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Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn and Other Early Modern Women Writers

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:39pm
CVAR and Othello's Island
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2017


at the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 to 27 March 2019

Full information at

Lead Convenors:​

Professor Stella Achilleos (University of Cyprus) and Professor James Fitzmaurice, (Northern Arizona University)

About the Conference: 

The Early Modern Women Writers strand the 6th Annual Othello's Island Conference is dedicated to women writers from the period 1500 to 1700 (approximate dates). 

TRANS TV conference, September 13-15, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
University of Westminster, London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

TRANS TV: Call For Papers
 Transformations of Television Industries
 Transformations of Television Consumption Practices 
 Transformations of Televisual Aesthetics, Narratives and Identities
 21st Century Transnational and Transmedia Television Practices

Wednesday the 13th of September to Friday the 15th of September, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London
Organised in Collaboration with the CREAM and CAMRI research centres and the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster.

Organising Committee: Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Christopher Hogg, Jane Thorburn, Paul Dwyer, Ged Maguire, Robert Benfield, Simon Passmore.

Issue 28: Contending with Crisis

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal For Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

For its twenty-eighth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of contending with crisis.

CFP: European Writers in Exile (DEADLINE EXTENSION)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

CFP: European Writers in Exile


We have a contract with Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield) in hand and are issuing a targeted call for, primarily, the following important writers.  We have accepted a number of essays already and are seeking now only to round out our volume, as follows.


We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. 


Joe Orton: 50 Years On

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:43am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.

Possible topics include:
• Orton and satire/black
• Orton’s TV plays
• Orton as diarist
• Orton and race
• Orton and crime
• Orton and art
• Orton and film
• Orton and the 1960s
• Gay/Queer Orton
• Orton and Halliwell
• Orton and Leicester
• The Orton industry
• Orton’s influences
(Oscar Wilde, Ronald Firbank,
Jean Genet)
• Orton’s influence (on other
playwrights, novelists,
comedy, art, music)
• Orton’s legacy

: CfP. The 6th International Conference Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities‘, Florence, Italy, 22 – 23 June 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:44am
Dorian Isone / Euroacademia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The 6th Euroacademia International Conference

‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’


Villa Vittoria - Centro Congressi

Florence, Italy

22 – 23 June 2017



Deadline for Paper Proposals: 10th of May 2017


Conference description:


The (Dis)Order of Things: Mechanisms of Power and Control

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 2:32pm
Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

Our Fall 2017 Comparative Studies Student Association Interdisciplinary Conference will focus on questions of power.  Where is power found? How does power exert control? Power and control form the foundation of relationships within institutions (government, gender, self, etc.) but also invite conflict. These concepts serve to establish order and stability, but can also inspire disorder and a desire to destabilize when they become oppressive. Understanding the mechanisms of power and how they exert control, how power and control are distributed, becomes imperative in understanding and possibly resolving conflict.

Sylvia Plath: Letters, Words and Fragments. 10-11th November 2017.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:59pm
Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Autumn 2017 will see the much-anticipated publication of The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1. Following on from The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (2000) and Ariel: The Restored Edition (2004)this book is another landmark contribution in efforts by Plath scholars to piece together and recuperate Plath’s words that have for so long been fragmented. With The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1, Plath’s words and experiences will be drawn together to give readers a fuller insight into her creative process and richly artistic literary life.

The Knowledge Society and the Challenges of Doing Research in Africa: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Approaches

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
Institute for Advanced Studies, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Institute for Advanced Studies, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Summer Institute 2017

Call for Applications

The Institute for Advanced Studies plans to host a two-week summer programme on The Knowledge Society and the Challenges of Doing Research in Africa: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Approaches. Designed for advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars, the programme will take place between July 24 and August 5, 2017.

Programme of study

Masculinity in Women’s Literature (edited volume)

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
Susmita Roye, Delaware State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

(An edited collection of scholarly essays)


In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.