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Calls for Papers - All Types

Please note that, in anticipation of the new forum structure (due to be implemented for the 2016 convention), calls submitted by divisions and discussion groups appear under forums. The American Literature Section is included in the list of allied organizations. To view an updated list of MLA forums, please visit the Executive Council blog.

Theory Renaissance?
Allied Organization: Society for Critical Exchange
The comeback of theory in the 21st century? What are the specific forces behind theory’s return? ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

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

The Limits of Secular Criticism
Special Session
How do recent debates on religion and the secular (Asad, Eagleton, Taylor) pertain to literary ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

19th-Century Science Fiction
Special Session
Papers sought on nineteenth-century science fiction; proto-science fiction; reconsiderations of ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

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

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

Creative Reading/Personal Criticism
Special Session
This panel will analyze and evaluate recent scholarship that merges personal stories and ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

"The Oldest Profession: Teaching and Aging"
Forum: TC Age Studies
What difference does age make in what/how we teach and how students perceive us? 300-word proposal ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Romantic Sovereignty
Forum: LLC English Romantic
old v. new models; sacred v. secular; grounded/ungrounded political authority; kings/beasts; rules ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015, last updated 27 January 2015

Myth, Fairy Tales, and Their Adaptations
Forum: GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale
Cultural value, narrative challenges, and theoretical implications of late 20th- and early ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Act II: Site-Specific Art and the Performance of Everyday Protest
Forum: GS Drama and Performance
When repressed, theater-makers protest, blurring political lines between art and life. Participants ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Act 1: Repression and the Choreographies of Freedom
Forum: GS Drama and Performance
What are theater's limits? After Charlie Hebdo, participants historicize how theater speaks truth ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Theorizing Travel Literature: Issues of Genre, Form, and Representation
Forum: GS Travel Writing
This panel will consider how travel narratives test generic conventions, experiment with form, or ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

Teaching Animal Studies
Special Session
Approaches to teaching animal studies from any field or time period. 250-word abstract and CV by 15 ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Cabaret Voltaire at 100
Allied Organization: Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
Papers sought on the enduring legacy of the Cabaret Voltaire, in celebration of its 2016 centenary: ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

André Breton, 1966-2016
Allied Organization: Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
Papers on posthumous reception of Breton, whether "pope" of surrealism or experimental thinker. ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Relations / Legacies: Brecht, Benjamin, Adorno
Forum: TC Philosophy and Literature
Artistic, critical, philosophical relations among Brecht, Benjamin, and Adorno before and during ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

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

Naming the 18th Century
Special Session
What's at stake in naming this period "long" (1660-1830), "short" (1715-1789), early modern, ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Milton and His Postmodern Heirs: Paradise Lost in Fiction and Film
Special Session
How do authors/directors use Miltonic ideas to navigate issues of science, gender, and religion in ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Vaqueer@s
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Queer, borderlands; vaquero/a/cowboy/girl culture, gender, race, sexualities; Texas, US-Mexican ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

In Theory: American Literature since 1966
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American
Theory (poststructuralism, critical race, postcolonial, queer, etc.) and theorists in American ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Queer Proximities
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Explorations of the sensorium; texture, sensation, affect, touch; spacing and relationscape; ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Affect Studies and British Romanticism
Special Session
Papers on how affect studies has redefined our understanding of the emotions in British Romantic ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Reexamining New World Encounters: where do we go from here?
Forum: LLC Early American
A panel introducing new theoretical perspectives, untapped archives, and cross-disciplinary ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Teaching the Arthurian Story World
Forum: CLCS Arthurian
Value and challenges of teaching proliferating story world of Arthuriana, past and present, and its ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Solitary Mexicans: Gaps in Contemporary Literary Historiography
Forum: LLC Mexican
Critical approaches to Mexican writers who published their first book between 1968 and the ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015, last updated 26 January 2015

Medievalist Poetry Reading
Special Session
Original poems repurposing the medieval (in setting, imagery, history, figure, etc.) as ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Contingent Faculty Members in Service
MLA Committee: Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession
Committee and governance roles as professional development and institutional belonging—or labor ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015, last updated 26 January 2015

New Questions for the Codex
Forum: LLC Medieval French
Contributions invited to address single author or cyclical manuscripts, compilations, miscellanies, ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Food for Thought
Forum: LLC Medieval French
Alexis’s scraps, William’s salt barrels, Perceval’s meat pies, eaten hearts: where does food take ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Reexamining New World Encounters: where do we go from here?
Forum: CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
A panel introducing new theoretical perspectives, untapped archives, and cross-disciplinary ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Humanities beyond Humanities
MLA Committee: Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
We welcome proposals on teaching languages and general humanities courses at STEM institutions, ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

The Interval in Romanticism
Allied Organization: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
The space between integers; the space-time of pause, interruption, irritation, irruption. The ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

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

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction
Forum: LSL Language Change
Papers exploring how language change relates to identity construction and crossing borderlands ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Rethinking the “L” in MLA
Forum: LSL Language Change
What counts as a modern language? What value do linguistic issues and less-commonly taught ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Blended Learning of Scale
Special Session
Blended learning case studies: designing courses within institutional constraints; scaling courses ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Discrimination and marginalization in France
Special Session
Panel explores various depictions (in films, literature, songs) of discrimination and ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Poe Biography and Biographical Approaches to Poe
Allied Organization: Poe Studies Association
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

Posthumanism in the Era of Humanism: Concepts of the Human in the German Long 18th Century
Forum: LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German
Papers explore intersections between humans and animals, technology, environments, other instances ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Natural Science and Literature in the German Long 18th Century
Forum: LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German
Papers examine literary devices informing the natural sciences (e.g. anatomy, brain science, ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

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

Literature and the Public Sphere: Connecting Classroom and Community
Forum: TM The Teaching of Literature
This session will explore relationships between the literature classroom and the public sphere, in ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

New Representations of the Contemporary University
Special Session
If academic novels are obsolete, where (and in what form) are emerging representations of the ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015, last updated 25 January 2015

Imagining the Celebrity Chef
Special Session
Prefigurations of the modern celebrity chef, in literary, popular, and visual culture, through the ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Secularization Since Darwin in the Novel
Special Session
How and to what effect does the novel since the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species ... See more
Posted 24 January 2015

Lawrence, Editions and Critical Renewal
Allied Organization: D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
We invite papers on the Cambridge University Press editions (Lawrence’s poetry, First Women in ... See more
Posted 24 January 2015

Mobility and Migrations 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish Worlds
Forum: LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian
Mobility, border crossings, transculturation, migration, commerce, forced labor, militarization, ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015, last updated 24 January 2015

Death/Dying 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish Iberian Culture
Forum: LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian
Death, mourning, social rituals; death as metaphor; cultural imaginary, social realities and ritual ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015, last updated 24 January 2015

The Publics of Charles Bukowski and Henry Chinaski
Special Session
This panel will consider the audience for Bukowski's oeuvre and public self in conversation with ... See more
Posted 24 January 2015

Later Mothering & Lit
Special Session
How does later-life motherhood (standard issue, via biotech, adoption, step-parenting, ... See more
Posted 24 January 2015

The Visual Display of Literary Information
Special Session
Exploring history and practice of visualization and literary history. Innovation and limits of ... See more
Posted 24 January 2015

The International in Literature and Law
Special Session
Explores representations of the “international” across English literature and law, from 17th ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

Rituals of Exclusion
Forum: LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Poetry and Prose
New research on the topic of exclusion from a social, political, ethical, and literary perspective. ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

Developments in Comics Pedagogy
Special Session
This roundtable focuses on innovative practices to teach the production, research, and appreciation ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

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

Disability, Vision, Evidence
Special Session
Specular, visual, and epistemological dimensions of disability and impairment. Topics include ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

Elmore Leonard
Special Session
Any aspect, feature, or theme of Elmore Leonard's work, print or screen; preferably, but not ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

Representing Neurological Difference
Special Session
Papers addressing how representations of the phenomenological and sensory experience of ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 23 January 2015

John Dewey and American Poetry
Special Session
Papers on John Dewey and American poetry, especially Stevens, Moore, WCW, Bishop, and Roethke. ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

Service Learning: A Public Face for Literary Studies
Special Session
How does service learning create an important public role for literary studies in the classroom, ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

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

Early Environmental Justice
Special Session
Please submit abstracts of papers on environmental literary texts in English published before 1900 ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

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

Comparative Approaches to Adoption
Special Session
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks proposals considering how Comparative Studies ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Ecological Sympathies in Early Modern Literature
Special Session
This special session considers early modern sympathy as a scientific or occult phenomenon and an ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Portraits
Forum: LLC 19th-Century French
We invite abstracts on textual and visual portraits and frames, family portraits and portrait ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015, last updated 22 January 2015

Ecologies of the Nineteenth Century
Forum: LLC 19th-Century French
We invite abstracts related to various aspects of ecology: un/natural habitats, physical and ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015, last updated 22 January 2015

Censored Publics
Special Session
Theoretical and historical examinations of literary or visual censorship and the constitution of ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Teaching Writing and Composition to Online Undergraduate Students
Special Session
This session explores technologies, challenges, and satisfactions of teaching undergraduate ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Science and Technology in Hispanic Literature and Film
Special Session
Representations of science and technology in Spanish and Latin American cultural productions from ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Caribbean Ghosts
Special Session
This panel explores the presence of ghosts, zombies and other supernatural creatures in Caribbean ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Teaching Metacognition in the Composition Classroom
Special Session
This session will examine the benefits, challenges, and ways of teaching metacognition in ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Melville’s Late Fiction, or Radical Inhabitation
Allied Organization: Melville Society
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

Affect Studies and English Renaissance
Special Session
How can "affect studies" redefine Shakespeare and early modern literature? Affect in queer theory, ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

LGBT*QI Graduate Student Diversity
Special Session
Roundtable will discuss LGBT*QI graduate student diversity. We will tackle various aspects of ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Caribbean Literature: Woman Trouble
Special Session
Are female characters troubling presences in Caribbean literature? Is there a disjunction between ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

LGBT*QI Faculty and Staff Diversity
Special Session
Roundtable will discuss LGBT*QI faculty and staff diversity. We will tackle various aspects of ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

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

The Zen of Willie Nelson and Austin Music
Special Session
Austin Music Scene 70s-present. SXSW. Austin City Limits. Sixth Street & beyond. Papers on ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Poetry and Dissent in American Public Life
Special Session
This session seeks to theorize, document, and enact poetry as a practice of dissent in American ... See more
Posted 22 January 2015

Editing at the Crossroads
MLA Committee: Committee on Scholarly Editions
Developing and using digital and print editions in which there is contact between two or more ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015, last updated 22 January 2015

It's 1500: Are we modern yet?
Forum: LLC 16th-Century French
Stakes of periodization, dialectic and dis/continuities between Medieval and Renaissance (or ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers
Special Session
Papers may examine the nervous states that inspire or impede writing or the depiction of anxiety ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Accenting Punctuation
Special Session
Punctuation: its use in certain genres, as it is used by specific literary figures, or topics ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

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

Beyond the Kilt: The Scottish Fetish
Forum: LLC Scottish
How have Scotland and Scottishness been fetishized? Short position papers could consider, e.g., ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

The Written War after the Peace
Special Session
After Appomattox, how did Civil War rhetoric come to resist or enable the resurgent national ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

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

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

Prehistories of the Digital Humanities
Special Session
Forerunners, fantasies, false starts on the way to DH. Network theory in literature and criticism, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at CCs
MLA Committee: Committee on Community Colleges
How collaborative/interdisciplinary learning and teaching at community colleges can be improved, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

“Threshold Concepts” in FYC at Community College
MLA Committee: Committee on Community Colleges
Seeking contributions that articulate essential concepts acquired in first-year composition and how ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Public Acts of Witnessing
Special Session
Papers exploring the relationships between public acts of witnessing, such as Truth and ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

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

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

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

English Metrical Cultures
Special Session
How have English meters shaped and been shaped by larger cultural formations? How do meters form ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Evaluating Contingent Faculty Members: Processes, Purposes, Consequences
MLA Committee: Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession
Peer and administrator observations and assessments. What counts as evidence of teaching and ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Digital Milton
Special Session
Papers invited on any topic employing digital tools to read, teach, present or study Milton. Full ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Andean Modernismos
Special Session
This session invites papers that reconceptualize, reimagine, or theorize Modernismos in Andean ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Italian Amnesia
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian
This session will look at Italy's 1980s and the programmatic censorship of recent past. ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Transmedia Intersections
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian
Session explores the ways in which the convergence of literature, film, theater, visual arts, and ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Erotica, Excess, Fin de Siglo
Special Session
New proposals for the political/social importance of gender, sexuality, and the erotic in the ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Robin Hood in Words and Music
Allied Organization: Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
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

Free-thinking/-feeling: notions of libertinism and materialism in 17th-/18th-century France
Special Session
Free-thinking/-feeling: notions of libertinism and materialism in 17th-/18th-century France; ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Victorian Intertextualities
Forum: LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English
Allusion, adaptation, rewriting, plagiarism…. How did Victorian writers use other texts? How did ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Theory and Victorian Studies
Forum: LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English
Which theories and theorists, past and present, are most relevant to Victorian studies today? ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Convergences between Disability Studies and Ethnic Studies
Special Session
Does disability shift in the presence of race or vice versa? How might anti-ableism and anti-racism ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Pre-modern Queenship
Forum: LLC 16th-Century French
Theories of queenship and practices of queens; relations to networks, gender, transnationalism, ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

The Chronicles of Narnia at 60
Special Session
Children's literature scholars response to the Chronicles as a whole on its 60th anniversary. Must ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Conrad's Animals
Allied Organization: Joseph Conrad Society of America
What roles do animals play in Conrad? How does Conrad theorize the animal? What do his animals ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Conrad and the Body
Allied Organization: Joseph Conrad Society of America
Navigating the body in Conrad, including beautiful, grotesque, erotic(ized) bodies; the body as a ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

What Qualities Matter in Teaching the Humanities Online?
Forum: HEP Community Colleges
How do good teaching practices translate into the online learning environment? Seeking ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Bernard Shaw and New Media, 1879-2015
Special Session
Shaw's engagements with emergent media; works and persona in print, film, radio, television, ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Prefiguring “Disability” in Renaissance France
Forum: LLC 16th-Century French
How are monstrous, castrated, marginal, or otherwise “defective” bodies represented? What is the ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Affect in Sixteenth-century France
Forum: LLC 16th-Century French
How is affect intersubjective, defined/undefined, related to emotion? Close or distant readings ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Quantity in English Verse
Special Session
Discussions of quantity have been distracted by Renaissance experiments. However, recent ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Textual Woolf
Allied Organization: International Virginia Woolf Society
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
Allied Organization: International Virginia Woolf Society
This collaborative panel with the Society for Disability Studies explores how disability features ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 20 January 2015

New Approaches to Material Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Italy
Forum: LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian
Critical analyses of literary works in manuscripts, printed books, monuments, and other artifacts. ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 20 January 2015

La famiglia: Representations of the Family in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
Forum: LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian
Exploring familial relationships and family figures; in discord or harmony, idealized or realistic. ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 20 January 2015

Mysticism and Religious Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Forum: LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian
Representations of religion in literature and other forms of discourse: saints, mystics, clerics, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 20 January 2015

Readers, Viewers, Listeners, Users
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century German
What ever happened to readers? Historical and theoretical reflections on problems of audience ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

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

Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature
Special Session
Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015

Romantic Religion
Allied Organization: Wordsworth-Coleridge Association
Beliefs, practices, and representations of religion in the British Romantic period. Topics may ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015

Narrative Threads
Special Session
Textile objects (needlework, embroidery) may also be textual objects. Approaches might include ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015

Disability and the Global South
MLA Committee: Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession
Papers examining political/aesthetic representations of disability in the Global South. How do ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015, last updated 19 January 2015

John Milton: A General Session
Allied Organization: Milton Society of America
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

Miguel de Unamuno's Literary Legacy
Special Session
This panel seeks innovative approaches to the contemporary reception and/or influence of Unamuno's ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

To Whom Does Kafka Speak?
Special Session
Kafka's reading public, reception in media and translation. His mode of writing. Did he have a ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Narratologist?
Allied Organization: Goethe Society of North America
What can Goethe and narrative theory do for each other? How can narrative theory illuminate ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

Clarice Lispector Cronista: A Re-assessment
Special Session
This Session seeks re-examinations of Lispector’s journalism and its contribution to the long ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

Zombies and Trauma
Special Session
Zombies are often popular responses to trauma. This session will consider zombie texts in any ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

Historicizing Surveillance
Special Session
Surveillance, although technologically ubiquitous today, has yet to be well historicized. This ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

Young, Gifted, and Black
Special Session
Seeking submissions that engage representations of Black youth related to genius, giftedness, and ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

From Fatwas to Sufism: Representations of Islam in Maghrebi Francophone Literature
Special Session
Panel explores contemporary representations of Islam in novels by authors of French expression ... See more
Posted 18 January 2015

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Narratologist?
Allied Organization: International Society for the Study of Narrative
What can Goethe and narrative theory do for each other? How can narrative theory illuminate ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015

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

"2G" Vietnam War Writers - Revisionist Histories and New Perspectives
Special Session
Conference papers invited for a panel on second-generation Vietnam War writers and revisionist ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015

Suspicious Subjects
Special Session
Papers investigating how the Protestant Reformation affected conceptions and/or representations of ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015

Politics of Friendship in American Literature
Special Session
Papers might engage with critical race studies, queer studies, children’s and YA literature, and/ ... See more
Posted 17 January 2015

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

Lexical and Syntactic Experimentation in Postmodernist Literature
Forum: LSL Linguistics and Literature
Papers that approach lexical and syntactic experimentation in Postmodernist Literature from a ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

Syntax and Poetry
Forum: LSL Linguistics and Literature
How do poets employ and challenge the conventions of syntax for poetic effect? Papers providing a ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

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

Pre-modern Queenship
Special Session
Theories of queenship and practices of queens; relations to networks, gender, transnationalism, ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

Postmodern Economics
Special Session
Interdisciplinary papers exploring fresh economic theoretical approaches to texts after 1945. ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

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

The Poetics and Politics of Turkish Literature: New Directions
Special Session
This panel seeks innovative approaches to contemporary Turkish literary and cultural production. ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

African (American) Diaspora Literature
Special Session
How are American-based-African writers (like Adichie, Mengestu, Cole) changing conceptions of black ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

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

Critical Intersectionalities of Race and Sexuality
MLA Committee: Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Aesthetics, Cooptations, Dangers, Limits, Occlusions, Opportunities, Possibilities. 300-word ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

Checkpoints
MLA Committee: Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presentations on policing in terms of embodiment, territories, borders, languages, race, sexuality. ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

Deconstructing Civility
MLA Committee: Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presentations on how civility and collegiality are used to regulate/surveil/suppress oppositional ... See more
Posted 16 January 2015

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