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SEMA 2018 - Diaspora: Identity, Migration, Return

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:06pm
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Diaspora: Identity, Migration, and Return

November 8-10, 2018

Nassau, The Bahamas

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:16am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to
invite submissions to the journal’s annual essay competition exclusive to
postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to
enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile
journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods, and critical approaches.
We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or noncanonical
Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on
single authors/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple

Arthurian Literature Volume 35

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:10am
Arthurian Literature, Boydell & Brewer
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

The editors of Arthurian Literature invite submissions for Volume 35 (2019).

Arthurian Literature is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually by Boydell & Brewer. Previous editors include Richard Barber, James P. Carley, Felicity Riddy, Roger Dalrymple and Keith Busby. The current editors are Elizabeth Archibald and David Johnson. For further information on the journal, please see:

Villains In Medieval And Early Modern Life And Lit

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:09am
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

This panel of the 32nd Medieval-Renaissance Conference (UVA-Wise, Sept. 13-15, 2018) invites papers on medieval and early modern villains and the dynamic ethical codes assigned them by authors, audiences, and critics. By villains we mean criminals, tricksters (such as professional beggers), political careerists, or poets and their characters, charismatic or not. Some viable threads: villains as likable (anti-)heroes; villains as reflections of med-ren political and social audiences; the vices, virtues, and skills of villains; the ethical implications their very existence conjures. Submit abstracts to Sherif Abdelkarim at Deadline July 2, 2018.

CFP, Contemporaneity Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past”

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:11am
Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual CultureCFP, Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past”  In recent decades art historians across the discipline have offered new insights into how communities in the global past understood their own positions in time. For example, Marvin Trachtenberg has made the case that twelfth- and thirteenth-century European architecture articulated a form of medieval modernism. Conversely Paul Binski has argued for how the same material could be understood as not only innovative, but also firmly historicist in nature.

The Future of the Medieval Book

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:13am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

What is the future of medieval manuscripts? Scholars have for decades been interested in the history of their production and the social environments, institutions, and mechanics of their production; these concerns have constituted what we all consider the “history” of the book. Yet, how do we imagine our futures of conserving and interacting with these materials? Much like monks who spent hours consuming their texts through the practice of lectio divina, we now also consume these materials in the act of studying them. Only, holy reading positioned the reader to focus on his present, where we interact with old books to discover as much as we can about their past.

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.