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Journal Special Issue: Religions in Ritual, Spectacle, and Drama in the Medieval & Early Modern World

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:00am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The journal Religions is hosting a Special Issue entitled “Religions in Ritual, Spectacle, and Drama in the Medieval & Early Modern World,” co-edited by Drs. Kristin M.S. Bezio (University of Richmond) and Samantha Dressel (Chapman University).

 The issue have proposed a final deadline of fall 2023 for publication, and we are asking for abstract proposals by March 1, 2023. Assuming all proposed abstracts fit the theme, we are hoping for initial drafted chapters by 1 July 2023 to allow time for revisions and editing before entering the production process. Final chapters will be due to Religions for peer review, etc., by 15 October 2023.

Edited Collection: Barbie and Material Culture

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:05am
Jennifer Harris / U of Waterloo / Hilary Iris Lowe / Temple
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Edited Collection: Barbie and Material Culture


MPCA Virtual Graduate Student Mini-Conference 2023

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 9:52am
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023


Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Virtual Graduate Student Mini Conference

Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, 2023


Isobel Armstrong's *Victorian Poetry* at 30

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:02am
NAVSA Victorian Poetry Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Isobel Armstrong’s field-defining Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993; 2nd edition 2019).  This roundtable seeks to mark the occasion by gathering a diverse range of panelists at the 2023 NAVSA conference in Bloomington, IN (Nov. 9-11) to discuss the volume’s lasting impact.  How has Armstrong’s study influenced your own work?  How has it shaped the field as a whole?  What aspects of the book have yet to receive the full recognition they deserve?  What are the gaps or oversights in the first and second editions that need to be acknowledged?


Speculative fiction, film, and TV

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:02am
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

FEMSPEC JOURNAL has extended its deadline for submissions for the Spring 2023 issue until January 31th, 2022.

Scholarly submissions that focus on myth, women’s science fiction, super-natural, and fantasy texts or those that utilize feminist, speculative, fantasy, and mythic methodologies and theories  are welcome.

Creative work is also solicited. All published works, scholarly or creative, are peer-reviewed.

Please note that all contributors must subscribe to the journal but that reduced fees are available to graduate students and independent scholars.

Call for Papers: 2023 Dickinson Critical Institute in Amherst

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:09am
Emily Dickinson International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Graduate students and early career scholars (who have received their degrees in the last eight years) are invited to apply to the Dickinson Critical Institute to take place 1-5 PM on Thursday July 20, 2023, in Amherst, Massachusetts on the day before the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) Annual Meeting. The Critical Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays, chapters, or conference papers in small seminars with established Dickinson scholars. Following these seminars, participants will gather for a large-group discussion of grant and award opportunities, publishing, and other professional development topics.

The Uses and Abuses of Civility 1500-1700

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 4:06am
Université de Neuchâtel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2023

The Uses and Abuses of Civility, 1500-1700',

26th-27th May 2023, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

This conference provides an opportunity for scholars to re-examine early modern Europe’s fascination with civil conduct. What actions were performed in the name of civility, and who benefitted from the culture of civility that flourished in early modern Europe? How were codes of manners popularly used to justify the stratification of society within and outside of Europe? What legacy has the genre of conduct literature left behind?

We welcome papers that provide new analyses of: