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Victorian Transitions

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 5:54pm
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CFP: The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States

Meeting in Reno, Nevada October 14-16, 2021

Theme:  Victorian Transitions

 Please note that the deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to 05/01/2021

Covid Update:

With an abundance of caution, the Visawus Conference Committee are planning a possible virtual 2021 Conference in the event that Covid restrictions require such a change.  We are monitoring both the covid social restrictions nationally and state and CDC recommended safety measures.  Unfortunately, our hotel contract requires that we make a decision on going live or virtual by June 1.

2021 Victorians Institute Conference: Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Victorians Institute is excited to welcome you to Charlotte, NC on 
October 22-23rd 2021 for our rebooted annual conference: 
“Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing." This conference 
seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted 
what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the 
Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, 
digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the 
pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature (either during or not 
during a global pandemic).

Call for Papers, Issue #13: MASKS [updated deadline!]

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 9:53am
Oxford Research in English (ORE)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021


A little more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, masks have become an ever-present symbol of our own historical moment. Yet, apart from their present topicality, masks have long played a part in literature and the arts. For this thirteenth issue of Oxford Research in English (ORE), we invite articles that examine the textual, intertextual, and extratextual ways in which masks feature, are performed, or are regarded more generally in literature.

Literature and Popularity in the Georgian/Regency Era

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:03am
Margie Burns/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021


This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on readership and literature, especially popular literature, during the Georgian or Regency period, approximately 1795 to 1837. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, “Social Networks, Social Distances,” are especially welcome and a good fit for the period, when authors and readers can be seen aligning and networking through books. By June 1, 2021, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at

The Book Lab

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:39pm
Modern Language Association Lexicography and Book History Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Participants demonstrate or exhibit printed or digital artifacts that illuminate materiality, making, or thinking of the book as an object, or process of creating, in book history, print cultures, lexicography. 300 word abstract and bio.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021

Rebecca Shapiro, New York City C of Tech, CUNY ( )

Nottingham Black Archive as Activism (FREE ONLINE TALK)

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG), Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021

'Nottingham Black Archive as Activism'

Panya Banjoko (Nottingham Black Archive / NTU)

Host: PPCRG New Directions 

Time: 16.30 (GMT) on Thursday, 11 March 2021

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Duration: 60 mins (including 20 mins Q&A)

How to join: Email to request a joining link.

Collectivity in Reception Studies

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021

MLA 2022 CFP: Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:17am
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

Robert Darnton’s “communications circuit,” proposed in his field-defining 1982 essay “What Is the History of Books?”, has become one of book history’s foundational paradigms. Since 1982, the “communications circuit” has been endlessly reprinted, debated, revised, and amended; it has become a touchstone heuristic for more articles, books, and papers than it is possible to list.

"Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures"

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

  1. The anachronism

  2. Narratives and discourse

  3. The temporality of trauma and subjectivity

Deadline Extended and First Edition Available in Beta: Call for Digital Scholarly Edition for New Publication Series

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:30pm
Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Deadline Extension: Due to an extension of our funding timeline, we are making a significant extension of this CFP deadline, which will now be July 31, 2021 (moving back work on the proposed edition by a semester as well). We hope this gives people more time to develop a proposal than the original tight turnaround, especially after the semester is over and people can take a step back from what is an unusually disruptive year. We are happy to talk to people about possible proposals. Updated CFP text is below.

The Legacies of Exchange by 19th-Century Black Women

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 11:35am
Victoria Baugh and Charline Jao / SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference "American Women Writers: Ecologies, Survival, Change" in Baltimore, Maryland, November 4-7, 2021:

Moveable Type 2020-21: Ambience

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Moveable Type - Graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the English Department, University College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Academic CFP

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)


Archival, Bibliographical, and Digital Humanities Articles

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:56pm
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for its upcoming 2021 double-issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. For full consideration for 2021, please submit by March 1, 2021.

The Book Out of Order: Structure, Inversion, Dissent

Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 11:41pm
University of Toronto's Book History and Print Culture Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

“The book always aims at installing an order, whether it is the order in which it is deciphered, the order in which it is to be understood, or the order intended by the authority who commanded or permitted the work.” (Roger Chartier, The Order of the Book)

If, according to Roger Chartier, “the book always aims at installing an order,” what does it mean for the book to be out of order? Is it broken? Is it committing some kind of transgression? Is it still a book? What is a book supposed to do, and what does it mean when it falls short of its perceived functions – or overshoots them? 

Call for Article Submissions

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:49am
Scholarly Editing (Association for Documentary Editing)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Scholarly Editing, begun again after a four year hiatus, publishes essays on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, as well as reviews and micro-editions of understudied authors and texts that reflect our diverse and multifaceted cultural heritage. The journal intends to represent contributions from all countries and cultures and across disciplines, including but not restricted to educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, curators, editors, information professionals, students, and digital humanists.

Tobias Smollett at 300: the work of writing

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:01am
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) at The Open University, UK, and History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The Open University, UK, and the Institute of English Studies, Uni
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021 

Deadline for submissions: extended to 15 January 2021

CFP - Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:17am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines 8-13 February 2021 Keynote: Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine This conference is designed as a sequel to our 2015 event Turning the Page: Digitization, movie magazines and historical audience studies. That conference focused on the development of the study of historical fan magazines in recent decades, with a particular emphasis on the impact of increased digitization (by the Media History Digital Library, among others) on this development.


Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:41pm
University for Foreigners of Perugia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020


Submissions of papers for Gentes’s 7/20 number are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (maximum 50,000 characters) until the deadline set for November 30, 2020.

Gentes Gentes is made of four sections:

Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

From Nebraska to Pittsburgh and New York, Willa Cather’s career as a writer was—and has been, even since her death in 1947—inextricably intertwined with various popular print forms. This conference will focus on the intersections of Cather’s life and writings with newspapers and magazines. Cather sometimes disparaged periodicals by hinting to friends and colleagues that she reluctantly published her work in them only to support her more serious writing, yet she understood very well their importance to a writer’s standing in American culture during her lifetime.

ACLA 2021: Repurposing Enlightenment

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
ACLA Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Enlightenment has long been understood as a break from past practices and traditions, as a period in which reason, science, progress, secularization were invented. Instead, we seek to understand the Enlightenment and the values identified with it not as rejections of the past or sudden revolutions in thought, but as reconsiderations of earlier ways of knowing. These instances of repurposing include both translations of older sources and traditional thought practices into new contexts as well as the proliferation, amplification, and replication of eighteenth-century ideas.

George Gissing: Work, Life, Friends, Reputation

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

 Abstracts for papers on George Gissing are sought for a Gissing panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19.  Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.

To submit you must go to the NeMLA website

Creative Industries Journal - Call for Guest Reviewers

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:44pm
Creative Industries Journal (Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020


Call for Well-Qualified Guest Reviewers

The international peer-reviewed Creative Industries Journal [CIJ] (Routledge/ Taylor and Francis), now in its 13th volume and approaching its 14th year, seeks to create a pool of guest reviewers, who possess the requisite expertise, to complement our Peer Review Board and Editorial team.

Studies in Crime Writing

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:17pm
Studies in Crime Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the third issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which is scheduled to appear in the fall of 2021. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.