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2017 ELLAK International Conference [deadline extended]Updated

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:56am
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

The 2017 ELLAK International Conference

Seoul National University, South Korea

December 13th–15th, 2017

 “Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”

Special Issue: Visual poetics

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
Nordic Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Article proposals are sought for the the special issue of NJES on visual poetics, edited by Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz.

Papers on any aspect of the visual in English literature are welcome, though preference will be given to those covering the medieval period, the long nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. 

Send in 200-word abstracts as well as your short bio to by 31 March 2017. Complete papers will be due in December 2017.

Shakespeare: Now and Then

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The 41st Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

October 19-21, 2017

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, Ohio

Shakespeare: Now and Then

with plenary speaker

 Professor Hugh Grady

Professor Emeritus, Arcadia University

How do time, and the times, figure in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What is Shakespeare’s time? Was it then? It is now? Will it be in the future?

Old and Middle English Language and Literature

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.

In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.

CfP: The Shape of Return. Progress, Process, and Repetition in Medieval Culture (ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, 29-30 September 2017)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Shape of Return

Progress, Process, and Repetition in Medieval Culture

International Conference

ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
29-30 September 2017

Organized by
Francesco Giusti and Daniel Reeve

Keynote speaker
Elizabeth Eva Leach (University of Oxford)

Logic and Literary Form

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Logic and Literary Form
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

Logic and Literary Form

Evidently Set Forth: God and the Human Stage

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Evidently Set Forth: God and the Human Stage
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 4 November 2017

Offers of papers are invited on aspects of the history and theory of drama, tragedy, drama in Biblical narrative, mystery plays, Biblical dramas, Puritanism and the theatres, and modern drama, including poetic drama, closet drama and studio drama. Performance is within this remit, as also is theo-drama. Papers may adopt a historical or thematic approach, or may discuss individual plays or books, or draw comparisons e.g. as between King Lear and the Book of Job. The CLSG interest is in Exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.


Bloomsbury Cultural History of Youth (500-1450)

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:02pm
Daniel T Kline
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I am inviting one- to two-page proposals for essays in the medieval volume (500-1450) in the forthcoming Bloomsbury series, A Cultural History of Youth. Scheduled for publication in 2021, the six volume series covers youth from antiquity to the contemporary period, and each volume will have a parallel set of chapters:

1. Concepts of Youth
2. Spaces and Places
3. Education and Work
4. Leisure and Play
5. Emotions
6. Gender, Sexuality and the Body
7. Belief and Ideology
8. Authority and Agency
9. War and Conflict
10. Towards a Global History

Only chapters 6 and 7 are spoken for presently.