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Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
The University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

October 5-7, 2023

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden


In Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, Aristotle conceived ethics and politics to be both interrelated and exclusively male endeavors. This notion continued to be influential in the early modern period (c. 1500 – 1800). Yet in recent decades, feminist scholarship has showed that throughout the early modern world numerous women nonetheless discussed, developed, and challenged politics and ethics in profound and often surprising ways. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED 2022 Midwest MLA; English Literature Before 1800

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:05pm
June Oh / Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

In addressing the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the permanent section on “English Literature Before 1800” welcomes papers exploring any moments in pre-1800 literary scenes and contexts that relates our cultural moment.  Topics may include, but are by no means limited to, representation, identity categories (race, class, gender, age, sexuality, disability, etc.), technologies, political movements, audience responses, and any other critical issues from any period and genre. Reflections on pedagogy and classroom practices that address the “Post-Now” theme are welcome.  

American Literary Archives and Bibliography

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 11:25am
RALS (Penn State)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN November 16th-21st.  Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

In response to the MMLA 2022 theme “Post-Now” this panel seeks papers that deal with environmental futures.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

MMLA - "Post-Now" in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary America

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:28pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The MMLA’s permanent session on American Literature pre-1870 seeks papers that engage with the conference theme, “Post-Now,” in a pre- and post-Revolutionary context. The moment of the Revolution was simultaneously a moment of explosive ideological change and continued oppression for millions of marginalized individuals in the colonies and subsequent United States. How do authors, artists, politicians, intellectuals, and writers of any background confront this division, and how are they able to propose a future for the new nation that recognizes continued tyranny in its social and political structures? Interdisciplinary and multinational perspectives welcome.

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:48pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022


Repurposing Enlightenment

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
Hanna Roman/Olivia Sabee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022


Call for book proposals: Studies in the Global Nineteenth Century

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:07pm
Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The Society for Global Nineteenth Century Studies (www.global19c.com) and Liverpool University Press are delighted to announce a new book series. Proposals are warmly invited:


Studies in the Global Nineteenth Century

The Imaginary Voyage. New, Other, Virtual Worlds, from Thule to the Cyberspace.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:04pm
Riccardo Antonangeli / University of Rome "Sapienza"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Imaginary Voyage. New, Other, Virtual Worlds, from Thule to the Cyberspace. 




«Onore e gloria a questa moltitudine di viaggiatori e gubernetes dell’immaginazione, nocchieri e piloti sconosciuti, o conosciuti come profeti,filosofi, scrittori, poeti; quasi nessuno di loro ebbe a subire danni, essendo il solo incidente possibile una panne della fantasia.»


Daniele Del Giudice, Meccanica per viaggi al limite del conosciuto.




Adapting Bridgerton

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:11pm
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Adapting Bridgerton

If Jane Austen and the history books present one version of the regency, Bridgerton shows a far different one. While the series had many surprises for viewers, it’s less clear what’s responsible. Does this come from being a 2020 show? From Netflix style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. I’m seeking essays on:

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. Abstracts Due April 30, with a rolling acceptance, essays due June 30.

Please send to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of Bridgerton.

CFP Monsters & Monstrous Bodies in American Culture and Society (3/13/2022; NEASA 6/10-11/2022)

Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022









The Review of English and American Literature

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 10:12pm
The English and American Literature Association (EALA), Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Review of English and American Literature


Call for Papers



Reading old age, the ageing body and memory in British and American literature and texts of culture

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:28pm
The Polish Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Age studies point to all life stages as culturally and historically idiosyncratic, and complicated even more by various intersectional perspectives. Within this age(s)-focused field of analysis, humanistic and critical gerontologists as well as historians of old age issued an ardent call to redefine old age as equally ephemeral and multi-layered as any other life stage. Addressing the existing studies of the formative and foundational quality of youth and adulthood, gerontologists of various subdisciplines objected to seeing old age as simply the end of life, and to defining it as a precise point in time rather than a period with no exact opening temporal bracket.

Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 3:42am
Workshop on eighteenth-century women's writing and the novel genre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Eighteenth-century women’s writing has attracted critical attention in recent years and the rise of the novel genre has faced reconsideration and re-evaluation accordingly. The fiction of women writers such as Eliza Haywood, Aphra Behn, Delariver Manley, and Penelope Aubin has undergone new editions and has come under critical focus to question their relationship to the canon and to theories of the novel. This workshop focuses on women writers alongside the canonical writers of the long eighteenth century and invites talks on various aspects of eighteenth-century novel. Talks on the intertextual relationships between canonical writers and non-canonical women writers and on theories of the novel are especially welcome.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:11pm
Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

A two-day conference: Thursday, May 5-Friday, May 6, 2022

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles


Plenary speakers: Siân Echard (Professor of English, University of British Columbia); Aaron T. Pratt (Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin); and Robert Spoo (Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa).


Audiences, Huddled Masses, Riots: Depictions and Descriptions of Crowds in Literature (MLA 2023 Proposed Special Session)

Monday, February 7, 2022 - 9:48am
Ashley Plack O'Donnell
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

This proposed special session for MLA 2023 invites abstracts on the depiction of crowds in literature of the eighteenth century and beyond. Please submit 250-word abstracts to ashley@strategistmarketing.com by March 8, 2022.

Please note that MLA 2023 is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, CA on January 5-8, 2023.


For more information, please see the listing on the MLA call for papers site:


Eighteenth-Century Studies (ECS) Special Issue on Infrastructure Guest Editors: David Alff (University at Buffalo) and Jo Guldi (Southern Methodist University)

Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:54am
Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

In recent years, growing numbers of humanists and social scientists have asked how societies provision basic amenities like potable water, waste disposal, rapid transit, and telecommunications. The resulting field of infrastructure studies extends critical attention to the environments we manufacture to gratify material need on a mass scale. Our special issue will consider what eighteenth-century studies brings to a multidisciplinary conversation that usually restricts its focus to the present.

ISR Special Issue: 'Conceptualizing Heterodox Palaeoscience'

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:20pm
Richard Fallon and Edward Guimont
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 6, 2022

Call for a special issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews on the topic of 'Conceptualizing Heterodox Palaeoscience'

Science has gone down into the mines and coal-pits, and before the safety-lamp the Gnomes and Genii of these dark regions have disappeared … From within them she has brought the bones, and pieced together the skeletons, of monsters that would have crushed the noted dragons of the fables at a blow.

-Charles Dickens, review of The Poetry of Science by Robert Hunt, Examiner (9 December 1848)

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19th Century Literature

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:20pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 12, 2022

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19th Century Literature International Seminar
6 sessions in total (March,April,May 2022) 

Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D 

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:03am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

Call for Contributions to The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal Special Issues: Celebrating the Two Hundredth Anniversaries of The Pioneers and The Pilot

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.


Handbook of the Short Story

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:51am
Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

We are editing a Handbook of the Short Story in the World for Brill as part of the series Handbooks of Literary and Cultural Studies, and we are looking for chapters on some specific topics (see below). We are well aware that the chapters are broad in their scope. Some of these chapters should have a comparativist approach that covers several countries. For that reason, we are looking for potential contributors who have expertise in the field to write a synthetical approach to the topic while at the same time being analytical in the discussion of concrete short stories. Ideally a chapter should offer an overview of the topic, and then discuss three or four authors and/ or stories.  

Abstract Deadline Extended: BWWC "Borders"

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!

Configurations of Friday’s Body

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:51am
A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Configurations of Friday’s Body

A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies

Ed. by Patrick Gill and Jakub Lipski

When Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719, it confronted readers with a newly developed realism expressed, among other things, through the detailed description of its characters’ worlds and bodies. The connection between mind and body or physical and spiritual world was more than allegorical to eighteenth-century readers: it represented a literal and immediate correspondence, so that discourses of the body in much eighteenth-century fiction can be read as material figurations of character.