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Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:36am
The Warburg Institute, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021


Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism


An online conference: Friday 3 September 2021

The Warburg Institute


Oral History Workshop

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Oral History Workshop

23 January 2021 – London/Online1pm-4pm TBC (London Time)

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars independent researchers and history, culture and tradition enthusiasts who would like to improve their academic skills, introduce oral history in their work, engage with oral tradition and also record and preserve unwritten stories.

Rupkatha International Award in Humanities, 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020

RIAH is being launched as an independent initiative towards extending international recognition to fresh scholars in innovative, critical research and publication and to creative artists in the fields of arts, film and media. The initiative shall also award life-time contribution of scholars.

We are inviting nominations from scholarly communities, academicians and distinguished public servants from all over the world.


Winners will receive

  • A cash prize of 20000 INR ( USD $ 270 )
  • Rupkatha medallion certificate
  • Honorary publication in Rupkatha


OA Journal Translat Library is Accepting Submissions

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:00am
Translat Library - University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for Papers -- Translat Library is accepting submissions.

Translat Library is a new open access journal devoted to the literary culture of Europe (1200-1600), with an emphasis on vernacular translations, the Romance letters, and the Latin tradition. Translat Library publishes short rigorous essays contributing new documentation and editions of unpublished texts.

Deadline Extended. Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality: Life, Death and Rebirth in the Classical World and its Reception in an Age of Academic Innovation

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Just as the Greeks on the plains of Troy faced the plague-arrows of Apollo, the modern world currently stands before unprecedented challenges.  The present pandemic has forced us to face issues of mortality more closely than has been the case in recent decades. At the same time, the situation in which the academic world now finds itself is breaking down barriers in many areas: between home and work environments; between academics, students and the wider community; between teachers and pupils; between traditional disciplines; and between different methods of teaching. In fact, there has been a feeling amongst many for quite some time that winds of change are blowing through the corridors of academia.

Stoicism in literature: the power of inner transformation

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 4:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of life based on the notion that "happiness," or eudaemonia, is internally generated, and consists in improving one's own character in the service of humanity at large. One of its major exponents was the first century Roman philosopher Epictetus, who has had a consistent influence on western philosophy, religion, and literature, though the theme of Epictetus and literature has been comparatively little explored.

Queer Thanatologies

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:59am
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at

Themed Section: Queer Thanatologies

Guest editors: Anna Chiara Corradino, Carmen Dell’Aversano, Roberta Langhi, Mattia Petricola 

Philomela and Her Descendents: Re-membering Traumatized Women in Literature

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewcz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Philomela is devoted sister, is victim of a brutal rape and mutilation, is weaver, is revenger, is nightingale. The specter of Philomela haunts the western canon, where she is a shorthand for rape, where the song of the nightingale is shorthand for suffering. Where Philomela is invoked, the ingenious weaver of the Metamorphoses is newly silenced by threadbare retellings. In Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, Philomela is severed from both revenge and transformation; as Lavinia in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, she is severed from the consolation and commiseration of other women; and in Eliot’s The Wasteland, her “inviolable voice” is severed from her violated body, laments to the crude unhearing.

CFP, Eikon Imago, vol. 10 (2021). Miscellany and Monographic Issue (Eternal Sadness: Representations of Death in Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Present Time, ed. Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:32am
Grupo de Investigación Capire, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Our scientific journal Eikón / Imago, edited by the CAPIRE research team at the Complutense University of Madrid, is already working on the next issue. It is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era, culture or country, as well as any thematic, typological or disciplinary variant: religious, mythological, political, musical, fantastic, animalistic and other.Each issue of Eikón / Imago Magazine consists of three sections:- Miscellany: related to any aspect of the general thematic coverage of the Journal (free peer review articles).- Monographic: the topic changes every year.

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:30pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Call for Book Chapters on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator: In Recognition of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Film

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:56pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection. All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and material impact of the film since its release in May 2000.

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:06pm
Seyed Hossein Fazeli/PAH Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.

The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

Optional Services for Participants (If they wish to use)

Call for Panels & Seminars - European Shakespeare Research Association

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 5:25am
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce that the ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2021 under the title "The art itself is nature": Shakespeare's Nature | Art | Politics will be held in Athens, Greece from 3 to 6 June, 2021.


The Convenors and the Advisory Committee welcome the submission of your proposals for Panels & Seminars.


You can consult the conference’s potential topics


Panel proposals should be submitted by a panel convenor with the names of the participants (no more than four speakers)

Special Call for Creative Works in the Pandemic Context

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The global lockdown has made us confined to our primeval cave-like shelter of home. The postgobal earth is in suspended condition, as if it needs some time for hibernation. In the face of increasing number of death, we all are seeking solutions, exploring options and thinking of new patterns of life. Surely the world will change permanently after this and if we are fortunate enough to see the post-Corona world, we will reminisce about our pre-Corona days. In between, during the uncertain lockdown period, we expect humankind to respond to the pandemic in creative ways.

We are seeking submission of creative works for a Special Collection to be created from the submitted works in Continuous Publication mode.

"Ri/sentimenti". Emotions and language

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Archives of emotions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.

The 2021 MLA Call for Papers

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The 2021 General Call for Papers

 (LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum)

(MLA Annual Convention Jan 7-10, 2021, Toronto) The following is a summary of call for papers from three panel sessions. The deadline of abstract submission is March 15, 2020. Abstract submission details are at the end of each panel description.


1.      Panel Title: Animal Perversions


Short description:

This session will examine the eroticization (or non-eroticization) of particular animals within the pre-14th century Chinese cultural sphere, with specific attention to questions of sexuality, fetish, ethics, and species identity.



Ambiguity and Narratology (Interdisciplinary and Diachronic Workshop)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:02am
Universität Tübingen, GRK 1808 Ambiguität
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

(with apologizes for cross posting)

Dear all,

The Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity - Production and Perception of the Eberhard Karls Univeristät Tübingen is delighted to announce the CfP for the interdisciplinary and diachronic Workshop

Ambiguity and Narratology

Tübingen, November 5-7 2020


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.

Ischia and Naples International Festival of Philosophy 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:28pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

La Filosofia, Il Castello e la Torre - Ischia and Naples International Festival of Philosophy, 

Summer School of Humanities and Young Thinkers Festival 2020 VI Edition


Theme: Time 

Ischia, 20 - 27 September

Naples 1 - 3  October 


Calling for Submissions: The Paper Shell Review, a Journal of Critical Essays

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:06pm
The Paper Shell Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

The Paper Shell Review, the University of Maryland's only undergraduate journal of essays on literary topics, is now accepting submissions. The introductions to our past journals have been written by notable faculty members, including Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic, and Michael Olmert, a three-time Primetime Emmy winner.

Call for Papers, Mythmoot VII: Defining and Defying Darkness

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:11pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

What is Mythmoot VII?

Mythmoot VII, with the theme of “Defying and Defining Darkness,” combines an academic conference, creative writing meet-up, and fan convention for a unique experience. Here at Mythmoot, we have room for serious scholarship in fields such as science fiction, high fantasy, horror, gothic, mythology, children’s literature, folklore.. .the list goes on. We also appreciate less academic, but no less enthusiastic, pursuits of all the above—such as demonstrations of how to knit the best fake candle ever, presentations theorizing the exact recipe for Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, or papers dissecting the cultural background of Baron Harkonnen!

Call for Proposals:

Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – The Material World

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:11pm
Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 12: Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – The Material World
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020

Publication Date: June 2020

Call for Papers:

Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures (Home page):


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:07am
James Hogg Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020


 An International Conference marking the semiquincentennial of James Hogg. University of Stirling, Scotland, 1-3 July 2020. Call for PapersPaper and panel proposals on any aspect of James Hogg's life and work are now invited. AbstractsAbstracts of no more than 250 words, of papers lasting no longer than 20 minutes, should reach the address below by 31 January 2020. Panel proposals are also welcome: please enquire prior to submission. Abstracts may be e-mailed to