Two CFPs and a Tour: OSU, Penn, and Gettysburg

Posted: June 17, 2012 in Calls for Papers
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I also haven’t done a listing of CFPs in a long time, so here are a couple that have come my way recently. First is a call for papers from a new graduate conference at The Ohio State University, so if you have a possible topic, or know someone who might, do pass it along:

Translatio Conference CFP 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association, The Ohio State University

Contact email:

October 5-6, 2012 (Date subject to slight chance according to the schedule of the keynote speaker.)

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association at The Ohio State University is currently

accepting abstracts for the first year of our annual conference, Translatio. Prospective papers should discuss

the religious life, broadly conceived, in both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We welcome submissions

on topics that range from monasticism to popular religion, and the way that the Church orthodoxy translates

into the life of the laity. We also encourage papers that expand the discussion beyond Christianity and the


Possible topics may include:

–Monastic rule and reform

–Lay religious figures (mystics, etc.)

–Vernacular writings and sermons

–Church liturgy

–Heterodoxy and orthodoxy

–Folk belief

–Church constitutions, rulings, bulls

–Early Islam

–And many more…

Abstracts from any field of Medieval or Renaissance Studies (history, literature, linguistics, art history, etc) will

be considered.

To submit an abstract or request further information, contact MRGSA at Further

information is available at our website:


And a second, from the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania:

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for papers to be read at the interdisciplinary international conference


22-23 MARCH 2013

The conference, held at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore how monks, priests, and nuns dwell in literary texts and the visual arts quite comfortably, from Saint Anthony’s life to Boccaccio’s Decameron, from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to Diderot’s La religieuse, from Giotto’s frescoes to Salvator Dali’s surrealistic visions. What is their destiny in our desacralized age? Are they the new wanderers, do they live as foreigners in a world of people who no longer not recognize them? From Lewis to Manzoni, from Bernanos to Chesterton, from Fogazzaro to Parise, priests, monks and nuns still inhabit our literature, art, cinema, as a sort of uncanny presence.

The keynote speaker will be Victoria Kirkham  Plenary speakers will include Armando Maggi, Millicent Marcus, Giuseppe Mazzotta, Roland Martinez, Christine Poggi, Janet Smarr, David Wallace, Elissa Weaver, Rebecca West, and others.

Please send a 250 words proposal and a brief vita (no cv) to by Nov.  15.


And on a slightly different vein, I recently came across the Gettysburg Monument Project, which looks quite fascinating, and worth browsing.

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