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Prison/Exile: Controlled Spaces in Early Modern Europe

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:04am
Ertegun House, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Call for Papers: Prison/Exile: Controlled Spaces in Early Modern Europe

10–11 March 2017 | Ertegun House, University of Oxford | @OxPrisonExile

CFP: New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies / Deadline: 28 April 2017

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:42am
James Smith, University of York and Hetta Howes, Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

Recent scholarship in water studies has generated several germane streams of new methodological approaches, each relevant to medieval history. This OLH Special Collection will showcase the state of the field for medieval water studies, tease out its salient themes, and demonstrate possible futures for the field. In the last decade, new attention has been paid to the role of water as both a literary metaphor and a cultural reality in the Middle Ages, with exciting results. In The Sea and Medieval Literature (2007), Sebastian Sobecki fruitfully explored how water is used to communicate ‘Englishness’ in various different medieval texts.

Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:54am
Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:

The Second Literary Linguistics Conference - Extended Deadline

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:43am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Extended Deadline!

The Second Literary Linguistics Conference

 4-6 October 2017, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 Keynote speaker: Jan Christoph Meister, Universität Hamburg

Like the first Literary Linguistics conference at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 2015, this meeting will be an interdisciplinary forum for international scholars working at the intersection of linguistics and literary studies. The organisers are pleased to invite proposals for 20-minute papers addressing the following topics:

- The act of reading

- Corpus stylistics

Monsters with a Thousand Faces: Adaptations of Literary Horrors

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:05am
Joseph J. Darowski and John Darowski
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2017

The editors of Monsters with a Thousand Faces: Adaptations of Literary Horrors are seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. This collection will feature essays focused on adaptations of characters that first appeared in a traditional novel or short stories. The adaptations can be in any other form of media (film, television, radio drama, comic books, stage play, etc.) or even be an appropriation of the original character into a new novel. 

Among the monsters we are hoping to see included in the collection are:


-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

-The Invisible Man


-Monsters from mythology

-Monsters from Fairy Tales

Cities in the Luso-Hispanic World

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:05am
The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

For this special volume, we are calling for papers grounded in urban processes in cities throughout the Luso-Hispanic World. We welcome both research essays (7,000-10,000
words) as well as review essays (2,500-4,000 words). To submit, send an abstract by November 1, 2016 to: or
Deadline for finished papers: March 1, 2017 For more information on the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, go to,id=225/

Intersections: Identity and Ideology

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
English Graduate Program at Texas A&M University- San Antonio
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 December 2016


The English Graduate Student Committee at Texas A&M University-San Antonio is pleased to announce their second annual graduate and undergraduate English conference. This year’s conference theme is “Intersections: Identity and Ideology.” The conference will take place at Texas A&M University-San Antonio on 3 February 2017.


Lifestyles • Lifeworlds • Lifeworks: What is Life?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 21, 2016

Lifestyles • Lifeworlds • Lifeworks: What is Life?

University of Oregon in Portland • April 6-8, 2017


Today, media constitute and permeate all avenues and forms of life – scale, pace, and pattern interact in private, public, and organic systems. As technologyencompasses more and more practices and agents, and becomes evermore malleable and fungible – What is Life? And, how is life mediated?

NeMLA workshop: Introducing Students to Computational Explorations of Digitized Texts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
Mark D. LeBlanc / Wheaton College (Norton, MA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 5, 2016

If you are attending NeMLA (Baltimore, Maryland: March 23, 2017) and would like a gentle introduction to computer-assisted explorations of your favorite digitized texts, consider enrolling in our hands-on workshop. In our experience, scholars who might like to perform computational analysis in their areas of expertise and/or wish to teach their students how to do so become discouraged too early in the game. This workshop will provide hands-on exposure to and practice with the free, open-source, web-based tool Lexos, including course materials that we have used in our interdisciplinary courses.