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Shakespeare in Translation (abstract due Sept. 30)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable seeks to tackle the vexed yet essential issue of Shakespeare in translation. Panelists are encouraged to approach this in a number of ways, such as direct translation and intercultural adaptation. Papers could discuss a particular translation of a particular play, compare and contrast previous translations, explore a more open adaptation, or discuss the aesthetic, cultural, even political issues at stake when translating Shakespeare. Papers are not restricted to textual translation, as papers on dramatic or cinematic translation and adaptation are also very much welcome.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Studies in the History of the English Language
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) 10

SHEL 10 will be hosted by the English Department at the University of Kansas on June 2-4, 2017. This 10th anniversary conference in the SHEL series seeks to allow scholars to explore long-standing and emerging questions in the study of the history of the English language (HEL). The conference invites abstracts and workshop proposals from all linguistic approaches to and methodological perspectives on HEL, and welcomes presentations on all varieties and periods of the language. (More information on the conference website:

Deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals: November 1, 2016

5th Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Othello's Island
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016



The 5th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies held at CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 2017



Professor James Fitzmaurice, (Northern Arizona University)
Professor Lisa Hopkins, (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr Sarah James, (University of Kent)
Dr Michael Paraskos, (SOAS University of London)
​Benedict Read FSA, (University of Leeds)


About the Conference: 

[CFP] Timeless: Issue 5 of Room One Thousand, UC Berkeley

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:41pm
Adam Miller (UC Berkeley) and Alex Spatzier (UC Berkeley)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 21, 2016

Room One Thousand ( is the interdisciplinary journal of architecture at UC Berkeley, now seeking serious disagreement on the issue of: 

Timeless | Adjective | org. 1550

: staying beautiful or fashionable as time passes 
: lasting forever
: having no beginning or end, eternal.
: not affectetd by time 
: referring or restricted to no particular time : untimely, ill-timed
: without time

Special issue on “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Revenant, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the study of the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird, based out of Falmouth University in the United Kingdom is looking for submissions for a special theme issue dedicated to the “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”. Guest-edited by Ed Simon of Lehigh University, Revenant is looking for scholarly, academic and creative exploration of the supernatural during the Renaissance across literature, history, folklore, philosophy, science, religion, sociology, and popular culture.

CFP: Shakespeare's Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
Allison Kellar Lenhardt; Sonya Loftis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion

The editors of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion are reposting the CFP for the edited collection, which is now under contract with Routledge as a part of the Studies in Shakespeare series. We are particularly interested in rounding out our collection with an essay that focuses on multimedia, cognition, ecocriticism, digital humanities, and/or global performance. Please see the original CFP below and submit a CV and abstract by September 15 to

Elizabeth and Material Culture: Kalamazoo. 11-14 May, 2017

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Queen Elizabeth I Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Our panel in 2017 will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the material culture of early modern England. How did Elizabeth participate in production and consumption of material culture? How did material culture of early modern England reflect, shape, or ignore Elizabeth's taste, needs, and preferences? What household practices were modeled on those of the royal household? How did the city of London, the royal palaces, and places Elizabeth visited during her progresses accommodate the queen's needs? How were the material aspects of trade, gift-giving, cooking, writing, theater, etc. affected by Elizabeth's prominent position as a ruler?

NeMLA: Early Modern Theater and Transformation

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
Christina M. Squitieri, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.

CFP Conference "The Fine Art of Lying: Disguise, Dissimulation and Counterfeiting in Early Modern Culture" Florence, IT

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference


Florence, 7 April 2017

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.

Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)

Shakespeare on Film and Television

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016




April 12-15, 2017, San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


ALL Proposals Must Be Submitted Through the PCA Database:
More information at

We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.