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EEASA Conference Panel Communities in Print / Communities of Print: Periodicals and the Constitution of Community in Early America

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:13pm
Tim Lanzendörfer / Julia Straub
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Biannual Meeting of the European Early American Studies Association

London 14-16 December 2018

The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850


Call for Papers for a Panel on

Communities in Print / Communities of Print:

Periodicals and the Constitution of Community in Early America

Conveners: Tim Lanzendörfer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Julia Straub (University of Bern)


All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:08am
Ileana Baird / Zayed University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture. The goal of this collection is twofold. First, we would like to challenge existing scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, or Franz Fanon and, instead of looking at the other spaces of the Near Orient as the “great complementary opposite” of the West, to suggest new, more complex, and unbiased ways of understanding the cultural identity of the Arabian Peninsula through the things that stand for this place.

Eighteenth-Century War Representation

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:11pm
National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Eighteenth-Century War Representation

National University of Singapore, 21-22 April 2018

Scholars have given less attention to war representation of the eighteenth-century than to that of other periods. This is probably a result of the absence of any important texts about war, and of widespread interest in the twentieth century.

However, many important ways of representing and understanding war emerged in the eighteenth century. There was, for instance, a new sense of the soldier's or civilian's experience of war, and of the infiltration of war into ordinary life.

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & his Contemporaries 2018 Call for Papers

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Corrina Readioff, University of Liverpool, Digital Defoe Journal Social Media Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Digital Defoe Journal is seeking papers for its next issue (Issue 10.1, Fall 2018).  Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!

In addition to traditional scholarly papers, we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and his contemporaries.  We also particularly encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects.


Please direct queries and submissions to Dr. Adam Sills ( & Dr. Chris Loar (

Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.

The Past is Female: Early Modern Sisterhoods and Visions of Justice

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
NWSA Early Modern Women Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

The National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seeks paper proposals addressing the theme of the NWSA 2018 Annual Conference: “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism.” The interest group aims to propose several panels, roundtables, and / or workshops based on the proposals we receive.

We seek presentations that address:

Attention and Distraction

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:06pm
Cambridge University Pre-1750 Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Attention and Distraction: A Graduate Conference

University of Cambridge
 | April 20, 2018

Sponsored by the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

The Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference on literature before 1750, to be held on Friday 20April 2018.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
The International John Bunyan Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University

Keele University, Staffordshire, Friday 13 April 2018

Essay collection: The Robinsonade

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:23pm
Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome. 

Possible subject areas include:

- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations