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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.



Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:35am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 A Special Session for the 2020 meeting of the Modern Language Association (Seattle, January 9-12, 2020):Empirical and theoretical papers on seriality, broadly conceived, to include work on print-culture, narratology, rhetoric, writing and reading practices, socialization, identity politics, and more.  No restrictions regarding period or region.

300-word proposals with c.v. due Friday, March 15, 2019 to: and

Inquiries welcome.

Duality and Manuscript Evidence

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:55am
Research Group for Manuscript Evidence
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Duality and Manuscript Evidence

at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

14-17 November 2019 in Chicago

31st International Conference of SELIM

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 1:07pm
Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

SELIM 31 | University of Valladolid, 19-21 September 2019


The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, and the local Organising Committee, cordially invite members of the Society and all scholars interested in the field to send their contributions for its 31st International Conference, which will be held at the University of Valladolid, Spain, on 19-21 September 2019.

The organisers welcome individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of

[Per]forming the Present: Studies in Narrative, Temporality, and Zeitgeist

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:59am
English Graduate Student Society at Carleton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS [Per]forming the Present: Studies in Narrative, Temporality, and Zeitgeist
Department of English Graduate Conference, Carleton University
26-29 April 2019

“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”
D.H. Lawrence

panel on writing in Faulkner's work for Faulkner Conference (Oxford, MS, 7/21-25)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:37am
Jeff Allred/Hunter College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

deadline for submissions: January 28th

panel title: "Write Home: Writing, Representation, and Family in Faulkner" for Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, University of Mississippi, July 21-25, 2019.

Experience & Expression in the Renaissance: Exploring Early Modern Media

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:26am
Association of Renaissance Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019



Experience & Expression in the Renaissance: Exploring Early Modern Media


5th Annual Conference by the Association of Renaissance Students

15 March 2019

Victoria College

University of Toronto


CfP “German Comics and Graphic Novels” (GSA 2019)

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:14am
German Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

German Comics and Graphic Novels III: Periphery


German Studies Association 2019

3-6 October

Portland, OR


CFP: Textualities of American Drama (ALA Boston, May 23-26)

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:51am
Michael D'Alessandro
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Textualities of American Drama: What are the textual forms of American drama? Dramatic works produced during the nineteenth century (an age largely dominated by spectacular melodrama) and the early twentieth century (an era that turned imperfectly to dramatic realism) are often studied according to their production histories rather than their circulation as printed play texts. But the publication of dramatic texts was a significant subplot of the expanding publishing industry throughout the United States. How did the making and consumption of plays in print shape the literary status of American drama?

Editing the Harlem Renaissance (edited collection)

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:34am
Ross K. Tangedal / University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Joshua M. Murray / Fayetteville State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

From the beginning, individuals such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Alain Locke attempted to mold and guide Harlem Renaissance authors, as well as control critical reception. Their roles as editors proved influential in the careers of many writers and in the movement itself. While the popular period has received much scholarly attention, the significance of editors and editing in the Harlem Renaissance remains woefully understudied. As a remedy, Editing the Harlem Renaissance will foreground an in-depth, exhaustive approach to relevant editing and editorial issues, offering a variety of voices and becoming a centralized authority on the subject.

CFP: "Unique Archives" panel at ALA 2019 (Digital Americanists Society)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:13am
Digital Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Digital Americanists Society solicits abstracts (c. 250 words) for papers to be included in the Society’s pre-arranged session at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference (Boston, May 23-26, 2019).

If you are a graduate student or an independent researcher without institutional support, we encourage you to apply for our $100 travel grant. If you wish to be considered, please send a short statement of interest (one sentence suffices), as well as a note on your current institutional travel support, alongside your paper proposal.

Milton and Materiality

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:11pm
UC Berkeley - Townsend Center Working Group for the History of the Book
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. 

Literary Tourgée

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:28am
Literary Tourgée Conference at the Chautauqua Institution
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019



"Literary Tourgée"

Conference at Chautauqua Institution

Sept 27-29, 2019

Inquiries to Sandra Gustafson (

Proposal Deadline 15 January 2019


Inviting proposals for panels and individual submissions

Proposal deadline:  15 January 2019

A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2 -- Deadline extended

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:43pm
The Codex Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

Announcing The CODEX Papers: a new annual review from the CODEX Foundation


A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2: (First issue will appear early 2019)

The CODEX Foundation is pleased to announce a new and forthcoming publication, The CODEX Papers, an international review of contemporary book arts. Our editorial brief is to publish papers that promote a clear understanding of the enormously complex and historically rich field of the book arts, including:


Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Tom Ue / Department of English, Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for proposed panel(s) on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing to the Annual Literary London Society Conference. This meeting will be held on 11-12 July 2019 at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletter and 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.

Hortulus: Fall/Winter Issue CFP

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:07am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the Fall/Winter 2018 issue we are particularly interested in papers and reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.