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Call for Nominations: Colby Book Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 12:24pm
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

RSVP's Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book PrizeThe Colby Prize is intended to honor original book-length scholarship about Victorian periodicals and newspapers, of the kind that Robert and Vineta Colby themselves produced during their careers. The annual prize is awarded to a book published during the preceding year that most advances our understanding of the nineteenth-century British press. The winner receives a monetary award of up to $2,000 and is invited to speak at the following year’s RSVP conference.

Gaskell Journal Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 12:08pm
Gaskell Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Gaskell Journal

Joan Leach Memorial

Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024

 

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2024

 

The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal.

 

Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference 2024: 'Signs and Scripts'

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 3:27pm
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 17, 2023

CFP for the Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference 2024: ‘Signs and Scripts’

 

The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference committee is excited to announce that the theme for the 2024 conference is: ‘Signs and Scripts.’

 

The conference will be held in person on the 8th and 9th of April, 2024. We are delighted to announce this call for papers and invite proposals relating to all aspects of the broad topic ‘signs and scripts’ in the medieval world. Submissions are welcome from all disciplinary perspectives, whether historical, literary, archaeological, linguistic, interdisciplinary, or anything else. There are no limitations on geographical focus or time period, so long as the topic pertains to the medieval period.

Whither postcolonialism? New directions in postcolonial studies

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 2:54pm
Department of English, Swarnamoyee Jogendranath Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Whither postcolonialism?

New directions in postcolonial studies

A Two-day International Online Conference

1-2 December 2023

Whither postcolonialism? New directions in postcolonial studies -- International Online Conference, 1-2 December 2023

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 2:14pm
Department of English, Swarnamoyee Jogendranath Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Postcolonial studies as a way of reclaiming history from the perspective of the colonised continues to uncover the myriad fraught legacies of colonialism. The emergence of newer interdisciplinary areas of inquiry, such as climate change, has further revealed tangled legacies of colonialism that continue to persist. The burgeoning field of postcolonial print culture studies, in turn, has been bringing to the fore a fascinating terrain of production, circulation and consumption of print in colonial contexts that is particularly enriching our knowledge of anticolonial resistance in various ways.  This conference aims to bring together academic work in some of the newer sub-fields of postcolonial inquiry with attention to continuities.

Place in the Victorian Periodical Press

updated: 
Friday, October 27, 2023 - 7:37am
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Place in the Victorian Periodical Press, June 13 -15 2024, University of Stirling, Scotland, 2024 Conference CFP

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals will hold its annual conference in Scotland at the University of Stirling, June 13-15, 2024. The conference will be primarily in-person, although it will include some online sessions, as well as opportunities to attend the Woolf and Colby lectures and the RSVP annual business meeting remotely.

ALA 2024: Stevens and the Little Magazine

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:28pm
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

American Literature Association 2024 (Chicago, May 23 – 26, 2024): “Stevens and the Little Magazine”

The publication, circulation, and reception of little magazines made modernism happen. They set modernist poetry in motion, rattling and humming. The little magazine was a medial form, a technology, an infrastructure, a format, and a context for reading. Organized by the Wallace Stevens Society, this panel welcomes scholars to consider Stevens’s work in little magazines and to consider little magazines as mediators of, or resonators for, Stevens’s work. We seek abstracts that draw Stevensian poetics and criticism into contact with cultural and textual studies of the little magazine.

A Cultural History of Trans Lives in the Middle Ages (300-1450)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:14pm
J. D. Sargan and Micah Goodrich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

We warmly invite submissions to contribute to A Cultural History of Trans Lives in the Middle Ages (300-1450), edited by J. D. Sargan and Micah James Goodrich. In the past several years, the emerging field of premodern trans studies has taken shape across disciplinary, geographical, and chronological lines. Our volume, A Cultural History of Trans Lives in the Middle Ages (300-1450), which spans over one thousand years of history, will serve to index these critical conversations among medievalists and anticipate new contours that our discussions may take. Please take a moment to look at the main series CFP here: https://bit.ly/CHTLvol1-6 

Call for Applications: 2024 Curran Fellowships

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:23pm
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Curran Fellowships are a set of travel and research grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. Made possible through the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Professor Emerita of English, Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research on Victorian periodicals, the Fellowships are awarded annually.

18th Century Conference: The Book and the City

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:57pm
South Central Society for 18th Century Studies (SCSECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

This year, the Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies will be held in one of the most thought-provoking cities in contemporary America: Portland, Oregon. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2024. While papers on all aspects of the long eighteenth century are welcome, the theme of the conference will be "The Book and the City."

Radical Print Cultures in the US South: A One-Day Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:23pm
University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers: Radical Print Cultures in the US South

University of Leeds, 15th February 2024

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Sharon Monteith (Nottingham Trent University), author of SNCC’s Stories: The African American Freedom Movement in the Civil Rights South (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2020).

The Speculative Fiction Novella (conference panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 9:56am
NeMLA Conference, 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the past decade, the novella has re-emerged as one of the dominant forms of contemporary speculative fiction, with both stand-alone debuts and long-running series taking part in the form. This session invites papers that examine the novella form in speculative fiction in a number of ways.

Call for Book Reviews on Free Speech and Censorship

updated: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 12:41am
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2023-2024 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.

CFP: More is More: Maximalism, Materiality, and the Medieval Aesthetics of Embellishment (ICMS 2024, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-10, 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:37pm
Grace Catherine Greiner (Cornell University) and Jennifer Rabedeau (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS
More is More: Maximalism, Materiality, and the Medieval Aesthetics of Embellishment
International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-10, 2024, Kalamazoo, MI)

Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2023 (on the ICMS submission portal)

CFP: Archival Lives/Lives in the Archive (11/01/23; Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, April 5-6 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
Daniel Davies / University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Archival research has always been a cornerstone of medieval studies, but recent work has  reinvigorated the field by transforming our understanding of the lives of late-medieval authors  and people alike. The discovery of new evidence in the case of Cecily Chaumpaigne and  Geoffrey Chaucer, contentious debates around identifying "Chaucer's Scribe" Adam Pinkhurst  and recovery of figures such as Eleanor Rykener and the rebels of 1381 all demonstrate how  archival research enriches our understanding of the medieval past. This thread invites  contributions that foster new understandings of lives in the archives and bring a theoretical eye to  the practice of archival research itself.

Bibliographical Society of America, New Scholars Program

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:37pm
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Time is running out! Please pass the following along to colleagues/students who you think might be interested:

 Apply to the New Scholars Program by September 5

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) New Scholars Program strives to welcome researchers who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects by nurturing and promoting their scholarship. Each year, three New Scholars receive a cash award of $1,000, a $500 travel stipend, and the opportunity to present their work by participating in a two-pronged program:

Overdetermined and Under-determined authorship

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:06pm
J.P. Ascher & Eleanor Shevlin, ASECS/SHARP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Author-focused literary studies have long ruled the roost, but some of the most important books have not had clear authors. Rather than a single author, these books have multiple authors, or false authors, or no author, or we simply do not know who conceived of and wrote

Readerly Inscriptions in Early Printed Texts as Sites of Refusal and Possibility

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Audrey Gradzewicz/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The first part of Mary Wroth’s unfinished romance, The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania (1621), infamously concludes with a conjunction; Wroth writes, “all things are prepared for the journey, all now merry, contented, nothing amisse; greife forsaken, sadnes cast off, Pamphilia is the Queene of all content, Amphilanthus ioying worthily in her; And[.]” Mary Wroth’s unresolved “And” opens to infinite possible endings for Pamphilia, including negative ones, especially given the other ambiguities of Wroth’s romance, and the anxieties frequently expressed by Pamphilia herself.

Manuscript Transcribe-a-thon | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Call For Expressions of Interest

Transcribe-a-thon: Towards a Collaborative Transcription of a Medieval Ovidian Commentary

(A virtual workshop at Kalamazoo ICMS 2024)

 

The Societas Ovidiana invites participants to a Medieval Ovidian Transcribe-a-thon.

In this workshop, we will collaboratively develop a transcription of a previously-unstudied medieval manuscript of Ovid. We invite those with an interest in any area of textual scholarship to collaborate.

Studying the Medieval Manuscripts of Ovid: Rewards and Challenges | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual roundtable to be held at the International Congress of Medieval Studies (ICMS) at Kalamazoo, May 9-11 2024.

This roundtable invites short presentations based on concrete studies of particular manuscripts (or sets of manuscripts) containing works by, or in any way involving, Ovid.

BSA New Scholars Program

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 11:58am
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 5, 2023

Apply to the New Scholars Program by September 5

Established in 2000, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) New Scholars Program strives to welcome researchers who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects by nurturing and promoting their scholarship. Each year, three New Scholars receive a cash award of $1,000, a $500 travel stipend, and the opportunity to present their work by participating in a two-pronged program:

Talking Back to the Dictionary

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 11:58am
Stephen Turton / Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America invites submissions for a special issue on the reception of dictionaries by their users.

Novels, Then and Now at MAPACA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:27pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Novels, Then and Now, an area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, is currently accepting proposals for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA to be held November 9-11, 2023.

Seeking Submissions to Early Middle English (journal)

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 5:51pm
Adrienne Williams Boyarin / Arc Humanities Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Early Middle English (launched 2019) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to English literature and its contexts ca. 1100–1350. It takes a wide view of this lively period of literary experimentation, linguistic change, and multilingual interaction in England. The journal seeks articles (of any length) on early Middle English language and literature (including assessments of the state of the field); the multicultural, international, and multilingual contexts of early Middle English; the backgrounds, scholarly history, and afterlives of early Middle English; or theoretical interventions in areas such as gender, sexuality, race, disability, ecocriticism, and interdisciplinarity.

The Shakespeare First Folio: 1623 to 2023

updated: 
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 6:01am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the journal Shakespeare (the organ of the British Shakespeare Association, published by Routledge) on the Topic of "The Shakespeare First Folio: 1623 to 2023"

The guest editors of the journal Shakespeare, Miranda Fay Thomas (Trinity College Dublin) and Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University), invite papers for a special issue on the topic of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio. The special issue will appear in late 2023 to coincide with the book's 400 anniversary. The special issue is open to any study that focusses on the significance, understanding, and reception of this important book in its own time and/or at any time between 1623 and now.

International Conference on Poetry Studies: "Poetry Between Creation and Interpretation"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:37am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.

*Extended Deadline* Activist/Aesthetics: one day hybrid conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 4:34am
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2023

~ DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 5TH ~

 

The activist/aesthetics reading group invites paper proposals for a one-day hybrid conference to take place on June 2, 2023 in Cambridge, England. 

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