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Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
Proposals for 15-20 minute presentations on any topic relating to the medieval romance epic. ... See more
Posted , last updated 17 March 2014

Labyrinthine Modernisms in Pirandellian Times
Pirandello Society of America
Papers considering modernist uses of labyrinths and puzzling structures/forms, focusing on ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Pirandello and Politics
Pirandello Society of America
Papers engaging Pirandello’s work from a political lens (not limited to Fascism), including ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

(Re)casting: The Pirandellian Lens
Pirandello Society of America
Comparative/interdisciplinary papers on the resonance of Pirandellian themes, tropes, and images in ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Into the Digital Future: Amazon, Apple, and Google Make Book History
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
How do e-books change the relationship between authors, publishers, distributors, retailers, ... See more
Posted 28 January 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Milton and the Material Book
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
Proposals concerning readership, law, censorship, editions, Areopagitica's 370th anniversary. ... See more
Posted 28 January 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir
Community College Humanities Association
Memoirs have become canonical staples, yet contested sites for discussing the boundaries of ... See more
Posted 27 January 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Ghosts of the Jungle: O'Neill's Use of Memory
Eugene O'Neill Society
This panel will explore the use of memory in O'Neill's plays. 250 word abstracts by 1 April 2014; ... See more
Posted 26 February 2014

¡Bienvenidos! Soy suprofesor de ... ¿inglés?
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Presentations that examine approaches to teaching first year Spanish to native English-speaking ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 22 February 2014

Zora Neale Hurston Reception
Reception Study Society
This panel focuses on the reception of Hurston's anthropological writings and short fiction, but ... See more
Posted 22 February 2014

Adaptation as Reception
Reception Study Society
How is adaptation proof of reception and how might it shift our understanding of reception? Please ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 22 February 2014

The Interdisciplinarity of Technical Communication
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Presentations that explore “The Interdisciplinarity of Technical Communication” and the sites of ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Gide: A man of (many) influence(s)
Association des Amis d'André Gide
This session will look at influences on Gide and/or Gide's influence on others. Papers in French or ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Editions as Sites of Memory
Association for Documentary Editing
Honoring MLA's theme, we propose "Editions as Sites of Memory." In what ways, or to what extent, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Why Dystopia YA Literature? Why now?
Children's Literature Association
This panel will query the popularity of dystopic literature happening in Young Adult literature. ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Intertextuality and Intermediality
Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Examination of forms and functions of intertextuality and intermediality in Austrian texts, i.e. in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Form(s) of Writing: Rhetorics, Genres, Media, Disciplines
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Papers on how formal, material, situational constraints shape what scholars, teachers, students, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

"After the Eruption": Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War
Melville Society
Papers on how Melville’s representation of the Civil War helped to shape cultural memory of the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Scandalous Women of Nineteenth-Century French Literature
Women in French
What makes a female author, female characters or a literary work “scandalous”? What are the causes, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Female-Authored Life Writing and Scandal
Women in French
This panel will examine the scandals that texts of life-writing engender and the effect of scandals ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Women in Films of the Francophone World
Women in French
How do women's experiences, both behind and in front of the lens, affect plot, character ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

New Approaches to Don Quijote II
Cervantes Society of America
Open session on innovative approaches to Don Quijote Part II. One page abstracts to Steven ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Negotiating Memory: Contemporary Romanian Culture in Translation
Romanian Studies Association of America
This panel invites papers on Romanian works of art in translation as sites of international ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014, last updated 21 February 2014

Post-Colonial Shadows and Post-Socialist Skies
Romanian Studies Association of America
Was communism a different type of colonialism? Consider a dialogue between the legacies of both at ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Performances of Memory and Forgetting
American Theatre and Drama Society
The ATDS invites papers considering performance, ritual, theatre, and drama, engaging questions of ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Local Literatures Transnationally: Australian and New Zealand Literatures in Global Connection
American Association of Australian Literary Studies
Papers on the teaching, production and/or reception of Australian and NZ writing in world literary ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

In Search of Forgotten Women
GEMELA: Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800)
Roundtable discussion of the cultural production of women who have not received full critical ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Romantic Ephemerality
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Transience, impermanence, ruin, decline, calamity, loss, extinction, evanescence, disaster, the ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Global Frost
Robert Frost Society
Inviting papers on any aspect of Robert Frost, including biography, works, and prosody; ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

New Approaches to Crime and Punishment
International Dostoevsky Society
New approaches to Dostoevsky's novel welcome. How well do existing socio-political, religious, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture
American Conference for Irish Studies
This panel explores how the themes, forms, and practices of high modernism manifest in Irish ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Sisterhood and Social Justice in Children's and Young Adult Literature
Children's Literature Association
Beyond conventional familial rhetoric lies the possibility for either rivalry or connection across ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

“Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing”
Ezra Pound Society
Consider how both H.D. and Bryher's lives and work continue to engage with Pound's aesthetic, ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Memory, Palimpsests, and American Indian Literature
Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures
Seeking papers that explore the role of palimpsests in American Indian literature on environmental ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Making Dada History
Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
How do Dada “members” and scholars write about events of uncertain historical status? Papers ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Trope and Figure in the Long Eighteenth Century
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Practices of figuration and the use of specific figures (paradox, prolepsis, catachresis, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2014, last updated 19 February 2014

Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering
William Carlos Williams Society
Six ten-minute papers sought for roundtable on Williams and memory. Possible topics: poem as ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Central and Peripheral Futurisms
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
A polemical stance being a central element of futurist aesthetics and politics, we call for an ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Nabokov and History
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
Nabokov’s life and work as framed by historical moments (migrations, assassinations, Cold War, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Galdós and the Discourses of Science
International Association of Galdós Scholars
Interdisciplinary approaches reexamining the discourses of science that are relevant to the ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014, last updated 18 February 2014

“The Surrealist Enlightenment”
Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
New approaches to studying the avant-garde response to Enlightenment thought, from baroque wonder ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

THINGS IN WOOLF
International Virginia Woolf Society
Where have conversations about "thing theory" gone since Bill Brown's essay on Woolf (2003)? Does ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Negotiating Memory
International Virginia Woolf Society
How do Woolf and/or her characters negotiate memory? What role does Woolf give memory as it ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Negotiating Memory
International Virginia Woolf Society
How do Woolf and/or her characters negotiate memory? What role does Woolf give memory as it ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Melville and Comparative Racialization
Melville Society
Papers exploring Melville's implicit and explicit comparisons between different racial groups. What ... See more
Posted 5 December 2013, last updated 17 February 2014

Courtly Memory
International Courtly Literature Society
Topics might include but are not confined to: memories of courts; performance of court memories; ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

New Work on Dickinson: Flash Talks
Emily Dickinson International Society
We invite abstracts from anyone breaking new ground in Dickinson studies for 4-5-minute ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Sounding Dickinson
Emily Dickinson International Society
We seek papers on Dickinson’s engagements with contemporary soundscapes; her meditations on sound; ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

La mujer y los espacios de la memoria
Feministas Unidas
Maneras en que los espacios de memoria de la mujer cruzan varias fronteras y sus efectos sobre la ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014, last updated 15 February 2014

Decoding Digital Age Business Communication: SNSblogswikis@textingtweets#emailswebinars?
Association for Business Communication
How do we know when business communication students and workers write and read more effectively? ... See more
Posted 14 January 2014, last updated 14 February 2014

Names in Works of Fantasy and Science Fiction
American Name Society
This session focuses on names and naming in works of fantasy and/or science fiction from any genre ... See more
Posted 12 February 2014, last updated 14 February 2014

Matter, Method, and Symbolic Capital in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
American Association for Italian Studies
Convulsive shifts in primary sources and how we study them. Primary corpora become visible, ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014

Memory, Palimpsests, and American Indian Literature
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
Panel considering the role of palimpsests in American Indian literature on environmental ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

Canada and U.S. West Coast as Sites of Memory
South Asian Literary Association
Intersections, parallels, and tensions for the South Asian Diaspora. 200 word abstract and cv by 15 ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

Byron Now
Byron Society of America
How do we remember, or forget, Byron? How do we situate him within the canon and the period, and if ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

Transcendentalism and Temporality
Thoreau Society
Seeking papers that address temporality, (dis)continuity, and/or “transits” in the works of Thoreau ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

History and Memory in Galdós
International Association of Galdós Scholars
How does Galdós employ sites of memory to communicate remembrance, nostalgia, monumentality in his ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014, last updated 13 February 2014

Bloomsbury, Politics, and the Essay
International Virginia Woolf Society
Investigations of how politics and the essay genre mutually inform one another. Considerations of ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

T. S. Eliot and the Fin de Siècle
T. S. Eliot Society
Eliot’s relation to the 1890s (literary, cultural, or political; long 19th c., late Victorianism, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2014

Conrad’s Victory 100 Years Later
Joseph Conrad Society of America
Exploration or reassessment of any aspect of Victory at its centenary—including history, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2014

Claudel et la guerre: 1914-1918
Paul Claudel Society
Proposals should address the work of Claudel during / about that period / topic. Abstracts between ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Gender and Medieval Affect
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
How did people « feel » in the Middle-Ages? Papers examining the crossroads of national and/or ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014, last updated 11 February 2014

"Bodies That Matter": Corporeality and Materiality in the Age of Goethe
Women in German
Papers should address notions of materiality, gender, sexuality, and the body in German literature ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Feminism and Neoliberalism
Women in German
This panel explores the tension that neoliberalism creates between opening up sexual and gender ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Teaching with Poetry and Music
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
The session proposes that working with poetry and music provides students unique opportunities to ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

MARGARET FULLER’S CIRCLES
Margaret Fuller Society
Friends--real and imagined. Literary, social, and cultural dialogues. Sources, intertexts, and ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Cervantes, dramaturgo
Cervantes Society of America
Papers with original and innovative approaches to Cervantes’s dramaturgy as we celebrate 400 years ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

Remembering the Baroque (in Spain & Germany)
Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature
Cultural intersections, aesthetic forms, war, religion, artistic configurations, Baroque drama ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

“Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, and Cultural Memory”
Ezra Pound Society
Consider how Pound and Lowell's poems function as sites of cultural memory or how the poets have ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014, last updated 9 February 2014

Labyrinthine Modernisms in Pirandellian Times
Modernist Studies Association
Papers considering modernist uses of labyrinths and puzzling structures/forms, focusing on ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

NEGOTIATIONS (in the early modern German-speaking world)
Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature
Textual, commercial, diplomatic, pictorial negotiations; trade, travel, translation; negotiating ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014

Postclassical Goethe and the Pleasure of the Senses
Goethe Society of North America
We seek papers that explore the primacy of the senses in Goethe’s late poetry, novels, and ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014

South Asian Women's Bodies and Sexual Violence
South Asian Literary Association
Papers exploring systematic sexual violence to South Asian women's bodies in the context of class, ... See more
Posted 7 February 2014

Lecturae Boccaccii
American Boccaccio Association
An ongoing ABA tradition, the lecturae are intelligent readings of a single Decameronian novella. ... See more
Posted 7 February 2014

Spenser and Eco Critical Practices
International Spenser Society
How might we think ecologically with Spenser's works? Possible topics: home; habitat; ... See more
Posted 7 February 2014

Comparative treatments of Hawthorne and Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
Cultural motifs, genre adaptations, career moments. What can we see more clearly by contrasting ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014, last updated 6 February 2014

Memory as Resistance in Midwest Urban Spaces
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Contested and/or negotiated sites of memory exist in Midwestern literature. What is resisted, how, ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

After Loss, After Despair: Environmental Literature, Memorialization, and Futurity
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
Seeking papers on environmental loss, despair, memorialization, deep time, & futurity in ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

George Sand’s lieux de mémoire
George Sand Association
This panel examines the experienced memory of people, places and discourses in Sand’s work as well ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

George Sand and Childhood
George Sand Association
Papers that theorize descriptions of childhood in Sand's work. Possible topics: childhood and ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

Brecht, Music, and Opera
International Brecht Society
Brecht’s influence on modern opera, epic opera in the broader context of modernist opera, his ... See more
Posted 31 January 2014, last updated 3 February 2014

Universal and Particular in Lessing
G. E. Lessing Society
In fables, plays, theological and dramaturgical treatises, Lessing interrogates the complicated ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Doris Lessing and Canada
Doris Lessing Society
Inviting papers exploring Doris Lessing's Canadian connections. Comparative studies with Canadian ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Doris Lessing: Negotiating Sites of Memory
Doris Lessing Society
We are in the process of memorializing Lessing and her own work offers multiple insights into ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Transnational Adoption in Film
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
Adoption in film. Focus: national/transnational policies, politics, and ideologies. Production, ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Imperialism in/and the South
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
How/where does an American and/or U.S. (neo)imperialist logic map onto or intersect with southern ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Small-Screen Souths: Interrogating the Televisual Archive
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
What do televisual texts of/about the South (broadly-defined) reveal regarding (mis)conceptions of ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Spatial Poetics
Keats-Shelley Association of America
Romanticism and conceptions of space; imagining the geographic, the planetary, the cosmological; ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

Connecting Spanish and Portuguese Empires
American Portuguese Studies Association
How to study the Spanish and Portuguese empires together? Circulation of people and ideas, ... See more
Posted 1 February 2014

Brecht, Protest, Youth
International Brecht Society
Brecht responded to contemporary events by exposing historical causes of conflict and crisis. Can ... See more
Posted 31 January 2014

"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes's Writings”
Langston Hughes Society
Abstracts examining the above theme in Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language ... See more
Posted 31 January 2014

Theorizing Iberian Studies
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
We seek comparative papers reflecting upon Iberian studies from the perspective of the peninsula’s ... See more
Posted 29 January 2014, last updated 30 January 2014

Design in Early Modern Anthologies and Miscellanies
Renaissance English Text Society
Significance of arrangement, design, order in print or manuscript by compilers, printers, ... See more
Posted 29 January 2014, last updated 30 January 2014

Hawthorne and Poe
Poe Studies Association
Comparative treatments of Hawthorne and Poe—focus open. This is a joint panel organized by the Poe ... See more
Posted 29 January 2014

The Political Atwood
Margaret Atwood Society
Inviting papers discussing the political dimensions of Atwood's work, regardless of genre or ... See more
Posted 28 January 2014

Conrad and Ecocriticism
Joseph Conrad Society of America
Theorizing earth, environment, human, and nonhuman in the ‘ghastly Nowhere’ and beyond of Conradian ... See more
Posted 27 January 2014

Sexe, Genre et Société dans la littérature et le cinéma francophones : Représentations troublées
Conseil International d'Études Francophones
Identités, constructions genrées, transgressions, etc. dans les littératures et cinémas ... See more
Posted 24 January 2014

South Asians in Africa
South Asian Literary Association
The literary, historical, and cinematic representation of the experience of the South Asian ... See more
Posted 24 January 2014

Hawthorne and Class
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
Papers sought that focus on issues of class and its intersections with related concerns (money, ... See more
Posted 24 January 2014

Travel, Translation and Circulation in Latin America
Graduate Student Caucus
This working group examines the translation and circulation of cultural forms, capital, and bodies, ... See more
Posted 20 January 2014

Pursuing Two Passions: On Being a Grad Student and Something Else
Graduate Student Caucus
We seek 7-minute interventions for a roundtable on pursuing another passion concurrently with ... See more
Posted 20 January 2014

John Milton: A General Session
Milton Society of America
Papers on all topics. Please send abstracts or complete papers. 8-page o by 15 March 2014; Feisal ... See more
Posted 20 January 2014

Milton and the Material Book
Milton Society of America
Proposals concerning readership, law, censorship, editions, Areopagitica's 370th anniversary. ... See more
Posted 20 January 2014

Poe in the 21st Century
Poe Studies Association
Trends in Poe criticism, adaptations of Poe works, and/or works in which Poe appears as a ... See more
Posted 17 January 2014

Romantic Life Writing
Wordsworth-Coleridge Association
Romantic prose and verse biography, autobiography, and other modes of life writing (journals, ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014

Wharton and Sex
Edith Wharton Society
How does Wharton engage with sex? Presentations might consider the following: sexuality repressed ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014

Conrad and Joyce: Comparative Angles
Joseph Conrad Society of America
Comparative approaches to Conrad and Joyce. 250-500-word abstracts for 15-minute papers by 1 March ... See more
Posted 13 January 2014, last updated 14 January 2014

The Canadian Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society
This panel seeks proposals that explore Ernest Hemingway’s biographical connections (journalism, ... See more
Posted 13 January 2014

Narratological Dickens
International Society for the Study of Narrative
What can current narrative theories or narratological concepts teach us about Dickens? Is Dickens a ... See more
Posted 12 January 2014

Narratological Dickens
Dickens Society
What can current narrative theories or narratological concepts teach us about Dickens? Is Dickens a ... See more
Posted 11 January 2014

Multiethnic Films: From Page to Screen
MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
What are American multiethnic films? What are their cinematic narratives, artistry, ... See more
Posted 11 January 2014

Social Class in American Multiethnic Literature
MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
How are class stratifications, capitalism, intersections with gender, ethnicity, race and ... See more
Posted 11 January 2014

Literatures of the North American West
Western Literature Association
Possible topics include, border crossings broadly interpreted, first nations/Native American ... See more
Posted 9 January 2014

Pinter, Time, and Temporality
Harold Pinter Society
3-4 15 minute papers on Pinter's use of time, temporality, timeliness, etc., welcome. 500-word ... See more
Posted 7 January 2014

Faulkner and Education
William Faulkner Society
The role of education, particularly from an interdisciplinary perspective, including the ... See more
Posted 6 January 2014

Faulkner and Education
William Faulkner Society
The role of education, particularly from an interdisciplinary perspective, including the ... See more
Posted 6 January 2014

Faulkner and Foodways
William Faulkner Society
The relevance of foodways broadly defined including, but not limited to, the production, packaging, ... See more
Posted 6 January 2014

"Serious" Autobiography, Comic Dimensions
American Humor Studies Association
Collaborative session with Mark Twain Circle: Proposals on autobiographical texts in which humor ... See more
Posted 27 December 2013, last updated 28 December 2013

Comic Dimensions and Varieties of Risk
American Humor Studies Association
Papers on thematic complexity and varieties of risk in American texts in which humor, wit and comic ... See more
Posted 20 December 2013

The Limits of Narrative
International Society for the Study of Narrative
What can't narrative do or represent? When/where/how/why does narrative distort more than clarify, ... See more
Posted 19 December 2013

"Serious" Autobiography and Comic Dimensions
Mark Twain Circle of America
Autobiography is usually serious, with exceptions. Send proposals that study ambitious ... See more
Posted 10 December 2013

Vulnerable Twain
Mark Twain Circle of America
Examinations of vulnerability in Mark Twain: characters, themes, biography, autobiography, other. ... See more
Posted 10 December 2013

Meeting the Needs of the Global Economy: Mastering Spanish and Portuguese North of Rio Bravo
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Innovative approaches to teaching Spanish and Portuguese in Canada and the USA. Abstracts to ... See more
Posted 31 October 2013, last updated 1 November 2013

Donne's First and Second Anniversaries
John Donne Society
New work on Donne's Anniversaries (either or both), any approach welcome. Substantial abstracts by ... See more
Posted 29 October 2013

The Rainbow and War
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Rainbow, the DHLSNA ... See more
Posted 20 October 2013

Dickens: Surface, Depth, Close, Distant
Dickens Society
Dickens’s novels all "surface” lacking depth? Critics urge "surface" (Best & Marcus) or "distant" ... See more
Posted 16 October 2013

Not an Exit but a Shift: Changing Children’s Literature
Children's Literature Association
Seeking papers that explore significant turn-of-the-twenty-first century transformations within the ... See more
Posted 4 September 2013

Visual Dickens
Dickens Society
Visual imagery in Dickens: dream, hallucination, portraits, caricature, blindness, the grotesque. ... See more
Posted 29 August 2013

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