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[REMINDER: ABSTRACTS DUE 11/1] Bridges to and from the Renaissance (CEA 4/5-7/2018)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:25am
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: “Bridges to and from the Renaissance” at CEA,  April  5-April 7, 2018

| CEA 49th Annual Conference: “Bridges”

| Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront,  333 1st St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701

| Phone: (727) 894-5000

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the “bridges” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 49th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. 

Keynote Update: Professor David Norbrook at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25-27 March 2018

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Stella Achilleos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium will be Professor David Norbrook who will speak on Lucy Hutchinson.



At the 6th Annual Othello’s Island Conference 2018, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 to 27 March 2018

Full information at

Lead Convenors:​

Shakespeare’s Migrants and Exiles – Shakespeare Across Borders

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:46pm
Shakespeare Seminar 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

In Shakespeare’s works characters are frequently banished from court, from the city or their country. Some move voluntary and many make their first appearance with a history of migration. Some yearn for their home, some are glad to escape persecution. Some bemoan the loss of their identity, some embrace a new identity abroad. People are exiled for various reasons, banished from another’s present, from a place, or from memory. Exile may mean a new chance or certain death. Migrants are greeted with hope, with fear, with fierce rejection. In a more abstract sense, Shakespeare’s plays and poems themselves became migrant texts as they were performed by travelling players or otherwise transmitted across time and space.

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: