Calls for papers for conferences taking place in October 2023

Women Staging and Restaging the Nineteenth Century II International Conference
Universitat de València (Spain), 18-20 October 2023
Deadline for submission of proposals: 5 May 2023

Event organised by: Laura Monrós-Gaspar (UV), Rosario Arias (UMA), Vicky Puchal (VIU), “Literture, Arts and Performance” Research Group, Universitat de València

Presentation of the event

Connections between contemporary theatrical productions by women who revisit and re-stage the nineteenth century, or the ways in which Victorian stage practices have informed Neo-Victorian fiction and theatre written by women were debated at the 2022 conference. As a follow-up to such discussions and funded by the GVA Research Project (AICO/2021/225), we open the Call for Papers for the Women Staging and Restaging the Nineteenth Century II international conference. The conference will be held in person at the Universitat de València with the hope that it will expand our discussion on the relation between women and the nineteenth-century stage with papers and panels that consider (but are not limited to) the following range of topics and areas of research: 

  • Nineteenth-century women staging the nineteenth century worldwide.
  • Nineteenth-century women staging the nineteenth century from a transnational and transatlantic perspective.
  • Nineteenth-century women staging the nineteenth century in the colonies.
  • Classical receptions and women actresses, playwrights and managers in the nineteenth century and its afterlives.
  • Neo-Victorian re-stagings of the nineteenth century by women.
  • Contemporary women playwrights and artistic directors looking at the nineteenth century.
  • Nineteenth-century actresses, women playwrights, and managers at present.
  • Fictional recreations of (neo-) Victorian actresses, playwrights, managers, and producers in novels, in film and on the stage.
  • Rewritings of nineteenth-century spectacle in (neo-) Victorian and contemporary fiction by women writers.
  • Rewritings of nineteenth-century spectacle in (neo-) Victorian and contemporary theatre by women playwrights.

Keynote speakers:

  • Jim Davis (University of Warwick)
  • Viv Gardner (University of Manchester)
  • Fiona Macintosh (University of Oxford)
  • Kate Newey (University of Exeter)
  • Benjamin Poore (University of York)

Advisory Board:

  • Mireia Aragay (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Stefano Evangelista (University of Oxford)
  • Isobel Hurst (Goldsmith, University of London)
  • Begoña Lasa Álvarez (Universidade da Coruña)
  • Janice Norwood (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Beth Palmer (University of Surrey)
  • Eugenia Perojo Arronte (Universidad de Valladolid)
  • Lin Pettersson (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Antonija Primorac (University of Rijeka)


Contact details

(Posted 4 March 2023)

The Seventeenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS).
Harmony and Chaos: The Dialectics of Order and Disorder
Chinese Culture University, Taipei (Taiwan), 20-21 October 2023
Deadlines of submissions: January 6, 2023

Event organised by

Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)


The ideas of order and disorder are universal conceptual categories found across diverse disciplines and cultures. They often emerge as a pair of opposites that help humans characterize observed phenomena, experiences, and imagination. Changes in regimes, the development of societies, and the evolution of cultural trends, for instance, are sometimes comprehended through the filter of order and disorder. Representations in arts and literature may also be examined under pairs of similar attributes, such as symmetry and asymmetry, harmony and disharmony, unity and disunity, and so forth.

This conference calls for research from scholars working in art history, literature, philosophy, history, geography, religious studies, cultural studies, classical studies, anthropology, social sciences, and beyond. We also welcome studies on the cultural dialogue between East and West. Topics for consideration might include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Explorations of cosmology, creation, or world views in relation to systems and/or chaos, entropy and/or negentropy, etc.
  • Analyses on art and visualization that involves symmetry, asymmetry, or elements concerning order and/or disorder
  • Explorations of musical compositions in terms of harmony and/or cacophony
  • Examinations on issues of religious doctrines, spirituality, heresy, or moral values with regard to unity and/or anarchy, moderation and/or excess, or other aspects in close relation to order and/or disorder.
  • Critical interpretations of specific works addressing issues of concord and/or discord, discordia concors, or other related aspects 

TACMRS warmly invites papers in English or Chinese that include and reach beyond the traditional chronological and disciplinary borders of Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies. 

Submission Guidelines

  1. Paper proposals for 20-minute presentations and panel proposals (with 3 speakers) are welcomed 
  2. The deadline of submission is January 6, 2023.
  3. We accept online submissions only. To submit your proposal, please follow these steps:
    1. Email your abstract (250 words in English or 500 words in Chinese with 3-6 keywords in MS word format) to
    2. Fill out the contributor data form at

Your submission will NOT be considered without completing the above two steps.

  1. All abstracts will be subject to blind reviews.
  2. Please note, presenters generally should be members of TACMRS if they reside in Taiwan. Membership application forms can be downloaded from the TACMRS website or via email upon request. 


Contact details

Chia-Yin Huang, Associate Professor
Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University
55, Hwa-Kang Rd., Yang-Ming-Shan, Taipei, 11114, Taiwan R. O. C.

(Posted 19 November 2022)

7th International Conference of the English Department: English Language and Literature Studies: Modern Perspectives and Beyond.
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Philology, Belgrade (Serbia). 21-22 October 2023
Submission of abstracts: 15 May 2023

The English Department at the Faculty of Philology is pleased to announce its seventh  international conference on English language, literature and culture studies. The aim of this event is to promote an exchange of ideas across different areas and theoretical frameworks of English  linguistics and anglophone literary/cultural studies throughout a broad academic community. We  invite both traditional and modern methodological approaches to English studies, as well as  comparative research paradigms.  

Proposals for papers and posters addressing diverse issues within the very broad theme of the  conference, English Language, Literature and Culture Studies, will be considered for inclusion in  the conference programme in the following fields of study: 

  • Theoretical Linguistics 
  • Applied Linguistics and ESL/EFL Language Teaching 
  • Literature Studies 
  • Culture Studies 
  • Translation/Interpreting Studies 

Plenary speakers

  • István Kecskés (Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, USA) –
  • Alison Mackey (Georgetown University, USA) 
  • Elizabeth Archibald (Durham University, UK) 
  • Michael McAteer (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • The official language of the conference is English. 

Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for  discussion). 

Abstract submission guidelines 

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should be submitted via EasyAbs on  LinguistList at the following link:  Authors will be prompted to create an account, fill in the form and submit the abstract. 

In case of any questions, the Organizing Team may be contacted at:

Important dates 

  • Submission of abstracts for full paper presentations: May 15, 2023 
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2023 

Conference fee 

The early bird conference fee is 100 Euros through July 15, 2023. After this deadline, the regular  conference fee is 120 Euros. The fee includes: 

  • conference pack 
  • coffee break refreshments 

PhD students will be allowed a discounted conference fee of 50 Euros through July 15, 2023 or  60 Euros after this date. 

Conference website


(Published 4 March 2023)