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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Comparative Approaches to Adoption
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks proposals considering how Comparative Studies ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015, last updated 23 February 2015

American Association for Italian Studies

Teatro di Narrazione and Contemporary Italy
Explores the role of teatro di narrazione, from Fo and Gaber to authors/actors such as Paolini and ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

American Association of Australian Literary Studies

Australian Literature in Multimedia Space and the Public Sphere
Papers sought on how Australian literature functions in digital/media spaces and how it relates to ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

American Association of Teachers of Italian

Food, Wine, and Mother Earth in Italian Literature & Cinema
This panel explores the manifold representations of food and food culture(s) in Italian Studies. ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

Borders, Words, and People in Motion: Culture and Geopolitics
Investigations of cultural discourse in relation to the geopolitics of disputed borders and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Crimea and Punishment
Crimea inspired expansionist ambitions in the Russians and the Turks. What unites the literary and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Dialogues Across the Miño: Galician-Portuguese Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Relations
Drawing on historical and cultural connections, this panel will look comparatively at Galician and ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators

Quo Vadimus? Enhancing Language Study in the Undergraduate Curriculum
Promotes the revitalization of second-language study by focusing on changing demographics, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

American Conference for Irish Studies

Irish Revolutions
This session examines diverse and disruptive “revolutions”: political insurrections, cultural ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

American Folklore Society

Folklore and Visual Media
From film and television to comics and gaming, visual media transport folkloristic narratives and ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

Folklore and Visual Media
From film and television to comics and gaming, visual media transport folkloristic narratives and ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

Folklore and Visual Media
From film and television to comics and gaming, visual media transport folkloristic narratives and ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

American Literature Section

Race and Nineteenth-Century Media
How has 19thC race shaped later media productions? Papers engaging 19thC contexts as well as ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

American Name Society

Names in the Workplace
Literary analysis of names in the workplace, addressing any genre and any aspect of naming ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015, last updated 13 February 2015

American Portuguese Studies Association

Reading Guimarães Rosa Comparatively
Comparative readings of Guimarães Rosa's Grande sertão veredas and Corpo de Baile with preference ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

American Theatre and Drama Society

Performance and Its Publics
Topics include: performance and counter/publics, stagings of the public, performance and the public ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015

Association des Amis d'André Gide

Gide et la guerre
This session welcomes papers in French or in English on the impact of war on Gide's life and ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Association for Business Communication

Assessment in Business Communication and Writing
Sharing Strategies for Better Assessment of Business Communication: AACSB, AoL, Closing the Loop, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Association for Documentary Editing

Not for Your Eyes: Editing Private Documents for Publication
We invite papers about editing letters, journals, and similar documents that were not intended to ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015, last updated 27 February 2015

Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures

Honoring Gerald Vizenor II
We invite participants for a roundtable session celebrating the lifetime achievements of the ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

André Breton, 1966-2016
Papers on posthumous reception of Breton, whether "pope" of surrealism or experimental thinker. ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Cabaret Voltaire at 100
Papers sought on the enduring legacy of the Cabaret Voltaire, in celebration of its 2016 centenary: ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Transgender Studies, Ecology, and the Environmental Humanities
This panel will place transgender studies and the environmental humanities into critical ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

New Research and Innovations in Teaching Technical Communication
Presentations that explore “New Research and Innovations in Teaching Technical Communication” are ... See more
Posted 13 February 2015

Byron Society of America

Byron and America
New scholarship related to Byron's American reception and his own views of America and American ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

Cervantes Society of America

Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda
Fourth centenary of Cervantes' death and of his final novelistic project. We invite abstracts on ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Children's Literature Association

The Afterlife of Popular Children’s Culture Icons
Seeking papers on the various media iterations of iconic children's characters after their ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

Global Jew in Jewish Children’s Literature
Papers sought that explore and theorize the global Jew in children's and YA texts. 350 word ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

Keep Children’s Literature Weird
Papers sought that explore and theorize the weird, bizarre, or inexplicable moments in children's ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

College English Association

Dystopia and Race in Contemporary American Literature
Explores how race informs other traditional features of dystopic literature, such as class ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

Community College Humanities Association

Books That Cook: Food Fiction and Memoir
Papers exploring literary, cultural, or pedagogical approaches to food (or lack of food) in fiction ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015, last updated 29 January 2015

D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

Lawrence and 'Native' Encounters
We invite papers on D. H. Lawrence’s writings on the American Southwest, Mexico, Australia, race, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015

Lawrence, Editions and Critical Renewal
We invite papers on the Cambridge University Press editions (Lawrence’s poetry, First Women in ... See more
Posted 24 January 2015

Dante Society of America

Digital Dante
This panel explores how digital technologies enrich the study of Dante's works and provide venues ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

Dickens Society

Dickens and Disability
Rethinking the “grotesques”: melodrama and sentiment, illness and care relations, cognitive and ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

The Dickens Jukebox
Examining the use of music in Dickens's novels: song types and styles, musical characters, role of ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Doris Lessing Society

20th/21st-Century Women Writers as Public Intellectuals
Distinct perspectives, discourses of women writers as intellectuals for reading publics. Lessing, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2015

Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Comparative Readings of Doris Lessing's Historical and Speculative Fiction
Comparisons of Lessing's historical-realist-autobiographical to her speculative novels or stories: ... See more
Posted 15 February 2015, last updated 17 February 2015

Edith Wharton Society

Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siecle
Wharton’s engagements with decadence, aestheticism, naturalism, the femme fatale, degeneration, ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015, last updated 30 January 2015

Emily Dickinson International Society

Lyrical Ecologies
Presentations engaging the circulation of Dickinson's writings through human communities, or of ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

Melville, Dickinson, and 19c Experimentalism
Melville/Dickinson as departure point for discussion of "experimentalism," broadly defined, in 19c ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society

Hemingway and the American West
This panel invites papers that contrast the writing and life of Ernest Hemingway with aspects of ... See more
Posted 29 January 2015

Eugene O'Neill Society

Eugene O'Neill in the 21st Century
How does O’Neill translate to contemporary audiences? Does his work still influence playwrights? ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Ezra Pound Society

Ezra Pound, Teaching and the Future(s) of the University
We invite papers on the relationships among Ezra Pound, teaching, and the future(s) of the ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Pound at the Harry Ransom Centre
New scholarship related to holdings on Pound and other modernists at the Harry Ransom Center, U. of ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

Pound, H.D., and Bryher
Examinations of H.D. and Bryher's engagement/disengagement with Pound's aesthetics, literary works, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

Feministas Unidas

Género, corpografías y espacio público: intersecciones
Explorar lo que implica para las mujeres acceder al espacio público con su cuerpo como mujeres ... See more
Posted 30 January 2015

G. E. Lessing Society

Laokoon at 250
G.E. Lessing Society Laokoon at 250 The 250th anniversary of Lessing’s Laokoon inspires to assess ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

GEMELA: Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800)

Returning to the Archives
Seeking papers on women who left their marks and testimonies in the archives, reconsidering the ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

George Sand Association

Pedagogical Publics: Teaching George Sand
Multifaceted approaches to teaching Sand; the relevance of Sand’s works for today’s student; ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Reading Sand's Pasts/Sand's Futures
How did Sand read the past, present, and future? How was Sand read in past? In the present? How ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Goethe Society of North America

Cognitive Science in/and the Goethezeit
The intersection of cognitive science and cultural practices: how Germanliterary/philosophical ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Narratologist?
What can Goethe and narrative theory do for each other? How can narrative theory illuminate ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

Graduate Student Caucus

Grad experiences: past, present, future
We seek interventions for a roundtable on grad experiences concerning alt-ac careers, job market, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Subject(s) matter: genealogies of sympathy in texts
This panel explores representation and regulation of selfhood and alterity in texts of all literary ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Harold Pinter Society

Pinter and Time Times Two
Pinter and Time. Abstracts (500-word). Please include name, email, by 13 March 2015; Ann C. Hall ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Henry James Society

James and Retrospection
Commemorating the anniversary of James’s death, papers about retrospection in James’s work, in ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

James, mothers and the maternal
Absent and present mothers in James’s fiction, James’s mother (and other maternal figures in his ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

International Association of Galdós Scholars

Global Galdós
Transnational concerns as represented in Galdós’s work; exchange and circulation of knowledge about ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Novel Crossings: Galdós, his Predecessors, Contemporaries, and Successors
Incursions and departures, hybrid genres, text(ure)s outside mimesis, editorial incursions, ... See more
Posted 30 January 2015

International Boethius Society

Boethius and His Contemporaries
Boethius, Cassiodorus, and others reside at a critical juncture of cultural development as the ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

International Brecht Society

Brecht - Surveillance - Visibility
Does the charged era of politicized surveillance technologies undermine Brecht’s goal of making ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Relations / Legacies: Brecht, Benjamin, Adorno
Artistic, critical, philosophical relations among Brecht, Benjamin, Adorno before and during the ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

International Courtly Literature Society

A Public Privacy: Lovers in Romance
Call for papers on public expectations from readers/listeners for private events in romance. 250 ... See more
Posted 7 February 2015

International Society for the Study of Narrative

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Narratologist?
What can Goethe and narrative theory do for each other? How can narrative theory illuminate ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015

Narrative Medicine, the Body, and Justice
What genres make tales of violence, pain, suffering legible? What's risky about representing ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

International Virginia Woolf Society

Textual Woolf
Digital tools, editions, variants, the proliferation of e-texts -- all offer a rich array of ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 20 January 2015

Woolf and Disability
This collaborative panel with the Society for Disability Studies explores how disability features ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 20 January 2015

Woolf, Women, and Politics
Considering Woolf’s vexed relationship with feminism, how do we understand the model of political ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

International Vladimir Nabokov Society

Nabokov's Journeys
Journeys as theme and trope: real and imaginary, fabulous and forbidden, moral and metaphysical, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

John Clare Society of North America

After John Clare
Scholarship on any aspect of Clare's influence on 19th, 20th, or 21st century poets and/or his ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Joseph Conrad Society of America

Conrad and the Body
Navigating the body in Conrad, including beautiful, grotesque, erotic(ized) bodies; the body as a ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Conrad's Animals
What roles do animals play in Conrad? How does Conrad theorize the animal? What do his animals ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Keats-Shelley Association of America

"The Futures of Shelley's Triumph"
What shadows of futurity does Percy Shelley's unfinished final poem cast upon our present? New ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015

Langston Hughes Society

Adaptations of Langston Hughes' Work
Papers on adaptations of Langston Hughes's work. If abstract is accepted, must become member of LHS ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Robin Hood in Words and Music
Session devoted to how Robin Hood has been depicted in words and music from the middle ages to the ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Margaret Atwood Society

"Bouncing on The Stone Mattress: Atwood's Short Fiction."
Papers on Atwood’s latest collection, *Stone Mattress* (2014) and/or its relation to her earlier ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Margaret Fuller Society

FULLER: EXPANSION, IMMIGRATION, AND THE MEXICAN WAR
Including contemporaries: John O’Sullivan, Jane Cazneau, Child, Thoreau, Whitman, Greeley. ... See more
Posted 13 February 2015

Mark Twain Circle of America

Re-presenting Twain
Papers are invited examining interpretations of Twain's identity and legacy both in his own work ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

Marxist Literary Group

Who’s Afraid of Totality?
Marxism has frequently been at odds with critical approaches understood as identitarian. This ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

The New World in Performance
Session explores early modern engagements between Amerindian and Spanish/Portuguese cultures, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

THE PEDAGOGY OF GLOBAL MEDIEVAL PERFORMANCE
Session considers strategies for teaching medieval drama in a global context: how can pedagogy ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Border Literatures in Contested Times/Places
How are American multiethnic border literatures, languages, cultures, border-crossings and ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

Social Class in American Multiethnic Literature
How are class, global capitalism, poverty, their global, national, or local intersections with ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

Melville Society

Melville, Dickinson, and 19c Experimentalism
Melville/Dickinson as point of departure for discussion of "experimentalism," broadly defined, in ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Melville’s Late Fiction, or Radical Inhabitation
How do Melville’s late fictions, Moby-Dick & after, recast natural histories of the Americas, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015, last updated 22 January 2015

Milton Society of America

John Milton: A General Session
Papers invited on all topics related to John Milton. Full 18-minute papers or 500-word abstracts by ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015, last updated 19 January 2015

Milton and Hawthorne
Connections sought include images of nation; Bible and classical mythology; gender and sexuality; ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association

"Beyond Cultural Nationalisms: Texts in Transcultural Contexts"
Papers on texts from/relating to Austrian or Austro-Hungarian cultures addressing ... See more
Posted 7 February 2015

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Hawthorne and Milton
Connections sought include images of nation; uses of bible and classical mythology; representations ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015, last updated 22 January 2015

Posthumous Hawthorne
Topics include (dis)continuity with autobiographical and fictional works; the authorial integrity ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

North American Heine Society

Heine and Critical Theory
We invite papers that investigate links between Heine and the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Benjamin, ... See more
Posted 30 January 2015

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

The Interval in Romanticism
The space between integers; the space-time of pause, interruption, irritation, irruption. The ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Romantic Ecocriticism: Thinking Forward
Papers taking Romantic ecocriticism forward. Suggestions: aesthetics, forms of knowledge, new ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Romantic Sovereignty
Old vs. new models; sacred vs. secular; grounded/ungrounded political authority; kings/beasts; ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Paul Claudel Society

Claudel et ses publics
The session topic is “Claudel et ses publics.” Send proposals (50-100 words) about the reception or ... See more
Posted 31 January 2015, last updated 2 February 2015

Pirandello Society of America

Mediated Legacies: New Theoretical Approaches to Pirandello
Papers using new and theoretical lenses to approach the work and thought of Pirandello: development ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Pirandello in the Classroom and Beyond: Innovative Pedagogy
Interdisciplinary perspectives for a seminar-style panel examining teaching and communication of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Poe Studies Association

Poe Biography and Biographical Approaches to Poe
This session will focus on the challenges of writing about Poe's life and of interpreting Poe's ... See more
Posted 24 January 2015, last updated 25 January 2015

Radical Caucus in English and the Modern Languages

"'Her Thirteen Black Soldiers': African Americans and the Great War"
Representations of Negro soldiers; political debates in black press; Houston TX riot; effect on Jim ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

“‘We Are All Ayotzinapa!’: The Literature of Class Struggle”
Representations of people fighting the capitalist crisis in the borderlands, class exploitation, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

Robert Frost Society

Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time
We invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

Wallace Stevens and Robert Frost
We invite abstracts on Stevens' and Frost's work. Jointly sponsored with the Wallace Stevens ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Romanian Studies Association of America

Mothers Without Frontiers: Inscriptions of Affective Maps in Contemporary Romania and the World
Examines motherhood and labor migration in global cultures. How do migrant mothers traverse ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Post-Socialist Stereotypes in Hungarian and Romanian Literature and Culture
Stereotypes of nostalgia for the past, critical/unrealistic perceptions/expressions of the American ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Simone de Beauvoir Society

Simone de Beauvoir and "the second sex" in 2016
An examination of the influence of Beauvoir's analysis of gender relationships on current societies ... See more
Posted 15 February 2015

Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Digital Humanities and the Romance Epic: A New Perspective?
Call for papers on digital editions, projects, wikis, etc, contributing to innovative perspectives ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

Society for Critical Exchange

Communities of Theory
In what sense do theorists form a community or communities at the present time? What defines such ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Theory Renaissance?
The comeback of theory in the 21st century? What are the specific forces behind theory’s return? ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature

Mediating Early Modernity
Papers on mediality (text, image, sound) in early modern Germanic literatures and cultures; media ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Gendering Medieval Biopolitics
This session will address responses to Kathleen Biddick's book Make and Let Die: Untimely ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Medieval Trans Feminisms
Medieval literature produced the histories, tropes, and tools for articulating current transgender ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Faulkner in the Digital Age (co-sponsored with the Faulkner Society)
Roundtable on new book history/ digital humanities projects on Faulkner; Use of digital resources ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

Secret Archives: Privacy, Control and Access
“Archive stories” about the difficulties to access certain collections, and what these stories tell ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

“Early Modern Women and Transnational Exchanges”
Early modern women’s transnational encounters: textual, physical, and material exchanges across ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

“Religious Matters: Women, Worship and Artefacts”
Roundtable exploring interplays of material artefacts and early modern women’s religious practice ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Rethinking the Public Reception of Midwestern Literature/Journals/Film
Who is the public for Midwestern literature/journals/film? Were we ever and are we still "flyover ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Weird South
We invite papers that examine, interrogate, and/or theorize the "weird south." What, if anything, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

South Asian Literary Association

Literary Censorship in South Asia: Vernacular Postcolonial Perspectives
State curtailment;silencing by non-state actors;intimidation by appeal to religious/ moral ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Postcolonial Studies Generation
How has a curriculum in postcolonial studies influenced a generation of artistic production? ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Queer Studies in Digital South Asia
How do queer studies and South Asian studies intersect in digital humanities? Papers exploring ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

T. S. Eliot Society

Eliot, Media, and Material Culture
Proposals welcome on any aspect of Eliot's engagement with the media and/or material culture and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

Wallace Stevens Society

Wallace Stevens and Robert Frost
We invite abstracts on Stevens' and Frost's work. Possibilities include theories of sound, use of ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

Western Literature Association

The Profane West
Deeply delving into multiple aspects of the "profane," this roundtable seeks to challenge the rote ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

The Transnational West
This panel will explore the tropes of the West as they are redeployed/repurposed/re-appropriated in ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

William Carlos Williams Society

Borders and Crossings: Time and Space in William Carlos Williams
Negotiations of borders in terms of poetics or place; problematizing Williams's handling of ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

William Faulkner Society

Faulkner and Postcolonialism
Current critical approaches and practices in postcolonial studies applied to Faulkner. Diverse ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Posthuman Possibilities in Faulkner
Faulkner’s relation to the multifaceted critical concept of posthumanism. How does Faulkner ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

William Morris Society

Teaching William Morris
We seek papers that approach teaching Morris to reach a new generation of scholars and students, ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

Women in French

Writing the Self in the age of the selfie in French and Francophone Literatures
Joint session. Addressing women writers narrating their own identity in non-fiction, film, graphic ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

Women in German

Exploring Gender and Sexuality in German Language Media
This joint WIG-AATG panel invites papers that explore discourses about gender and sexuality as ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages

Trigger Warnings
Roundtable discussion on trigger warnings and other approaches to teaching difficult subject matter ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association

Romantic Religion
Beliefs, practices, and representations of religion in the British Romantic period. Topics may ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015

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