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Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision                             

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference                                                                                     

Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival                             

Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel seeks papers about any aspect of Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism. Presenters are welcome to address the SAMLA 89 theme, as well as themes important to the study of Early Modern drama and Ecocriticism (i.e. nature, ecology, anthropocentrism, recycling, and sustainability). Responses to some of the following boundary transgressions in popular culture are particularly encouraged: How does Early Modern drama alert audiences to the materiality and interconnectivity of human subjectivity? How do the storms, anatomy lessons, catalogues of plants and animals, and forests in the old plays we read inform the contemporary climate crisis? How does Early Modern drama complicate the “anthropo” of the Anthropocene?

Shakespeare Unbound

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:08pm
Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2018 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society

Paris, Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 January 2018

Call for papers

The Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare Unbound”. The topic addresses Shakespeare’s propensity to negotiate with dominant ideologies, his ability to break and renew formal and cultural rules and his long-lasting influence in creating innovative dramatic and poetic forms, new words and thoughts, “And all that faith creates or love desires, / Terrible, strange, sublime and beauteous shapes” (Shelley), Prometheus-like.

Ingenium: The Making of Renaissance Genius

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:49am
Judith Deitch
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017


What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths?  Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.

“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Queer London Research Forum @ University of Westminster
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now

Friday 7th July (evening) and Saturday 8th July 2017

Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster



CFP: 2017 Conference on John Milton

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
The Conference on John Milton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

The 2017 Conference on John Milton
October 12-14, 2017, Birmingham AL

Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends.

Submit full papers (10 pages maximum) along with 150 word abstracts on the conference website:

Deadline for submissions: June 19th, 2017

Featured speakers:
John Rumrich, University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Sauer, Brock University

The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Birmingham AL.

64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:03pm
This Rough Magic /
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. 


We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:


•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric


Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
The Shakespearean International Yearbook
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)

We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.