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Shakespeare Nations

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:09pm
43rd Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 6, 2019

Shakespeare Nations

The 43rd Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Marietta College (Ohio)

June 28·30, 2019

Extended Deadline for Proposals: Monday, May 6, 2019

Illinois Medieval Association 2019 - Outliers and Outsiders

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:52am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Illinois Medieval Association

36th Annual Conference

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
23-24 Februrary, 2019

A call for papers: “Outliers and Outsiders”

Shakespearean Translations – Translating Shakespeare

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Shakespeare Seminar 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

It is a critical commonplace that Shakespeare in many ways relied on and produced various forms of translations – translations of foreign words, translations of literary texts, translations from one medium into another, to name but a few. Over time, Shakespeare’s works themselves have become some of the most widely translated texts in world literature. As of today, his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Moreover, his plays and poems have travelled across time and space, and they have been re-translated time and again in order to adapt them for contemporary audiences. More often than not, such translations also raise questions about the original works and their socio-cultural as well as literary contexts.

Form and Reform

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:16pm
Cornell University Medieval Studies Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Form and Reform

Cornell Medieval Studies Student Conference 2019

The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its twenty-ninth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 16th of February 2019 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.

Gender-Switching and Queer Opportunities in Web-Native Shakespeare

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), Montpellier, June 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek submissions to a seminar on Gender Switching and Queerness in Web-Native Shakespare at the upcoming ESRA conference ( in Montpellier, France, in June 2019. We welcome papers exploring the interpretive possibilities generated by queer and gender-switched casting in web series and other digitally-native media adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. By shifting the means of production and distribution beyond traditional mainstream media channels, new digital platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and Netflix offer a creative process through which more people can adapt Shakespeare in their own image.

Milton and Materiality

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:11pm
UC Berkeley - Townsend Center Working Group for the History of the Book
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. 

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts: Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:38pm
Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts:

Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing


Please circulate widely.


In addition to conveying controversial ideas, books themselves have both committed and inspired mad, bad, and dangerous behaviour. The production and consumption of printed matter can be subversive, destructive, or downright criminal. Studying books as material objects reveals controversies that are fascinating in their own right, regardless of the subject matter between their covers.

Seminar: From Life to Afterlives: Creative Re-presentation in the Premodern World

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:01pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Organizer: Alison Frazier, University of Texas, Austin


Across the pre-modern world, biography in all media focused largely on rulers, warrior heroes, and spiritual adepts. Such figures, historical or not, were understood to embody virtues worth preserving, admiring and, on occasion, imitating. Thus, the global phenomena of afterlives: creative re-presentations that aimed to secure the posthumous life, or life-effect, of the hero. The topic of afterlives encourages pursuit of a global and comparative pre-modernity that remains generously local, conceptually and theoretically astute, and disciplinarily diverse.

Postgraduate Essay Prize

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:12pm
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

The editors of English: The Journal of the English Association are pleased to invite submissions to the journal's annual essay prize competition exclusive to postgraduates.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within three months of, the submission deadline.

The deadline for submissions is October 22nd, 2018 with the winner being announced in January 2019.

Find out more.

Journal of the Northern Renaissance: Call for Papers

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
Journal of the Northern Renaissance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The Journal of the Northern Renaissance invites submissions on any aspect of cultural practice in Northern Europe in the period 1430-1650, including but not limited to the following disciplines:

  • literature
  • art and architectural history
  • musicology
  • philosophy
  • theology
  • politics
  • history of science

We are particularly interested in studies exploring alternative cultural geographieschallenging existing conceptualizations and periodizations of the Renaissance in the North, and/or establishing continuities and ruptures with earlier and later epochs.