category: bibliography and history of the book

HABIT Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): Abstracts Due October 15

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group
contact email: 
rutgers.18c@gmail.com

"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

Apollon Undergraduate Research CFP -- 30 SEPT 15

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon eJournal
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

UPDATE - Teaching Space, Place, and Literature (due September 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Call for Short Articles/'Notes'

full name / name of organization: 
The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print by The University of Birmingham.

UNT Critical Voices Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
untgradenglish@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature -- 11/7/15

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
full name / name of organization:

Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Graduate Conference, March 11-12, 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium
contact email: 
gillanth@umich.edu, scoursey@umich.edu

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

Forgotten Books and Cultural Memory, May 27–28 2016, Abstracts due February 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Taipei Tech Department of English (National Taipei University of Technology)
contact email: 
forgottenbookstaipei@gmail.com

Literary history is full of forgetting—both forced and natural. Manuscripts and books have been forgotten as a result of conquest, language changes, and politics.

CFP: International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 12 – 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts / Piers Plowman Electronic Archive
contact email: 
Jim Knowles <jrknowle@ncsu/edu>

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Is There a Text in This Field? Middle English Canonical Texts and the Edition of Record (Roundtable)

Contact: Jim Knowles, NC State University

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SWPACA 1 NOV 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
janet.b.croft@rutgers.edu

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 1, 2015

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

ASECS 2016: Sociability, Authority and the Curation of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 31 March-3 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
contact email: 
Edmund.King@open.ac.uk

“Sociability, Authority and the Curation of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain”
Robby Koehler (NYU) AND Edmund G. C. King (The Open University, UK)

Kalamazoo 2016 - The Playful Reader

full name / name of organization: 
The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), May 12-15, 2016
contact email: 
serinap@alumni.ubc.ca

Game Cultures Society
http://gameculturessociety.org/

The Playful Reader (paper session)

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP for Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth Century American (C19 2016) -- abstracts due August 23

full name / name of organization: 
Reed Gochberg / C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
gochberg@bu.edu

Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
Top of Form

Sidney Studies: New Circles, New Voices (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
nandraperry@tamu.edu

Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, "New Circles, New Voices" invites dialogue between established and emerging Sidneian scholars.

Sideian Poetics: Making Sense (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
nandraperry@tamu.edu

Sponsored by the International Sidney society, "Sidneian Poetics: Making Sense" invites attention to the role of bodies and bodily sensation in Sidneian poetics, ethics, and epistemologies.

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
The Shakespeare Newsletter
contact email: 
shnl@iona.edu

The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

New Technologies for Medieval and Renaissance Italy, March 17–20, 2016 (47th NEMLA Convention) Hartford Connecticut

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
gspani@holycross.edu

This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumina

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

The Itinerant Document: Between Capture, Display, and Resistance (ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
César Barros / SUNY New Paltz
contact email: 
barrosc@newpaltz.edu or mdonosomacaya@bmcc.cuny.edu

“Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

full name / name of organization: 
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
misty.krueger@maine.edu

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Generic Possibilities: Interrogating the Fusion of Genre-Fiction and Literature - Roundtable for NeMLA Conf. - Hartford 3/17-3/2

full name / name of organization: 
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College
contact email: 
GHurleyLasell@gmail.com

Shakespeare Across The Divide: Early Modern Symposium - February 15-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Florida International University and The Betsy
contact email: 
vdickson@fiu.edu

Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 18

[Update] Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

full name / name of organization: 
ICMS Kalamazoo 2016
contact email: 
dominique.hoche@westliberty.edu

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared.

Medievalism in Popular Culture, PCA/ACA, March 21-25, 2016, Seattle: Proposals Due 10/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
contact email: 
cfrancis@bloomu.edu

PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
March 21st - 25th, 2016 – Seattle, Washington

Word and Image on Page, Stage, and Screen in the Long Nineteenth Century, NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kate.holterhoff@gmail.com

The organizers of this panel session welcome papers that engage with any aspect of the word-image nexus in illustrated novels, stage productions, or film in Anglo-European or North American culture du

The Art of the Book (Book Arts)

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University
contact email: 
scolar@cardiff.ac.uk
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