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Borders and Margins in Piers Plowman

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:37am
International Piers Plowman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

This panel at the Medieval Colloquium at Sewanee (10-11 March 2017), sponsored by the International Piers Plowman Society, invites papers exploring the theme of borders and margins in William Langland’s Piers Plowman. Papers might address this question from any number of perspectives, including but not limited to questions of literary interpretation: e.g., how does the poem construe those at the margins of society (the poor, the disabled, the non-Christian others)? Or how does the poem establish boundaries between its different genres or modes (e.g., romance, allegory, didacticism, preaching)?

Peace, Piety and Vendetta in Medieval Italy

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Italians and Italianists at the 52nd International Congress for Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Call for papers: ‘Peace, Piety and Vendetta in Medieval Italy’

                                                                                                  52 International Congress for Medieval Studies

Sponsored by Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo



Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.


Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.


The theme of this year’s conference is Intersectionality.


Children of the Enlightenment

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
ASECS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Conference: ASECS 2017 (Minneapolis, MN)

Panel Title: Children of the Enlightenment

Special issue on “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Revenant, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the study of the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird, based out of Falmouth University in the United Kingdom is looking for submissions for a special theme issue dedicated to the “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”. Guest-edited by Ed Simon of Lehigh University, Revenant is looking for scholarly, academic and creative exploration of the supernatural during the Renaissance across literature, history, folklore, philosophy, science, religion, sociology, and popular culture.

Reconsidering The Second Nun's Tale (Kalamazoo 2017)

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2016

CFP: Reconsidering The Second Nun’s Tale
International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017) in Kalamazoo, MI

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.