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Writings from Scotland Before the Union: 2018

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:46am
Centre for Scottish Culture, University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Professor John  J. McGavin


University of Dundee, April 21st 2018


Now in its second year, Writings from Scotland Before the Union: 2018 is a one-day conference which will continue to explore all areas of literature prior to the Act of Union in 1707.

Hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee, the conference aims to gain a further understanding of how Scotland saw herself in literary terms before formal Union.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic concerning writing from pre-Union Scotland, though some areas of particular interest include the following:

ANAFORA journal – Call for Papers 2017-18

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:27pm
Sanja Runtic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Call for Papers


Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming special issue 4.1 on theory, criticism, and pedagogy of adaptation and the 2018 issues 5.1 and 5.2. 

Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
South Central Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

April 12-14, 2018

The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia


The South-Central Renaissance Conference, which has met annually since its founding in 1951, is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with members primarily from North America and Europe.  SCRC takes pride in being one of the oldest and friendliest Renaissance conferences in North America.


Invited Speakers

New Directions for Rhetorical Studies in Early Modern Literature

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
Mark Kaethler and Anton Bergstrom / Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rhetoric and literature obviously have an intricate shared history in early modern studies evidenced by the likes of George Puttenham’s Art of English Poesie (1579) among other manuals and treatises, but studies continue to demonstrate that there is more to be examined at this scholarly intersection. By applying research in cognitive studies, for instance, Raphael Lyne offers a new perspective on Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric, and in a forthcoming piece Michael Ullyot and Adam Bradley employ digital technologies in order to study the applications of rhetorical tropes like gradatio in early modern drama more broadly. This panel seeks to discuss what other innovations or findings are possible with or without novel applications.

Keynote Update: Simon Stephens at the Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:55pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 5-7, 2018Orlando, Florida 2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

A Conversation with Simon Stephens

Teaching Shakespeare In and Beyond the Classroom [Deadline Extended!]

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:32pm
The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2017


February 23rd and 24th, 2018
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

This conference invites papers that address teaching Shakespeare to non-English majors, whether those non-majors are students or member of local communities. We encourage papers from both academic and non-academic settings, including papers that consider dominant teaching philosophies and praxes currently in use in the university classroom and presentations considering various outreach programs. Papers may address any of the following:

English: The Journal of the English Association seeks submissions

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:49pm
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks high quality submissions on major works of English literature or on topics of general literary interest, aimed at readers within universities and colleges and presented in a lively and engaging style.  We publish 4 issues a year, and accept submissions all year round.   Contributions should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words.

Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:27am
ULICES - Univ. of Lisbon Centre for English Studies / Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital (May 7-10, Lisbon, Portugal)

English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.

Neo-Latin Scholarship on the Slavs

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
The Ján Stanislav Institute of Slavistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Almost all branches of modern science and scholarship, including humanities, can trace their existence back to at least early modern times when Latin was a common medium of European erudition. Yet, present-day researchers in individual disciplines are largely unaware of the existence of early modern Latin scholarship related to their respective fields of study.