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CLCS 18th-Century

18th Century Transpacific: Between Asia and Latin America
Papers on the cross-cultural impact of trade routes between Asian and Iberian empires during the ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Eighteenth-Century Science and Literary Discourse
Relations between eighteenth-century literature and science with interest in fields or ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century

Comics and Memory
Intersections of politics/culture/ethnicity and comics: identity and visual representation, border ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015, last updated 18 February 2015

Political Concepts in Translation
Translation theory provides ways of activating political concepts and theories of the event ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

CLCS European Regions

Cultural Collisions in Europe
Representations in literature and other media from any period. 200 word abstracts by 10 March 2015; ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

What is Europe? Who is European?
Explorations in literature and other media of what 'Europe' means and how its boundaries and ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

CLCS Global Anglophone

Can the Popular Be Global?
How do popular forms (genre fiction/film, comics, music) circulating in the Global South inflect ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

Other than Human
"The human" in relation to nonhuman nature and multispecies perspectives; surplus people and ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

CLCS Medieval

Medieval Non/Human Contagion
How does the distinction human-nonhuman emerge from medieval representations of illnesses and ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015

The Spatial Turn
How and why do medieval and modern notions of space differ? Papers on aspects of medieval space and ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015

CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern

Maritime Humanities 1500-1700: Cultural Meanings of Mediterranean and/or Atlantic
A panel on new theoretical perspectives, new materials, in the study of cultural meanings of the ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

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

Time, Youth, and Age in Renaissance Literature
How does literature grow old? Or young? Or both? Papers welcomed on earliness and lateness, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

CLCS Romantic and 19th-Century

Austin in Austin: Satire, Irony and Speech Acts in Nineteenth-Century Comparative Contexts
We welcome papers addressing irony and satire as instruments and targets of political power in ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

Romantic Readers, Nineteenth-Century Publics
Comparative papers considering the overlap or discontinuity between acts of reading and literary ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature

The Anxious Publics of Literature for Young People
Seeking papers that interrogate anxious public discourse about the popularity of youth-oriented ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

The Verse Novel for Young Readers
Any aspect of inquiry welcome: how do these narratives engage with poetic language, social justice, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

GS Drama and Performance

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

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

GS Life Writing

Life Writing and Its Publics
How does life writing participate in public debates and create new publics? How do readers ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015, last updated 2 February 2015

Metamorphosing Memoirs
What happens to memoirs when adapted/translated into other forms (i. e. blogs to books, books to ... See more
Posted 30 January 2015, last updated 2 February 2015

GS Nonfiction Prose

Very Short Forms
The aphorism, maxim, sketch, vignette, feuilleton, pensée, prose poem, fragment et al.; their ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

Writing about Labor
Session on non-fiction prose about labor, labor conditions, and the future of labor. Any historical ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

GS Poetry and Poetics

Rock, Paper, Scissors
How does poetry’s impact depend on its material substrates--e.g., stone, paper, cloth? What happens ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

GS Prose Fiction

Checkpoint Aesthetics and the Global Novel
Checkpoint Aesthetics and the Global Novel. abstract maximum of 300 words by 15 March 2015; ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

Cli-Fi: Climate Change and Narrative Fiction
Session will address the rise of Climate Fiction as a new narrative genre: its thematic parameters, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

HEP Teaching as a Profession

Multimodality: The leading edge of teaching and learning
How does multimodality shape your teaching and your research about teaching? How does multimodality ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

The Oldest Profession: Teaching and Aging
What difference does age make in what we teach, how we teach, and how our students perceive us? ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

The Relation Between Teaching and Research
How should we think about the relation between research and teaching in higher education? Does ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

LLC African since 1990

Neo-liberalism and the African Novel
Critical reflections on representations of social justice in the era of global capital. Abstracts ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

Publics, Platforms, and Mobilities in Africa
Papers on the changing configurations of platforms and publics for African literature. 250 word ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

Women and Recent Francophone/Anglophone African Cinemas
Representation, genre, filmmaking, and resources relating to women and film in Africa. 300-word ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

LLC African to 1990

Canonicity and Literary History in Africa
Which works have become icons, which disappeared into obscurity? What social or aesthetic forces ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

When Dictators Take Over
Comparison of fictional renderings of dictatorship in world literature and cinema, especially from ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

LLC 19th-Century American

Afterlives of Racism
What new theories, methods and archives help us to think about racism in the 19thC, and how might ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

Beyond the Frankfurt School: Rethinking 19thC Mass Culture
Histories of the emergence of mass culture seem to have outrun the theories used to understand the ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

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

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American

In Theory: American Literature since 1966
Theory (poststructuralism, critical race, postcolonial, queer, etc.) and theorists in American ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

Politics of Solidarities and Cross-Racial Alliances
Representations of cross-racial relations in US, transnational contexts: indigenous solidarities; ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

LLC African American

Pedagogy Matters in Black American Literature
This session focuses on a broad spectrum of issues related to teaching with "Who teaches what and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

Re-reading Sonia Sanchez
In light of the new documentary, "BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez," this session seeks new readings of ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

LLC Asian American

40 Years of The Woman Warrior
On the 40th anniversary of its publication, the continuing influence of The Woman Warrior on 21st ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015, last updated 24 February 2015

Asian Americans Writing the South
This panel considers Asian American writers (Monique Truong, Lan Cao and others) as they write the ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015, last updated 24 February 2015

LLC Chicana and Chicano

Archival Americas
Assessing UT Benson archives’ influence on Chicana/o literary studies (e.g. Anzaldúa, Paredes, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

Chicana Falsa
Papers inspired by and investigating Michelle Serros's work. After Generation Mex, where are ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

Limonda en Tejas
Papers exploring the influence of José E. Limón at UT Austin and on the borders of Texas, Greater ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

This Bridge Called My Back
In honor of This Bridge’s 35th anniversary, we invite engagements with its historical impact, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

LLC Early American

Before the Declaration: Happiness in Early America
How did early Americans of various ethnic, religious, or socio-political backgrounds imagine and ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

Linguistics and Translation in Early America
Cross-cultural communication, literacies, knowledge, and indigenous adaptations. What shapes ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015, last updated 12 February 2015

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

The Walking Dead: Unquiet Spirits in Early America
Spirits, specters, zombies, apparitions, ancestors, disembodied voices: across “New World” ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

LLC Indigenous Literatures of the United States and Canada

Texas in the Native Literary Imagination
We invite submissions that analyze how Texas functions as a productive, and sometimes unexpected, ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American

Conservatives and Conservatism
Conservatives and Conservatism: What is the relationship between "conservative" ideology ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

LLC Arabic

Arabic Publics: Who Reads Arabic Literature
Reading publics of Arabic literature, its translation, worldwide circulation, reception, teaching, ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

Beyond Darwish: The Struggle Continues
Palestinian literature beyond Mahmoud Darwish, lyrics and verses of liberation, political, gender, ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

Graphic Interventions: Visual Cultures of the Arab World
Explorations of visual culture and graphic media (comics, graphic novels, video games) in Arab ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

Postcolonial Literatures and the Question of Indigeneity
The question of indigeneity, indigenous culture, community, identity, rights, activism, and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015, last updated 24 February 2015

LLC East Asian

A Public Face for East Asian Poetry?
Investigating contemporary poetry's impact on readerships large and small. Papers could address new ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Roundtable: East Asian Forums at MLA
Thinking the future of the new East Asian/Chinese/Korean/Japanese forums. How to collaborate, make ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Scripture as Literature: Reading East Asian Religion
Readings of East Asian religious texts, premodern/modern (poetry, fiction, film, etc.). Interested ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015, last updated 2 February 2015

Women, Agency, and the Literary Arts in premodern/modern East Asia
Women, Agency, and the Literary Arts in premodern/modern East Asia. 250-300 words abstracts by 1 ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

LLC 16th-Century English

What's Next? EEBO in the Public Domain
What work is possible now that the EEBO-TCP texts are freely accessible? Seeking gripping ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015, last updated 27 February 2015

LLC 17th-Century English

Animals, Plants, and the Environment in 17th-Century England
A roundtable on current scholarship and future directions on each topic or the relationship between ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone

Fiction and the Media Ecology, 1900-2015
We invite abstracts on fiction as one medium among many, and its relation to the shifting media ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

LLC Chaucer

Chaucer and His Publics
Revisiting the idea of 14th-century public poetry: coterie readership, London, the state, the ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

Cosmopolitan Chaucer
Chaucer’s works or affiliated texts as they participate in large-scale geographical frameworks or ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

LLC English Romantic

Romantic Sovereignty
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

Romanticism, Poverty, and Impoverishment
Romantic literature and: beggars, pauperism, bare life; suffering and subsistence; economics, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

LLC Late-18th-Century English

The British Pharmacopoeia
Papers on Scottish physicians/rhetoricians--Enlightenment redefinitions of British bodies/bodies ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

The Intermedial Eighteenth Century
Topics might include remediation or interactions between page/stage; image/text/sound; ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Uselessness
Must Enlightenment be synonymous with instrumentality? Topics might include the decorative, the ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

LLC Middle English

Becoming Human: Medieval
Roundtable conversation in collaboration with the Chaucer Forum about the status of the human in ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE AFTER THE DIGITAL TURN
How the digital humanities have altered the study of Middle English. Submit half-page proposals or ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015, last updated 24 February 2015

Middle English Studies: British, Or?
What is Medieval British Literature? Where and/or when is the Medieval? Is Middle English ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

LLC Old English

The Danelaw
By which criteria do we distinguish linguistically and culturally between successive layers of ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

Fearful Publics: Living Under Threat
How did the portrayal of external threat construct an audience? Why do images of threat attract ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

Immaterial Culture
How did Anglo-Saxons portray things that cannot be sensed? Were immaterial things considered real ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

Tools of the Trade (Round Table)
What skill sets does an Anglo-Saxonist need? Are these skills unusual in an English department? How ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

LLC Restoration and Early-18th-Century English

Digital Publics
Proposed papers may discuss crowdsourcing, the public face of digital work, media and publics, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015, last updated 15 February 2015

Poetry and Performance
Traditions and practices of public, vocalized readings and recitations in the 17th- and 18th- ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

LLC Shakespeare

Scales of time and Shakespeare
How does time affect our experiences of Shakespeare? In addition to deep, lived, and calendar time, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English

Earth
Literature/art/culture and geology, geography, sea-levels, climate, crystals, fossils, landforms ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Theory and Victorian Studies
Which theories and theorists, past and present, are most relevant to Victorian studies today? ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Victorian Intertextualities
Allusion, adaptation, rewriting, plagiarism…. How did Victorian writers use other texts? How did ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

LLC 16th-Century French

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

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

Pre-modern Queenship
Theories of queenship and practices of queens; relations to networks, gender, transnationalism, ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

Prefiguring “Disability” in Renaissance France
How are monstrous, castrated, marginal, or otherwise “defective” bodies represented? What is the ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

LLC 17th-Century French

Dilemma
Cas de conscience, decision-making, choosing between two (bad) alternatives; Cornelian or ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

Secrecy
Key concept in love and politics, often at the intersection of both, in all genres. Secrecy is ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

LLC 18th-Century French

Revolutionary Echoes
This panel will consider how the ideas of the French Revolution were disseminated, translated, or ... See more
Posted 16 February 2015, last updated 17 February 2015

Troubled Time
This round table panel invites research on eighteenth-century French works that question accepted ... See more
Posted 16 February 2015, last updated 17 February 2015

LLC 19th-Century French

Ecologies of the Nineteenth Century
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

Portraits
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

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French

French Literature and the Archive
Uses, representations, poetics of the archive in 20th- and 21st-century French literature. 250-300 ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

Visibility and the Stakes of Representation in Contemporary French Culture
Analysis of political and social significance of visual and textual representations in contemporary ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

LLC Francophone

Francophone Environmental Fiction
Ecocritical/environmental humanities approaches to cultural production. Resources, landscapes, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Francophone Media/na/tions
Film, TV, BD, web, social media and nations: challenges, transgressions, affirmations or ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015

Women and Recent Francophone/Anglophone African Cinemas
Representation, genre, filmmaking, and resources relating to women and film in Africa. 300-word ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015

LLC Medieval French

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

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

LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German

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

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

LLC 19th- and Early-20th-Century German

19th-c German Literature and its Readers
Panels on readers of German lit. (1800-1914): first/imagined/digital age readers; readers in ... See more
Posted 5 February 2015

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century German

Grasping at Screens
How has development of moving images across diverse media/screens multiplied possible modes of ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

Readers, Viewers, Listeners, Users
What ever happened to readers? Historical and theoretical reflections on problems of audience ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

LLC German to 1700

Auerbach’s Publics
How does Auerbach help to conceptualize a public in the manuscript, print, and digital age? ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015

Corporate Relations
Individual /corporate bodies; fraternities, learned societies, and the body politic in literature ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015

LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian

Emotions in Ink
This panel explores features, roles and effects of publications on emotions and/or their public ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Exoticisms and their Italian publics
Italy and Italians often constituted the exotic object of the "enlightened" gaze: but who and what ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

The Politics of Public Celebrations
The panel wants to explore the uses to which festive culture and public commemorative events lent ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Public Opinion, Literary Successes and Failures
This panel investigates public opinion’s sway on the creation, production and reception of Italian ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian

The Ideological Space(s) of Italian Cinema and Television
How does Italian cinema and/or television invest narrative space(s) – urban, rural, private, ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Italian Amnesia
This session will look at Italy's 1980s and the programmatic censorship of recent past. ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

Transmedia Intersections
Session explores the ways in which the convergence of literature, film, theater, visual arts, and ... See more
Posted 21 January 2015

LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian

La famiglia: Representations of the Family in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
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
Representations of religion in literature and other forms of discourse: saints, mystics, clerics, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2015, last updated 20 January 2015

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

LLC 19th-Century Latin American

Global, Local and Micro-territorial Re-reroutings
How do multi-directional transfers involving class, ethnicity, gender or language impact sub-state ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015

Time(s) in/and the 19th Century
The standardizing of time and the rise of its counter-times as forms of critique in relation to ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015, last updated 25 February 2015

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American

De la página a la pantalla: New Platforms and New Publics in Latin American Writing
impact of new media, interactive writing, future of the book, challenges/solutions in ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

When Dictators Take Over
Comparison of fictional renderings of dictatorship in world literature and cinema, especially from ... See more
Posted 7 February 2015

LLC Colonial Latin American

18th Century Transpacific: Between Asia and Latin America
Cross-cultural impact of trade routes between Asian and Iberian empires during the long 18th ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

Colonial Texts and Communities of Readers
This panel examines the material history of the production of texts and their public reception ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Economics of Empire in the Early Modern Iberian World
Examines economic exchanges – of money, goods, and services, but also of religious, intellectual, ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Paradoxes of the Enlightenment and the Liberal Revolutions: Sugar and Coffee over Freedom?
Radical Enlightenment’s ideas on African races, and those that argued for slavery. One-page CV and ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015, last updated 5 February 2015

LLC Luso-Brazilian

Hybridities
Panel examines examples of cultural, literary, ethnic and other types of hybridity taken from ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

LLC Russian and Eurasian

American Poetry and Eastern European Traditions
What of Eastern Europe remains in Anglo-American poetry by poets born in the former Soviet Bloc? ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Contemporary Art Activism
Explores Russia's recent explosion of politically engaged art; the intersection between art and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Inventing Literary Language(s) in Eurasia
Explores literary languages and traditions generated within the Russian/(post-)Soviet empire; their ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Drama

Comedic Desires
What do correspondences between desire and comedy contribute to the texture of the Comedia and its ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015

Primal Scenes
How does knowing and/or understanding primal scenes contribute to the writing and reading in- and ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015

Women and Performance in the Comedia
How did women contribute to performance in the Comedia, and how did performance and the Comedia ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015

LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Poetry and Prose

Rituals of Exclusion
New research on the topic of exclusion from a social, political, ethical, and literary perspective. ... See more
Posted 23 January 2015

LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian

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

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

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian

The end of the Regime of 1978
Exploration of new cultural forms, practices and narratives emerging in the context of Spain's ... See more
Posted 31 January 2015

Political Fictions
Analysis of inscriptions of and engagements with the political in contemporary Iberian fiction; use ... See more
Posted 31 January 2015

Technologies of Body and Mind under the Franco Dictatorship
Exploration of the relationship between Francoist sovereignty and its disciplinary discourses, ... See more
Posted 31 January 2015

LLC Medieval Iberian

Medieval Iberian Creators and Their Publics
Seeking papers on the relationship between publics, audiences, and the creators or makers of ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

New Currents in Medieval Iberian Studies
New work, issues or approaches in medieval Hispanic or Iberian studies. abstract by 15 March 2015; ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

LSL Applied Linguistics

Multilingual Discourse and Interactions in Online Communication Spaces
Research papers that examine and provide data on multilingual discourse and interactions in ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

Second-Language Literary Reading and Applied Linguistics
Research papers that examine and provide data on the processes of second language literary reading ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

LSL Language Change

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

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

LSL Language and Society

Neoliberal Policies, Lingua Franca, and Multilingualism
Do neoliberal policies favor linguae francae to facilitate flow of resources across borders? Or do ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

Rhetoric of Rape
How does language shape what is accepted as sexual violence? Issues of "legitimate rape," consent, ... See more
Posted 1 March 2015

LSL Linguistics and Literature

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

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

LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning

Innovative Approaches to L2 Writing as Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal communication often focuses on speaking. We invite proposals describing ways to ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Teacher Education for the 21st Century
L2 teacher education prepares students for various educational contexts. We invite proposals that ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

MS Screen Arts and Culture

Austin Plays Itself
Papers examining or critiquing the emergence of Austin, Texas, as a cinematic scene and the ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015

Grasping at Screens
How has development of moving images across diverse media/screens multiplied possible modes of ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

Mess With Texas
Papers considering changes to the Western as a transmedial genre in the Post-American century, ... See more
Posted 13 February 2015

MS Visual Culture

Magic and Media
How does illusion imagine the impossible with old or new media, deception prevent understandings of ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

Reader Mediations in Electronic Literature
How does electronic literature mediate the physical engagement of the reader with media materials, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

RCWS History and Theory of Composition

The Future of Publishing in Composition
We seek papers that examine how scholars and publishers in composition studies are addressing the ... See more
Posted 16 February 2015

RCWS History and Theory of Rhetoric

Rhetorics of Disability Disclosure in Life Writing
Performance of and/or im/perceptibility of disability and identity; identifications; contexts of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

RCWS Writing Pedagogies

Bitching Writing: The New/Old Politics of Gender in Rhetoric and Composition
Discussion of the continuing legacies and possibilities of feminism(s) in rhetoric and composition. ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

Documentary Filmmaking in First Year Composition
FYC Documentary production teaches rhetorical inquiry as it curates critical narratives regarding ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

TC Anthropology and Literature

Aging Across Borders
Interdisciplinary studies of aging that draw on humanistic gerontology and literary studies, ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

TC Cognitive and Affect Studies

The Aging Brain in Literature
How does understanding the brain's function as it ages contribute to literary analysis? Can we ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

The Cognitive Science of Identity
As humans we read and create identities through literature. How can we approach identity usefully ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

TC Digital Humanities

Weird DH
What would an avant-garde digital humanities look like? What might weird DH reveal that mainstream ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

TC Disability Studies

Disability and Interdependence
What are alternatives to the binary of independence/dependence in disability discourse? How might ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015, last updated 30 January 2015

Disability, Contingency, Neoliberalism
How have disability arts and activism participated in shaping contemporary disability experience ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015, last updated 30 January 2015

QUEER CRIPS ACROSS TIME
Queer, disabled (disciplinary) crossings in theory, practice; queer-crip (pre)histories of ... See more
Posted 30 January 2015

TC Marxism, Literature, and Society

The Global Cold War
nonwestern histories of the cold war; aesthetics/politics of cold war cultural production; genre ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Informatics of Selfhood
Governing by identity; techniques of tracking, profiling, and population management; risk calculus, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

TC Philosophy and Literature

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

TC Popular Culture

Seriality and Sound
Any analysis of the 2014 NPR podcast "Serial" including narratology, the semiotics of sound, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015, last updated 25 February 2015

TC Postcolonial Studies

Ecocritical Postcolonial Studies
A decade after Rob Nixon's "Environmentalism and Postcolonialism" how does the ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015, last updated 1 March 2015

Postcolonial Literature and the Question of Indigeneity
The question of indigeneity, indigenous culture, community, identity, rights, activism, and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015, last updated 1 March 2015

TC Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature

Psychoanalysis and "Race"
Considers psychoanalytic perspectives on “race”/racism, and the cultural/political implications of ... See more
Posted 18 February 2015, last updated 23 February 2015

TC Race and Ethnicity Studies

Archival Legibility and Invisibility
Decolonizing inquiries into ruptures and gaps in enforced bodies of archival knowledge, past and ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

Citizenship and Social Death
Explorations in literature and film of “social death” (Orlando Paterson, Jared Sexton) in relation ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

Race and Sexuality in Southern Expressive Cultures
In the wake of Lawrence v. Texas, historical and contemporary reckonings that traverse ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

This Bridge Called My Back
In honor of This Bridge’s 35th anniversary, we invite engagements with its historical impact, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

TC Religion and Literature

Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction
Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary developments, neo-religious ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

Pedagogical Approaches to Sacred Texts and Literature
Strategies and issues related to teaching sacred texts/selections as literature or literature as ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

Religion and Early Literature
Seeking papers distinguishing literary approaches to religious literature from religious studies' ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

TC Science and Technology Studies

Canalizing Waddington: Evo-Devo in Literature and Science
A rethinking of Conrad Waddington's role in epigenetics and beyond is long overdue. Proposals ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

Literature and the Species Concept
What role does the concept of species play in literary texts? How can it account for literary ... See more
Posted 16 February 2015

TC Sexuality Studies

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

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

TC Women’s and Gender Studies

Gender in Young Adult Dystopias
Seeking papers on gender in dystopian fiction, poetry or film. Particular interest in the recent ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015

TM Literary Criticism

Henri Lefebvre and the Critique of Everyday Life
The multifaceted work of Henri Lefebvre: including everyday life, the state, the right to the city, ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

Spatial Criticism and Theory
How have conceptions of space, place, and mapping affected recent work in literary and cultural ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

TM The Teaching of Literature

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

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