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Deadline Extended: NEPCA: Romance in Popular Culture

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 8:12pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022


NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 20 to October 22, 2022
Deadline: August 15, 2022


            The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference. NEPCA’s 2022 online conference will be held Thursday October 20 – Saturday October 22, 2022. The extended deadline for proposals is August 15, 2022. 

The Russian Realist Novel and the World

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 4:24pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The panel seeks to examine Russian realist novels and their impact on other world literatures of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as contemporary authors, and study the possible connections between the Russian realist tradition and other texts that can be potentially related to its literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted specifically to the analysis of any aspect of Russian realist novels of the nineteenth century, as well as papers on broader philosophical and social issues relevant to the Russian realist novel tradition and its influence world-wide.

Music in Literature

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 4:24pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The proposed interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary works within various world literatures focusing primarily on the twentieth century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, as well as the relationship between the literary text and the composer.

CFP: Panel Proposals on Nineteenth-Century Empires

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 9:23am
Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Owing to numerous requests, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies ( is delighted to extend the cfp deadline for panel proposals to be considered for its world congress, "Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914," in Singapore, 19-22 June 2023. The extended deadline is 15 August 2022. (Individual paper proposals are due 1 October.) 

Call for Book Proposals

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 5:55pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University and Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Book proposals are invited for a series called Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era, published by Anthem Press (

Birthing the Future: Eighteenth-Century Midwifery and Obstetrics

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 11:05am
16th International Congress for 18th-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Birthing the Future: Eighteenth-Century Midwifery and Obstetrics

We invite submissions on long 18th-century midwifery and obstetrics studies to be presented as a panel at the 16th International Congress for 18th-Century Studies, July 3-7, 2023 in Rome (ISECS 2023). Investigations can include, but are not limited to:

  • understandings of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum processes and practices;

  • analyses of textual and visual rhetoric in midwifery manuals and obstetrics works;

  • readings of material artifacts (e.g., medical instruments, birthing spaces, pharmaceutics); 

Confluențe. Texts and Contexts Reloaded 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 3:04pm
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Confluente. Texts and Contexts Reloaded invites submissions for its 2022 issue on the topic of:


We welcome scholarly contributions written in English and French that explore and interact with the ways in which love is represented in literature, theatre, and film. 

All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, and correctness. Please read the complete submission and formatting guidelines at:

Deadline: JULY 3rd 2022

Recovering the Vampire

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:30pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 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 Chapters Proposals - Under the Mistletoe: Essays on Holiday Romance

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Liz W Faber, Dean College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We often think of holiday romance movies as formulaic fluff and a nice distraction during what is inevitably a hectic season of travel, cooking, and family get-togethers. And honestly, many of them are! In this edited collection, we seek to examine what makes holiday romance movies, TV episodes, novels, and other texts so comforting, engaging, or even, for the Grinches among us, annoying. We are seeking chapter proposals that analyze the genre of holiday romance in its broadest definition, from White Christmas to Hallmark’s annual lineup, and beyond.

Call for Papers-Vol. 4, Issue 1

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:47pm
International Review of Literary Studies- IRLS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers-International Review of Literary Studies

Call for Papers:

Upcoming Volum 4, Issue 1 January-June 2022

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

European Journal of American Studies special issue: “Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne”

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 1:40pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

European Journal of American Studies 3/2023

Call For Contributions


Special issue: “Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne”


[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. 

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.

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: