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Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:34pm
ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

The European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) is holding their 2017 Conference: Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage on 27 – 30 July 2017 at University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland.

“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:04pm
Graduate English Organization University of Maryland College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017


Call for Papers: 10th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference

“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”

Department of English

University of Maryland, College Park

          March 18th, 2017




Disbelief 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:17am
Eötvös Loránd University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017


From the Renaissance to Romanticism25-7/May/2017 // Email: Website: // Keynote speakers: Péter Dávidházi (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Tim Fulford ( De Montfort University), Nicholas Halmi (The University of Oxford, UK), Ágnes Péter (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary),Tzachi Zamir (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel).

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:00pm
Lisa Walters/The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

The International Margaret Cavendish Society is pleased to announce that the next biannual conference is set to take place on June 22nd-24th, 2017 at Bates College, Maine. Professor Carolyn Merchant from the University of California, Berkeley, will be the keynote speaker.  Preference will be given to abstracts that closely relate to the conference theme, but all talks about Cavendish, her family, and related subjects will be considered.   

CFP: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:08pm
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017


Conference Date: April 7-8, 2017

Deadline for Proposals: January 27, 2017

Theme: “Altered States, Times, Perspectives”

Shakespeare 401: What's Next?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Shakespearean Theatre Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2nd Call for Papers
2017 Shakespearean Theatre Conference:
“Shakespeare 401: What’s Next?”


English Seventeenth-Century Literature

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:04pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Spokane, Washington on October 12-14, 2017. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to or All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

Early Modern Nasty Women: Shrews, Scolds, and Whores

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:20pm
NWSA Early Modern Women Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Members of the National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seek paper proposals for a panel on “Early Modern Nasty Women: Shrews, Scolds, and Whores” for the NWSA annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov 16-19 2017.

The Early Modern Women Interest group aims to propose a sponsored panel under the conference subtheme of “engaging, questioning, and transcending the state.”

We seek papers that address:

  • Canonical early modern women writers’ support of state power

  • Early modern representations of disruptive, unruly, or innovative women

Transformations: Tracing Forces of Change in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:38pm
Duke-UNC Medieval and Early Modern Studies Collaboration
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Since Ovid’s first-century Metamorphoses, transformative experiences and transformed selves have been fundamental sites of interest in European literature. At times bewildering, marvelous, and horrid, these physical transformations can invite readers to reconsider their bodies and, because of Ovid’s moral ambiguity, to reconsider their morality and thus to reconsider themselves. The powerful idea of transformation has shaped medieval and early modern thinking, a specter heralding what is yet to come, whether feared or longed for. Transformations can be violent, often involving aggressive bodily catalysts, or even death. But other transformations are rapturous, holy epiphanies. Transformations can be sly and illusory, indiscernible yet suspected.

Call for book chapters: Performances at Court in Shakespeare's Era

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Sophie Chiari
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Call for Book Chapters


Performances at Court in Shakespeare’s Era

(edited collection published by Rowman & Littlefield)



Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): 28 February 2017

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2017

Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 31 August 2017

Editors: John Mucciolo and Sophie Chiari