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“Hawthorne and Things” MLA 2018 deadline 3/15

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper proposals for a panel on “Hawthorne and Things” at the 2018 MLA.

We welcome proposals that consider “things” in any facet of Hawthorne’s work. 

Religion and the Formation of US Literary Histories (Roundtable)

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture (Oxford UP, 2016), Jeffery Einboden writes that his "excavat[ion]" of "Arabic and Persion precedents that shaped U.S. authorial lives and letters" rests on the ongoing "remappings of U.S. literary origins" which have redefinined the ways we think about authorship, nation-states, and literary texts in the wake of the transnational turn.

Scrutinising Beauty

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:22pm
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017





Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

-          Oscar Wilde


Beauty is desired in order to be befouled. Not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

-          Georges Bataille


Graphic Reading Conference

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017


Graphic Reading: A One-Day Conference

University of Birmingham, 19 May 2017

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”

– James Baldwin


“The surface of the page is a problem to solve.”

– Art Spiegelman



Reminder: DHSI 2017 Colloquium

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 | DHSI Colloquium


Call for Papers |

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2017 at the University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal. 

Edith Wharton Society Undergraduate Research Prize

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all undergraduate levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Edith Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested.

Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years.  The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.

BH&DH: Book History and Digital Humanities

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
UW-Madison Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities

September 22-24, 2017 | Madison, Wisconsin

 Call for Individual Papers and Complete/Partial Panels

Proposals due to by April 15, 2017
Decision Notification by May 15, 2017

Organizers: Jonathan Senchyne, Heather Wacha, Mark Vareschi
Questions to:

Keynote Lecture: Matthew Kirschenbaum, Professor of English at the University of Maryland and author of Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination and Track Changes A Literary History of Word Processing.