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Bronte Studies - The Brontes and Material Culture

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:07pm
Bronte Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Call for papers – Brontë Studies special issue on Material Culture


Inspired by the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s new exhibition  Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Brontë’s Wardrobe (2022), Brontë Studies is inviting papers for a special issue on the Brontës and material culture. The exhibition, co-created with historical consultant Dr Eleanor Houghton, features more than twenty pieces of Charlotte’s clothing and accessories, and offers intimate insight into both her domestic and literary lives. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED 2022 Midwest MLA; English Literature Before 1800

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:05pm
June Oh / Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

In addressing the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the permanent section on “English Literature Before 1800” welcomes papers exploring any moments in pre-1800 literary scenes and contexts that relates our cultural moment.  Topics may include, but are by no means limited to, representation, identity categories (race, class, gender, age, sexuality, disability, etc.), technologies, political movements, audience responses, and any other critical issues from any period and genre. Reflections on pedagogy and classroom practices that address the “Post-Now” theme are welcome.  

The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:16am
University of Bern, Congressi Stefano Franscini
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives24 April 2023 – 27 April 2023Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Switzerland

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers in the field of medieval sensory studies for the international workshop ‘The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives.’ The workshop is organised by Prof. Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Bern, Switzerland), Prof. Elizabeth Robertson (University of Glasgow, UK), and Dr. des. Laura Bernardazzi (University of Bern, Switzerland) and is funded by the Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Switzerland, and the University of Bern.

The Workshop

Connections, Interconnections and Disconnections in Festive and Celebratory Culture

Monday, May 1, 2023 - 3:59am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Online Conference Date: 11 June 2023

Registration is free to attend.

Call for papers

In our fourth annual event, we will examine the theme of 'connections, interconnections, and disconnections' in festive and celebratory culture.

The Times They Are A-Changin’: Temporal Shifts in Early Modern Drama

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:06pm
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Sir John Falstaff enters the Shakespearean stage asking what time of day it is and leaves it at the turning of the tide.  This collection of essays is interested in ideas about temporal shifts in early modern drama. Topics could include (but are not limited to) changing seasons; the representation of individual seasons in plays; holidays and ritual markers of time; the ebb and flow of tides; measurement of time and perceptions of temporal change; day, night, dawn and dusk; understandings of different time zones; the ageing process; saints’ days, quarter days, anniversaries, and other calendrical markers; accession days; and whether there was any awareness at the time of what we would now call the Little Ice Age.

Video Games as a Common Ground - DEADLINE EXTENDED (July 1st, 2022)

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 12:09pm
Department of English and Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, University of Zadar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

UPDATE!Due to an increased interest in submitting abstracts for the conference “Video Games as a Common Ground” in the last few days, we are pleased to extend the deadline for the submission and the invitation to participate in the conference. We are now accepting abstracts until July 1st, 2022. If you have already started writing your abstract but have not managed to complete it, now is the time! As always, we are looking forward to your participation in the conference.

Perspectives on the Arts in Peace Pedagogy

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:05pm
Laurence J. Stacey and Jonathan Taylor Downs / Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Peace and justice educators have long recognized the value of the arts in helping students identify, critique, and reimagine themes related to conflict, peace, and efforts toward social justice. Using various creative elements, literary, visual, and/or auditory arts can explore complexities of the human condition in ways that are often overlooked in fields associated with the social sciences. By exploring people’s lived experiences of conflict, artistic works can provoke us to reconsider questions of social justice and our standpoints in relation to others.