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Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:43pm
Edited by Lisa Hopkins and Aidan Norrie
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The editors invite chapters of c. 7000 words for an edited collection called Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe. We are interested primarily in historical rather than fictional women, but also welcome discussion of the treatment of historical women in early modern writing and drama. Topics might include (but are not limited to) women whose geographical location is in some way marginal; women in liminal positions and situations; women whose marital status was uncertain or ambiguous; women with mental health issues; women waiting to see if they would or might inherit land or titles; divorced women; women whose status shifted throughout their lives; or women who were neither maid, widow, nor wife.

Transatlantic New York

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
Instituto Cervantes, CUNY, & Transatlantic Project at Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Transatlantic New York Conference invites paper proposals (8 pages / 3K words approx., 20 minutes) and panels with 3 participants discussing a common theme or topic (60 minutes) about people and institutions that have worked in the complexity of this Anglo-Afro-Hispanic cultural production constituted by a variety of origins and languages, with creative capacity, disposition to dialogue, critical vision and cultural roots that have advanced the rights to diversity and its quality as well.  

The conference will be organized in sections with different coordinators. The following topics will be given priority:   

MLA: Australia and New Zealand literature, film, performance

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
MLA Allied Organ: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers on any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or New Zealand.  Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity.  Comparative projects that engage with Australia in relation to other literatures and cultures are also encouraged. 

 Submit 250-word abstracts by March 20 to:  machosky@hawaii.edu

English III: English Literature After 1900 (MMLA 2017 Permanent Section)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Leanna Lostoski, University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 MMLA Convention

Permanent Section Call for Papers: English III: English Literature After 1900 

In keeping with the conference’s theme “Artists and Activists,” this permanent section panel seeks to explore how authors have responded to the turbulences of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether authors were writing in response to modernization, globalization, or even more recent digitization, I welcome papers in this panel that address how English literature has provided a means for social commentary and critique in a rapidly changing world.