Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference (Vancouver, 18-20 October 2018) is now accepting abstracts, sessions and roundtable proposals. Please send proposal via email to with word count of 250 words and subject line: PNRS Submission. Find details and updates at or write Click here for more information about submissions. (Deadline: 1 June 2018)

  • Literary Form After Matter, 1500-1700 (The Queen’s College, Oxford, 22 June 2018) is now accepting proposals for short, focused papers (10 minutes) that address the following questions: what do we mean by literary form now, and has the material turn helped or hindered us in figuring out what it is? How do we understand form at a time when the materials of Renaissance literature seem to matter more than ever? Please send proposals of no more than 250 words and a 1-page CV to the organisers, Katherine Hunt and Dianne Mitchell, at For more information, see (Deadline: 18 March 2018)

  • On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550-1700 (London, 26-28 July 2018) is now accepting abstracts that address how early modern processes of global exchange and migration influenced English identity. Please send abstracts of up to 300 words and a short biographical note including institutional affiliation (250 words) to for contributions in any of the following formats: traditional 20-minute papers, complete panels of 3 x 20 minute or 4 x 15-minute papers, roundtable discussions, and exploration sessions that focus on particular research questions, provocations, or relevant state-of-the-field discussions. For further details, see attached full Call for Papers. (Deadline: 15 February 2018)

  • Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics: 3rd Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association (Manila, 28-30 May 2018) is now accepting paper abstracts for four seminars on translation, transformation, transactions, and education. Click here for conference and submission detail. Visit the ASA website for updates. (Deadline: 20 December 2017)

  • South-Central Renaissance Conference: (Atlanta, 12-14 April 2018) is now accepting abstracts. The SCRC is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with membership drawn primarily from North America and Europe. SCRC welcomes 15- to 20-minute papers on any aspect of Renaissance studies (music, art history, history, literature, language, philosophy, science, theology, et al.) and especially welcomes interdisciplinary papers. Submit abstracts only (400-500 words, plus a 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) via the SCRC website’s abstract submission form at Click here for details. (Deadline: 15 December 2017)

  • 2018 British Shakespeare Association Conference: Shakespeare Studies Today (Belfast, 14-17 June 2018) is now accepting abstracts, panel proposals, workshop proposals, and seminar abstracts. In addition to plenary speeches and other academic sessions, there are screenings of international films and optional tours around Belfast. A number of bursaries are available. Send inquiry and submissions to Click here for details. (Deadline: 1 November 2017)

  • The Journal of the Wooden O: Published annually by Southern Utah University in conjunction with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, this peer-reviewed, cross-disciplinary publication is seeking articles on all things Shakespeare. Editors welcome submissions on all aspects of Shakespeare Studies including text, performance, history, design, adaptation (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Information about publication guidelines can be found here. For information specifically about the 2017 Call for Papers, please see the linked PDF. (Deadline: 16 October 2017)

  • Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics: 3rd Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association (Manila, 28-30 May 2018) is now accepting paper abstracts and seminar proposals. In addition to keynote speeches, panel sessions, and seminars, the conference also features three live local and international performances, and an exhibit of graphic Shakespeare. Click here for conference and submission detail. Visit the ASA website for updates. (Deadline: 15 September 2017)

  • 5th International Conference on American Drama and Theater “Migrations in American Drama and Theater” (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, 4–6 June 2018) invites proposals. Working in partnership with the American Theater and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Spanish universities of Cádiz, Sevilla, and Madrid Autónoma, the research group I.D.E.A. (“Théories et pratiques de l’interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones”) and the Université de Lorraine are announcing a call for papers. This conference will be dedicated to the study of migrations, understood in a broad sense. The four previous conferences were held in Málaga, 2000; Málaga, 2004; Cádiz, 2009; and Sevilla, 2012; topics included violence, plays and players, politics, and the romance of the theater. For more information click here. (Deadline: 15 September 2017)

  • Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access publisher of scholarly monographs in the humanities, the arts, and the humanistic social sciences, has officially launched. Proposals for new works and new series are now being welcomed at the Lever Press website. Information and instructions for submissions may be found here.