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Calls for Manuscripts
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume provisionally entitled Singing Death. Contributions are welcomed from any intellectual discipline that can engage with the nexus of music and death, and musicological expertise is not essential. More details are available here, and the deadline to submit an abstract is 30 September 2014.
1 October 2014 is the deadline to submit pieces for and edited collection called Local and Global Myths in Shakespearean Performance. The topic encourages case studies of performances of myths rooted in local contexts, as well as investigations of the global nature of Shakespeare’s myths. Pieces are also welcomed that critically examine specific productions or engage more broadly with global and local myths in Shakespearean performance. You can read the full call here.
1 October 2014 is also the deadline to submit an article for the second issue of Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The theme for this volume is ‘Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments’, and you can read the full call here.
The editors of The Journal of the Wooden O invite articles on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries. More information can be seen here. Remember, 17 October 2014 is this year’s article submission deadline.
Calls for Papers
Can we trace gendered and embodied temporalities? How did time structure early modern lives, and the textual and material commemorations of those lives? In what ways do categories of difference condition understandings of time? How do contemporary and early modern conceptions of time inform our work as scholars and teachers? Proposals for workshops that address these conference themes are currently being invited for the Attending to Early Modern Women conference, which will take place from 18-20 June 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 30 September 2014 is the deadline to propose a workshop, and you can find more information here.
Proposals are currently being sought for a panel on ‘Early Modern Women and the Book: Ownership, Circulation, and Collecting’, which will be proposed for the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec from 6-11 July 2015. Read more here, and submit your abstract by 1 October 2014.
1 October 2014 is the deadline to submit a proposal for an interdisciplinary symposium on food and culture titled ‘Eating Otherwise’ to be held at Lancaster University in the UK on the 28 February-1 March 2015. More details can be found here.
The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) International Graduate Conference will take place in the Netherlands from 29-30 January 2015. This year’s theme is ‘Breaking the Rules! Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions’. Submit an abstract by 15 October 2014, and find the full details here.
1 October 2014 is the deadline to submit a paper proposal on the theme of ‘Longing/Belonging’ for the next European Network for Comparative Literary Studies Congress. This conference is scheduled to be held in Dublin and Galway, Ireland from 24-28 August 2015, and you can read the full call here.
And, finally: it’s not quite Shakespeare, but I have two calls related to Donne to report! 1 October 2014 is the deadline to submit an abstract for ‘Reconsidering Donne’, which will be held from 23-24 March 2015 in Lincoln College, Oxford. Additionally, 15 September 2014 (tomorrow!) is the deadline to submit an abstract for the John Donne Society’s 30th Anniversary conference, to be held from 26-28 February 2015 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. You can read more about both events here and here.
Applications for John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Fellowships at the University of Manchester are due 30 September 2014. Proposed projects should reveal and explore hidden ideas and knowledge contained within the University of Manchester Library’s world-leading Special Collections. Full details are available here.
31 October 2014 is the deadline to apply for the 2015-16 Munby Fellowship in Bibliography. It is expected that the Fellow’s research will be, at least in part, based directly or indirectly on the collections of the University and Colleges of Cambridge and likely to be of benefit, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. Read more about it here.
That’s all for this week. As always, thanks for reading! If you have a cfp or other scholarly news that you think would be of interest to our readership, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach the Scholarship Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.