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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.

"Wonder in the Eighteenth Century" 2018 CSECS, Oct. 10-13, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Wonder in the Eighteenth Century

October 10-13, 2018 | Four Points Sheraton, Niagara Falls, Ontario



Dr. Nathalie Ferrand (École Normale Supérieure / Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes, Paris)

Dr. Sandro Jung (Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel)

Dr. Sarah Tindal Kareem (University of California, Los Angeles)


Conference CFP: Performance, Politics, and Play [New York City]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:13am
International Society for Cultural History
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Performance, Politics, and Play

September 13-16, 2018

New York City


In response to the “performative turn” in the humanities, the ongoing interest in bio- and body-politics, and the growing attention to leisure, dance, and sport studies, the International Society for Cultural History invites paper and panel proposals for its 2018 annual conference on Performance, Politics, and Play. Scholars working on any historical period or location are encouraged to explore this theme. Topics may include (but are by no means limited to):


–  performative/bodily practices of politics and play

–  political performances

Articles on the Monstrous/Uncanny

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:24pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Call for Papers


MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) invites papers on any topic of Monsters/Monster theory, or the Supernatural/Uncanny for a special issue of the journal Preternature (PSU Press). The special issue will celebrate MEARCSTAPA’s tenth anniversary as an academic society dedicated to the study of the monstrous.


Players and Playing in Eighteenth-Century Drama

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:17am
Ashley Bender / SCSECS
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017

This panel will consider papers that explore “players and playing,” broadly interpreted, in drama of the long eighteenth century. Possible topics include games, gambling, and other forms of play; actors, acting styles, and staging; and representations of drama and the theater. Submit abstracts to Ashley Bender at

This year's conference will be held February 23-24 in Oxford, MS. For more information, visit the website at

Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 6:53pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

CFP: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Panels at the American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is pleased to invite proposals for the following panels to be held at the 2018 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Each panel examines a different interpretation or representation of labor from early American literature to the literature of the twenty-first century.

Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age: Thomas Paine’s Publishing Networks, Past and Present

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:15am
Iona College and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

While scholars of Early America are often careful to avoid anachronism, we are living in a moment of profound contemporary connections with communication networks of the past. In the Age of Revolutions, the creation and dissemination of information cultivated and complicated shifts in political ideology, commercial practices, and imperial infrastructure. Questions of access in these networks, of who can create information, who can circulate and commodify it, and on what terms, directly intersects with ongoing explorations of textual transformation in digital studies.