MSCP Semester 2 Philosophy Evening School

The MSCP Semester 2 Philosophy Evening School curriculum is now open for enrolment. This semester we have three courses on offer running from August to November in Parkville/Carlton. Multiple subjects are heavily discounted as always. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact admin at admin@mscp.org.au.

Full details and Enrolment: https://mscp.org.au/courses/evening-school-semester-2-2017

MSCP Evening School Semester 2 2017

Bernard Stiegler: An Introduction
6.30-8.30pm 12 Tuesdays – starts Aug 15
Lecturer: Dr Daniel Ross

Modern Poetry II
6.30-8.30pm 8 Wednesdays – starts Aug 16
Lecturer: Dr Mark Hewson

Wittgenstein’s Philosophies
6.30-8.30pm 12 Thursdays – starts Aug 17
Lecturer: Dr David Rathbone

The University of Sydney: Seminars Italian Studies and Global Middle Ages

The University of Sydney: Seminars Italian Studies and Global Middle Ages

Italian Studies Research Seminar Series, first meeting Semester 2
“Dante’s Commedia and Distant Reading: A New Approach”, Jacob Blakesley, University of Leeds

Date: Thursday, 10 August 2017
Time: 4:15pm-6:00pm
Venue: SLC Common Room (Brennan MacCallum Building, 7th floor)
More information: francesco.borghesi@sydney.edu.au

In the seven centuries of Dante scholarship, there has been little comparative research on the translation and circulation of Dante’s Commedia. Only two edited collections include panoramic essays on translations of the Commedia into a number of languages. This is most likely due to the striking fact that there exists no bibliography of worldwide translations of the Commedia. No one knows how many translations there have been into major and minor languages; nor how many times each cantica has been translated, nor how many translators there have been. This paper describes the initial work-in-progress stage of a new project, which will catalogue all the worldwide published translations of the Commedia, from the sixteenth century until today. Adopting a distant-reading, quantitative methodology, inscribed within a sociological approach to literary translation, this project will be the first study to map and study the circulation and translation of Dante’s Commedia across the globe. This paper will address the methodology for this study (relying on different sources, ranging from Worldcat, national libraries, and UNESCO’s Index Translationum to printed bibliographies), and describe the expected outcomes of the project.

JACOB BLAKESLEY is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Translation Studies and a University Academic Fellow in World Literatures at the University of Leeds. His monograph, Modern Italian Poets: Translators of the Impossible, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2014. He recently edited, with Jeremy Munday, a special journal issue of Translation and Literature entitled ‘Poetry Translation: Agents, Actors, Networks, Contexts’ (2016). His book in progress is called ‘Poets of Europe: Translators of the World’, which shows the dramatically different translation practices of English, French, and Italian poet-translators. He has published articles on literary translation and Italian poetry in various journals, such as Allegoria, Italica, Lettere Italiane, Moderna, Semicerchio, and Testo a Fronte.


Global Middle Ages seminar series, Semester 2

  • Wed 16 August – Prof Constant J. Mews (Monash University) [rescheduled from May)]: Rethinking Religious History in Global Perspective: Songlines, Sacred Stories and Theologies
  • Wed 30 August – Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod (FASS-SLC, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies): Sanctifying God’s Name: The Ethos of Jewish Martyrdom in Medieval Ashkenaz (Germany)
  • Wed 20 September – Anne Dunlop (University of Melbourne): Mongol Eurasia and Cangrande’s Silk Suit
  • Wed 25 October – Prof Dominique Barbe (University of Noumea, New Caledonia): Oceania in the Middle Ages: A Connected World

Date and time: Wednesdays: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Venue: Kevin Lee Room (Quadrangle Building, Level 6, [Brennan MacCallum Building])
For more details and abstracts: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/research/global_middle_ages
More information: helene.sirantoine@sydney.edu.au

Medium Ævum Essay Prize 2018 – Call For Applications

Essay criteria: Submissions are welcomed on any topic that falls within the range of the Society’s remit in the medieval period (up to c. 1500). The submission must be in the English language, and fall within the word range of 6,500 to 8,000 words, including notes and any appendices, but excluding any (optional) bibliography. The submission must be the candidate’s own work and must not have been previously published or accepted for publication.

For full information and to apply, please visit: http://mediumaevum.modhist.ox.ac.uk/EssayPrize.

Applications close on 1 December, 2017.

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (University of Melbourne Node): Book Launch

Book launch for recent publications from the University of Melbourne Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Date: Friday 25 August, 2017.
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Arts Hall, Old Arts Building Level 1, University of Melbourne
RSVP: Please RSVP to che-melb-admin@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 18 August.

For more details see the flyer below:

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St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford: New Medieval French Doctoral Studentship – Call For Applications

Medieval French: Jeanette Beer Graduate Studentship in Medieval French – Fully funded UK award

The Studentship is jointly funded by the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, St Hilda’s College and a generous donation by Jeanette Beer, Professor Emerita of French, Purdue University. This Studentship covers candidates applying for the DPhil in Modern Languages, starting in October 2018, whose thesis topic is in the field of French literature and/or language from 842 to the fifteenth century. The studentship includes the following: College and University tuition fees (at the Home/EU rate) and a full maintenance grant. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. To be considered for the Jeanette Beer Graduate Studentship you must apply through the university admissions process by the January deadline. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

For more details please visit: https://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/content/scholarships-and-grants.

2019 Catharine R. Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship – Call For Applications

2019 Catharine R. Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2019 Catharine R. Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

The Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs.

Eligibility: Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. This includes current graduate students. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Submissions must be no longer than 10,000 words (including notes and references) and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors (http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/signs/instruct).

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2018.

Please submit papers online at http://signs.edmgr.com. Be sure to indicate submission for consideration for the Catharine Stimpson Prize. The honorarium will be awarded upon publication of the prizewinning article.

Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity – Call For Papers

The Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity
University of Auckland, New Zealand
11-13 July, 2018

The Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity would like to invite proposals for papers at a conference to be held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, July 11-13 2018.

Proposals can be for papers in any area of late antique, early medieval, or Byzantine studies, and the conference is intended to provide a venue for scholars in these fields around the Pacific Rim.

Abstracts for 20 min papers should be 250-300 words in length and submitted to Lisa Bailey (lk.bailey@auckland.ac.nz) by 1 October, 2017.

Registration for the conference will be NZ$65 for academic staff, but will be free for graduate students thanks to a generous subsidy from the Australasian Society for Classical Studies. Details on registration will follow at a later point.

Please contact Lisa if you would like to be added to the mailing list for the Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity.

EASA Biennial Conference: Nationalism Old and New: Europe, Australia and Their Others – Call For Papers

EASA Biennial Conference: Nationalism Old and New: Europe, Australia and Their Others
University of Barcelona, Spain
17-19 January, 2018

We invite you to submit papers for the EASA Biennial Conference “Nationalism Old and New: Europe, Australia and Their Others”, organised by the Observatory: Australian Studies Centre (ASC) for the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Barcelona, Spain, Wed 17 to Fri 19 January 2018.

We are very pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers: Baden Offord, Suvendrini Perera, Tabish Khair, Dolores Herrero, Bill Ashcroft and Shirley Steinberg

Please send your 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers and 100-word bio notes in two separate Word files to easa2018bcn@gmail.com by 1 September, 2017 (2nd extended deadline). We also encourage panel proposals, which should be accompanied by a 100-word overall abstract and title in addition to the 250-word abstracts for a panel?s individual papers. Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts will be sent by 1 October 2017.

For more detailed information on the conference, see our full CFP at the conference webpage: https://easa2018barcelona.wordpress.com.

Leeds 2018 Panel: Memories of Empire – Call For Papers

Call for Papers:  ‘Memories of Empire’
International Medieval Congress 2018, Leeds

Cerae is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018). The focus of our panel is on the ways in which individuals or collectives used, or were influenced by, recollections and remnants of the Roman Empire.

Medieval ideas about education and civic duty were heavily influenced by Roman authors, for example, while Roman ruins were continuously used in Medieval buildings. Medieval theologians constantly grappled with the legacy of their ancient pagan forebears, while poets and playwrights sought to establish authority and prestige by placing themselves in the classical tradition through emulation and imitation. In Medieval memories and imaginations, the Roman Empire served as not only a past point of reference, but as an aspirational destination. In our panel, we would like to explore the relationship between memory, imagination and destiny. Submissions might focus on – but are not limited to:

  • studies in the visual, literary and material culture of the Carolingian empire
  • the birth of Renaissance humanism with its focus on classical notions of civic duty
  • religious appropriations of the imperial claim to political supremacy
  • medieval romance and epic as genres innovating on classical styles and themes
  • the imperialist legacy in early colonial propaganda

Cerae is aiming to gather together panellists with varied disciplinary approaches, and submissions from scholars working in art history, literature, politics, intellectual history, social studies and beyond are encouraged.

Submissions by participants willing to write up their paper as an article for review and publication in 2018 as part of Cerae Volume 5 (of the same theme) will be prioritised. We can offer bursaries of $100 towards travel costs for postgraduates and ECRs travelling from Australia and New Zealand.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract along with a brief biography/publication list to  ceraejournal@gmail.com by 31 August, 2017.

The British Isles In The Mind’s Eye: Literary Tourism And “Real” History – Call For Papers

The British Isles In The Mind’s Eye: Literary Tourism And “Real” History

What are the relations among history, fiction, and tourism? Contributions are invited for a collection of essays that will map the boundaries of and intersections among these discourses of “place,” with an emphasis on literary tourism and the British Isles. Essays may be focused on the theoretical or on studies of individual historical sites or literary authors, and they may approach the subject from the perspectives of anthropology, cultural studies, literary history, or history. Potential subjects of interest include historicality, historicity, and historical fiction; the influence of popular fiction and film on British tourism or on the marketing of historical sites to the literary tourist; the (re-)creation of history in fiction and film; and the impact of tourism on historical curation.

Send 500-word abstracts and one-page CVs as Word documents to the editor, LuAnn McCracken Fletcher (lmfletch@cedarcrest.edu), by 1 September, 2017. Accepted abstracts will be included in the proposal to the press, Lexington Books, with completed manuscripts needed by 1 June 2018.