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NeMLA: Early Modern Theater and Transformation

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
Christina M. Squitieri, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.

Humanities and Religion

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:21pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017



The Silence of Dean Maitland: Page, Stage, Screen (critical edition and new essays)

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 11:47am
Syracuse University Dept of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

In 1886, Maxwell Gray (pseudonym for Mary Gleed Tuttiett) published The Silence of Dean Maitland. The plot of the scandalous novel concerns a young British clergyman, Cyril Maitland, who, after killing the father of a village woman he has seduced, allows a friend, Henry Everard, to be implicated in the crime. Following a trial, Henry is transported to Australia, where he serves out a twenty year prison sentence, while Cyril ascends the church hierarchy. The Silence of Dean Maitland was a bestseller. It was subsequently adapted for the stage and the screen: the play was a hit; the silent film of 1914 enjoyed considerable success in the U.K. and Australia; and the film of 1934 was something of a blockbuster.

“Some Conjectures” and Some Correctives: Public Witches and Private Agendas

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
Michele Lise Tarter, The College of New Jersey
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

CFP: “Some Conjectures” and Some Correctives: Public Witches and Private Agendas


This panel will be part of the upcoming Society of Early Americanists' 10th Biannual Convention to be held in Tulsa, OK,

March 2-4, 2017.

To apply, please send a 100-200 word abstract and a brief bio (including your institutional affiliation) to:

Michele Lise Tarter,  


Deadline for your proposal:  August 20, 2016



What did deacons do?

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:22pm
University of Eastern Finland / School of Theology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Invitation and Call for Papers


The School of Theology (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu) is organizing an international and ecumenical conference on patristic understandings of diakonia. The conference will be held on September 12th – 14/15th 2017, in Joensuu, Finland.


The topic of the conference is “What did deacons do?”. The period under investigation covers the first two Christian centuries (until ca, late 3rd century). We welcome academic papers, firstly on authors and sources of the given period, and, secondly, on later interpretations of those texts.


Deadline for short proposal (max. 150 words) for a 30 minute paper is September 15th, 2016.

"Mysticisms": ELN 56.1, Winter 2018

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:29pm
English Language Notes (published by Duke University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Call for Papers

ELN 56.1, Winter 2018 (Duke University Press)


Nan Goodman, editor

Staging the Undead

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:24am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Staging the Undead"

New Directions in William James and Literary Studies

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25am
Special Issue of "William James Studies"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

The William James Society and its peer-reviewed journal William James Studies invite abstract submissions from literary scholars with diverse interests and approaches to the life and work of William James for a special issue of the journal, "New Directions in William James and Literary Studies." Abstract paper proposals up to 300 words are due by August 15th.  All submissions will conform to a strict timetable for publication for the May 2017 issue of William James Studies (for more see details below).  Please submit abstracts or direct queries to both Dr. Todd Barosky ( and Dr.

The Secular and the Literary

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:32am
Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christianity and Literature

CFP: The Secular and the Literary