Dear Colleagues, We have extended the deadline for abstract submissions until January 18 for the 24th Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies (April 5-7, 2018). You can find the Call for Papers below, as well as in the included attachment. We hope that you will be able to attend and listen to our keynote speakers: - Enrico Cesaretti, Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Virginia (http://spanitalport.as.virginia.edu/people/efc4p)- Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University (
Keynote Speaker: Professor John J. McGavin
University of Dundee, April 21st 2018
Now in its second year, Writings from Scotland Before the Union: 2018 is a one-day conference which will continue to explore all areas of literature prior to the Act of Union in 1707.
Hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee, the conference aims to gain a further understanding of how Scotland saw herself in literary terms before formal Union.
Abstracts are welcome on any topic concerning writing from pre-Union Scotland, though some areas of particular interest include the following:
Truth and Fiction
28-30 June 2018, Paris
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies Call for Readers:
Hortulus relies on graduate student readers to evaluate articles that have been submitted for publication. Readers are selected for each submission based upon their familiarity with the subject matter of the article and the number of evaluations they have already completed. Readers fill out an evaluation form for each article, but they are not responsible for the article revisions or the editing process.
If you would like to volunteer as a reader, e-mail the following information to email@example.com:
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the Fall issue we are particularly interested in reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.
The 1st National Seminar on Paleography welcomes works for oral communication and poster exhibition regarding any theme related to Paleography. All works submitted are going to be evaluated by double blind peer review.
Deadline: October 1, 2017.
The 1st National Seminar on Paleography gathers specialists from Brazil and abroad to treat important themes regarding Paleography, a millennial subject, which keeps up to date and necessary.
English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks high quality submissions on major works of English literature or on topics of general literary interest, aimed at readers within universities and colleges and presented in a lively and engaging style. We publish 4 issues a year, and accept submissions all year round. Contributions should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words.
Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital (May 7-10, Lisbon, Portugal)
English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.
a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship
UCLA, October 5th-6th 2018
Sean Gurd, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri
Francesca Martelli, Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018
While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like It, Twelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.