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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:18pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Homeros (E-ISSN: 2667-4688) is an international peer-reviewed journal that was published in 2018. The journal aims to include original papers in philology. In this context, high quality theoretical and applied articles are given. The views and works of artists, academics, researchers and professionals working in the field of philology are brought together. Articles in the journal; It is published four times a year including WIN (January), SPRING (April), SUMMER (July) and FALL (October). Homeros is a free-open access electronic journal. The DOI number is assigned to all articles published in the journal (DOI Prefix:10.33390/homeros).

Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
The Wenshan Review (National Chengchi University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

CFP: Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (Deadline 31st March 2022) Guest Editors

Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK) 

The previous decades have seen the publications of stimulating and ground-breaking works that seek to recuperate and reconsider British women writers of this period. Literary criticism and feminist literary history have celebrated the existence and achievement of women writers, and shown that they were crucial participants in facilitating changes, transitions, and innovations in social and cultural movements, as well as literary styles.

Creative Authorship(s): Looking for Partners in Devising a Collaborative Funding Application

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
University of Tübingen (CRC 1391)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.

CFP De Gruyter - Melancholic Literature in the 17th-19th centuries

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:57pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of "Open Cultural Studies"MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES "Open Cultural Studies" ( invites submissions for a topical issue on MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES, edited by Ángeles García Calderón (University of Córdoba, Spain).

The Shelley Conference #Shelley200: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Final Years and Afterlives

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th July 1822, the Shelley Conference 2022 will centre on the final two years of the poet’s sojourn in Italy. Beginning with the summer of 1820, the last twenty-four months of Shelley’s life were populated by brilliance. Within that short lease fall such works as Prometheus Unbound, Swellfoot the Tyrant, ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’, ‘Witch of Atlas’, Epipsychidion, Adonais, the late lyrics, ‘A Defence of Poetry’, accomplished translations, and The Triumph of Life.

De Quincey’s Confessions at 200

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Brecht de Groote (Ghent), Tim Fulford (De Montfort), Matt Sangster (Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Location: The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust

Date: 13–14 May 2022

Keynote lecture by Robert Morrison (Bath Spa University, British Academy Global Professor)

Conversations across the Arts: Adaptations in the Long Eighteenth Century

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
ASECS 2022 (Baltimore, 31 Mar.-2 Apr. 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

When we talk about the eighteenth-century and adaptation, we frequently talk about adaptations of eighteenth-century literature and art, often into film. Yet adaptation was a common practice during the eighteenth century as well.

Anger in the Nineteenth Century: Critical Perspectives

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 7:31pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

From the Gothic beginnings of E.T.A. Hoffman’s Mademoiselle de Scudéri (1819-20), one could sense the heavy breathings of a darkness almost entirely manifested in Anger. When Olivier Brusson comes knocking at de Scudéri’s door, standing on the verge of being turned away by La Martinière, he responds in an axiomatic manner: “Remember, her anger will rest upon you for ever when she comes to know that it was you who cruelly drove away from her door the unfortunate wretch who came to beg for her help”. What Olivier communicates, albeit cryptically, is that the perpetuation of anger becomes a remote possibility in instinctive nescience, whereas Knowledge creates that anger which stands capable of generating fruitful results.

The Past as Nightmare: An interdisciplinary conference

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:37pm
University of Reading (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Call for Papers

The Past as Nightmare

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)

6-7 September 2022

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)

Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).

Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
The Lincoln Humanities Journal (Vol. 9, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2021, for its 9th special issue, to be published in December 2021, on the topic of Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product. Articles should be sent to the editor at 

Kate Chopin presentations at American Literature Association Symposium

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:42pm
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

This year's ALA Symposium, "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," will be held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 9-11. The Kate Chopin International Society seeks 100-250 word proposals for 15-20 minute presentations related to any area of Chopin's life or writings as well as to the symposium theme. 
More information about the symposium can be found at
Please direct any questions and proposals to Kelli O'Brien at

Eighteenth-Century Studies Special Issue: Indigeneity

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 2:07pm
Ramesh Mallipeddi / University of British Columbia, Vancouver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

In Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (2016), the historian Coll Thrush repositions England’s capital not only as a city where decisions were made to dispossess Indigenous peoples, but also as a space that "has been entangled with Indigenous territories, resources, knowledges, and lives" from the earliest moments of the nation’s overseas settlement (15). Scholarship on the long eighteenth century has for a long time emphasized the primacy of Indigenous peoples. Taking Columbus’s landfall in Guanahani in 1492 and the forced removal of Black Caribs from St.

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature -
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study
of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
Hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS
ISSN 2385-2917

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani

Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

The Female Gothic in Latin America and Spain

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2921

This panel aims to approach the Female Gothic through texts and other media ranging from the 19th to the 21st century in Latin America and Spain, including Latinx authors living in the United States. With the publication of the foundational Literary Women in 1976, Emily Moers coined the term “female gothic” in the second wave of the feminist movement.

NeMLA 2022: Walking in the Empire

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Vivian Kao/Lawrence Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)

Session Title: Walking in the Empire

Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University

Death, Sickness, and Plagues in 19th-century British Literature

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Year Without a Summer in Europe was among the reasons that inspired some nineteenth-century British writers to write novels and poems reflecting on the event and its effects on human relations. Works like Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Lord Byron’s Darkness are among the examples that describe the feelings resulting from such an event, especially in Shelley’s work, in which many racial and political issues arise from such a crisis. How human beings care about each other in crises and what dilemmas result from such events are the focus of this session, as these issues are closely related to the most recent COVID-19 crisis.

INCS 2022 "Strata"

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:13am
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021


March 24-27, 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah


Conference Session: Community and Isolation in 19th Century England

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 5:08pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

SAMLA—South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Conference 93, Nov. 4-6, 2021, Atlanta

"Social Networks, Social Distances"



 This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of the Conference theme. By June 20, please submit an abstract of 300-500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Anita Turlington, University of North Georgia, at


Call for book chapters Dark Romanticism: coloniality, class, race and gender outside Europe.

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 4:40am
Dr Miguel Gaete
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Not so long ago, the links between Romanticism and vexed issues such as class, gender, or race, were barely explored within Romantic studies, despite that some Romantics embraced very eagerly what today sound like very unacceptable ideas such as the division of humankind into two primary racial groups:  the “culturally superior and beautiful Europeans” on the one hand, and the “Mongols”, namely “the ugly and inferior” Asians, Africans and Americans on the other.[1]


Postgraduate English Issue 42: Call for Submissions

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:32am
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 28, 2021

Postgraduate English, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the world. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:41pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

12-14 May 2022

Łódź, Poland

Conference Venue:

University of Łódź

Faculty of Philology

ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź


Call for Papers

2021 Victorians Institute Conference: Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Victorians Institute is excited to welcome you to Charlotte, NC on 
October 22-23rd 2021 for our rebooted annual conference: 
“Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing." This conference 
seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted 
what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the 
Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, 
digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the 
pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature (either during or not 
during a global pandemic).

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century (Nov. 11-14 2021)

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:32am
Gretchen Bartels, California Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century

Contacts: Gretchen Bartels, California Baptist University (

Description: Any proposals dealing with 19th century British literature and culture are welcome, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

Conference Note:

Literature and Popularity in the Georgian/Regency Era

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:03am
Margie Burns/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021


This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on readership and literature, especially popular literature, during the Georgian or Regency period, approximately 1795 to 1837. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, “Social Networks, Social Distances,” are especially welcome and a good fit for the period, when authors and readers can be seen aligning and networking through books. By June 1, 2021, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at

Hawthorne at Play: MLA 2022

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 5:02pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will be held in Washington, DC on Jan. 6-9, 2022. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society seeks proposals for the following panel:

Hawthorne at Play

CfP for MLA 2022 “Mattering in the 19thC and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:01am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

“Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

Roundtable organized by the Margaret Fuller Society

MLA 2022: Washington, DC, 6 to 9 January

Submission deadline: 20 March 2021


How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):


-     constructions of race

-     systemic racism

-     Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions

-     Black writers/speakers

Ordinary Oralities: Everyday Voices in History

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
Jan Schroeder / Carleton University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ordinary Oralities: Everyday Voices in History

Edited by Josephine Hoegaerts and Jan Schroeder


Nineteenth-Century Religious Cultures

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022. 


Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism,  Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance. 


Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged.