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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Transnational Adoption in Film
Adoption in film. Focus: national/transnational policies, politics, and ideologies. Production, representation, and other analytical perspectives. Comparative approaches. European, Latin American, Asian, and African. North America. abstracts 300 words by 3 March 2014; Marina Fedosik (mf107@nyu.edu)
Posted 3 February 2014

American Association for Italian Studies

Matter, Method, and Symbolic Capital in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Convulsive shifts in primary sources and how we study them. Primary corpora become visible, invisible; approaches, methods. 200 word abstract by 14 March 2014; F. Regina Psaki (rpsaki@UOREGON.EDU)
Posted 14 February 2014

American Association of Australian Literary Studies

Local Literatures Transnationally: Australian and New Zealand Literatures in Global Connection
Papers on the teaching, production and/or reception of Australian and NZ writing in world literary space. 200 word abstracts and CVs by 7 March 2014; Nicole Moore (n.moore@adfa.edu.au) and Sarah Shieff (sshieff@waikato.ac.nz)
Posted 20 February 2014

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

Central and Peripheral Futurisms
A polemical stance being a central element of futurist aesthetics and politics, we call for an in-depth discussion of discord among its adherents across national borders. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Julia Vaingurt (vaingurt@uic.edu)
Posted 18 February 2014

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Meeting the Needs of the Global Economy: Mastering Spanish and Portuguese North of Rio Bravo
Innovative approaches to teaching Spanish and Portuguese in Canada and the USA. Abstracts to Domnita Dumitrescu by 1 March 2014; Domnita Dumitrescu (ddumitr@calstatela.edu)
Posted 31 October 2013, last updated 1 November 2013

Theorizing Iberian Studies
We seek comparative papers reflecting upon Iberian studies from the perspective of the peninsula’s component literary-cultural traditions (Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Basque, etc.). 150-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Robert Newcomb (rpnewcomb@ucdavis.edu) and Domnita Dumitrescu (ddumitr@calstatela.edu)
Posted 29 January 2014, last updated 30 January 2014

¡Bienvenidos! Soy suprofesor de ... ¿inglés?
Presentations that examine approaches to teaching first year Spanish to native English-speaking college students who possess low level academic English language proficiency. 300-word abstract by 12 March 2014; Doris Gilliam (dmg06c@my.fsu.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 22 February 2014

American Boccaccio Association

Lecturae Boccaccii
An ongoing ABA tradition, the lecturae are intelligent readings of a single Decameronian novella. This panel seeks enlightening interpretations of one of Boccaccio's tales. 300 words abstract & brief CV by 1 March 2014; Elsa Filosa (elsa.filosa@vanderbilt.edu)
Posted 7 February 2014

American Conference for Irish Studies

Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture
This panel explores how the themes, forms, and practices of high modernism manifest in Irish literature and culture produced after 1939. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Paige Reynolds (preynold@holycross.edu)
Posted 20 February 2014

American Humor Studies Association

Comic Dimensions and Varieties of Risk
Papers on thematic complexity and varieties of risk in American texts in which humor, wit and comic perspectives conjoin with other moods and intentions. 250-word abstracts by 5 March 2014; Bruce F. Michelson (brucem@illinois.edu)
Posted 20 December 2013

"Serious" Autobiography, Comic Dimensions
Collaborative session with Mark Twain Circle: Proposals on autobiographical texts in which humor plays a role. 1-2 pp. proposals. by 10 March 2014; John Bird (birdj@winthrop.edu)
Posted 27 December 2013, last updated 28 December 2013

American Name Society

Names in Works of Fantasy and Science Fiction
This session focuses on names and naming in works of fantasy and/or science fiction from any genre and in any language. 250 word abstract by 7 March 2014; Carol Lombard (linguist1022@gmail.com)
Posted 12 February 2014, last updated 14 February 2014

American Portuguese Studies Association

Connecting Spanish and Portuguese Empires
How to study the Spanish and Portuguese empires together? Circulation of people and ideas, analogous forms, shared traditions. 1-page CV, 200-word abstract to Anna More (anna1mo by 10 March 2014; Anna More (anna1more1@gmail.com)
Posted 1 February 2014

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Trope and Figure in the Long Eighteenth Century
Practices of figuration and the use of specific figures (paradox, prolepsis, catachresis, apostrophe, prosopoeia, tautology, chiasmus, etc.), 1688-1832. Abstract of 250 words by 15 March 2014; Anahid Nersessian (an2498@columbia.edu) and Abigail Zitin (az236@rci.rutgers.edu)
Posted 12 February 2014, last updated 19 February 2014

American Theatre and Drama Society

Performances of Memory and Forgetting
The ATDS invites papers considering performance, ritual, theatre, and drama, engaging questions of memory in various ways. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 1-page cur by 8 March 2014; Peter Reed (preed@olemiss.edu)
Posted 20 February 2014

Association des Amis d'André Gide

Gide: A man of (many) influence(s)
This session will look at influences on Gide and/or Gide's influence on others. Papers in French or in English. Abstracts of 250-300 words by 17 March 2014; Christine Latrouitte Armstrong (armstrong@denison.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Association for Business Communication

Decoding Digital Age Business Communication: SNSblogswikis@textingtweets#emailswebinars?
How do we know when business communication students and workers write and read more effectively? Quantitatively? Qualitatively? Digitally? Bio, 500-word proposal due to KPickering@tntech.ed by 10 March 2014; Katherine V. Wills (kwills@iupuc.edu)
Posted 14 January 2014, last updated 14 February 2014

Association for Documentary Editing

Editions as Sites of Memory
Honoring MLA's theme, we propose "Editions as Sites of Memory." In what ways, or to what extent, can new constructions fulfill that function? 300-word abstract, contact info by 15 March 2014; Carol DeBoer-Langworthy (cdbl@brown.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures

Memory, Palimpsests, and American Indian Literature
Seeking papers that explore the role of palimpsests in American Indian literature on environmental degradation, colonial erasure, and resistance. 250 word Proposals and brief CV. by 15 March 2014; Jan Johnson (janjohn@uidaho.edu) and Clare Echterling (cechterling@ku.edu)
Posted 17 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Making Dada History
How do Dada “members” and scholars write about events of uncertain historical status? Papers welcome on conflicting accounts of Dada: nihilistic language game, esoteric art or (anti-)art movement? abstracts by 15 March 2014; Nicola Behrmann (behrmann@rutgers.edu)
Posted 19 February 2014

“The Surrealist Enlightenment”
New approaches to studying the avant-garde response to Enlightenment thought, from baroque wonder to modern science, in theory, politics, and psychology. 1-page proposals by 15 March 2014. 1-page abstracts by 15 March 2014; Jonathan P. Eburne (eburne@psu.edu)
Posted 18 February 2014

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

After Loss, After Despair: Environmental Literature, Memorialization, and Futurity
Seeking papers on environmental loss, despair, memorialization, deep time, & futurity in environmental literature. Please submit a 250-word abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014; Clare Echterling (cechterling@ku.edu)
Posted 5 February 2014

Memory, Palimpsests, and American Indian Literature
Panel considering the role of palimpsests in American Indian literature on environmental degradation, colonial erasure, and resistance. 250 word proposals and a brief CV by 15 March 2014; Clare Echterling (cechterling@ku.edu) and Jan Johnson (janjohn@uidaho.edu)
Posted 13 February 2014

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

The Interdisciplinarity of Technical Communication
Presentations that explore “The Interdisciplinarity of Technical Communication” and the sites of memory we have negotiated in our profession are sought. 250 word proposals by 24 March 2014; William Klein (kleinw@umsl.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Byron Society of America

Byron Now
How do we remember, or forget, Byron? How do we situate him within the canon and the period, and if we neglect him, why? Abstracts and c.v. by 15 March 2014; Michelle Levy (mnl@sfu.ca)
Posted 13 February 2014

Cervantes Society of America

Cervantes, dramaturgo
Papers with original and innovative approaches to Cervantes’s dramaturgy as we celebrate 400 years of Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses nuevos, nunca representados. one-page abstracts by 15 March 2014; Steven Hutchinson (shutchin@wisc.edu) and José R. Cartagena-Calderón (jose.cartagena@pomona.edu)
Posted 9 February 2014

New Approaches to Don Quijote II
Open session on innovative approaches to Don Quijote Part II. One page abstracts to Steven Hutchinson by 15 March 2014; Steven Hutchinson (shutchin@wisc.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Children's Literature Association

Not an Exit but a Shift: Changing Children’s Literature
Seeking papers that explore significant turn-of-the-twenty-first century transformations within the field of children's literature across mediums, aesthetics, definitions, and/or ideologies. Abstracts by 1 March 2014; Abbie Ventura (abbie-ventura@utc.edu) and Ramona Caponegro (rcaponeg@emich.edu)
Posted 4 September 2013

Sisterhood and Social Justice in Children's and Young Adult Literature
Beyond conventional familial rhetoric lies the possibility for either rivalry or connection across difference. 300- to 500-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Mary Jeanette Moran (mjmoran@ilstu.edu) and Deirdre McMahon (dhm33@drexel.edu)
Posted 10 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Why Dystopia YA Literature? Why now?
This panel will query the popularity of dystopic literature happening in Young Adult literature. 350 word abstracts by 14 March 2014; June Cummins (jcummins@mail.sdsu.edu])
Posted 21 February 2014

Community College Humanities Association

Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir
Memoirs have become canonical staples, yet contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation. Presentations invited on teaching strategies. 300 word abstracts by 14 March 2014; Stacey Lee Donohue (sdonohue@cocc.edu)
Posted 27 January 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Conseil International d'Études Francophones

Sexe, Genre et Société dans la littérature et le cinéma francophones : Représentations troublées
Identités, constructions genrées, transgressions, etc. dans les littératures et cinémas francophones. Abstract 150-200 words in French by 20 February 2014; Jimia Boutouba (jboutouba@scu.edu)
Posted 24 January 2014

Council of Writing Program Administrators

The Form(s) of Writing: Rhetorics, Genres, Media, Disciplines
Papers on how formal, material, situational constraints shape what scholars, teachers, students, and administrators write. We encourage diverse methodologies/approaches to writing research/administration. 250-word proposals. by 14 March 2014; Peter Gray (pgray@qcc.cuny.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

The Rainbow and War
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Rainbow, the DHLSNA invites proposals on new readings inflected by war and related topics. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2014; Nancy L. Paxton (Nancy.Paxton@nau.edu)
Posted 20 October 2013

Dickens Society

Dickens: Surface, Depth, Close, Distant
Dickens’s novels all "surface” lacking depth? Critics urge "surface" (Best & Marcus) or "distant" (Moretti) readings. Examine Dickens using surface, depth, close, distant readings. 500 word abstracts by 15 February 2014; Priti Joshi (dickensmla2015@gmail.com)
Posted 16 October 2013

Narratological Dickens
What can current narrative theories or narratological concepts teach us about Dickens? Is Dickens a narrative theorist? What can reading Dickens teach us about narrative theory? 250-word proposals by 15 March 2014; Robyn Warhol (warhol.1@osu.edu) and Susan Lanser (lanser@brandeis.edu)
Posted 11 January 2014

Visual Dickens
Visual imagery in Dickens: dream, hallucination, portraits, caricature, blindness, the grotesque. Illustration, illustrators: Browne, Cruikshank, Cattermole, Fildes, Barnard, others. Dickens in popular media: photography, film, cards, advertising. Abstracts (250-300 words) by 10 March 2014; John Jordan (picasso@ucsc.edu)
Posted 29 August 2013

Doris Lessing Society

Doris Lessing and Canada
Inviting papers exploring Doris Lessing's Canadian connections. Comparative studies with Canadian authors and papers on CBC lectures series, "Prisons We Choose," welcome. Abstracts (250-350 words) and bios by 14 March 2014; Alice Rachel Ridout (dorislessingsociety@gmail.com)
Posted 3 February 2014

Doris Lessing: Negotiating Sites of Memory
We are in the process of memorializing Lessing and her own work offers multiple insights into memory. Bios and abstracts (250 words) for roundtable by 14 March 2014; Alice Rachel Ridout (dorislessingsociety@gmail.com)
Posted 3 February 2014

Edith Wharton Society

Wharton and Sex
How does Wharton engage with sex? Presentations might consider the following: sexuality repressed or suffused; sex queer, illicit, adulterous, illegitimate, or incestuous; and/or sexology. 250-word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2014; Emily Orlando (eorlando@fairfield.edu)
Posted 16 January 2014

Emily Dickinson International Society

New Work on Dickinson: Flash Talks
We invite abstracts from anyone breaking new ground in Dickinson studies for 4-5-minute presentations. Time limits strictly enforced to accommodate 8 brief talks. 330-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Eliza Richards (eliza_richards@unc.edu)
Posted 17 February 2014

Sounding Dickinson
We seek papers on Dickinson’s engagements with contemporary soundscapes; her meditations on sound; the sonic properties of her writings. Voices, noise, song, hearing, listening, rhyme, rhythm, etc. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Eliza Richards (eliza_richards@unc.edu)
Posted 17 February 2014

Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society

The Canadian Hemingway
This panel seeks proposals that explore Ernest Hemingway’s biographical connections (journalism, friendships, residence in, etc.) or literary influence in Canada. 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Sara A. Kosiba (skosiba@troy.edu)
Posted 13 January 2014

Eugene O'Neill Society

Ghosts of the Jungle: O'Neill's Use of Memory
This panel will explore the use of memory in O'Neill's plays. 250 word abstracts by 1 April 2014; Jefferey Kennedy (jtkennedy@asu.edu)
Posted 26 February 2014

Ezra Pound Society

“Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, and Cultural Memory”
Consider how Pound and Lowell's poems function as sites of cultural memory or how the poets have been remembered in literary histories. 250-word abstracts by 14 March 2014; Demetres Tryphonopoulos (demetres@unb.ca) and Melissa Bradshaw (mbradshaw@luc.edu)
Posted 8 February 2014, last updated 9 February 2014

“Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing”
Consider how both H.D. and Bryher's lives and work continue to engage with Pound's aesthetic, personal, and political activities throughout their careers. 250-word abstracts by 14 March 2014; Demetres Tryphonopoulos (demetres@unb.ca) and Sara Dunton (sdunton@nbnet.nb.ca)
Posted 16 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Feministas Unidas

La mujer y los espacios de la memoria
Maneras en que los espacios de memoria de la mujer cruzan varias fronteras y sus efectos sobre la producción literaria y cultural. 250-word abstract by 10 March 2014; Rebecca J. Ulland (rulland@nmu.edu)
Posted 14 February 2014, last updated 15 February 2014

G. E. Lessing Society

Universal and Particular in Lessing
In fables, plays, theological and dramaturgical treatises, Lessing interrogates the complicated status of, and relationship between, particulars and universals. Papers on all aspects welcome. 200-word abstract by 10 March 2014; Seth Berk (sberk25@u.washington.edu) and Stefani Engelstein (engelsteins@missouri.edu)
Posted 3 February 2014

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

In Search of Forgotten Women
Roundtable discussion of the cultural production of women who have not received full critical attention, yet whose lives and/or works broke boundaries. 200-word abstracts; 2-page CV by 10 March 2014; Emily C. Francomano (ecf5@georgetown.edu) and Nieves Baranda (nbaranda@flog.uned.es)
Posted 20 February 2014

George Sand Association

George Sand and Childhood
Papers that theorize descriptions of childhood in Sand's work. Possible topics: childhood and poetic creation; play/games; constructions of innocence; childhood agency. 300-word abstracts by March 15 to marcoline@uhcl.e by 15 March 2014; Anne Marcoline (marcoline@uhcl.edu) and Catherine Masson (cmasson@wellesley.edu)
Posted 4 February 2014

George Sand’s lieux de mémoire
This panel examines the experienced memory of people, places and discourses in Sand’s work as well as Sand’s work as lieu de mémoire. 300-word abstracts to rcorkle@bmcc.cuny.edu by 15 March 2014; Rachel Corkle (rcorkle@bmcc.cuny.edu) and Pratima Prasad (pratima.prasad@umb.edu)
Posted 4 February 2014

Goethe Society of North America

Postclassical Goethe and the Pleasure of the Senses
We seek papers that explore the primacy of the senses in Goethe’s late poetry, novels, and scientific writing. abstracts by 1 March 2014; Joel Lande (lande@princeton.edu)
Posted 8 February 2014

Graduate Student Caucus

Pursuing Two Passions: On Being a Grad Student and Something Else
We seek 7-minute interventions for a roundtable on pursuing another passion concurrently with graduate study. 250-word abstract by 7 March 2014; Kristal Bivona (kristalbivona@ucla.edu)
Posted 20 January 2014

Travel, Translation and Circulation in Latin America
This working group examines the translation and circulation of cultural forms, capital, and bodies, which continually prove central to Latin American culture. 250-word abstract by 7 March 2014; Kristal Bivona (kristalbivona@ucla.edu)
Posted 20 January 2014

Harold Pinter Society

Pinter, Time, and Temporality
3-4 15 minute papers on Pinter's use of time, temporality, timeliness, etc., welcome. 500-word abstracts. by 15 March 2014; Ann C. Hall (halla@ohiodominican.edu)
Posted 7 January 2014

International Association of Galdós Scholars

Galdós and the Discourses of Science
Interdisciplinary approaches reexamining the discourses of science that are relevant to the production and/or reception of Galdós's works. One page abstracts by 10 March 2014; Toni Dorca (dorca@macalester.edu)
Posted 13 February 2014, last updated 18 February 2014

History and Memory in Galdós
How does Galdós employ sites of memory to communicate remembrance, nostalgia, monumentality in his works? How does he construct memory for future generations? 250-word abstracts by 10 March 2014; Daniel Frost (dfrost@holycross.edu) and Mary Coffey (mcoffey@pomona.edu)
Posted 11 February 2014, last updated 13 February 2014

International Brecht Society

Brecht, Music, and Opera
Brecht’s influence on modern opera, epic opera in the broader context of modernist opera, his collaborators, and "Brechtian" operas or music theatre by other composers. 500-word abstracts (maximum) by 15 March 2014; Elena Pnevmonidou (epnev@uvic.ca) and Matthew Wilson Smith (mwsmith1@stanford.edu)
Posted 31 January 2014, last updated 3 February 2014

Brecht, Protest, Youth
Brecht responded to contemporary events by exposing historical causes of conflict and crisis. Can we learn today from his theories and representations of protest and criticism? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Kristopher Imbrigotta (kimbrigotta@pugetsound.edu) and Theodore Rippey (theodor@bgsu.edu)
Posted 31 January 2014

International Courtly Literature Society

Courtly Memory
Topics might include but are not confined to: memories of courts; performance of court memories; legal courts and memory. Participants must be members of the ICLS-NAB. Abstracts of 250 words. by 10 March 2014; Leslie Zarker Morgan (lmorgan@loyola.edu) and Albrecht Classen (aclassen@email.arizona.edu)
Posted 17 February 2014

International Dostoevsky Society

New Approaches to Crime and Punishment
New approaches to Dostoevsky's novel welcome. How well do existing socio-political, religious, biographical, and psychoanalytic readings serve this text? Abstracts, maximum one page by 15 March 2014; Susan McReynolds (susan.mcreynolds@gmail.com)
Posted 18 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

International Society for the Study of Narrative

The Limits of Narrative
What can't narrative do or represent? When/where/how/why does narrative distort more than clarify, conceal more than reveal, hinder more than help? What are narrative's drawbacks? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Porter Abbott (pabbott@english.ucsb.edu) and Sue Lanser (lanser@brandeis.edu)
Posted 19 December 2013

Narratological Dickens
What can current narrative theories or narratological concepts teach us about Dickens? Is Dickens a narrative theorist? What can reading Dickens teach us about narrative theory? 250-word abstracts. by 15 March 2014; Susan Lanser (lanser@brandeis.edu) and Robyn Warhol (warhol.1@osu.edu)
Posted 12 January 2014

International Spenser Society

Spenser and Eco Critical Practices
How might we think ecologically with Spenser's works? Possible topics: home; habitat; creatureliness; scale; being; liveliness; activism; cosmos; environ; pastoral; organic form. 500 word abstract plus cv by 10 March 2014; Colleen Rosenfeld (colleen.rosenfeld@pomona.edu) and Tiffany Jo Werth (twerth@sfu.ca)
Posted 7 February 2014

International Virginia Woolf Society

Bloomsbury, Politics, and the Essay
Investigations of how politics and the essay genre mutually inform one another. Considerations of Bloomsbury writers, comparisons of contemporary political writing with Bloomsbury's texts. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Andrea Adolph (aea13@psu.edu)
Posted 13 February 2014

Negotiating Memory
How do Woolf and/or her characters negotiate memory? What role does Woolf give memory as it connects to civilization? textuality? psychology? politics? photography? Georgia Johnston, Saint Louis University. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Georgia Johnston (johnstgk@slu.edu)
Posted 18 February 2014

Negotiating Memory
How do Woolf and/or her characters negotiate memory? What role does Woolf give memory as it connects to civilization? textuality? psychology? politics? photography? Georgia Johnston, Saint Louis University. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Georgia Johnston (johnstgk@slu.edu)
Posted 18 February 2014

THINGS IN WOOLF
Where have conversations about "thing theory" gone since Bill Brown's essay on Woolf (2003)? Does object-oriented ontology help us to understand proliferating things in Woolf? 300-word abstract, CV by 15 March 2014; Jane Garrity (Jane.Garrity@Colorado.Edu)
Posted 18 February 2014

International Vladimir Nabokov Society

Nabokov and History
Nabokov’s life and work as framed by historical moments (migrations, assassinations, Cold War, affairs and near-affairs) as well as by self-construction and denial of history's importance. 300 Word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Zoran Kuzmanovich (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu)
Posted 18 February 2014

John Donne Society

Donne's First and Second Anniversaries
New work on Donne's Anniversaries (either or both), any approach welcome. Substantial abstracts by 1 March 2014; Judith H. Anderson (anders@indiana.edu)
Posted 29 October 2013

Joseph Conrad Society of America

Conrad and Ecocriticism
Theorizing earth, environment, human, and nonhuman in the ‘ghastly Nowhere’ and beyond of Conradian land and seascapes. Abstracts (250-500 words) for 15-minute papers by 10 March 2014; Lissa Schneider-Rebozo (elizabeth.schneider-rebozo@uwrf.edu)
Posted 27 January 2014

Conrad and Joyce: Comparative Angles
Comparative approaches to Conrad and Joyce. 250-500-word abstracts for 15-minute papers by 1 March 2014; Christopher GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu) and Sebastian Knowles (knowles.1@osu.edu)
Posted 13 January 2014, last updated 14 January 2014

Conrad’s Victory 100 Years Later
Exploration or reassessment of any aspect of Victory at its centenary—including history, publication, narrative, gender, adaptations, or comparative legacies. 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Debra Romanick Baldwin (dbaldwin@udallas.edu)
Posted 12 February 2014

Keats-Shelley Association of America

Spatial Poetics
Romanticism and conceptions of space; imagining the geographic, the planetary, the cosmological; mapping abstract time or rhetorics of temporality unbound. 250-word proposals and short bio by 15 March 2014; Elizabeth Fay (elizabeth.fay@umb.edu)
Posted 2 February 2014

Langston Hughes Society

"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes's Writings”
Abstracts examining the above theme in Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and Langston Hughes Society. 250 word abstract and CV by 10 March 2014; Sharon Lynette Jones (sharon.jones@wright.edu)
Posted 31 January 2014

Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Teaching with Poetry and Music
The session proposes that working with poetry and music provides students unique opportunities to develop reading practices they can apply in interpreting other complex texts. 300-word proposals. by 14 March 2014; Jeff Dailey (drjsdailey@aol.com) and Nate Mickelson (nate.mickelson@guttman.cuny.edu)
Posted 11 February 2014

Margaret Atwood Society

The Political Atwood
Inviting papers discussing the political dimensions of Atwood's work, regardless of genre or publication date. Abstracts, 200-400 words by 14 March 2014; Denise DuVernay (duvernay@sxu.edu)
Posted 28 January 2014

Margaret Fuller Society

MARGARET FULLER’S CIRCLES
Friends--real and imagined. Literary, social, and cultural dialogues. Sources, intertexts, and textual echoes. Avatars, doubles, and alter egos. Relational structures–both literary and social. 250-500 word abstract and short vita. by 15 March 2014; Jeffrey Allen Steele (jsteele@wisc.edu)
Posted 10 February 2014

Mark Twain Circle of America

"Serious" Autobiography and Comic Dimensions
Autobiography is usually serious, with exceptions. Send proposals that study ambitious autobiographical texts in which humor, wit, and laughter play a major role. 1-2 pp. proposals by 10 March 2014; John Bird (birdj@winthrop.edu)
Posted 10 December 2013

Vulnerable Twain
Examinations of vulnerability in Mark Twain: characters, themes, biography, autobiography, other. 1-2 pp. proposals for 20-minute papers by 10 March 2014; John Bird (birdj@winthrop.edu)
Posted 10 December 2013

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

Multiethnic Films: From Page to Screen
What are American multiethnic films? What are their cinematic narratives, artistry, historical/cultural contexts? Comparisons between film adaptations and ethnic literary texts welcome. Abstract and 1-page CV. by 15 March 2014; Lingyan Yang (lingyan@iup.edu)
Posted 11 January 2014

Social Class in American Multiethnic Literature
How are class stratifications, capitalism, intersections with gender, ethnicity, race and immigration in global, national and regional contexts represented in multiethnic literature? Abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2014; Lingyan Yang (lingyan@iup.edu)
Posted 11 January 2014

Melville Society

"After the Eruption": Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War
Papers on how Melville’s representation of the Civil War helped to shape cultural memory of the conflict. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Coleman Hutchison (coleman.hutchison@mail.utexas.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Melville and Comparative Racialization
Papers exploring Melville's implicit and explicit comparisons between different racial groups. What grounds cross-racial analogies, distinctions, hybridizations, and comparisons in his writings? Abstract and brief CV to hsuanLhsu@gmail.com. by 10 March 2014; Hsuan Hsu (hsuanlhsu@gmail.com)
Posted 5 December 2013, last updated 17 February 2014

Milton Society of America

John Milton: A General Session
Papers on all topics. Please send abstracts or complete papers. 8-page o by 15 March 2014; Feisal Mohamed (fgm@illinois.edu)
Posted 20 January 2014

Milton and the Material Book
Proposals concerning readership, law, censorship, editions, Areopagitica's 370th anniversary. Co-sponored by Milton Society of America and Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. Abstracts, CVs by 15 March 2014; Sharon Achinstein (sharon.achinstein@seh.ox.ac.uk) and Greg Barnhiselg (barnhiselg@duq.edu)
Posted 20 January 2014

Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association

Intertextuality and Intermediality
Examination of forms and functions of intertextuality and intermediality in Austrian texts, i.e. in literary and filmic texts and in the visual arts. abstract (250-300 words) and short CV by 15 March 2014; Helga Schreckenberger (hschreck@uvm.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Modernist Studies Association

Labyrinthine Modernisms in Pirandellian Times
Papers considering modernist uses of labyrinths and puzzling structures/forms, focusing on Pirandello and/or his global contemporaries, examining their functions, outcomes, and/or methodology. Comparative/interdisciplinary approaches encouraged. 250-word abstracts by 10 March 2014; Leonard Diepeveen (leonard.diepeveen@dal.ca) and Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk)
Posted 9 February 2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Comparative treatments of Hawthorne and Poe
Cultural motifs, genre adaptations, career moments. What can we see more clearly by contrasting their lives, careers, or work? Please submit a 250-word abstract and resume. by 14 March 2014; Sam Coale (samcoale@cox.net) and Paul Lewis (paul.lewis@bc.edu)
Posted 5 February 2014, last updated 6 February 2014

Hawthorne and Class
Papers sought that focus on issues of class and its intersections with related concerns (money, race, nation, empire, gender, sexuality, desire, ethnicity), in Hawthorne's work. by 15 March 2014; David Greven (dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu)
Posted 24 January 2014

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

Romantic Ephemerality
Transience, impermanence, ruin, decline, calamity, loss, extinction, evanescence, disaster, the un-useable, etc. How does the threat of disappearance or absence or irrelevance impact Romantic poetics? 250-word abstracts and one-page cv by 14 March 2014; Jonathan Sachs (jonathan.sachs@concordia.ca)
Posted 20 February 2014

Paul Claudel Society

Claudel et la guerre: 1914-1918
Proposals should address the work of Claudel during / about that period / topic. Abstracts between 50 and 100 words. by 14 March 2014; Glenn W. Fetzer (gwfetzer@nmsu.edu)
Posted 11 February 2014

Pirandello Society of America

Labyrinthine Modernisms in Pirandellian Times
Papers considering modernist uses of labyrinths and puzzling structures/forms, focusing on Pirandello and/or his global contemporaries, examining their functions, outcomes, and/or methodology. Comparative/interdisciplinary approaches encouraged. 250-word abstracts by 21 March 2014; Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk) and Leonard Diepeveen (Leonard.Diepeveen@Dal.Ca)
Posted 9 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Pirandello and Politics
Papers engaging Pirandello’s work from a political lens (not limited to Fascism), including questions of history and political struggle/identity and his relationship to the burgeoning culture industry. 250-word abstract by 21 March 2014; Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk) and Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni (Jana.OKeefeBazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu)
Posted 9 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

(Re)casting: The Pirandellian Lens
Comparative/interdisciplinary papers on the resonance of Pirandellian themes, tropes, and images in the visual arts, film, and/or on stage in a European or global context. 250-word abstracts by 21 March 2014; Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk) and Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni (Jana.OKeefeBazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu)
Posted 9 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Poe Studies Association

Hawthorne and Poe
Comparative treatments of Hawthorne and Poe—focus open. This is a joint panel organized by the Poe Studies Association and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society. 250-word abstract and resume by 14 March 2014; Paul Lewis (paul.lewis@bc.edu) and Samuel Coale (samcoale@cox.net)
Posted 29 January 2014

Poe in the 21st Century
Trends in Poe criticism, adaptations of Poe works, and/or works in which Poe appears as a character. 250-word abstract and cv by 21 February 2014; Paul Lewis (paul.lewis@bc.edu)
Posted 17 January 2014

Reception Study Society

Adaptation as Reception
How is adaptation proof of reception and how might it shift our understanding of reception? Please visit receptionstudy.org for a detailed CFP. Submit 250-word proposals. by 15 March 2014; Yung-Hsing Wu (yhwu@mac.com) and Ildi Olasz (olasz@nwmissouri.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 22 February 2014

Zora Neale Hurston Reception
This panel focuses on the reception of Hurston's anthropological writings and short fiction, but further ideas are welcome. Please visit receptionstudy.org for a detailed CFP. Submit 250-word proposals. by 15 March 2014; Genevieve West (MWest2@mail.twu.edu) and Ildi Olasz (olasz@nwmissouri.edu)
Posted 22 February 2014

Renaissance English Text Society

Design in Early Modern Anthologies and Miscellanies
Significance of arrangement, design, order in print or manuscript by compilers, printers, publishers, readers. Theoretical treatments of gathering, collecting, aggregating, reproducing, remembering welcome. 250-word abstracts by 10 March 2014; Victoria Burke (vburke@uottawa.ca) and Paul Marquis (pmarquis@stfx.ca)
Posted 29 January 2014, last updated 30 January 2014

Robert Frost Society

Global Frost
Inviting papers on any aspect of Robert Frost, including biography, works, and prosody; international reputation (particularly along the Pacific Rim); and representation in popular culture. 200-word abstract, one-page C.V. by 15 March 2014; Lisa A. Seale (lseale@rose.edu)
Posted 20 February 2014

Romanian Studies Association of America

Negotiating Memory: Contemporary Romanian Culture in Translation
This panel invites papers on Romanian works of art in translation as sites of international cultural exchange and a re-negotiation of cultural memory. 250-word abstracts by 20 March 2014; Anca Holden (aholden@mtholyoke.edu) and Domnica Radulescu (radulescuvm@gmail.com)
Posted 20 February 2014, last updated 21 February 2014

Post-Colonial Shadows and Post-Socialist Skies
Was communism a different type of colonialism? Consider a dialogue between the legacies of both at personal, institutional, communal levels. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Letitia Guran (letitia_guran@yahoo.com)
Posted 20 February 2014

Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Open Topic
Proposals for 15-20 minute presentations on any topic relating to the medieval romance epic. Selection of 3-4 related papers for thematically focused panel. Title, abstract, 1-page CV by 28 March 2014; Paula Leverage (leverage@purdue.edu)
Posted , last updated 17 March 2014

Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature

NEGOTIATIONS (in the early modern German-speaking world)
Textual, commercial, diplomatic, pictorial negotiations; trade, travel, translation; negotiating life at court. Please send 1-page abstract; 2-page CV by 12 March 2014; Elio C. Brancaforte (ebranca@tulane.edu)
Posted 8 February 2014

Remembering the Baroque (in Spain & Germany)
Cultural intersections, aesthetic forms, war, religion, artistic configurations, Baroque drama (comedia/Trauerspiel), intellectual exchanges, critical reception(s) of the Baroque. Please send 1-page abstract; 2-page CV by 12 March 2014; Elio C. Brancaforte (ebranca@tulane.edu) and Luis Aviles (laviles@uci.edu)
Posted 9 February 2014

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Gender and Medieval Affect
How did people « feel » in the Middle-Ages? Papers examining the crossroads of national and/or comparative medieval literatures and emotions/affect are welcome. abstracts, limit of 300 words by 15 March 2014; Charles-Louis Morand-Métivier (charles-louis.morand-metivier@uvm.edu)
Posted 4 February 2014, last updated 11 February 2014

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Into the Digital Future: Amazon, Apple, and Google Make Book History
How do e-books change the relationship between authors, publishers, distributors, retailers, readers? Legal, reception, economic, content, production considerations. abstract and CV by 15 March 2014; Greg Barnhisel (barnhiselg@duq.edu)
Posted 28 January 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Milton and the Material Book
Proposals concerning readership, law, censorship, editions, Areopagitica's 370th anniversary. Co-sponsors: Milton Society of America and Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. abstracts and cvs by 15 March 2014; Greg Barnhisel (barnhiselg@duq.edu) and Sharon Achinstein (sharon.achinstein@seh.ox.ac.uk)
Posted 28 January 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Memory as Resistance in Midwest Urban Spaces
Contested and/or negotiated sites of memory exist in Midwestern literature. What is resisted, how, why, and by whom? Title, short vita, and one page abstract by 16 March 2014; Marilyn Judith Atlas (atlas@ohio.edu) and Marilyn Judith Atlas (atlas@ohio.edu)
Posted 5 February 2014

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Imperialism in/and the South
How/where does an American and/or U.S. (neo)imperialist logic map onto or intersect with southern spaces? Papers might examine literary and/or cultural texts from any historical period. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Gina Caison (gcaison@gsu.edu) and Stephanie Rountree (srountree3@gsu.edu)
Posted 3 February 2014

Small-Screen Souths: Interrogating the Televisual Archive
What do televisual texts of/about the South (broadly-defined) reveal regarding (mis)conceptions of southern spectacle, exceptionalism, history, memory, identity, and/or abjection? Multimedia projects are particularly welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Gina Caison (gcaison@gsu.edu) and Stephanie Rountree (srountree3@gsu.edu)
Posted 3 February 2014

South Asian Literary Association

Canada and U.S. West Coast as Sites of Memory
Intersections, parallels, and tensions for the South Asian Diaspora. 200 word abstract and cv by 15 March 2014; Moumin Quazi (quazi@tarleton.edu)
Posted 13 February 2014

South Asian Women's Bodies and Sexual Violence
Papers exploring systematic sexual violence to South Asian women's bodies in the context of class, caste, religion, media, and other socio-historical determinants. 300 word proposal by 15 March 2014; Alpana Sharma (alpana.sharma@wright.edu)
Posted 7 February 2014

South Asians in Africa
The literary, historical, and cinematic representation of the experience of the South Asian diaspora in Africa. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Madhurima Chakraborty (mchakraborty@colum.edu) and Joya Uraizee (uraizeej@slu.edu)
Posted 24 January 2014

T. S. Eliot Society

T. S. Eliot and the Fin de Siècle
Eliot’s relation to the 1890s (literary, cultural, or political; long 19th c., late Victorianism, decadence, aestheticism, anarchism, etc). 300 word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2014; Vincent Sherry (vsherry@wustl.edu)
Posted 12 February 2014

Thoreau Society

Transcendentalism and Temporality
Seeking papers that address temporality, (dis)continuity, and/or “transits” in the works of Thoreau and his immediate contemporaries. 250-word abstract and brief cv by 15 March 2014; Rochelle Johnson (rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu)
Posted 13 February 2014

Western Literature Association

Literatures of the North American West
Possible topics include, border crossings broadly interpreted, first nations/Native American writing, depictions of the cowgirl/cowboy, the storyteller, and settings/ecocritical interpretations of western writing. 300 word abstract by 5 March 2014; Elisabeth Bayley (WLAMLA2015@gmail.com)
Posted 9 January 2014

William Carlos Williams Society

Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering
Six ten-minute papers sought for roundtable on Williams and memory. Possible topics: poem as archive; Williams's reception; monuments in Paterson; Williams in age. 300 word abstract. cv by 16 March 2014; Margaret Konkol (margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu)
Posted 18 February 2014

William Faulkner Society

Faulkner and Education
The role of education, particularly from an interdisciplinary perspective, including the educational system of the rural South, teacher-training, educational developments, and teachable moments in Faulkner. 250-300 word abstracts by 12 March 2014; Deborah L. Clarke (deborah.clarke@asu.edu)
Posted 6 January 2014

Faulkner and Education
The role of education, particularly from an interdisciplinary perspective, including the educational system of the rural South, teacher-training, educational developments, and teachable moments in Faulkner. 250-300 word abstracts by 12 March 2014; Deborah L. Clarke (deborah.clarke@asu.edu)
Posted 6 January 2014

Faulkner and Foodways
The relevance of foodways broadly defined including, but not limited to, the production, packaging, and consumption of food, as well as domesticity, economics, gender, and race. 250-300 word abstracts by 12 March 2014; Deborah L. Clarke (deborah.clarke@asu.edu)
Posted 6 January 2014

Women in French

Female-Authored Life Writing and Scandal
This panel will examine the scandals that texts of life-writing engender and the effect of scandals on French and Francophone writers and their publishers. 300-word abstract. by 15 March 2014; Natalie Edwards (natalie.edwards@adelaide.edu.au) and Mary Anne Garnett (magarnett@ualr.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Scandalous Women of Nineteenth-Century French Literature
What makes a female author, female characters or a literary work “scandalous”? What are the causes, motivations, functions, ramifications of “scandal”? 300 word abstract. by 15 March 2014; Patrick Bray (bray.49@osu.edu) and Mary Anne Garnett (magarnett@ualr.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Women in Films of the Francophone World
How do women's experiences, both behind and in front of the lens, affect plot, character development, screen time or a film's critical reception? 300-word abstracts. by 15 March 2014; Bendi Schrambach (bbschrambach@whitworth.edu) and milena santoro (santorom@georgetown.edu)
Posted 21 February 2014

Women in German

"Bodies That Matter": Corporeality and Materiality in the Age of Goethe
Papers should address notions of materiality, gender, sexuality, and the body in German literature and culture around 1800. 300 word abstracts by 1 March 2014; Julie Koser (jkoser@umd.edu)
Posted 11 February 2014

Feminism and Neoliberalism
This panel explores the tension that neoliberalism creates between opening up sexual and gender freedom and maintaining hetero-normative roles, focusing on German-language texts. 250-300 word abstracts; short bio by 1 March 2014; Imke Brust (ibrust@haverford.edu) and Mareike Herrmann (mherrmann@wooster.edu)
Posted 11 February 2014

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association

Romantic Life Writing
Romantic prose and verse biography, autobiography, and other modes of life writing (journals, letters, biographical criticism) with special attention to authors’ lives as contested, negotiated sites of memory. Abstracts by 14 March 2014; James C. McKusick (james.mckusick@umontana.edu)
Posted 16 January 2014

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