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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as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or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.


MIND-READING 2017: Mental health and the Written Word

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Melissa Dickson, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017



Venue: Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon

10 March 2017


Conference Organisers:

Dr. Elizabeth Barrett (UCD) and Dr. Melissa Dickson (Oxford).


Keynote Speakers:

Prof. James V. Lucey (TCD),

Prof. Fergus Shanahan (UCC) and

Prof. Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford).


Critical Recursions

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:11pm
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference - Extended Deadline: April 1st

Los Angeles, CA | June 9-10

Keynote Speakers: Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University) & Yogita Goyal (UCLA)

"Popular Print Culture"

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2017 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year’s convention theme,“High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the diverse world of popular culture? How has print culture reflected popular taste from the early modern world to the present? 

Possible topics include:

Genre fiction

Sensation fiction

Science fiction