Historians have learned to regard the supernatural as integral to past lives. No longer are magical and occult beliefs anachronistically condescended to as mere ‘superstitions’, entertained only by a credulous minority and for the most part ancillary to temporal existence. Instead, the near-constant presence of unseen yet powerful forces – both benevolent and malign, andContinue reading “CFP: Living in a Magical World: Inner Lives, 1300–1900, St Anne’s College Oxford 2018, deadline 12 January 2018”
“Object Emotions” continues a critical dialogue about new directions in humanities research and theory that began at UC Berkeley in 2013. This conference is inspired by the recent heightened attention to objects and emotions as new points of entry into history, literature, art, architecture, area studies, and the social sciences. We aim to foster interdisciplinary reflections about the critical uses of thing theory, affect theory, the histories of emotions, and new materialism. We also want to study how these discourses might benefit from being set in conversation with each other.
Call for Journal Submissions: Hortulus (Fall 2014 Issue): Emotion and Affect Deadline: 15 August 2014 (extension possible) Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduateContinue reading “Call For Journal Submissions: Emotion and Affect (Hortulus, Fall 2014 Issue)”