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Call for Submissions: RSAP Article Prize, 2016-17

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2016-17 Article Prize.

The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012 are eligible to apply.

The prizewinner will be awarded $1000. The prizewinner and two honorable mentions will also be provided with a one-year membership to the Research Society of American Periodicals, which includes a subscription to the society’s journal, American Periodicals.

Bibliographical Society of America 2018 Fellowship Program

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
The Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Bibliographical Society of America is pleased to announce its 2018 Fellowship Program.


The BSA Fellowship Committee wishes to remind our broad community that BSA awards are open to any member of the scholarly community engaged in bibliographical scholarship, including: academics, faculty, graduate students, booksellers, collectors, and scholars studying the materiality of books, manuscripts, and other cultural documents and artifacts. 


Multimodal Books as Archives (CFP for Narrative Conference 2018)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Torsa Ghosal and Brian Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Title of the panel to be proposed: Multimodal Books as Archives

Conference: 2018 International Conference on Narrative


Where: McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dates: April 19 – 22, 2018.


Co-chairs: Torsa Ghosal (California State University, Sacramento) and Brian Davis (University of Maryland, College Park)


'Theatre People of Shakespeare's Time': A Special Issue of the Journal Shakespeare

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:57am
Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Burbage, a member of the family who gave us the first purpose-built theatre in Shakespeare's London. By exploring his life, and those around him, historians have been able to unearth much valuable information about the early modern theatre industry. Scholarship about other theatre people – prompted by their work, the archive, or both – has similarly added to our knowledge of the theatre in Shakespeare's time. We have learnt about the period's theatre from Philip Henslowe's diary, Anthony Munday's pageants, Richard Brome's contract, and George Wilkins' lawsuits.

Memory and Identity in High Medieval Canterbury

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:03pm
paper session at the Leeds IMC 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

From the impact of its eleventh-century rebuilding to the spread of Thomas Becket's cult across Europe and the Near East, Canterbury was an influential cultural center in the high medieval world. In keeping with the IMC theme, this session examines the role of memory and identity at Canterbury in the 11th-13th centuries. How did Canterbury's competing spiritual communities imagine themselves fitting into England's -- and Christendom's -- past and present? What insights can the manuscripts from Canterbury's scriptoria provide into the role of texts and images in articulating overlapping religious, linguistic, and political identities? How were Canterbury's identities translated beyond the British Isles?

Deadline Extended: Force, Resistance, and Mercy: Medieval Violence and Nonviolence (30th Annual IU MEST Spring Symposium)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:34am
The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 24, 2017

Iron maidens, the Inquisition, the Crusades, witch burnings: these images of violence, both fact and fiction, are profoundly connected to the Middle Ages. Yet if in many popular conceptions, the medieval world is associated with brutality and suffering, the period also offers unique formulations of mercy, compassion, and the power of resistance. In exploring both medieval violence or nonviolence, this symposium seeks to examine specific structures of power and brutality but also to complicate the narrative of the violent Middle Ages.

Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:01pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers,  Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

The Special Topics Chair for Book History and Textual Criticism welcomes proposals and panels covering the areas below:


• Composition, publication, and reception histories

• Bibliography

• Textual criticism

The Minerva Press and the Romantic-era Literary Marketplace

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CFP: The Minerva Press and the Romantic-era literary marketplace


Papers will be published in a special issue of Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840 (Spring 2019), guest edited by Elizabeth Neiman and Tina Morin.