CFP: Changing Bodies and Subjects in Early Modernity (RSA 2025)

Proposals for 20-minute presentations that explore how changes in bodily states, life stages, and other changes in embodiment affected people, their self-image, their subject positions, etc. in the early modern period. “Body” can be understood in the strict physical sense or in the developmental sense as a process and as an evolving entity or phenomenon,…

CfP: Reframing the Gaze: Maria Theresia Paradis, Blind Musicians, and Musical Culture in the Decades before Braille

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Reframing the Gaze: Maria Theresia Paradis, Blind Musicians, and Musical Culture in the Decades before Braille  A Bicentenary Symposium November 22-24, 2024 Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA) proposal deadline: August 1, 2024 We invite proposals for presentations on the life, works, and worlds of Maria Theresia Paradis (1759-1824) in celebration of her…

CFP: Shakespeare and the Mind

Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference - Cleveland, OH (October 24-26) deadline for submissions: September 9, 2024 full name / name of organization: Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference contact email: ovsc2024@gmail.com Announcing the 47th Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference October 24-26, 2024 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH   Conference theme: “Shakespeare and the Mind” The study of Shakespeare…

CFP: Special Issue – Disability and Disease in the Novel

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Studies in the Novel: Disability and Disease in the Novel Editors: Dr. Lydia R. Cooper (University of Seattle) and Dr. Matthew L. Reznicek (University of Minnesota) In this Special Issue, we are looking for scholars engaged with the question of how the novel returns us to the…

CFP: Black Disability Studies Conference

In association with the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the University of Virginia, we invite abstracts for a conference on “Black Disability Studies” to be hosted at the Carter G. Woodson Institute on the grounds of the University of Virginia. The event will be fully hybrid. Conference papers have…

CFP: Disability Performance Histories

Call for Papers: Disability Performance Histories A Special Section of Theatre History Studies, Volume 46 (2026) Co-Editors: Patrick McKelvey and Samuel Yates

CFP: Special Issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies on the Topic of Jesuits and Disability

In anticipation of a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies (expected publication in fall 2027), we are seeking proposals for articles that treat the subject of Jesuits and disability. We welcome a range of disciplinary approaches (including history, art history, linguistics, theater, theology, philosophy, literature, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, musicology, astronomy, gender studies, etc.),…