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Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:23pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Updated submission deadline.

“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”

MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature

The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures.  Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.

The History of the Book and the Future of the World

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:41pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce the 2020 conference with the theme The History of the Book and the Future of the World, to be hosted at the State Library of South Australia Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December. There will be a Rare Book Librarians Day event on Wednesday 2 December.

Conference website

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:13am
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

**Extended Deadline (see note below re: conference format flexibility in light of COVID-19)


Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization

The Ohio State University


Call for Papers

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

October 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Columbus, Ohio


19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives


This roundtable sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Society invites discussion about all aspects concerning archives and 19th century women writers. Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): theory, mission, materials, public-facing, recovery, digital archives, visual culture, strategies for archival inclusion.If interested, please send a 300 word paper proposal and a short Vita by March 20, 2020 to Sonia Di Loreto:   

Medieval Leavings

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:36am
Medieval Leavings
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Medieval Leavings ( is a new, Open Access, online journal that publishes editorial orphans on topics in Medieval Studies (broadly construed) and makes them available for our community to use. We hope to ameliorate some of the inequities (and maybe also indignities) of journal publishing.

Medieval Leavings will also feature a special section, Archival Darlings (, highlighting exciting archival finds that may be useful for other scholars to know about, but that simply don’t fit our own formal publication plans.

English Literature in Your Pocket: The Tauchnitz Edition and Other Paperback Series

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:33am
University of Leipzig
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bernhard Tauchnitz's Collection of British and American Authors series, initiated in 1841, was not only a successful entrepreneurial eneavour but also a milestone in the history of print culture. The Leipzig-based publisher Tauchnitz, renowned all over the world for his series of affordable pocket books in English, eventually produced more than 5000 volumes over the next 100 years. The cultural and literary repercussions of this unique achievement have been far-reaching since the late 19th century.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at MLA 2021: Archival Woolf

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:55pm
Mary Wilson / International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Archival Woolf.  This panel will explore Woolf and the archive: Woolf’s own engagement with archives, the representation of archival research in her fiction and essays, and/or our understanding of her work via archived materials.  Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Mary Wilson ( by Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

[Extended] (Re)Mediations - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020


Graduate English Conference

Graduate English Association, University of Toronto


Conference on April 24, 2020          Proposals due January 24, 2020

“While modernity took us in the direction of textual interiority and disciplinary autonomy, we have to focus on ecological mediation and interdisciplinarity.”
Suresh Canagarajah, “English Studies as Creole Scholarship: Reconfiguring the Discipline for Postcolonial Conditions”