We are seeking essay proposals for an edited volume focused on queens and queenship in the plays of William Shakespeare. Although there have been many individual studies of how queens in early modern drama reflect and refract the image of Elizabeth I, this volume will primarily concern queens as characters and as theatrical constructs. The collection will be submitted to the "Queenship and Power" series (Palgrave Macmillan) edited by Charles Beem and Carole Levin, with planned publication for late 2017/early 2018.
Special Session, 2017 MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8
In recognition of the five hundredth anniversary (give or take) of the Protestant Reformation, this session seeks new perspectives on how Catholic-Protestant relations have been explored in British literary texts. Texts may be drawn from any period of literature since the Reformation. Preference will be given to papers which carefully historicize their readings of their chosen texts, and/or papers that study well-known works of literature which have not often been read in terms of their engagement with Catholic-Protestant relations. Please send 350-word abstracts by 15 March 2016.
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Scuola di Dottorato in Studi Umanistici
Bestiarium. Human and Animal Representations
International PhD Conference
28-30 September 2016
THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea
An international conference organised by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. This event builds on the success of the 2009 Oxford conference, After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England, which resulted in a book of essays (ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh) that vigorously interrogated the nature of religious and intellectual culture in England in the long fifteenth century. After Chichele adopts a similar investigative and interdisciplinary approach. The period has been chosen precisely because the inner workings of English intellectual and religious life during these years have proved challengingly resistant to the formation of grand critical narratives.
What new digital challenges does Shakespearean pedagogy face? How do you respond? Share interactive/digital approaches through this "teaching panel" for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia. Abstract (300/wrds), CV with teaching experience by 11 March 2016; Kyle Vitale (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Theorizing Borders in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture
We are accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at https://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php?journal=excursions&page=...
Excursions Vol 7 No. 1 "Failure"
'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America
English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.
In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.
The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Undergraduate/Graduate Renaissance Symposium, April 15-16, 2016.
Papers covering any area of Renaissance studies are welcome.
The symposium is in celebration of USC's selection to host the "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" traveling exhibit.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Kirk Melnikoff, Associate Professor of English, UNC-Charlotte.
To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6 - 8 July 2016) on the theme of 'London and the Globe', The Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on 'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares'.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5,000 - 7,000 words long) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions:
This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of "human" and "animal" found within a variety of cultural textualities in the broad field of animal studies. Since "animality" has often historically been equated with "primitive," in a derogatory sense, and "human" with the rise of civilization and modernity, or the westernization of the world and globalization, this panel seeks papers that disrupt these categorizations through the examination of a wide range of perspectives on animals in diverse texts. To that end, we seek papers analyzing all types of "texts," broadly understood, from mythological sources and artistic representations to music, film, and literature.
Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Saturday 5 November 2016
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2016
The conference will address topics relating to endings in literary narrative, history, apocalypse etc. Details can be found on the website of the Christian Literary Studies Group, http://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html
Papers should have a reading time of 25 minutes and be of a standard suitable for publication subsequently in The Glass. Preference is given to contributions exploring Christian and Biblical themes in literature.
First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture
The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference in 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:
1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity