It’s been a LONG time since I’ve blogged, and an even LONGER time since I did a CFP round up. But, what will you. The art of blogging is sometimes the art of the possible, as well as the art of finding just the right short subject on which to write. Put those two together, and that pretty much explains the lack of action in the last six-seven weeks.
Anyway, here’s a list of various CFPs that have come across my inbox in the last few weeks.
Fortieth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
April 4-5, 2014
Abstracts are due October 18 for the Fortieth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. This year’s theme is “Medieval Emotions,” and the plenary speakers will be Dr. William Reddy of Duke University, author of The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia and Japan, 900-1200 CE, and Dr. Miri Rubin, author of numerous books on late medieval religious culture, including Emotion and Devotion: The Meaning of Mary in Medieval Religious Cultures. The conference will also feature a roundtable discussion on “Scholastic Emotions” led by Dr. Mark Jordan, author of The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology and Rewritten Theology: Aquinas After his Readers. The Colloquium will take place at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, April 4-5, 2014.
The conference committee invites 20-minute papers from all disciplines on any aspect of medieval emotions, feelings, or affects. They also welcome proposals for 3-paper sessions on particular topics related to the theme. Please submit an abstract (approx. 250 words) and brief c.v., electronically if possible, no later than 18 October 2013. If you wish to propose a session, please submit abstracts and vitae for all participants in the session. Commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented; completed papers, including notes, will be due no later than 5 March 2014.
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize will be awarded for the best paper by a graduate student or recent PhD recipient (degree awarded since July 2010).
For more information, contact:
Dr. Matthew W. Irvin, Director, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
Special CFP for Undergraduate Panel at Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
The conference committee invites 15-minute papers for an undergraduate panel from all disciplines on any medieval topic, though papers focusing on medieval emotions, feelings, or affects are particularly encouraged. Participants must be undergraduates currently enrolled in a college or university. Students should submit an abstract (approx. 150 words), electronically if possible, no later than 2 December 2013
. Completed papers will be due no later than 26 February 2014
. For more information, visit the conference website
The Geographic Imagination: Conceptualizing Places and Spaces in the Middle Ages
2nd Annual Indiana Medieval Graduate Student Consortium Conference
Call for Papers
Keynote Speaker: Professor Geraldine Heng
Perceval Fellow and Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, with a joint appointment in Middle Eastern studies and Women’s studies at the University of Texas at Austin
The students of the Indiana Medieval Graduate Student Consortium (IMGC) are pleased to announce that we are accepting submissions for the second annual IMGC conference, ‘The Geographic Imagination: Conceptualizing Places and Spaces in the Middle Ages’, to take place on 28 Feb-1 Mar 2014 at the University of Notre Dame.
The transnational turn in the humanities over the last two decades has put increasing pressure on our ideas of nationhood and has provided us with a liberating awareness of the constructedness of the spaces we study. New methodologies have developed in response to this pressure as scholars turn to comparative approaches, borderland studies, histoire croisée, studies of empire, and oceanic models in order to accommodate the ambiguities of nationhood and of conceptions of space. Suggested by seminal transnational studies, such as Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic, many critics now study “the flows of people, capital, profits and information.” Recently, David Wallace’s ambitious literary history of Europe has adopted a similarly fluid approach to culture, avoiding a study of “national blocks” of literature, organizing itself instead along transnational itineraries that stretch beyond the European sphere. The Middle Ages offer a particularly broad and rich era in which to encounter fluid notions of space, as any glance at a medieval map such as the famous Hereford mappa mundi invitingly suggests. We invite presentations from all fields to explore any aspect of the medieval “geographic imagination,” of conceptions of space, place, and nation: ideas of geography, cartography, transnational identities and networks, intercultural encounters, mercantile routes, travelogues, rural and urban spaces, religious places, and concepts of locality and local identities.
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