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Etudes Episteme special edition: Profane Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
Karen Britland / UW-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Profane Shakespeare

Perfection, Pollution, and the Truth of Performance

“But no perfection is so absolute,

That some impurity doth not pollute”

Rape of Lucrece, l. 899


For its 33rd issue (Spring 2018), the online peer-reviewed journal Etudes Epistémè ( seeks articles examining Shakespeare’s treatment of the notions of perfection (or “purity”) and pollution (or “impurity”), understood not only along traditional moral and religious lines, but also, more “profanely”, in aesthetic and hermeneutic terms.


Charles d'Orléans’s Literary Influences

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
Sonya Lundblad and Holly Barbaccia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Abstracts are invited for papers addressing any aspect of Charles d'Orléans’s literary influences. Topics might include Charles’s use of particular sources, his complex engagement with French and English traditions, his formalism, his multilingualism, his relationship to prison writing, and his influence on later writers. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract for a 20-minute presentation to

What's Next for Early Modern Studies?

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Following the theme of this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this panel seeks to explore what the forthcoming years of scholarship might hold for early modern studies. The two papers in this panel examine topics of renewed interest that promise to have a renaissance of their own in future years. Grace Ioppolo’s forthcoming collected works of Thomas Heywood promises to usher in a renewed interest in the playwright, and the Map of Early Modern London project’s goal to produce the first complete anthology of the mayoral shows will make these texts accessible to scholars and students in an open access digital format.

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017


Conference Date: April 7-8, 2017

Deadline for Proposals: January 27, 2017

Theme: “Altered States, Times, Perspectives”

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize (travel writing)

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:21am
Hakluyt Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Hakluyt Society


Publisher since 1846 of Historical Voyages and Travels


Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. The prize or prizes for 2017 will be presented, if possible, at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2017. Winners will also receive a one-year membership of the Hakluyt Society. The Society hopes that the winning essay will be published, either in the Society’s online journal or in a recognised academic journal.

Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard - AJILE Shakespeare Special Issue CFP

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:13am
Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard


To commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, AJILE (Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises, E-ISSN 2456-1754) plans to bring out a special issue containing academic articles exploring various avenues of Shakespeare studies. This special volume shall be multidisciplinary in its content and welcomes scholarly contributions from the fields of literature and language, history and culture, stage and costumes, gender and performance. However other relevant topics are also encouraged for submission.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:


Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 48

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:39am
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies.







The editorial board will make its final selections by May 2017.


Freedom of Speech, c. 1550-c. 1850

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:19am
George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics and Institutions (Ohio University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 23, 2016

The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions, which has its home at Ohio University, invites paper proposals for a conference and subsequent edited volume on the history of the freedom of speech, c. 1550–c.1850.


The conference will be held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (7–8 April 2017). Debora Shuger (UCLA), Ann Thomson (European University Institute), David Womersley (Oxford) and David Como (Stanford) will deliver plenary lectures.


RMMRA Annual Conference CFP DUE DATE MARCH 15th

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:58pm
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 2017
“Reformations during the Middle Ages and Renaissance”
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
June 22–24, 2017