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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.

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.


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.

Call for Book Chapters: The Hamilton Phenomenon

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:44am
Chloe Northrop/ Tarrant County Collge
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020


Calls for Book Chapters: The Hamilton Phenomenon


Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for the volume: The Hamilton Phenomenon edited by Chloe Northrop (Tarrant County College).


'The Globe of Life Blood Trembling': Science Fiction and William Blake

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7:11pm
MLA Convention, Toronto, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Globe of Life Blood Trembling: Science Fiction and William Blake Blake's demonstrable knowledge of science is often eclipsed by his reputed mysticism. Please submit abstracts/papers exploring his adaptation of scientific theory and/or 19th, 20th or 21st century science fiction works which intersect with Blake. Papers cannot be read in absentia. The MLA Convention will be 7-10 Jan. 2031 in Toronto Canada. Josephine Ann McQuail, Tennessee Tech U (jmcquail@tntech.edu )

SEA 2021 Biennial Conference: Call for Panels

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:23pm
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020



JUNE 15, 2020 (FORMERLY MAY 15, 2020)

Shrewsbury's Darwin

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
Gaynor Llewellyn-Jenkins. University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury 

Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury. 

We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?  

Keynote Speakers:  

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] ICR 2020: Romantic Confluences

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 9:55pm
International Conference on Romanticism (ICR)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism to be hosted by Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri from October 22-24. The conference theme this year is "Romantic Confluences."


While we encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, some possible approaches include the following:

  • Geography and Spatiality

  • Travel and River Studies

  • Romantic Hospitality

  • Transatlantic connections

BSECS Postgraduate & Early Career Conference

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:33pm
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Conference

University of Warwick, 7-8 July 2020


Whilst proposals on all eighteenth-century topics are welcome, we particularly encourage those that address any aspect of our light theme ‘Opposites and Oppositions’ throughout the long eighteenth century. We invite proposals for individual papers, for fully formed panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions, and for workshops and innovative formats.


Some suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

-       Party politics and oppositions (e.g. Whigs and Tories, Hanover and Stuart claims)

-       Town and country

-       Cosmopolitanism and nationalism

Culture Mapping 2020: Futures

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 17, 2020


In Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, scholar and feminist digital humanities practitioner Jacqueline Wernimont examines recordkeeping technologies used to account for human lives and bodies, beginning as early as the 15th century. The book, in part a robust critical historiography, challenges us to interrogate and engage mindfully with contemporary data issues and methods, and with the ways in which they shape our narratives regarding the value of lives and cultures. 

Sense and Consensus

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5:37pm
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

“Sense and Consensus”

Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020

April 25th, 2020

300 Wheeler Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley

Translation and Appropriation in the Long Eighteenth Century

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:19pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

At a time when a medieval and early modern understanding of literary authority had given way and a concept of intellectual property had not yet been solidly established, eighteenth-century Europe saw a surge of activity involving translation and appropriation of materials produced by others. As well as authors who freely borrowed from the past and present within their own cultures and languages, there was special interest in the translation and appropriation of materials drawn from other cultures and reinterpreted for European audiences.

Gothic Dreams/Gothic Nightmares

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:08pm
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020


Postgraduate English Journal Issue 40 (Spring 2020): Call for Submissions

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 31st March 2020 for the journal’s 40th edition.