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Eighteenth-Century War Representation

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:11pm
National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Eighteenth-Century War Representation

National University of Singapore, 21-22 April 2018

Scholars have given less attention to war representation of the eighteenth-century than to that of other periods. This is probably a result of the absence of any important texts about war, and of widespread interest in the twentieth century.

However, many important ways of representing and understanding war emerged in the eighteenth century. There was, for instance, a new sense of the soldier's or civilian's experience of war, and of the infiltration of war into ordinary life.

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & his Contemporaries 2018 Call for Papers

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Corrina Readioff, University of Liverpool, Digital Defoe Journal Social Media Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Digital Defoe Journal is seeking papers for its next issue (Issue 10.1, Fall 2018).  Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!

In addition to traditional scholarly papers, we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and his contemporaries.  We also particularly encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects.


Please direct queries and submissions to Dr. Adam Sills ( & Dr. Chris Loar (

Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.

The Past is Female: Early Modern Sisterhoods and Visions of Justice

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
NWSA Early Modern Women Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

The National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seeks paper proposals addressing the theme of the NWSA 2018 Annual Conference: “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism.” The interest group aims to propose several panels, roundtables, and / or workshops based on the proposals we receive.

We seek presentations that address:

Attention and Distraction

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:06pm
Cambridge University Pre-1750 Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Attention and Distraction: A Graduate Conference

University of Cambridge
 | April 20, 2018

Sponsored by the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

The Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference on literature before 1750, to be held on Friday 20April 2018.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
The International John Bunyan Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University

Keele University, Staffordshire, Friday 13 April 2018

Essay collection: The Robinsonade

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:23pm
Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome. 

Possible subject areas include:

- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations

Women and Work

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The meaning of “women’s work” has never been stable. While women consistently have engaged with both the production of home and labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualizes as wage-to-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. This panel seeks to address the many ways that women writers explore women’s labor in service to their families, their communities, and their nations, and how this labor contributes to the work of resistance and/or recovery across the Americas. How does women’s labor provide opportunities for collective dissent as well as recovery of women’s work?

ICR 2018: Romantic Assembly

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
The International Conference on Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the annual meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) to be hosted by Clemson University and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina.