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Annotated Bibliographies: Afrofuturism and The Black Fantastic

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:13pm
Third Stone
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Third Stone, a journal devoted to Afrofuturism and its forms, seeks submissions to build a comprehensive annotated bibliography of source material on the Black fantastic, including traditional print sources (books, magazines, journal articles, newspapers, and reviews) and digital media (audio, video, film, and websites).

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Renaissance English Text Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts deadline for submissions: April 24, 2020 full name / name of organization: Renaissance English Text Society contact email: 

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Renaissance English Text Society Panel

SCSC, Baltimore, October 29 – November 1, 2020


Editing Marginalia & Footnotes

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Association for Documentary Editing’s Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Meeting

7-10 January 2021

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Marginalia and footnotes are their own genres, but most editors concentrate on the main body of a text. Yet material outside that text body, whether as marginalia or footnotes, can have great bearing on the meaning of the main document.


Marginalia and footnotes raise a number of questions:


* What is the function of such material?


* Who made the marks, and when, where, and why?


* As editors, what do we do with them?


House Styles: Pulps, Periodicals, Publishing

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:05pm
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

We seek papers for a panel at this year's Modernist Studies Assocation annual meeting (Brooklyn, NY, October 22-25) entitled "House Styles: Pulp, Periodicals, Publishing."  From the little magazines that launched a slew of modernist authors' careers to the grassroots periodicals and zines of the 1970s–80s that reintroduced forgotten or out-of-print writings, periodicals have consistently served as counter- and sub-cultural venues for literary production. This panel will consider the intersections between print cultural forms, mechanisms of dissemination, and the constitution of evolving twentieth-century literary canons and tastes.

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" Bangor English Medievalism Transformed 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
School of English, Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" 

Medievalism Transformed 2020 explores all historical and literary ideas relating to the theme of movement in the medieval world. How are texts re-invented across time? What role do texts play as cultural objects in their historical moment and beyond? How does a text engage with moving times, cultures, and space?

We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:

SCMLA - Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:04am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel taking place at the 2020 South Central Modern Language Association annual conference. The conference will be held in Houston, TX, on October 8-10. We welcome papers on any and all non-dramatic literary Renaissance works, including works from the English Renaissance/Early Modern period. From Machiavelli to Milton and Cervantes to Stanley, all works of poetry and prose are open for consideration. Neither the conference nor the panel have a theme, so we welcome papers with a wide range of topics. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 10, 2020. Please email your 250-word abstracts to chair Ali Webb at

The Pre-Raphaelites in Art and Literature: Reception and Celebrity

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:16pm
William Morris Society and Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Proposed joint session of the William Morris Society with the Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers (SHARP):


How did the Pre-Raphaelites become well-known to their contemporaries and later readers? What role did publishers play in their reception? And what was the impact of the rise of a professional class of journalists and reviewers on their reputation? 

William Morris and His Circle: Biography, Archives, Artifacts

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Modern Language Association Convention
Toronto, January 7-10, 2021
Call for Papers: Guaranteed sessionWe seek proposals on new approaches to the lives of Morris and his associates, including his Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts, socialist, and familial circles. Papers on twentieth-century and contemporary responses to Morris's legacy as broadly conceived are also welcome.Please send a one-page abstract to by March 18, 2020

Cultures of Collectivity and Manuscript Evidence

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.