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Eliza Haywood: 300 Years of Love in Excess

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:13am
Manushag N. Powell / Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Love in Excess, the still-popular work of fiction that launched the print career of one of the most important authors of the entire eighteenth century. The Early Atlantic Reading Group at Purdue University therefore calls for papers and non-fatal enquiries in celebration of all aspects of Eliza Haywood’s work, career, and world (such expansive topics might include bibliography, women’s book history, theatricals, the Hillarians, or even Haywood and Crusoe—which also marks its 300th birthday in 2019). Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Manushag N. Powell ( on or before August 20, 2018.

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:16am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to
invite submissions to the journal’s annual essay competition exclusive to
postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to
enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile
journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods, and critical approaches.
We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or noncanonical
Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on
single authors/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple

Participants for "Narratives of Property in British History" NACBS Panel

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:16am
Agnes Burt, Phd Candidate, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018



Historians have long recognized the central relationship between property ownership and political participation in Britain. As many have acknowledged, throughout the nineteenth century, men’s ability to vote was based on fulfilling a property qualification; even women’s enfranchisement in 1918 still carried property requirements.

The Review of English Studies Essay Prize

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:20am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

The Review of English Studies is now inviting entries for its 2018 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present. 

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2019 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

Other entries of sufficient quality will also be considered for publication in RES.

Call for Papers for the 65th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:08am
The Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 65th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, September 14-16, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Malone of Ball State University, and the plenary address will be given by Matthew Giancarlo of the University of Kentucky.


Consumption and Culture in English Literature before 1800

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:25am
English I: English Literature Before 1800 -- MMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Building off the 2018 MMLA themes of consumption and culture, this section invites papers that explore representations of food, its production, and/or its consumption in works of English literature before 1800. Possible questions to explore might include the following:

MWASECS 2018 Conference - "Eighteenth-Century Frontiers"

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:37am
Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2018 Annual Meeting

“Eighteenth-Century Frontiers”

Testing Limits • Crossing Boundaries • Claiming Spaces

October 12 & 13, 2018

Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD



The 2018 meeting of MWASECS, the Midwestern affiliate of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, will be held in Sioux Falls, SD, on October 12 and 13, 2018. The conference hotel and venue will be the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, located within walking distance of a wide assortment of restaurants, shops, and entertainment in downtown Sioux Falls.



Call for Papers Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:14am
Drs. Celucien Joseph & Paul Mocombe
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018



Call for Papers

Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

Editors: Celucien L. Joseph, PhD, Paul Mocombe, PhD



Romantic Exchanges, 1760–1840

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:08am
British Association for Romantic Studies Postgraduate and Early Career Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Romantic Exchanges, 1760-1840

 British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow)

Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)