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Anemoi: Undergraduate Journal of Pre-Modern Studies

Anemoi is a new peer-reviewed undergraduate journal of pre-modern studies being published by students at New College of Florida in Sarasota. We are looking for submissions and team members. We aim to provide a voice and CV opportunities to undergraduates.

This is an opportunity for new scholars to be published or involved in the facilitation of the journal. In addition to submitting papers for publication, students who would like to be more involved may apply on the website ...

Diaspora in Middle Eastern Literatures (MLA 2014)

Proposals that focus on diaspora in Anglophone Middle Eastern Literatures and discuss broader issues such as gender, ethnicity, language and narrative. 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2013; Eda Dedebas Dundar (eda.dedebas@gmail.com).

Memory, Modernism and Media: Ireland 1913-1916

March 15th deadline. A hundred years ago, Ireland was marked by a series of events that proved fundamental to the making of its modern memory. Those events – from the passing of the Home Rule Bill to the Lock-Out of 1913, from the slaughters on the battlefields of the Great War to the Easter Rising – occurred during a period of unparalleled modernist innovation, and in a mass media age. A subsequent history of national foundation and decolonization can be traced in part to this ...

Disagreement (19th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian)

Is there disagreement? That is, do we really disagree? From the standpoint of everyday life, the answer seems to be clear. Disagreements among us are legion: about scientific, political, and social questions, about questions of right conduct and religion, about questions concerning subjective preferences and aesthetic taste. From the standpoint of rationality, however, it is not so clear how these disagreements should be assessed. Shouldn’t the forceless force of the better argument ...

7th Blackfriars Conference

23 - 27 October 2013, Seventh Blackfriars Conference

On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley’s famed Fall colors, to hear lectures, see plays, and learn about early modern theatre. In 2013, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to ...

C.S. Lewis Summer Conference

Members of the academy are invited to apply for participation in the C.S. Lewis Academic Roundtable, a program element of the 2013 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference. The theme of the Conference points to the enduring legacy of C.S. Lewis. Papers will explore a wide-ranging set of issues, of influences, and of insights generated by his sweeping vision, his literary and academic voice, and his life as a Christian academic. Academics from every discipline are invited to participate.

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Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter

This conference will offer a wide-ranging re-examination ofekphrasis – the verbal representation of visual art – from a range of historical and theoretical perspectives. Traditional conceptions of ekphrasis as linear influence or paragone(competition) between word and image have recently been challenged by scholars proposing a more reciprocal model that involves a dialogue or ‘encounter’ between visual and textual cultures. This conference aims to explore such ...

Othello's Island: The Medieval and Renaissance History, Art and Culture of Cyprus

Othello's Island is a one-week conference and study programme based in Larnaca, Cyprus, in which we will look at Cyprus during the Medieval and Renaissance period. This was a period of time lasting almost 400 years when the island was ruled by French Lusignan monarchs and the Republic of Venice.

During that time gothic cathedrals and vast palaces were built on the island, and a culture was created that had an impact across all over Europe, including on Shakespeare.

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Self-Adornment in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (NEMLA 2013)

This session investigates objects and practices of self-adornment, including jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, and clothes, as presented in nineteenth-century British novels. Papers might consider realism’s emphasis on detail, the rise of commodity culture, or gendered readings as approaches; papers which consider the special role of self-adornment within specific genres such as the sensation novel, or silver fork fiction are also invited. Abstracts of 500 words or less should be ...

Searching for Authority: Rebellious Readers in Early Modern Texts 1640-1740 (NEMLA 2013)

At a glance, reading may appear to be a passive activity; the solitary reader takes in the words on the page and is in some sense restricted by the scope of whatever is in the text. Because reading is in many ways instructional and can be used to educate or dictate to the reader, in early modern England those in power often used texts to control those classified as inferior or other, whether in the form of the complete denial of literacy or restrictions on what can and cannot be read. But as ...

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