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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.


Poetics among the Disciplines @ Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Poetics before Modernity / Scientiae
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Poetics before Modernity 

invites papers on 

'Poetics among the Disciplines' 

to be proposed for 

Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

Dickinson and Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Paraic Finnerty, Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

William Shakespeare was Emily Dickinson’s favorite writer and her letters abound with references to him and his works. Dickinson’s allusions to Shakespeare’s writings evidence his pervasive presence in her life but also signal his ubiquitous place in her culture.

In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2020 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held July 31 to August 1 in Amherst. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape the usual features of our Annual Meetings such as reading groups, tours of the Dickinson Museum, performances, readings, seminar-style discussions, and talks.

Commemorating Thomas Becket

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:33pm
Canadian Society of Medievalists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Paul Brown aptly described Thomas Becket as a tripartite figure: historical, legendary, and
literary. 2020 marks the triple jubilee of Thomas Becket: 900-year anniversary of his birth, 850-
years since his murder, and 800-years since his translation. We invite proposals for papers on all
things Becket related for the panel “Commemorating Thomas Becket.” I will be submitting a
proposal for a session at the beginning of January for the General Meeting of the Canadian
Society of Medievalists conference held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the
University of Western Ontario, June 3-5. Proposals which address the political, religious,

«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).

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