Three Calls for Papers

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association has issued a Graduate Forum Call for Papers for its 34th Annual Conference to be held in Fresno, California on March 7-9th, 2013.

Building on the Nineteenth Century Studies Association’s 2013 conference theme of Loco/Motion, graduate students are invited to submit proposals about the medium of pilgrimage in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914) to a graduate student forum session.  From religious travels to personal journeys (actual and imagined), this panel seeks abstracts that will address the role of the pilgrim as traveler in the nineteenth century, whether in America or abroad.

Abstracts of 250 words (including the author’s name, paper title, and institutional affiliation) should be sent with a one page CV by email to Emily Bailey at no later than September 25th, 2012.

Presenters will be notified of their acceptance in November 2012.

For further details about the NCSA 2013 conference, please download the flyer posted at


The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies has announced a Call for Papers for its 2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. The submission deadline is Monday, October 15th, 2012, and the conference will take place on January 24-26th, 2013.

The center invites abstracts for fifteen-minute papers from master’s or PhD students, on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe or the Mediterranean or Atlantic worlds. We encourage submissions from disciplines as varied as the literature of any language, history, classics, anthropology, art history, music, comparative literature, theater arts, philosophy, political science, religious studies, transatlantic studies, disability studies, and manuscript studies.

Eligibility: Proposals are accepted only from students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium, who may be eligible to apply for reimbursement for travel expenses to attend (visit for details).

Submissions are accepted online only, at


And finally, a Call for Papers from the 2013 annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, co-sponsored by the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies. The conference will take place at the Newberry Library in Chicago, February 15-16th, 2013 and the keynote speaker will be Gary Macy of Santa Clara University. The theme of this year’s conference is “Piety, Ritual, and Heresy: The Varieties of Medieval Religious Experience.” Since 1983, IMA has promoted medieval studies in Illinois and the Midwest, hosting an annual meeting and publishing proceedings from those meetings in Essays in Medieval Studies.

Graduate students are invited to submit papers from across the disciplines; preference will be given to submissions related to the conference theme, but abstracts on any aspect of medieval studies are welcome. The conference welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as entire sessions. Three-paper sessions will be scheduled for 90 minutes, with 20 minutes for each paper plus time for discussion. Proposals should include a one-page abstract of the proposed paper, or an abstract for each paper in a proposed session, as well as contact information for the individual submitting the proposal.

Submit proposals electronically to Karen Christianson at, no later than October 15th, 2012. See the IMA’s web page,, for more information.


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