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The Literary Interface

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:40pm
The Australian National University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

This convention will bring together scholars working across the broad field of literary studies to discuss the literary as an interface between different forms of knowledge and processes of knowledge formation, looking at questions of how and through what means the literary is communicated, represented, negotiated, and remade. By placing the concept of the literary centre-stage while at the same time interrogating its role as an interface, we wish to open up for discussion questions about the role, dynamism, and value of the literary in a time of institutional change and ongoing disciplinary formation.

Imagining Other Worlds: Setting in Early Modern English Drama

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:47pm
Philip Goldfarb Styrt/Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Every play imagines its own world—but the worlds they imagine must in some way connect with their audience. This panel invites perspectives on early modern English drama that considers the balance between these two poles: the imagined world of the setting and its connection to the surrounding culture in early modern England. This balance is particularly important in early modern English drama for both historical reasons—an increased awareness of other worlds and their different reality within the expanding cultural purview of the early modern English—and literary ones—since so much criticism of these plays has focused on their relation to early modern England itself to the exclusion of their frequently quite disparate settings.

From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:27am
American Society for Theatre Research, November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Title: From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

American Society for Theatre Research conference
Atlanta, GA
November 16-19, 2017

Session Co-Conveners:
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston

Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo – SUNY


Possible Times: Alternative Temporalities in Early Modern Europe

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:58pm
Emily King / RSA 2018 (New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel investigates early modern coping strategies that engage both possibility and temporality. Specifically, how do early modern texts model alternative temporalities that evoke revised histories, alternative presents, or potential futures? How might intertextuality, grammatical structures, wordplay, and visual or other paratextual elements signal possibility? And how might alternative temporalities revise early modern subjectivity?

Topics of interest might include:


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 20 (2/2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 20 (2/2017), devoted to the VIS ŞI REALITATE  / DREAM AND REALITY / RÊVE ET RÉALITÉtopic. By the choice of this theme, we intend to bring together, in one volume, approaches to the different (and yet related) genres and subgenres of fantastic literature, science-fiction and imaginary ethnography.

On Dramatic Theory

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:18am
Eero Laine / Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Special Section for Spring 2018
Guest Editor, Eero Laine

On Dramatic Theory

Cultural Intertexts - Academic Journal of Literary Studies

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Faculty of Letters, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Academic journal CULTURAL INTERTEXTS invites proposals of original articles for its 7th volume.

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle, among others:
- discourse of literature. text, pretext and context;
- history and his story;
- women’s voices;
- memory and (re)writing;
- dialogism and intertextualities;
- writing games;
- politics in and of fiction;
- representations of identity;
- sociological imagination in literature;
- literature in and of the new media.