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The Review of English Studies Essay Prize

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:20am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

The Review of English Studies is now inviting entries for its 2018 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present. 

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2019 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

Other entries of sufficient quality will also be considered for publication in RES.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
This Rough Magic /
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. As such, we are seeking pedagogically driven, teachable articles that new and veteran faculty may integrate into the classroom.

This is an open call for papers. Aside from longer articles, book reviews and short essays on integrating non-traditional texts into the classroom are also welcome.

New and veteran faculty are encouraged to submit, as are graduate students. For more information, please check us out on the web:

Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence

at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

15-18 November, Kansas City, Missouri 

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Consuming Cultures,” is sponsoring panels on the consumption of manuscripts.  This consumption can be both literal—for example, the destruction wrought by bookworms, fires, and biblioclasts—or metaphorical—where “consuming” can mean textual transmission and reception more broadly.  We invite all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical as well as all periods.

Hortulus: Spring 2018 Open Issue

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:34am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

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 spring issue we are highly interested in reviews of books which fall under any topic related to medieval studies.

Literary Fantasy and its Discontents

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:38am
Taipei Tech (National Taipei University of Technology)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

In her still influential Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature (1984), Kathryn Hume defines the literary fantastic as any departure from consensus reality, believing that it holds an equally significant position in literary history as mimesis. Rather than being a recent and sometimes academically marginalized genre, fantasy, for Hume, is integral to almost all literature.

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXII, Sept. 13-15, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:50pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

Medieval-Renaissance  Conference XXXII, September 13-15, 2018


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise



Keynote Address


                                                                                                     Ellen Arnold, Ohio Wesleyan University


Rivers and Riverscapes in the Early Middle Ages



Old and Middle English Language and Culture

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

This panel welcomes all proposals that address the conference theme of consumption in texts in Old and Middle English. Of particular interest are proposals that address consumerism in all forms, material or immaterial. Examples of material consumerism might include but are not limited to the presence, use, or thoughts of food, goods, bodies, or land, while examples of immaterial consumption might consider ideas, beliefs, values, labels, or practices. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Kathleen Burt at by no later than April 5, 2018. 

In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts (thematic session at Poznań Linguistic Meeting 2018)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:04am
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts 

This session is part of the 48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM), which will take place from 13-15 September in Poznań Poland.

Performance Matters

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:12am
Modern Language Association, Middle English Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Modern Language Association 2019 National Convention

3–6 January, 2019

Chicago, Illinois