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Persuasions: The Rhetoric of Romanticism

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

ICR Santa Barbara, October 20-22 2022 

Persuasions: The Rhetoric of Romanticism 

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 2:35pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .docx). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Call for Chapters: Countdown to Hallmark

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Carlen Lavigne / Red Deer Polytechnic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Since launching its hugely popular “Countdown to Christmas” made-for-TV movie series in 2009, Hallmark has expanded its offerings of American small-town romances to include Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and Hanukkah, as well as winter, spring, summer, fall, and “Christmas in July.” Dozens of original films are planned and shot each year, often in Canadian locations such as Vancouver and Ottawa. These now-year-round productions are formulaic, heteronormative, Christian, and overwhelmingly white—and they have been undeniably commercially successful, rocketing Hallmark to cable success and spawning imitations across multiple platforms.

MMLA - "Post-Now" in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary America

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:28pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The MMLA’s permanent session on American Literature pre-1870 seeks papers that engage with the conference theme, “Post-Now,” in a pre- and post-Revolutionary context. The moment of the Revolution was simultaneously a moment of explosive ideological change and continued oppression for millions of marginalized individuals in the colonies and subsequent United States. How do authors, artists, politicians, intellectuals, and writers of any background confront this division, and how are they able to propose a future for the new nation that recognizes continued tyranny in its social and political structures? Interdisciplinary and multinational perspectives welcome.

Gothic Panel

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 1:02am
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Gothic Panel with SCMLA's 79th Annual Hybrid Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022 is accepting proposals/abstracts for the Fall 2022 Conference. The virtual conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual presentations. (no longer accepting proposals) Location: Sheraton Downtown Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee

Days: October 13-15, 2022


Contact: Professor Julie Garza-Horne, Gothic Panel Secretary,

Shaping the Self: The Construction of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
The University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

‘An obsession with individual identity pervaded Western world thinking in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many people were worried they might lose themselves in the frightening darkness lying just beyond the earthbound. [...] The literature of the time reflects this fascination with the shaky foundations on which rested these authors’ desires for certainty in an unpredictable world.’

Judy Cornes, Madness and the Loss of Identity in Nineteenth Century Fiction


MLA 2023: Global Hawthorne

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 3:22pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

The Hawthorne Society invites proposals for our allied-society panel at the 2023 meeting of the MLA, which will take place in San Francisco, CA, Jan 5-8, 2023.  Please send your abstract of 250-300 words to by Mar. 28, 2022. 

Recovering the Vampire

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 17, 2022


Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker

How can vampires help us heal?

In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.

Call for Papers: BAVS 2022 Conference

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

CFP: British Association for Victorian Studies - Annual Conference

1-3 September 2022, University of Birmingham


Special Issue of Shakespeare journal: Adapting Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema

Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:18pm
Subhankar Bhattacharya (Cambridge), Thea Buckley (Queen's U Belfast) and Rosa García-Periago (U Murcia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022

A Special Issue of Shakespeare:

Adapting Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema

Edited by Subhankar Bhattacharya, Thea Buckley, and Rosa García-Periago

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel CFP

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:48pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Rocky Mountain 

Modern Language Association

Seventy-fifth annual convention

English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel

October 13-15, 2022

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2022

Gold Rush!? Poe and 1849

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:12pm
Poe Studies Association (session at MLA Convention)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

This panel follows the occasional tradition of examining Poe’s life and works in an Eastern Seaboard city where he once lived and wrote that happens to be hosting the Modern Language Association’s annual convention, but with a West Coast slant as the MLA gathers in a land that Poe called “Eldorado.” Synonymous with the California Gold Rush, 1849 was also the year of Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious death. 1849 was a productive year for Poe.

CFP JOHN CLARE (MLA Annual Convention 2023)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Erica McAlpine/John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022



The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in San Francisco, January 5-8th, 2023.  Happy to receive scholarship on any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, life, and/or sphere of influence.

 Please send abstract and short bio by 18 March 2022 to Erica McAlpine at


[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2018. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 


The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

My Wild Heart Bleeds: 150 Years of Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla

Monday, February 7, 2022 - 3:17pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

This year’s Romancing the Gothic online conference celebrates the ‘birth’ of Carmilla, one of the most enduring vampiric figures, re-written an re-imagined over the years in fiction, film, web-series, podcasts, animated series and RPGs. This conference focuses on and celebrates Carmilla and its legacy, particularly the sapphic reclamation and queer celebration of its main character.

The conference will be held online on 3rd September 2022.

This conference welcomes creative and critical papers on a range of topics connected to Carmilla, including:

Sheridan Le Fanu and his wider writings and legacy

The history of the (female) vampire

The queer Gothic and horror

Audiences, Huddled Masses, Riots: Depictions and Descriptions of Crowds in Literature (MLA 2023 Proposed Special Session)

Monday, February 7, 2022 - 9:48am
Ashley Plack O'Donnell
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

This proposed special session for MLA 2023 invites abstracts on the depiction of crowds in literature of the eighteenth century and beyond. Please submit 250-word abstracts to by March 8, 2022.

Please note that MLA 2023 is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, CA on January 5-8, 2023.


For more information, please see the listing on the MLA call for papers site:

Radical Thinking in the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 11:54am
Romance, Revolution and Reform
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022

The Call for Submissions for Issue 5 of the interdisciplinary, nineteenth-century journal, Romance, Revolution and Reform is now live! 

For more details on the journal and our submission guidelines, please visit our website:

Radical Thinking in the Long Nineteenth Century

To be radical is to be ‘characterized by independence of or departure from what is usual or traditional; progressive, unorthodox, or innovative in outlook, conception, design’ (OED n.7). 

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:03am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature -
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

Abstract Deadline Extended: BWWC "Borders"

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!

'What Does the Poem Think?': Aesthetics, Poetics, and Thought

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:22am
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 6, 2022

Two hundred years ago, P. B. Shelley wrote in his Defence of Poetry that the language of poets ‘is vitally metaphorical; that is, it marks the before unapprehended relations of things.’ Poetry, which is ‘not like reasoning, […] creates anew the universe, after it has been annihilated in our minds by the recurrence of impressions blunted by reiteration.’ In this way, Shelley gave enduring expression to what S. T. Coleridge had hinted at three years earlier, when he complained in Pope of ‘matter and diction […] characterized not so much by poetic thoughts, as by thoughts translated into the language of poetry.’ Poetry apprehends, formulates, creates, and cognizes in a manner unique to itself and irreducible to any other forms of reasoning or reflection.

2022 Salzburg Easter School | MA and PhD Forum | Romantic Fairy Tales into Opera

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
Salzburg Easter School 2022 | Salzburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

2022 Salzburg Easter School – MA- and PhD-Forum

In the context of the 2022 Salzburg Easter Festival

4-8 April 2022, Salzburg University

Romantic Fairy Tales into Opera 


BWWC "Borders" May 19-21, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The organizers of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference held this year at Baylor University invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “Borders” in 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing. In response to the 2021 BWWC “Reorientations,” panels and papers on topics related to race and ethnicity are especially welcome. 

Long Eighteenth-Century Drama -- Deadline extended to 12/31

Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 4:06pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at by December 31.

Keats-Shelley Association of America and Romantic Circles Pedagogy: Call for Anti-Racist Teaching Materials

Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 7:45pm
The Keats-Shelley Association of America and Romantic Circles Pedagogy Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."

This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource.