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[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Synaesthesia: UCL English Graduate Conference 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:54am
University College London [Department of English Language & Literature]
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of literature and sensory perception. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? What kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch?

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, UVa-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.

SAMLA 2019: Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:36am
Kathleen Kalpin Smith, SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

The Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage

Soliciting papers for a paper session at SAMLA in Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019.  This session will respond to the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships” by addressing the language of truth on the early modern stage.  How do characters identify and categorize “truth”?  What is “truth,” how does one identify it, and what value is ascribed to it? The panel welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic. Please send title, abstract (350 words max), and abbreviated cv by April 19, 2019 to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith at:


21st-Century Donne

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:32am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MLA 2020 / Seattle WA, January 9-12, 2020 21st-Century Donne This panel invites proposals concerning the continued engagement with Donne in the contemporary moment.  Any perspective considered, including comparative studies and research or pedagogical methodology. 300-word abstract and brief CV.   Deadline for submissions:  March 20, 2019Kimberly Johnson, Brigham Young University (

Revised CfC--English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:50am
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty

Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre

The Editors have been delighted at the proposals we have received thus far, and hope that more will come in before the 1 May 2019 deadline.

With fewer than 2 months to go, however, we have decided to issue a revised Call for Contributors to advertise the consorts that we have received no abstracts for.

So, while we are keen to hear from prospective authors on any consort, we are especially looking for submissions on:

Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts

“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:48am
Prof. Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

International Conference


“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries



Organized bySophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne) andAnne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Institut Universitaire de France, Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)


14-16 May 2020


Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA)



SCSC 2019: Angry Spenser

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:17am
International Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.

“Periodizing Race” (MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

“Periodizing Race”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to and/or