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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.

Territory, Politics and Performance in Tudor England

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation.  As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire.  Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.

Wooden O Symposium - August 7-9, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Wooden O Symposium / Southern Utah University-Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Cedar City, Utah, USA

The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare. 

The symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.

War, Disability and Embodiment

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:01pm
North American Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

War, Disability, and Embodiment

NACBS 2017

November 3-5 2017 Denver, Colorado

The Senses in the Construction of Gender

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:03pm
Line Cottegnies/ Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

International Conference : « The Senses and the Construction of Gender (XVIth - XVIIIth Century) »

 30-31 March 2018

 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 / Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin (France)

MLA 2018: Recognition and Identity in Early Modern English Drama (January 4th-7th 2018, New York City)

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:37am
Christina M. Squitieri / NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

MLA 2018: Recognition and Identity in Early Modern English Drama How do dress, voice, actions, etc cause a character to be "recognized" (or not recognized) as him/herself or as another in early modern English drama? Is the "recognition" of a character equal to a character's "identity"? How do reading and misreading shape our understanding of the connection between a character's individual "identity" and who he is perceived to be? How is identity and/or recognition read or understood on the early modern English stage? Please submit 250-word abstracts to by Friday, March 10th, 2017. Thanks!  


French Political Pamphlet (1550-1643) Research Fellowship - 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah houses an important collection of political pamphlets printed in France during the period of the Religious Wars (1550) through the reign of Louis XIII (1643). A description of the holdings and an annotated bibliography of the pamphlets can be found online here: