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Symposium: Byron Among the Poets

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:40pm
All Souls College, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Byron Among the Poets

a symposium at All Souls College, University of Oxford

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th January 2018

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:35am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are very pleased to initiate in 2017 the opening of an annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates. We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or non-canonical Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on single author/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2017.

The Unique Copy: Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:45am
Herzog August Library
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Unique Copy:

Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture

Special Issue of the Journal Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte

Workshop (Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany; 24-25 May 2018)

Co-organisers and Co-editors: Dr Christina Ionescu and Dr Sandro Jung 

[deadline extended] 2017 ELLAK International Conference [Updated]

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:56am
English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

The 2017 ELLAK International Conference

Seoul National University, South Korea

December 13th–15th, 2017


“Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”


The Age of Sterne in the 21st Century

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:34pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Conference (26-28 October, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Dr Daniel Cook will be convening the panel "The Age of Sterne in the 21st century". The panel will concentrate on the uses and abuses of the Georgian period - especially, though not exclusively, the 1750s and 1760s (the "Sternean" decades) - in contemporary literature and popular culture. 

Send paper proposals to and; the deadline is 15 July 2017.

More more information on the conference go to

‘A Legacy to the World’: New Approaches to Laurence Sterne’s ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and other Works_

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:36am
W. B. Gerard (Auburn University at Montgomery), Paul Goring (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and M.-C. Newbould (Cambridge University), co-editors
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In 2018, Laurence Sterne’s _A Sentimental Journey through France and

Italy_, the author’s ‘work of redemption,’ will have been

entertaining, touching and outraging readers for 250 years. To mark

the sestercentennial anniversary of its publication and Laurence

Sterne’s death, we are pleased to issue a call for proposals for

contributions to an essay collection, _‘A Legacy to the World’:

New Approaches to Laurence Sterne’s ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and

other Works_. We are particularly interested in new explorations of

affect, culture, gender, class, religion and nation, and in studies of

connections between _A Sentimental Journey_ and other works by Sterne

“The Body Aged: Performance, Disability, and Aging in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:35am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This panel continues the work started by the "Ecology of Ageism in the Long Eighteenth Century," a panel at ASECS in 2016 that focused on the constructions of age in the eighteenth century. Not only a reflection of genes or time, aging is a cultural discourse that affects the interpolation of identity and the power dynamics of privilege. "The Body Aged: Performance, Disability, and Queer Aging in the Long Eighteenth Century" seeks to expand the discussion of aging by connecting age studies to work in performance theory, disability studies, and queer studies.

American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact On U.S. Policy and Culture

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:05pm
Jody Baumgartner, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Seeking contributors for ABC-CLIO's two-volume forthcoming encyclopedia, "American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture." This two volume set, due out in the fall of 2019, will have a total of approximately 110 profiles, 2,000 words in length, of important individuals or media outlets (specific magazines, television shows, websites, and specific vehicles of political humor). These will be divided into 12 chronological chapters.

In exchange for agreeing to contribute, all authors will have complimentary e-book access to the set and an ABC-CLIO gift card worth $100 as a token of appreciation.

The First Frontier: Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania in Early America

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller’s classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation, other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nationhood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

Paving the road for men of brighter talents: celebrating the tercentenary of Horace Walpole

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:03am
Aeternum: Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Author of nominally the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, the collection of gothic short stories, The Hieroglyphic Tales, and the gothic play The Mysterious Mother, Walpole developed a style with hyperbolic tendencies, odd and wild ornamentation, rude irregularity and deliberate disharmony in an effort to free the authorial imagination from the ennui and malaise engendered by neoclassical order and form. The prefaces to his fictional works often featured commentary on the current state of literature, art and culture, and his self-published letters, are themselves of significant social and political interest.