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CFP (Extended Deadline 6/26/17): British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:48pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This standing session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but particularly welcomes papers focusing on context, especially the relation of an author’s life to his or her texts, and the influence from earlier historical periods on works, items, customs, etc. of the eighteenth century. Papers focused on this year's conference theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing are also very welcome.

CFP: British Areas for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort:

Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions includes many sessions on British Literature and Culture, from a number of Medieval sessions to sessions on contemporary British film and literature, with everything in betweenll. Our online paper proposal system are now available:

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Dusting off the Archives

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 1:50pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017



Dusting Off the Archives

19-21 October 2017

9th Sesquiannual University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

Tulsa, Oklahoma


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emily Friedman, Auburn University



Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:01pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

MEARCSTAPA Call for Papers/Presentations


BABEL 2017 Biennale


Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman of California State University Chico:; Thea Tomaini of The University of Southern California:


BABEL 2017 Biennale, Reno, NV

English I: English Literature Before 1800 -- MMLA 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In line with the MMLA 2017 conference theme of Art and Activism, the English I permanent section seeks papers that explore how literature or culture before 1800 represent political action or serve to produce (or at least gesture towards) political action. We define political in the most broad terms possible and welcome submissions that explore ideology, the economy, political strategies for individual advancement, social change, religion, political commentary, and the politics of the reception of literature.  Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief vita to by April 5, 2017.

The 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
The International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on the broader context of the Age of Sterne. 

Money, Power and Print

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:40am
Money, Power and Print: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Financial Revolution
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Money, Power and Print: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Financial Revolution

Siegen, Germany

7-9 June 2018


This colloquium, the eighth in a biennial series and the first to be held in Germany, invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to enrich their mutual understanding of the intersections between public finance, politics, and print during a period some scholars call the ‘financial revolution’ from around 1688 to 1776. Papers for the colloquium should be grounded in one of the four general areas that address the themes below by considering the following:


UPDATED: MLA 2018 Special Session: Catholicism’s Gothic Legacy

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:19am
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.

The Art of Revolutions – October 26-28, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
American Philosophical Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The tumult and transformations resulting from the Age of Revolutions (1770s-1840s) created a trans-Atlantic body of art and material culture that reflected and inspired new ideas and actions.  Inspired by Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society’s 2017 exhibition on the legacy of the patriot portraitist Charles Willson Peale and his artistic family from the eighteenth century until the middle of the nineteenth, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)’s forthcoming publication of The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations, along with a series of other Peale-centric events happening in Philadelphia, the APS and PMA will co-sponsor a scholarly conference on October 19-21, 2017 that exp

Placing the Burneys

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:18pm
Burney Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017


THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS "PLACING THE BURNEYS"                                                                     NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA 

The Burney family is strongly associated with various cities such as King's Lynn, London, Bath, Brighton, Paris. The family's many talents flourished in urban settings.
Geographical place mattered to the Burney family. But so did other placements: social, political, and class. Moreover, critical placement in Frances's time and in our own has been essential to crafting different versions of Burney.

Inspired by the Burney's ties to geography, the Burney Society of North America presents "Placing the Burneys."