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'Division and Connection' The Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:14am
The Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Call for Papers

The Third Annual Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference, 2017: Division and Connection

Department of English Literature
The University of Edinburgh
50 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JU

Monday 20th February, 2017


The English Department at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to be hosting the Third Annual Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference, which will take place on the 20th of February 2017. This conference is intended to provide undergraduate students a platform where they can engage in and share independent research work in a supportive, peer-led academic community.

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.


International Conference on Religion, Literature & Culture

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
Higher Education and Research Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Literature, being a creative universal form of expression, addresses spiritual, emotional and social concerns of humanity. It is known that there are reciprocal relations between literature and religion, still the question of how these two disciplines interact with each other invites fresh thought. Looking at the past of English Literature, it is abundantly clear that critics even before Mathew Arnold have referred back to form and content of religious scriptures.

"English" Special Issue: The Classroom of Literature

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on The Classroom of Literature


. . . . we moved together out of the clutch of the Fates, inhabitors of a world without doom; with a scratching, licking and chewing of pens, a whisper and passing of jokes, a titter of tickling, a grumble of labour, a vague stare at the wall in a dream. . . . (Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie)

Book proposal and call for abstracts: Staging (inter)generational conflicts, crises and discord

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:24am
Dr Katarzyna Bronk, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 Samuel Johnson wrote in the Rambler: “This one generation is always the scorn and wonder of the other, and the notions of the old and young are like liquor store of different gravity and texture which never can unite” (in Ottaway 2016: 2.35). His comments, from 1750, were connected to the changing perception of ageing as well as the new dynamics and power play developing between members of the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ generations. This is in contrast to the ideal/idealised situation where “intergenerational relations are best characterized as relationships of reciprocity, differently balanced on both sides at different stages of life according to need” (Thane 2000: 12).

2017 Blackfriars Conference

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:19am
American Shakespeare Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley’s Fall colors, to hear lectures, see plays, and explore early modern theatre. In 2017, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners, to share ideas about Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate.


Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:15am
Critical Stages (International Association of Theatre Critics)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017





International Association of Theatre Critics

Association internationale des critiques de théâtre

a/s Jean-Pierre Han, 27, rue Beaunier, 75014 Paris,France

ISSN 2409-7411






[REMINDER] The 41st Annual Comparative Drama Conference

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:19am
Comparative Drama Conference (Orlando, April 6-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016

41st Comparative Drama Conference

Text & Presentation


                                                                                                                                     2017 Keynote Event

A Conversation with Lisa Loomer

April 7, 2017

8 p.m.


Call for Papers

Drama, Theatre and Young People

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20am
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Drama, Theatre and Young People


A two-day symposium organised by CECILLE and CEAC

with the participation of Compagnie Théâtre du Prisme, Action Culture and RADAC

Lille University (Villeneuve d’Ascq), 2-3 February 2017


Scientific Committee: Constantin Bobas (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Claire Hélie (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Véronique Perruchon (CEAC – Université de Lille)


Thursday 2 February 2017: Symposium


Call for papers


Essays on Pinter, Modern, and Contemporary Drama Sought

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:09am
Ann C. Hall/The Harold Pinter Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Harold Pinter Review is seeking journal articles for its 2018 issue. Essays on Pinter are welcome, but we would like to encourage essays on other modern and contemporary dramatists for this issue, as well.  For more information, contact  To submit an article for review, please use the Penn State Press Editorial Manager: