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Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:15am
University of Nebraska, Kearney
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018



Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3, 2018

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska

This conference will examine, study, and discuss the movement known as “The Orphan

Train” (1854-1929) through multiple disciplines and perspectives.

We welcome proposals relating to all aspects of “The Orphan Train.” Individual proposals

should be a maximum of 300 words. Panel proposals are also welcome and should be a

maximum of 1,000 words. All proposals must be accompanied by a short bio (150 words) of

The Future of the Medieval Book

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:13am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

What is the future of medieval manuscripts? Scholars have for decades been interested in the history of their production and the social environments, institutions, and mechanics of their production; these concerns have constituted what we all consider the “history” of the book. Yet, how do we imagine our futures of conserving and interacting with these materials? Much like monks who spent hours consuming their texts through the practice of lectio divina, we now also consume these materials in the act of studying them. Only, holy reading positioned the reader to focus on his present, where we interact with old books to discover as much as we can about their past.

“Shakespeare and the Consumption of Culture”

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:11am
Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism at the MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Shakespeare’s plays and the critical conversations around them are deeply concerned with questions of culture.  Many of the plays are set in cultures different than Shakespeare’s own early modern England, from Denmark to Italy to Ancient Rome, often using those cultures to examine his own.  Productions of his plays have been set in a dizzying array of cultures, in order make comments on yet other cultures.  The culture of Imperial Britain made use of Shakespeare in order to dominate (and often consume) the cultures which they colonized. 

Special Issue "Entangled Narratives: History, Gender and the Gothic"

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:14am
Gina Wisker (University of Brighton) and Anya Heise-von der Lippe (Universität Tübingen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The Gothic is a "negative aesthetic" (Botting 2014, 1). It influences a plethora of cultural phenomena from literature and other media to fashion and music. It is also an ever-shifting framework of creative expressions and critical approaches, which has a tendency to reinvent itself and adapt to new cultural circumstances. The Gothic troubles the familiar, replaces complacency with dis-ease, offering rich opportunities for new explorations and expressions of seeming fixities, interpretations of history, certainties of gendered identity.

Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:18am
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

CFP: Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century

13th – 14th September 2018

Edge Hill University


Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside

Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University

Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow


‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the mercy of the most omnipotent of all potentates—the Chemist.’

Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)

Career Construction Theory and Life Writing - Special Edition of 'Life Writing'

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:24am
Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Over the last twenty years, a new form of career counselling practice has emerged, one that Mark Savickas (Career Counselling, 2011) refers to as career construction theory. Where earlier forms of vocational guidance utilised aptitude tests, statistical profiling and other forms of quantitative analysis, career construction takes a far more qualitative approach to employment counselling. By encouraging clients to see their careers as stories of which they are both the metaphorical authors and the main protagonists, career construction counsellors enable them to envisage the next chapter in those stories.