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French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:24pm
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

From the trial of Marie/Marin le Marcis (1601) to the esthetics of the monstrueux in Pantagruel (1532) and Phèdre (1677) to the shifting literary optic of Jacques le Fataliste et son maître (1796), questions of hybridity, duality, and paradox have remained central to development of the Early Modern literary canon and its related philosophical principles. In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”, papers investigating the complex relationship between the notions of duality, plurality and hybridity will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CfP: Spanish Peninsular Literature (pre-1700) / MMLA in Chicago, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:41am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Chicago (November 14-17, 2019). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: dual identity, double meanings, double entendre, mirror images, reflections, binaries, parallels, repetitions, translations, imitations, adaptations, distortions, and echoes.

2019 Southeastern Renaissance Conference

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:38am
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 76th annual conference, which will be hosted by North Carolina State University on October 18-19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.

Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here:  SRC Paper Submission Module.

For consideration for the 2019 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 7, 2019.  Those submitting papers for the 2019 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: July 1, 2019.

MARGIN Symposium 2019: Out of Place / Out of Time

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:37pm
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

MARGIN Symposium 2019


New York University

May 3, 2019


The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network (MARGIN) is proud to announce the third annual MARGIN Symposium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The theme of this year’s symposium is OUT OF PLACE / OUT OF TIME. We invite papers that participate in a larger discussion of temporalities and places.

Bodies in Motion

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (OSU)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Ohio State University’s Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting abstracts for its sixth annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio. Prospective papers will be considered by those working in assorted subfields of Medieval and Renaissance studies, and particular attention will be paid to proposals that examine the specific theme of Bodies in Motion as outlined below.


Renaissance Drama, SCMLA 10/24-26

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:21am
Kris McAbee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Renassance Drama regular session at South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) seeks papers on Renaissance Drama for presentation at the annual meeting, October 24-26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please submit abstracts of 200 words or fewer to Dr. Kris McAbee ( by March 31, 2019


Crime and Punishment: From the Medieval and Early Modern to the Neo-Gothic

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:41pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Synaesthesia: UCL English Graduate Conference 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:54am
University College London [Department of English Language & Literature]
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of literature and sensory perception. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? What kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch?

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, UVa-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.