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Postgraduate English Journal Issue 40 (Spring 2020): Call for Submissions

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 31st March 2020 for the journal’s 40th edition.

Call for Papers, Mythmoot VII: Defining and Defying Darkness

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:11pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

What is Mythmoot VII?

Mythmoot VII, with the theme of “Defying and Defining Darkness,” combines an academic conference, creative writing meet-up, and fan convention for a unique experience. Here at Mythmoot, we have room for serious scholarship in fields such as science fiction, high fantasy, horror, gothic, mythology, children’s literature, folklore.. .the list goes on. We also appreciate less academic, but no less enthusiastic, pursuits of all the above—such as demonstrations of how to knit the best fake candle ever, presentations theorizing the exact recipe for Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, or papers dissecting the cultural background of Baron Harkonnen!

Call for Proposals:

Medieval Leavings

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:36am
Medieval Leavings
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Medieval Leavings ( is a new, Open Access, online journal that publishes editorial orphans on topics in Medieval Studies (broadly construed) and makes them available for our community to use. We hope to ameliorate some of the inequities (and maybe also indignities) of journal publishing.

Medieval Leavings will also feature a special section, Archival Darlings (, highlighting exciting archival finds that may be useful for other scholars to know about, but that simply don’t fit our own formal publication plans.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:19am
Nathan Fleeson / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This traditional session welcomes submissions on any topic associated with Medieval England and its texts (400-1500 CE). This includes texts written in Old English, Middle English, Latin, Gaelic, etc. Abstracts addressing the conference theme of "Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts" are especially welcome. By June 1, 2020, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Nathan Fleeson at

The Song of Songs in European Poetry (13th-17th Centuries): Translations, Appropriations, Rewritings

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:23pm
Alessandra Petrina / University of Padova (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Traditionally attributed to King Solomon and defined by Rabbi Akiva as the “Holy of Holies” among the sacred scriptures (Mishnah Yadayim 3:5), the Song of Songs is one of the most fascinating and controversial Biblical books. Fervently read and carefully explained, celebrated as a key to the supreme mystery of the union between God and men, the Song of Songs, the primary source for the Christian pervasive metaphor of the sacred marriage and eros, was a text crucial not only to the Middle Ages, but also to the Renaissance period. This ambivalent book, which combined a sensual celebration of love with a well-established tradition of allegorical interpretation, held a particular appeal for poets.

Delaware Valley Medieval Association Graduate Workshop

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:42pm
Delaware valley Medieval Association (DVMA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 29, 2020

University of Pennsylvania 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Location TBD

1-5 pm


The DVMA invites 250-word abstracts for 20-minute talks or 5-minute flash presentations by graduate students in any discipline and on any topic that pertains to medieval studies.  Global medieval submissions are welcome and encouraged!


Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:40pm
Center for Early Cultures at University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”

2020 Graduate Student Conference

Center for Early Cultures

University of California, Irvine

Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019

Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:22pm
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020


Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

The 15th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Date: May 1, 2020

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island

Special Journal Issue: The Witch in the Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Andreea Marculescu (University of Oklahoma)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Witch in Medieval and Early-Modern Literature


In our supposedly disenchanted world, depictions of witches follow fairly standard aesthetic and ideological criteria the role of which is to maintain or, on the contrary, to challenge societal considerations regarding gender roles or normative female bodily depictions. But such standardization does not do justice to the heterogeneity of representations that pre-modern witches actually possessed.