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Visual and Literary Archives
MS Visual Culture
What roles do visual archives (e.g., photography) play in writing? How does literature use archives ... See more
Posted , last updated 17 March 2015

Language Theory and Description
TM Language Theory
Presentations exploring interdigitations of language theory and linguistic description. Paper ... See more
Posted , last updated 12 March 2015

New Work in Language Theory
TM Language Theory
Papers focusing on aspects of linguistics that contribute to trends in language theory. Paper ... See more
Posted , last updated 12 March 2015

The Oldest Profession: Teaching and Aging
HEP Teaching as a Profession
What difference does age make in what we teach, how we teach, and how our students perceive us? ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015, last updated 6 March 2015

Women and Performance in the Comedia
LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Drama
How did women contribute to performance in the Comedia, and how did performance and the Comedia ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015, last updated 6 March 2015

Comedic Desires
LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Drama
What do correspondences between desire and comedy contribute to the texture of the Comedia and its ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015, last updated 6 March 2015

Primal Scenes
LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Drama
How does knowing and/or understanding primal scenes contribute to the writing and reading in- and ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015, last updated 6 March 2015

Global, Local and Micro-territorial Re-reroutings
LLC 19th-Century Latin American
How do multi-directional transfers involving class, ethnicity, gender or language impact sub-state ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015, last updated 6 March 2015

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

Ecocritical Postcolonial Studies
TC 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What's Next? EEBO in the Public Domain
LLC 16th-Century English
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

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

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

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

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

Earth
LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English
Literature/art/culture and geology, geography, sea-levels, climate, crystals, fossils, landforms ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

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

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

Teacher Education for the 21st Century
LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning
L2 teacher education prepares students for various educational contexts. We invite proposals that ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

Innovative Approaches to L2 Writing as Interpersonal Communication
LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning
Interpersonal communication often focuses on speaking. We invite proposals describing ways to ... See more
Posted 26 February 2015

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

Seriality and Sound
TC Popular Culture
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

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

Political Concepts in Translation
CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century
Translation theory provides ways of activating political concepts and theories of the event ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

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

Eighteenth-Century Science and Literary Discourse
CLCS 18th-Century
Relations between eighteenth-century literature and science with interest in fields or ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

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

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

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

Canonicity and Literary History in Africa
LLC African to 1990
Which works have become icons, which disappeared into obscurity? What social or aesthetic forces ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

Time(s) in/and the 19th Century
LLC 19th-Century Latin American
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE AFTER THE DIGITAL TURN
LLC Middle English
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

40 Years of The Woman Warrior
LLC Asian American
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
LLC Asian American
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

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

Beyond the Frankfurt School: Rethinking 19thC Mass Culture
LLC 19th-Century American
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
LLC 19th-Century American
How has 19hC race shaped later media productions? Papers engaging 19thC contexts as well as ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

The Anxious Publics of Literature for Young People
GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
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
GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Any aspect of inquiry welcome: how do these narratives engage with poetic language, social justice, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

French Literature and the Archive
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French
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
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French
Analysis of political and social significance of visual and textual representations in contemporary ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Cultural Collisions in Europe
CLCS European Regions
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?
CLCS European Regions
Explorations in literature and other media of what 'Europe' means and how its boundaries and ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

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

Grasping at Screens
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century German
How has development of moving images across diverse media/screens multiplied possible modes of ... See more
Posted 22 February 2015

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

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

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

The Ideological Space(s) of Italian Cinema and Television
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian
How does Italian cinema and/or television invest narrative space(s) – urban, rural, private, ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Comics and Memory
CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century
Intersections of politics/culture/ethnicity and comics: identity and visual representation, border ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015, last updated 18 February 2015

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

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

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

Revolutionary Echoes
LLC 18th-Century French
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
LLC 18th-Century French
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

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

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

Digital Publics
LLC Restoration and Early-18th-Century English
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

Auerbach’s Publics
LLC German to 1700
How does Auerbach help to conceptualize a public in the manuscript, print, and digital age? ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015

Corporate Relations
LLC German to 1700
Individual /corporate bodies; fraternities, learned societies, and the body politic in literature ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015

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

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

Austin in Austin: Satire, Irony and Speech Acts in Nineteenth-Century Comparative Contexts
CLCS Romantic and 19th-Century
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
CLCS Romantic and 19th-Century
Comparative papers considering the overlap or discontinuity between acts of reading and literary ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

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

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

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

Before the Declaration: Happiness in Early America
LLC Early American
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
LLC Early American
Cross-cultural communication, literacies, knowledge, and indigenous adaptations. What shapes ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015, last updated 12 February 2015

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

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

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

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

Public Opinion, Literary Successes and Failures
LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian
This panel investigates public opinion’s sway on the creation, production and reception of Italian ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

The Politics of Public Celebrations
LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian
The panel wants to explore the uses to which festive culture and public commemorative events lent ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Exoticisms and their Italian publics
LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian
Italy and Italians often constituted the exotic object of the "enlightened" gaze: but who and what ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Emotions in Ink
LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian
This panel explores features, roles and effects of publications on emotions and/or their public ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Politics of Solidarities and Cross-Racial Alliances
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American
Representations of cross-racial relations in US, transnational contexts: indigenous solidarities; ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Neo-liberalism and the African Novel
LLC African since 1990
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
LLC African since 1990
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
LLC African since 1990
Representation, genre, filmmaking, and resources relating to women and film in Africa. 300-word ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

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

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

Henri Lefebvre and the Critique of Everyday Life
TM Literary Criticism
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
TM Literary Criticism
How have conceptions of space, place, and mapping affected recent work in literary and cultural ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

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

Fiction and the Media Ecology, 1900-2015
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone
We invite abstracts on fiction as one medium among many, and its relation to the shifting media ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

Pedagogical Approaches to Sacred Texts and Literature
TC Religion 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
TC Religion and Literature
Seeking papers distinguishing literary approaches to religious literature from religious studies' ... See more
Posted 9 February 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Texas in the Native Literary Imagination
LLC Indigenous Literatures of the United States and Canada
We invite submissions that analyze how Texas functions as a productive, and sometimes unexpected, ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

Multilingual Discourse and Interactions in Online Communication Spaces
LSL Applied Linguistics
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
LSL Applied Linguistics
Research papers that examine and provide data on the processes of second language literary reading ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

When Dictators Take Over
LLC African to 1990
Comparison of fictional renderings of dictatorship in world literature and cinema, especially from ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

When Dictators Take Over
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American
Comparison of fictional renderings of dictatorship in world literature and cinema, especially from ... See more
Posted 7 February 2015

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

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

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

19th-c German Literature and its Readers
LLC 19th- and Early-20th-Century German
Panels on readers of German lit. (1800-1914): first/imagined/digital age readers; readers in ... See more
Posted 5 February 2015

Paradoxes of the Enlightenment and the Liberal Revolutions: Sugar and Coffee over Freedom?
LLC Colonial Latin American
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

Conservatives and Conservatism
LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American
Conservatives and Conservatism: What is the relationship between "conservative" ideology ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

Beyond Darwish: The Struggle Continues
LLC Arabic
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
LLC Arabic
Explorations of visual culture and graphic media (comics, graphic novels, video games) in Arab ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

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

The British Pharmacopoeia
LLC Late-18th-Century English
Papers on Scottish physicians/rhetoricians--Enlightenment redefinitions of British bodies/bodies ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Uselessness
LLC Late-18th-Century English
Must Enlightenment be synonymous with instrumentality? Topics might include the decorative, the ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

The Intermedial Eighteenth Century
LLC Late-18th-Century English
Topics might include remediation or interactions between page/stage; image/text/sound; ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

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

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

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

De la página a la pantalla: New Platforms and New Publics in Latin American Writing
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American
impact of new media, interactive writing, future of the book, challenges/solutions in ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

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

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

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

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

Metamorphosing Memoirs
GS Life Writing
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

Life Writing and Its Publics
GS Life Writing
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

Political Fictions
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian
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
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian
Exploration of the relationship between Francoist sovereignty and its disciplinary discourses, ... See more
Posted 31 January 2015

The end of the Regime of 1978
LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian
Exploration of new cultural forms, practices and narratives emerging in the context of Spain's ... See more
Posted 31 January 2015

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

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

Secrecy
LLC 17th-Century French
Key concept in love and politics, often at the intersection of both, in all genres. Secrecy is ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

Dilemma
LLC 17th-Century French
Cas de conscience, decision-making, choosing between two (bad) alternatives; Cornelian or ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

Romantic Sovereignty
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

Act II: Site-Specific Art and the Performance of Everyday Protest
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
GS Drama and Performance
What are theater's limits? After Charlie Hebdo, participants historicize how theater speaks truth ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015

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

Vaqueer@s
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
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
TC Sexuality Studies
Explorations of the sensorium; texture, sensation, affect, touch; spacing and relationscape; ... See more
Posted 26 January 2015

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

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

Food for Thought
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?
CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
A panel introducing new theoretical perspectives, untapped archives, and cross-disciplinary ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction
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
LSL Language Change
What counts as a modern language? What value do linguistic issues and less-commonly taught ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015

Posthumanism in the Era of Humanism: Concepts of the Human in the German Long 18th Century
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
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

Literature and the Public Sphere: Connecting Classroom and Community
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

Mobility and Migrations 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish Worlds
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
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

Rituals of Exclusion
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

Portraits
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
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

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

Italian Amnesia
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
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

Victorian Intertextualities
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
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

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

Prefiguring “Disability” in Renaissance France
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
LLC 16th-Century French
How is affect intersubjective, defined/undefined, related to emotion? Close or distant readings ... See more
Posted 20 January 2015

New Approaches to Material Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Italy
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
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
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
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

Lexical and Syntactic Experimentation in Postmodernist Literature
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
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

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