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Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

CFP: "Archives and Popular Culture," A Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Culture

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:20pm
The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This special issue explores the intricate relationship between archives and popular culture: how archives shape our understanding of “popular culture,” and how diverse forms of popular culture shape conceptions and contents of archives. Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged. Formation of repositories, in public and private, of materials created by individuals who lack epistemic authority has been of interest not only to historians looking for traces of their lives.

Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

Hortulus: Fall/Winter Issue CFP

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:07am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

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 graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the Fall/Winter 2018 issue we are particularly interested in papers and reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2019

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:58am
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

New Directions in Rebecca Harding Davis Scholarship

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 23-26, 2019 in Boston, MA.


We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We welcome new readings of her most well-known work, “Life in the Iron-Mills,” as well as analyses of her numerous other neglected writings.


CFP: Winesburg, Ohio at 100, ALA Conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:52am
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Papers

Winesburg, Ohio, at 100: Celebrating the Centenary of

Sherwood Anderson’s Notable Work and Its Literary Influences”

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

May 23-26, 2019


A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2 -- Deadline extended

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:43pm
The Codex Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

Announcing The CODEX Papers: a new annual review from the CODEX Foundation


A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2: (First issue will appear early 2019)

The CODEX Foundation is pleased to announce a new and forthcoming publication, The CODEX Papers, an international review of contemporary book arts. Our editorial brief is to publish papers that promote a clear understanding of the enormously complex and historically rich field of the book arts, including:


Call for archival and bibliographical articles on American Literature

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:53pm
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

  Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for two upcoming volumes in 2019. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.