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«Dall’ombre al chiaro lume» - The Enigma and its declensions in Literature

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
Doctoral Conference - University of Padua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The International Doctoral Conference at the University of Padua is an interdisciplinary and bilingual forum which takes place every year. This year the conference is open to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in the topic of literary and linguistic enigmas from a broader historical and socio-cultural perspective.

Agreeing with Fortini (1991), the difference between obscurity and complexity lies on the nature of “darkness”, which «cannot and must ever not be […] ‘won’ or ‘overcome’ since its raison d’être lies in being […] a particular kind of ‘figure of speech’». In fact, complexity implies at least one chance of effectively decoding the hidden meaning.

Collection on England and/in Europe on the Early Modern Stage

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Matteo Pangallo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.

This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:

Negotiating Boundaries: Early Modern Texts and Cultures

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:51pm
The London Shakespeare Centre & Shakespeare’s Globe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

The London Shakespeare Centre & Shakespeare’s Globe Second Graduate Conference


Negotiating Boundaries: Early Modern Texts and Cultures

 14-15 February 2020


 Shakespeare’s Globe King’s College London


Annual Meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:26pm
Andrew Marvell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

Annual meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society in conjunction with the South-Central Renaissance Conference.

Hosted by Southern Methodist University, 26-28 March 2020, Dallas, TX.

The Andrew Marvell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented on any aspect of Marvell studies, from established scholars in the field as well as graduate students and newcomers. Proposals are welcomed on all topics.

Abstracts only (350 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) should be submitted online no later than 16 December 2019 via the Conference’s submission portal:

Wooden O Symposium

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:22pm
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation. Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme. Next year’s symposium encourages papers and panels that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 season: Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s Worst!, Into the Breeches!, and Desperate Measures (a musical based on Measure for Measure).

CFP: The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:21pm
Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.

Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:44pm
Medieval English Theatre Conference, University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019


Medieval English Theatre Conference


University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020


 Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre



Edited Collection: Science Fiction and Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Jeffrey Pietruszynski
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We are seeking contributions from scholars in various disciplines to submit proposals for chapters to be combined into an edited collection on Shakespeare’s influences on modern day science fiction.

Shakespeare’s influence on literary genres is profound to say the least, however, for some people, the association with modernity and popular culture often blinds the reader from any connection to Shakespeare and the English Early Modern Period. Evidence from science fiction belies this position as Shakespeare in both physical and textual form is a regular fixture on the screen. A well-known example comes from the 2007 Doctor Who episode “The Shakespeare Code” where the Doctor refers to him as “the most human human there’s ever been.”

Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 10:07am
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

The Fourteenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)


23-24 October 2020

National Taiwan University


Call for Papers


Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular


PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, Philadelphia, April 2020 - Submissions due: Nov 24, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:51am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics: