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CFP: Perspective actualité en histoire de l’art

The art history journal Perspective has announced their call for papers for their 2025 special issue, themed ‘anachronisms’. Proposals are to include a 350 to 500 word abstract, a working title, a short bibliography on the subject, and a biography. These must be sent to no later than 17 June 2024.

For full details, see the below CFP.

Intercultural Encounters between Masculinities in the Pre-modern World: Emotions and Religion

Gender and Women’s History Research Centre, ACU
Hybrid Workshop
Melbourne and Online, 15-16 July 2024
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jacqueline Van Gent (UWA)

This workshop aims to further the study of intercultural encounters in the pre-modern world through the lens of gender. More specifically, we mean to foster a discussion on how masculinities could affect the processes of cultural encounter and their outcomes, but also how masculinities emerged changed in turn from such processes. See below flyer for further details.

Abstracts are due by 3rd June 2024.

CFP: Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales

Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group have opened the Call for Papers for their 2024 conference: Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales, to be held hybrid on Zoom and at the University of Western Australia on Saturday 26 October. Further details can be found in the below flyer and at:

CFP: Imaginary Communities – Reading, Writing and Translating Early Modern Women’s Fiction

Second call International Seminar

Imaginary Communities: Reading, Writing and Translating Early Modern Women’s Fiction

University of Huelva, Spain
17-18 October, 2024

Traditional approaches to the ‘origins of the novel’ question in the English context have often overlooked the role played by women’s contribution to the development of the genre. Minor works, anonymous texts, fiction signed by women, as well as those works bearing a female pseudonym, were usually considered second-rate and were rarely included—with only a few exceptions—in canonical histories of the novel. A female history of the novel genre cannot be written in isolation from other women novelists across Europe, who no doubt exerted an enormous influence on the English novel market, and on women novelists in particular. This seminar proposes a discussion of women’s printed fiction during the seventeenth century from a pan-European perspective to help us situate the early days of the novel in their true transnational context. The fictional works translated into English from different European tongues, the growing popularity of women’s fiction among readers, as well as the cross-influences between English and non-English novels allegedly authored by women, or their different markets—accounting for the influence that women printers and booksellers played in the publication and dissemination of fiction—will also be of our concern. It is our contention that it is possible to read the complex network of readers, writers and other agents of the novel market as belonging to an active, though imaginary, community contributing to the development of the novel form. We would like to assess the relevance that this growing female contribution had in the evolution of the genre.

We invite 20-minute papers which discuss crosscurrents or influences among texts authored by European women, as well as about biographical and/or cultural relationships at work between women writers and intellectuals in the period of study. We aim to discuss whether we can trace a continuum in European women’s fiction which explains transitions of genre/gender and literary culture, from the perspective of transculturality, drawing on all literary sources as fields of cross-media influences. We will consider papers about English women’s native fiction, like Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, Mary Pix, as well as about translations and adaptations of continental women’s works printed in England, as the examples of Marie de Lafayette, Mlle de la Roche Guilhem, Madeleine de Scudéry, or María de Zayas, among others, make clear.

Some of the suggested topics are the following:

·    Women’s contribution to the rise and development of fiction in English

·    French nouvelles and English novels: mutual allegiances and liaisons

·    Spanish novelas, the picaresque and the world of roguery

·    Letter exchanges: the early novel and epistolarity

·    Assessing gallantry across borders: from French to English

·    Towards a transnational theory of the novel

·    Political diatribes and religious debates in early prose fiction by women

·    Intersections of gender and genre across national borders

·    Translation, revision and adaptation in the seventeenth-century novel: translations of women’s texts, female translators of works by men

·    Female histories of the book: printing, publishing and bookselling across national borders

·    Popularity, canonicity, and the new female readership for the novel: reality or wishful thinking?

·    Romancing the novel and novelizing the romance

·    Framed-nouvelles and female narrators

·    Women’s worlds in historical fictions

·    The worlds of domesticity: wives, daughters, she-workers, servants

Keynote speakers:

Dr Erin Keating, University of Manitoba

Dr Mary Helen McMurran, Western University

Dr Leah Orr, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Please, send your titles and 150-word abstracts to (cc/ by 15 April, 2024.

CFP: Fifth Quadrennial Symposium on Crusade Studies

​The Fifth Quadrennial Symposium on Crusade Studies (October 3 -5, 2024) hosted by Saint Louis University will take place on its European campus in Madrid, Spain. Meeting in the vibrant capital city, the Symposium offers scholars the opportunity to present research, visit significant locations, and engage in historical discussion. The goal of the of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and disciplines associated with crusading and the Latin East. The symposium will include plenary sessions from Thomas Asbridge, of Queen Mary University of London, and Helen Nicholson, of Cardiff University.   
The Symposium invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of medieval crusading are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. 
Submissions are currently open and the deadline for all proposals is March 31st, 2024. Late submissions will be considered if space is available. Decisions will be made by the end of April and the final program will be published in June.

Please see the conference website for further details.

CFP: Ceræ Inaugural Conference

The Ceræ inaugural virtual conference, held over 26–27 April 2024 and organised around the theme of Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Transmutation, is just under two months away, and the committee has been busy planning a varied programme from the submissions we have already received. However, in order to provide ample opportunity for scholars at all stages of their research career to attend and present their research to an international audience, they are pleased to announce that they have extended the Call for Papers by an extra 2 WEEKS only.


Please email your submission for a 20-minute (+ 10 minutes Q&A) presentation to, including:

  • a 150–200 word abstract,
  • your academic affiliation and title (if any),
  • a short 50-100 word biography,
  • the time-zone from which you will be presenting.

Cerae is also please to announce the two keynote speakers for the conference, Associate Professor Alexandre Roberts from the University of Southern California Dornsife, and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English Stephanie Trigg from the University of Melbourne. Further details on our keynotes can be found on the website.

The conference will be held entirely online, via Zoom, and all sessions will be recorded and made available on the website for a limited time after the conference has concluded to allow for continued discussion. To ensure that the conference is accessible to all scholars, regardless of financial position, there will be a nominal attendance fee of approximately $5-10 AUD (the final amount yet to be finalised by the committee). 100% of the proceeds from the conference will directly contribute to the ongoing operational costs of the journal to help in their commitment to remain fully independent and open-access.

CFP: Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Call for Papers: 2024 ‘Crisis’ Special Issue

Deadline: 15 March 2024

Following our 2023 conference, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is inviting articles for peer review for its forthcoming special issue on the conference theme ‘Crisis’, scheduled for publication in late 2024. We welcome scholarly contributions of 5000-7000 words written for a non-specialist audience.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Social, political, historic, economic, ecological, psychological, or identity crises
  • Theorising crises
  • Media depictions of crises
  • Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic studies
  • War and conflict studies
  • Extremism studies
  • Disability studies
  • The intersection of overlapping crises and their impact
  • The ‘polycrisis’ or ‘everything crisis’

Limina also accepts unsolicited submissions of critical essays, long form literary reviews, and academically informed reflections from across Australia and the world. They can range from 3000-4000 words and must be written in a scholarly and professional manner abiding by Limina’s style guide. Subject matters can be broad for our general edition, but would need to dovetail with the theme of ‘Crisis’ for our special edition.

Limina encourages HDR students and early career researchers (ECRs) to submit papers.

Please submit your article as an email attachment in MS Word format or Rich Text Format (RTF) to by 15 March 2024.

In a separate document, please also provide:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your institutional affiliation
  • The title of the article
  • A 150-word abstract
  • List a minimum of 6-8 words for your article
  • A statement certifying that this article is not under consideration elsewhere

Please visit our website for further information on submissions and our style guide:

CFP: Fourth Triennial Australian Literary Studies Convention

July 2-5, 2024
Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus

Chaos and Order

This triennial event brings together major associations for the study of literature in Australia and welcomes scholars and postgraduate students working on any aspect or field of literary studies. We seek papers on the theme of ‘Chaos and Order’. Literary scholarship and literary practice can both be understood as ordering processes: a work of creative writing is an attempt to build meaning by drawing on, and framing, the chaos of experience. So too, whether the research be qualitative or quantitative in method, literary scholarship considers how meaning might traced and interpreted within literary works, forms, periods and literary fields, applying modes of order to them through this critical reception.

While literary study involves the broad expanses of time and space that comprise the histories of oral and written literature, such works are studied now because they continue to speak to us, in what is a challenging present moment. Order might be applied to make sense of chaos, but equally too much order, or newly applied kinds of
order have the potential to create chaos. Just as ‘order’ might be understood in positive or negative terms, ‘chaos’ does not have to be understood in solely negative terms: it might be understood, rather, as that which allows the potential for new kinds of creation.

We are open to all interpretations of ‘Chaos and Order’ and all methodologies applied to the study or practice of literature.

We invite papers and panels, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • How literature (from any period or tradition) helps us understand chaos and order.
  • What literature can do (be it political, ideological, affective, existential, ethical, imaginative, social, personal) in relation to the chaos and orders of the present.
  • How literature is imbricated in, produces, or resists systems of order or power (reproduces or contests dominant ideologies; literature and Empire; literature and propaganda; literature and social change/transformation for example)
  • How the opportunity to write and/or publish has been and is now determined by systems of order (gender, class, sexuality, race, ethnicity, cultural capital, markets).
  • How book history and print culture has responded to (or influenced) periods of chaos.
  • How particular methodologies might offer new ways of seeing old problems.
  • How particular methods might collaborate or generate chaos through conflict.
  • How pedagogical systems might solve or cause problems (both within universities and between primary, secondary and tertiary forms of education).

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2024.

Please send an abstract of 150 words and biographical note of 100 words to Anthony Uhlmann

Jointly held by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, the Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association, the Australasian Association for Literature, the Australian University Heads of English, the Australasian Victorian Studies Association, The Australasian Children’s Literature Association, The Australasian Modernist Studies Network