As terrorism has seen a new rise in past decades, organizations such as ISIS, Boko Haram and similar others are thriving on the fear that is increasingly gripping the world. Their way of spreading horror and gaining the obedience of controlled populations is largely based on mass torture and killing. However, they are far from alone in this practice. Throughout history, torture has been used for a great variety of reasons, ranging from the twisted satisfaction of psychopathic criminals, to state and/or Church sanctioned means of punishing evil doers or extracting confessions; from violently resolving domestic disputes to means of protecting national security.
The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (https://bulletin.iarhs.org) is seeking submissions for future volumes. The Bulletin is the official journal of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. It is a fully digital, open access, and double-blind peer reviewed journal and is actively indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. In keeping with the Robin Hood tradition, authors retain their rights to their own materials.
Articles are generally 4,000-8,000 words long. Please see the journal's website for additional submission guidelines.
Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the medieval phenomenon called the “Crusades,” and the 19th-century American Civil War. Scholars here seek to clarify these periods among themselves, while popular audiences voraciously consume these and other retellings of the past, and others on the political left and right “take it in their own hands” by toppling monuments or explicitly evoking these periods as direct predecessors of their own.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Experience & Expression in the Renaissance: Exploring Early Modern Media
5th Annual Conference by the Association of Renaissance Students
15 March 2019
University of Toronto
«Ticontre» focuses on Literary Criticism and Textual Analysis, History of Literature, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, and Translation Studies. All manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Since its foundation in 2014, «Ticontre» is regularly published twice a year, with a total of ten issues and 165 papers. In the last four years, pdf articles were downloaded more than 65,000 times. Up to thirty per cent of them are written in a language other than Italian and authors belong to over seventy different universities, half of which abroad.
27th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
12-13 April 2019
Call for Papers
We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of Early British Literature from the beginnings through the 18th Century. Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research of Early British Literature are invited. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are encouraged to apply.
The 2019 Keynote Address will be "The Metamorphic Worlds of Early Modern Literature," by Dr. Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature, The University of California at San Diego.
UC San Diego’s Department of Literature is excited to announce our first annual graduate conference. This year’s theme, “Return, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery,” embraces the complexities of the prefix “post-” in “post-apocalypse.” We are happy to confirm Dr. Shelley Streeby as our keynote speaker; her work on science fiction, climate change, and activism along with her experience in Literature, Ethnic Studies, and the Critical Gender Studies Program will especially enrich our interdisciplinary discussion!
Authors are invited to submit articles for publication in „Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe” 9/2019. Manuscripts should be submitted through Open Journal Systems: https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/sceranea/user/register by April 30th, 2019.
English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
The editors are seeking contributors for English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty, a four-volume series—intended for Palgrave Macmillan’s “Queenship and Power” series—that will provide short, focused, well-researched, and refereed biographies of all the English consorts since the Conquest.
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan
invites abstracts for papers for the interdisciplinary graduate student conference,
“How to be Global in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds”
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 15-16, 2019
With keynote lectures by:
Bernadette Andrea (UCSB) and
Christine Chism (UCLA)
And panel responses from the medieval
and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan