth-century Europe began with the noble aspiration of making the Word of God available for all, most famously exemplified by the Gutenberg Bible.  How could early printers have foreseen that their work would prepare the ground for the violence and social turmoil that would follow in the Reformation. Texts, broadly defined, were experiencing a powerful transformation. The trust that people placed in texts came under severe strain even as they were more readily available than ever before.  Texts of all kinds—the sermon of the local clergyman, a pamphlet expressing a political view, poetry, plays, even the Word of God itself—required new methods and systems for declaring their trustworthiness.