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"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.

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:55pm
Renaissance English Text Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Renaissance English Text Society Panel

SCSC, Baltimore, October 29 – November 1, 2020


            Abstracts are invited for the Renaissance English Text Society panel at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Baltimore, 29 October - 1 November 2020. Twenty-minute papers should focus on some aspect of unedited or under-edited texts derived from manuscript and/or print witnesses written in English during the sixteenth century or first half of the seventeenth. Papers may address:


Diverse Projects on American Lit - archival, bibliographical, pedagogical, DH

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. Due to the nature of the journal, there is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, and we encourage innovative projects and approaches that will serve as resources for the field.

International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:41pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

“Narrating Lives” - International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography28-29 August 2020 - Malta

organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing  (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences.

EXTENDED DEADLINE MLA 2021: Practices of Persistence: Women's Authorial Labor in Seventeenth-Century England and the New World

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:52am
Lauren Mamolite, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to