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Worldview Critical Edition of William Congreve’s The Way of the World

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:31am
Worldview Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Although the ascendancy of Charles II on the English throne in 1660 was a restoration of Stuart hegemony, thereby giving the latter half of the seventeenth century its name, in reality the age heralded a new mode of living quite different from the one that existed in the pre-Civil War era. The culture and social mores that Charles II had imbibed during his exile at France were incorporated into English lifestyle with his coronation. The sudden release from Puritan stringency that had characterised life under Cromwell resulted in a general relaxation of morality that affected the dynamics of love, marriage, and human conduct.

NeMLA 2021: Fairy Tales and Adaptation

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:45am
Ana Oancea, University of Delaware
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fairy Tales and Adaptation


This panel is part of the 52nd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 11-14, 2021. Presenters will be able to give their papers either virtually, or in person in Philadelphia.

The panel proposes a discussion of the transformations fairy tales undergo when being adapted into new media (for example, Hansel and Gretel as an opera), new cultures (Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid as Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo) and new historical or theoretical contexts (Catherine Breillat’s Sleeping Beauty).

CFP for Peer-reviewed international Journal submission

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:42pm
Sorbonne Université / Sillages critiques
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sillages critiques is an international, peer-reviewed open-access e-journal devoted to the literatures and the arts of anglophone cultures from the sixteenth century to the present day. It is MLA- and DOAJ-listed and publishes articles both in English and French. Attached to the Sorbonne Department of English Studies and its Literature and Culture Research Centre (VALE, Sorbonne Université), Sillages critiques publishes cutting-edge articles on literature, culture and theory.

We welcome individual submissions as well as proposals for thematic issues presented by guest editors.


Italian Theatre and its Publics: 1500-Present

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Lauren Surovi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Panel Session in Italian / Cultural Studies and Media Studies at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention Chairs

Lauren Surovi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Corie Marshall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Fluid Boundaries: Gender and the Freedom of Movement in American Literature

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D 

The Idea
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship is proud to introduce a series of short seminars dedicated to literature. We embrace Scott Fitzgerald’s opinion about the beauty of this fine craft: “You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” We do belong to this world and we hope that we will travel you through the great works that altered our mentality, matured  feelings and made us dreamers. Our very own, Dr. Olga Akroyd will be the guide in this wonderful literary journey.  

Soil and Superstition: Constructing the Gothic Self

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Jenna Sterling, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Lawrence Buell’s essay “The Ecocritical Insurgency” (1999) claims that “human beings are inescapably biohistorical creatures who construct themselves, at least partially, through encounters with physical environments that they cannot not inhabit.” Precisely two centuries earlier, American writer Charles Brockden Brown advocates for a specifically American gothic tradition; Brown adapts the European gothic to American soil.

Early American Women's Writing and the Revolutionary Legacy

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:08pm
Kaitlin Tonti/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Over the past few decades, the vast early American field has recognized the significance of women’s writing in the formation of an early American history and culture. Through their letters, diary entries, and commonplace books, just to name a few, early American women have demonstrated their participation in the political and social movements that were essential to the country’s founding. Therefore, this panel seeks submissions that considers how eighteenth, and nineteenth American women’s writing contributed to the history and mythology of the founding moment in Philadelphia. Literature will be broadly interpreted and include poetry, fiction, essays, diaries, and letters.

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
The Burney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies 

The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of eighteenth-century literary scholarship.

Conference on Hamlet and the Nordic countries, November 12-14, 2021

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:45am
University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations The story of Shakespeare’s Nordic play is also, inevitably, one of cultural exchanges before, during and after the early modern period. From its origins in Nordic tradition to its re-introduction in the Nordic countries through Shakespeare’s play, the story of Hamlet from the middle ages to present time is inextricably bound up with Nordic history and culture. This conference, co-hosted by the Nordic Shakespeare Society and the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, is the first to explore the specific Nordic dimensions of Hamlet.

English Theatre Culture 1660-1737 Online Symposium #1: Forms, Genres and Conventions

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Departments of Theatre Studies and English and American Studies, Masaryk University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce a series of international symposia on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. The overarching theme of the first symposium is Forms, Genres and Conventions.

CFP for essays for edited collection: Crossroads of Crime Writing: Historical, Sociological and Cultural Contexts/Intersections/Perspectives

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:20pm
Meghan P. Nolan & Rebecca Martin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This volume, which will be proposed to a leading independent academic publisher, seeks to explore the implications of crime writing in its narrative forms through essays that situate orientations fictional and non-fictional, past and present in relation to public perspectives. Just as real crime has served as inspiration for fictional accounts, Kieran Dolin reminds us in Fiction and the Law that crime literature has long influenced popular understanding of social institutions as well.

Sindh Antiquities (ISSN: 2617-1996) - Call for Articles:Volume:6,No 1 & 2

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:27pm
Antiquities Department - Government of Sindh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Sindh Antiquities–(ISSN: 2617-1996 ) is a scholarly, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, dedicated to the study of History, Archaeology, Museum and Heritage of Sindh & Indus Valley in specific and World in general. The journal published under the patron of Directorate General of Antiquities & Archaeology, Department of Culture, Tourism, Antiquities & Archives, Government of Sindh.

Call for Journal Article Submissions

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:24pm
The Burney Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 17, to be published in late 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published annually.  A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host.


CFE: Teaching the Eighteenth Century Now

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
Miriam Wallace & Kate Parker, Transits: Literature, Culture, Thought 1650-1850
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

Bucknell University’s series, Transits: Literature, Culture, Thought 1650-1850, invites expressions of interest for essays or collections of essays that highlight the scholarship of teaching the long eighteenth century including the Romantic era. Proposals for edited volumes need not have firm commitments from authors at this stage, but should detail possible contributors and topics.


Invitation for Submissions: Studies in Hogg and his World

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 7:21pm
James Hogg Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Studies in Hogg and his World invites submissions for the next double issue of the journal (29-30) which is currently scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2021. 

The Secular and the Literary: Re-thinking Analysis and Interpretation in Light of Post-Secularism

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:54am
NEMLA 2021- North East Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ever since Charles Taylor (A Secular Age) and Talal Asad (Formations of the Secular) questioned the supremacy of secularization, scholars in the fields of philosophy, sociology, and anthropology have used post-secularism to analyze gender, state violence, religion, pain, the senses, and more. This perspective has helped us to consider how secularization has been accepted as normative and inevitable, and how it functions as a disciplinary apparatus or as a constructed ideology.

Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic) (virtual session)

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:04am
Michael Torregrossa / Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Call for Papers on Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The revised deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.

Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.


Monsters & the Monstrous Area:

Cripping Eighteenth-Century British Novels

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

This session (of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association [SAMLA] annual conference to be held virtually (due to the pandemic) Nov. 13-15, 2020) welcomes submissions that view Sarah Scott’s 1762 Millenium Hall, Frances Burney’s 1796 Camilla, or any eighteenth-century British novel, through a disability studies or body studies lens. Abstracts addressing the SAMLA conference theme (Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts) are especially welcome. By July 25,  please submit an abstract of 200 words and a CV to Dr. Chris Gabbard, University of North Florida, cgabbard@unf.edu.

SEASECS 2021 Call for Session Proposals

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

SEASECS 2021: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century”

February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida

Session Proposal Deadline: 6.15.2020

(Individual Papers and Fully-formed Panels Deadline: 10.15.2020)


The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines.

Cultures of Collectivity in French Literature Before 1789

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 5-8)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

neMLA Philadelphia 2021 Round Table (Russian Literature/Eastern Orthodoxy)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Isaac Aday/University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works.

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)

Unheard Verse: Finding Early American Women's Poetry

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:32am
Kaitlin Tonti/Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Panel CFP for Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, March 3-7, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia

Gothic Panel at SCMLA 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 27, 2020

DatesOctober 8-10 2020

Place: Houston, TX


Trust in the Text

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:40pm
Joseph Sterrett, Aarhus University, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

The introduction of movable type print in late fifteenth-century Europe began with the noble aspiration of making the Word of God available for all, most famously exemplified by the Gutenberg Bible.  How could early printers have foreseen that their work would prepare the ground for the violence and social turmoil that would follow in the Reformation. Texts, broadly defined, were experiencing a powerful transformation. The trust that people placed in texts came under severe strain even as they were more readily available than ever before.  Texts of all kinds—the sermon of the local clergyman, a pamphlet expressing a political view, poetry, plays, even the Word of God itself—required new methods and systems for declaring their trustworthiness.