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A Symposium on Clouds

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:31am
University College London English Department - Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Call for Papers

A Symposium on Clouds

Friday 22 May 2020, 9.00-19.00

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London (UCL)

Dealine for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 28th of February 2020



Esther Leslie: Professor in Political Aesthetics and Co-Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Joanna Walsh: Author and Critic whose recent books include Break.up (2018) and Worlds from the Word's End (2017)


“What then is the essential nature of cloudiness?”

Shakespeare and the Jews: A Global Exploration (Special Issue of 'Shakespeare')

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:25am
Sabine Schuelting / Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

In 1992, James Shapiro discussed ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’ in the James Parkes Lecture at the University of Southampton, a lecture that would form one of the cornerstones of his ground-breaking book of the same title. Thirty years later, in 2022, the journal Shakespeare pays homage to his research, both by looking back and reflecting on the issues Shapiro raised, and by looking around us in today’s world where the topic is as relevant as ever. Shakespeare and the accusation of anti-Semitism have long been intertwined, with The Merchant of Venice being central in this discourse. Today, the evidence of rising anti-Semitism has become almost impossible to ignore.

Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:56am
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020


The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference:

Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.

Conference dates: September 24-27, 2020


Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)


Confirmed Plenaries: 


Shakespeare and the Globe

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 1:12pm
Vimala Pasupathi / Hofstra University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020


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Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 2020

Seminar 57, "Genre, gender and nation in early prose fiction in English (1600-1700)"

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:06pm
ESSE, European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020


15th ESSE Conference, August 31 – September 4

Lyon, France

Seminar 57 "Genre, gender and nation in early prose fiction in English (1600-1700)"


Dr. Sonia Villegas-López (University of Huelva, Spain)

Professor María José Coperías-Aguilar (University of Valencia, Spain)

Professor Karen Gevirtz (Seton Hall University, US)

The Perception and Representation of Plants in Early Modern England (1550-1700)

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:44am
The 15th ESSE Conference - The European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Please notice updated DEADLINE of 30 January 2020 to comply with organizational requirements at ESSE

The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
The 15th ESSE Conference. Lyon, August 31 – September 4 2020

Seminar 29: The Perception and Representation of Plants in Early Modern England (1550-1700)

The Song of Songs in European Poetry (13th-17th Centuries): Translations, Appropriations, Rewritings

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:23pm
Alessandra Petrina / University of Padova (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Traditionally attributed to King Solomon and defined by Rabbi Akiva as the “Holy of Holies” among the sacred scriptures (Mishnah Yadayim 3:5), the Song of Songs is one of the most fascinating and controversial Biblical books. Fervently read and carefully explained, celebrated as a key to the supreme mystery of the union between God and men, the Song of Songs, the primary source for the Christian pervasive metaphor of the sacred marriage and eros, was a text crucial not only to the Middle Ages, but also to the Renaissance period. This ambivalent book, which combined a sensual celebration of love with a well-established tradition of allegorical interpretation, held a particular appeal for poets.


Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:40pm
Center for Early Cultures at University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”

2020 Graduate Student Conference

Center for Early Cultures

University of California, Irvine

Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019

Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.

The Voice: Resonances in Literary Studies

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00am
Literature & Critical Theory Student Union, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?

Special Journal Issue: The Witch in the Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Andreea Marculescu (University of Oklahoma)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Witch in Medieval and Early-Modern Literature


In our supposedly disenchanted world, depictions of witches follow fairly standard aesthetic and ideological criteria the role of which is to maintain or, on the contrary, to challenge societal considerations regarding gender roles or normative female bodily depictions. But such standardization does not do justice to the heterogeneity of representations that pre-modern witches actually possessed.