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Call for Special Issue Proposals (Open Topic)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:06pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for Special Issue Proposals (Open Topic)

English Language Notes

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:57am
William Bowen, Susan Dudash, Randa ElKhatib, Ray Siemens,
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia


Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.


The Book Biz: The Novel and Contemporary Publishing

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the rise of the novel during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the literary marketplace has famously been a powerful influence on the form, format, and concerns of both short and longer fiction. This panel will consider the realities of contemporary publishing as a business and the way its corporate structure, economic practices, and publishing procedures impact the lives and work of writers. Some questions to consider: what effects does the advent of electronic publishing have on both the content and the distribution of literary work? How have expanded opportunities for self-publishing impacted the novel’s form and content? What is the contemporary publishing process like, and what are some effective strategies for navigating it?

Vampires, Zombies, Bodices, and Perps: Genre in Creative Writing

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Genre fiction (such as fantasy, sci-fi, suspense and mystery, thrillers, historical romance) has often been discouraged in creative-writing courses, even outlawed. However, in recent years, the popularity of genre fiction in the marketplace has challenged the boundaries of literary writing. This panel will consider some of the following questions: How do challenges to the traditional boundaries of genre impact the teaching of creative writing? How might fiction, drama, and even poetry address these challenges? How can the conventions and tropes of genre fiction be used fruitfully in literary writing? Both writers who work in or with particular genres and writers who have resisted the lure of genre are encouraged to share their work and ideas.

Decolonizing the Digital Archive

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
25th AISNA Biennial Conference Gate(d)Ways. Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond (Ragusa, Italy, September 26-28, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Decolonizing the Digital Archive


In recent years we have witnessed a proliferation of digital archival work – often (but not always) in the form of open access platforms developed to gather, preserve, and share historical documents. The very nature of open accessibility counters a rhetoric of retreat and the construction of barriers among knowledge producers and consumers – by refusing ownership over its content and seeking collaborative and communal engagement in both interpretational and curatorial work, open access digital archives are often decentralized archives that  provide modes for democratic access, exchange, and co-construction of knowledge.

Journal of the Georgia Philological Association

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 3:12pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication.  Submissions can be in any area related to language, literature, composition, philosophy, history, translation, interdisciplinary studies, pedagogy, and philology from any time period and discipline.  In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2019.  Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association.  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.

Mapping “No-Place”: Geographical Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century America

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:13pm
Ashley Rattner and Ryan Charlton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Remapping is inherently an act of dissent. As Denis N. Cosgrove observes, “The measure of mapping is not restricted to the mathematical; it may be equally spiritual, political, or moral. By the same token, the mapping’s record is not confined to the archival; it includes the remembered, the imagined, and the contemplated.” What role do illusory places––literary utopias, hoaxes, legends, visions, and other fictions––play in critiquing, reinforcing, or challenging mainstream American culture in the nineteenth century? This proposed panel explores aspirational, deceptive, and fantastical spaces which throw the existing world into relief to propose plausible and potent alternative microcosms.

CFP: Fourth Issue of The New Americanist/Special Feature Section: "American Studies in the Archive"

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 2:15pm
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 19, 2019

Special Feature Section: “American Studies in the Archive”

The New Americanist seeks articles for its fourth issue’s special feature section “American Studies in the Archive.” Articles whose framework largely depends on archival materials, or which theorize the role of the archive – either historically or in current practice – will be considered. Special consideration will be given to articles which take race, transnational, LGBTQ, or disability studies approaches.

Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:04pm
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for a special issue of Literature Compass( Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletterand subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.

Bicentennial Melville Panel

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:49am
PAMLA Conference 2019 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel celebrates the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st, 1819 by welcoming papers on any aspect of Melville’s legacy both during and after the nineteenth century. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to: how Melville’s works may speak to contemporary issues; Melville’s literary influences and how he employs them in his works; other writers who were influenced by Melville and how this influence manifests in their works; the 1920’s Melville revival; Melville's depiction of racial, cultural, sexual, or gender plurality; or textual and thematic analyses of any of Melville’s works.

Publishing Power: Colonial Publication and American Identity

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:57am
A proposed Colonial and Federal Literature panel for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 SAMLA Conference—Colonial and Federal Literature proposed panel


Atlanta, Georgia


November 8-10, 2019


“Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships”


In keeping with the SAMLA conference theme, “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships,” this proposed panel welcomes proposals that explore constructions of, challenges to, and anxieties surrounding power in early America, before 1900, as well as the ways in which publication reinforced an iteration of an American identity or played a role in defining interpersonal or societal relationships.


V Medieval Europe in Motion: Materialities and Devotions

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:45am
Medievl Europe in Motion Organizing Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

International Conference: "V Medieval Europe in Motion: Materialities and Devotion (5th-15th centuries)” – Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória (Batalha, Portugal), 7-9 November 2019

Org. Instituto de Estudos Medievais (NOVA FCSH) – Mosteiro da Batalha / Direção Geral do Património Cultural – Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa (UCP).


Call for papers

Deadline: 15th May 2019

Translation Archives

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:38am
Anthony Cordingley and Patrick Hersant, Université Paris 8
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

— Call For Papers

Translation Archives

Edited by Anthony Cordingley and Patrick Hersant

Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:51am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

The “Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism” permanent section of the 2019 Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals that engage with this year’s conference theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” Scholarship that explores issues of duality in Shakespeare’s literature, and in early modern culture broadly, from myriad perspectives will be considered.

Exploring doubling in Shakespeare’s works might begin with attention to any of the following list of topics:

· Duality of texts and paratexts

· Double-meanings (linguistics, semantics, multiple interpretations)

· Double entendre

· Twins, doubles in drama

· Doubled literary sources


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:52pm
Prof Anthony Barker, Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

International Conference




Venue: Department of Languages and Cultures,

University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Date: 23-25 October, 2019


Crime and Punishment: From the Medieval and Early Modern to the Neo-Gothic

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:41pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.

2019 Southeastern Renaissance Conference

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:38am
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 76th annual conference, which will be hosted by North Carolina State University on October 18-19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.

Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here:  SRC Paper Submission Module.

For consideration for the 2019 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 7, 2019.  Those submitting papers for the 2019 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: July 1, 2019.

Journal of New Librarianship V4 I2 CFP

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:36am
Journal of New Librarianship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Journal of New Librarianship ( invites submissions from library scholars,
practitioners, and students for its next issue (V4. No. 2). JNL welcomes traditional and
unestablished forms of scholarly and professional communication related to any aspect of
librarianship. We hope to see a wide variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format,
from lengthy treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the
transformation of a library's physical space and the perceived impact.
Submissions may include but are not limited to:
- Solicited articles
- Scholarly articles
- Datasets
- Media (podcasts, video, etc)
- Book reviews
- Technology reviews

Symposium on John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women: 1869-2019 1-2 November 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:35am
Department of Social and Political Sciences / the University of Cyprus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

[T]he principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes—the legal subordination of one sex to the other—is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; [...] it ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other.

J.S. Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869), ch. 1§1

On occasion of 150 years since the publication of John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women (1869), the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus hosts a Symposium on 1-2 November 2019, in Nicosia, Cyprus and invites papers on:

New Gothic Book Series

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:57am
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC BOOK SERIES. The Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship in the domain of Gothic Studies and respond, where possible, to existing classroom/module needs. The series aims to foster innovative international scholarship that interrogates established ideas in this rapidly growing field, to broaden critical and theoretical discussion among scholars and students, and to enhance the nature and availability of existing scholarly resources.

Series Editor: Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada

Deadline Extended: Editing the "I"

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?


2019 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 12:20pm
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

27th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

12-13 April 2019

Call for Papers

We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of Early British Literature from the beginnings through the 18th Century.  Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research of Early British Literature are invited.  Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are encouraged to apply.

The 2019 Keynote Address will be "The Metamorphic Worlds of Early Modern Literature," by Dr. Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature, The University of California at San Diego.

MLA 2020 Guaranteed Session CFP: A Decade in Comics (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Susan Kirtley and Margaret Galvan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed guaranteed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This roundtable panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

Archival Discoveries and Scholarly Bibliographies

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:37am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.

SEMA 2019 - Medieval Gateways: Threshold, Transition, Exchange

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:45am
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Southeastern Medieval Association Conference

November 14-16, 2019

Greensboro, NC


Medieval Gateways: Threshold, Transition, Exchange


The Southeastern Medieval Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 Conference to be held at UNC-Greensboro, co-sponsored by UNCG, North Carolina Wesleyan College and Wake Forest University.