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Shakespeare 401: What's Next?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Shakespearean Theatre Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2nd Call for Papers
2017 Shakespearean Theatre Conference:
“Shakespeare 401: What’s Next?”


English Seventeenth-Century Literature

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:04pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Spokane, Washington on October 12-14, 2017. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to or All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

Early Modern Nasty Women: Shrews, Scolds, and Whores

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:20pm
NWSA Early Modern Women Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Members of the National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seek paper proposals for a panel on “Early Modern Nasty Women: Shrews, Scolds, and Whores” for the NWSA annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov 16-19 2017.

The Early Modern Women Interest group aims to propose a sponsored panel under the conference subtheme of “engaging, questioning, and transcending the state.”

We seek papers that address:

  • Canonical early modern women writers’ support of state power

  • Early modern representations of disruptive, unruly, or innovative women

Transformations: Tracing Forces of Change in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:38pm
Duke-UNC Medieval and Early Modern Studies Collaboration
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Since Ovid’s first-century Metamorphoses, transformative experiences and transformed selves have been fundamental sites of interest in European literature. At times bewildering, marvelous, and horrid, these physical transformations can invite readers to reconsider their bodies and, because of Ovid’s moral ambiguity, to reconsider their morality and thus to reconsider themselves. The powerful idea of transformation has shaped medieval and early modern thinking, a specter heralding what is yet to come, whether feared or longed for. Transformations can be violent, often involving aggressive bodily catalysts, or even death. But other transformations are rapturous, holy epiphanies. Transformations can be sly and illusory, indiscernible yet suspected.

Call for book chapters: Performances at Court in Shakespeare's Era

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Sophie Chiari
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Call for Book Chapters


Performances at Court in Shakespeare’s Era

(edited collection published by Rowman & Littlefield)



Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): 28 February 2017

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2017

Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 31 August 2017

Editors: John Mucciolo and Sophie Chiari


Shakespeare and the Pedagogies of Justice

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Hillary Eklund & Wendy Hyman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

Shakespeare scholars regularly encounter social justice issues in the material that we study and teach. Most often in the classroom our engagement with such issues takes the form of thematic identification and critical parsing. Yet we struggle to form more direct, material connections between coursework and social justice work. This book is for professors of early modern literature who want to heighten the intellectual impact of their courses by thoughtfully using their classrooms as laboratories for social formation and action.

Passages (2017 Early Modern Iberia Study Group Graduate Symposium)

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:26pm
Early Modern Iberia Study Group at the University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

The Early Modern Iberia Study Group at the University of Pennsylvania invites abstracts for its 2017 Graduate Symposium on the theme of Passages. This one-day graduate symposium will take place on April 22nd, 2017, with a keynote address by Prof. Seth Kimmel (Columbia).

CfP: Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Friday 23rd June 2017, University of Oxford


The application of spatial paradigms to the study of late medieval and early modern societies is now well underway. In contrast, the so-called ‘mobility turn’ has struggled to find its way from the social sciences to the humanities and, in particular, to disciplines concerned with the study of the past. This conference proposes to bring the two together by exploring how everyday mobility contributed to the shaping of late medieval and early modern spaces, and how spatial frameworks affected the movement of people in pre-modern Europe.

International and Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: Culture of Reformation and reforming in culture

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:06am
University of Lodz and Academy of Music in Lodz, Polish Academy of Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 22, 2017

Ever since Max Weber in scientific and philosophical reflection, the idea appeared that the Reformation is not only a historical phenomenon but above all socio-cultural. Associated with it were, among others, individualism, experientialism, modernity, innovation, activism, asceticism in the world, creativity, self-reflection, communitarianism, economy, development of accounting, criticism, capitalism, the culture of writing and printing. It's only a few examples of phenomena and values ​​associated inextricably with the wider Reformation in culture. The very existence of the Reformation bears fruit historically in the concept of tolerance and respect for diversity. The list of themes and values ​​certainly is not limited and closed.