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Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:02am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks reliable book reviewers.  Please email the Reviews Editor, Dr Adam Hansen (adam.hansen@northumbria.ac.uk) with your CV (2 pages maximum) and a brief (100 words) statement of areas of interest or expertise.

English: The Journal of the English Association seeks submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:01am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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.

Updated: PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, Washington DC, April 2019

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 9:06pm
Christina Francis/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

PCA/ACA 2019 National Conference, April 17th – 20th, 2019 – Washington, D.C.

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Presentist, Historical, and Unveiled Identities from Beowulf to the Eighteenth Century

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:24am
Mark Kaethler / Medicine Hat College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

This survey panel aims to establish dialogues between experts in early literatures. The confluence of epochs facilitates cross-historical discussion and provides a means for thinking about ways to teach early survey courses in university or college classrooms. This panel focuses on identities (racial, gendered, sexual, or mediatized, etc.). In recent years, scholars have labelled efforts to locate early forms of contemporary identity in early literature as presentist, an approach that tends to overlook differences between historical eras by prioritizing current concerns. However, are presentist methods actually flawed? And does any effort to trace earlier forms of current interests automatically constitute presentism?

Shakespeare and Tourism

updated: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:32pm
Valerie Clayman Pye and Robert Ormsby
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Shakespeare and Tourism

Call FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

Deadline for Submission: November 15, 2018

Editors: Robert Ormsby and Valerie Clayman Pye

 

The editors of the essay collection, Shakespeare and Tourism, are seeking two further contributions for the volume, which is under contract with Routledge.

Teaching Christian Drama to Biblically Illiterate (and Semi-Literate) Audiences

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
Comparative Drama Conference-Orlando, Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Western civilization is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition and ideology, which goes a long way in explaining why the Bible is a shadow text on nearly every college literature syllabus. The heritage of the so-called “the book of books” spans the full historical spectrum of English writing, from its earliest specimens up to its most recent. For centuries, the bible offered up a common vocabulary and shared lens through which American college professors and their students could think and talk about literary history and culture.

 

Session on Medieval and Early Modern Drama

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:04pm
43rd Comparative Literature Conference-Orlando, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session of the Comparative Drama Conference explores the ways in which this year’s conference locale—Orlando, Florida—crosses paths with the culture of medieval and early modern drama. Included among Central Florida’s most notable and popular theatrical productions are theme park stage adaptations of animated films and cinematic blockbusters (think Finding Nemo-The Musical etc.). How do medieval and early modern dramatic works similarly appropriate, convert and dramatize other types of scripted or choreographed performances (oral legends; religious rituals and practices; courtroom dramas; political spectacles etc.) —and to what practical and ideological ends?

 

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:39pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The International Sidney Society invites proposals for two Sponsored Sessions at the Interational Congress on Medieval Studies focused on the life and work of Philip and Mary Sidney and/or the life and work of 16th and 17th century writers within their literary, religious, and political spheres of affiliation and influence.  We welcome both traditional and innovative imaginings of "the Sidney Circle." 

The Congress is the site of the International Sidney Society's annual meeting, bringing together leading scholars in the field with emerging voices.  The conference will be held May 9-12, 2019 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Travel fellowships for graduate students are available on a competitive basis. 

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:56am
American Shakespeare Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

For the Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference, colloquies will take one of three formats: Research Paper Discussion, Actor Facilitated Exploration, and Round Table Discussion. All colloquies are 75-minute sessions. This new format paves the way for focused, research-driven exploration and discussion of Early Modern theatre practice and academia.

RESEARCH PAPER DISCUSSION:

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

updated: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:44pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

63rd Annual Conference Saturday, 9 March 2019
The Huntington Library and Gardens Pasadena, CA

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE Teaching Race and the Renaissance

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)
Ambereen Dadabhoy (Literature, Harvey Mudd College)
Liesder Mayea (Spanish, University of Redlands)
Danielle Terrazas Williams (History, Huntington Fellow 2018–19 and Oberlin College)

DIGITAL HUMANITIES TALK AND WORKSHOP

“The Huntington’s Collections: Virtual and Real”
Vanessa Wilkie (Curator of Medieval Manuscripts and British History, Huntington Library)

Politics, Power and Spectacle in Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:22am
Shakespeare Society of India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

The Shakespeare Society of India will host its International Conference on 7-8 March 2019 at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

We invite you to send in your abstracts for conference. The timeline is as follows:

Expressions of Interest with Potential Title: 15th October 2018
Submission of Abstracts: 10th December 2018
Notification of Selected Abstracts: 31st December 2018
Submission of Full Papers: 15th February 2019

Concept Note: 

Spenser at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am
Spenser at Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

SPENSER AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 9-12, 2019
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser. 

 

Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes. 

 

Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.  

 

As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 

 

Transnational Exchange and the Early Modern World (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:46pm
Victor Sierra Matute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

How material exchange and mobility affect people and their ideas? How do these subjects and these objects transform the place of destination and its practices, knowledge, texts, and understanding of the world? This panel will address the consequences of the mobility of subjects and the exchange of objects in the early modern world. Early modernity is a time strongly characterized by the increasing crossing of boundaries. In this sense, this panel wants to analyze how material exchange enables different cultures to cross borders and permeate different social spaces, modifying those who import them and those who export them.

Sex, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Worlds: A Comparative View

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:48pm
Patricia Ferrer-Medina and Janine Peterson, Marist College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This seminar explores how Europeans constructed the identities of non-European and non-Christian peoples in the Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds. We invite papers that examine how Europeans racialized, sexualized, or in any way “othered” either Jews or Muslims in Southern Europe, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, or the peoples of North/West Africa that they encountered in Africa in addition to those encountered as slaves when traveling to the Caribbean and Central America. Renaissance and early modern European views of different peoples was closely connected to, and constructed by, prevailing ideas about gender and sexuality as well as notions of civilization and nature.

Stages of Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2019 -- roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be what we knew before attending the play, based on dialogue from the characters, or from reported speech of events off stage and even in times before the play.

 

Remapping Gender in Shakespeare’s Europe

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

“Remapping Gender in Shakespeare’s Europe”

 

This is a seminar at the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) conference in Rome from July 9-12, 2019. 

http://esra2019.it/

Taking Shakespeare and his theatrical world as a temporal and locative point of departure, this seminar brings together papers engaging with depictions of gender in different nations of people and across political borders from the 16th century to the present. With numerous studies over the last four decades that address gender in Shakespeare’s works and on stage, we aim to explore how gender is theorised, staged, and depicted across national and cultural boundaries. 

Traversing time: Novel through ages

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 7:39am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:

Traversing time: Novel through ages

Submissions for Journal ‘Dante e l’arte’

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Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:16pm
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

The editors of the journal Dante e l’arte welcome submissions for its fifth issue devoted to Dante and Blake.

Kalamazoo 2019: Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:11pm
Johanna Pollick, University of Glasgow & Hannah Kirby Wood, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This session at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies examines the many valences of wounds in late medieval Christianity, focusing on themes surrounding wounds and wounding both visible (corporeal and/or material) and invisible (rhetorical and allegorical). The image of the wounded body held a central place in late medieval Christian practice and material culture; the wounds of the crucified Christ were tangible reminders of his Passion and served as foci of veneration, while stigmatic saints and maimed martyrs were marked as holy by means of bodily trauma.

Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:05am
MLA International Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present

Modern Language Association (MLA)

International Symposium: “Remembering Voices Lost”
Lisbon, Portugal, July 23-25, 2019

British Shakespeare Association: Shakespeare, Race and Nation

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:30am
British Shakespeare Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

 

Plenary Speakers include: Prof. Kim F Hall (Barnard College), Prof. Nandini Das (University of Liverpool) Dr. Preti Taneja (University of Warwick)

Swansea University is proud to host the 2019 British Shakespeare Association conference on the theme of “Shakespeare, Race, and Nation”.

Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:19am
Travis D. Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paper abstracts are invited for the seminar "Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance," to be held at the 17-19 March 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto. https://www.rsa.org/general/custom.asp?page=2019Toronto This seminar seeks papers that explore, develop, and theorize, in historically grounded ways, how the creative imagination connects mathematics and the poietic arts across the European Renaissance.

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