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CLCS Arthurian

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

CLCS Celtic

Celtic Studies and its Publics: Teaching, Outreach, Prospects
We invite papers on teaching Celtic topics; Celtic Studies reaching new audiences inside and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

CLCS Global Arab and Arab American

Global Arab Texts and their Publics
Displaced writers. Deterritorialized texts. How do recent Arab émigré/exiled/refugee writers and ... See more
Posted 11 February 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

CLCS Global Hispanophone

Hispanophone Literatures and Postcolonial Theory
Global Hispanophone designates cultural production of former Spanish colonies beyond Latin ... See more
Posted 15 February 2015

Theorizing the Global Hispanophone
What might the Global Hispanophone entail for “Hispanic Studies”? What might a persuasive ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015, last updated 8 February 2015

CLCS Global Jewish

JEWS AND ETHNIC STUDIES
Relationships between Jews, Jewishness, Ethnic Studies, multiculturalism; where do Jews, Jewish ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015, last updated 9 February 2015

Jews and Popular Culture
Jews as producers, consumers, critics of American popular culture. From The Jazz Singer to ... See more
Posted 25 January 2015, last updated 9 February 2015

CLCS Global South

Borderlands and the Global South
How does Global South scholarship negotiate geographical and conceptual borders? How do borderlands ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

Keywords for the Global South
What are keywords that define and reflect the linguistic, historical, racial and regional diversity ... See more
Posted 1 February 2015

CLCS Hemispheric American

Digital Praxis
Digital technologies, or digital praxis, extend engagement with embodiment, materiality, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2015, last updated 19 February 2015

Memory and Migration
Borders have clearly been attached to memory and nation formation, but what happens to memory ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015, last updated 19 February 2015

CLCS Mediterranean

Global Migration Across the Mediterranean
In places of exchange and migration, residue remains. We seek papers examining human rejects or ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

CLCS Nordic

Knausgaard and Nordic Literature
This session considers how Karl Ove Knausgård and other Nordic authors explore theoretical and ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

GS Comics and Graphic Narratives

Latina/o Comics (co-sponsor: Comparative Studies in Twentieth Century Literature)
Intersections of politics/culture/ethnicity and comics: identity and visual representation, border ... See more
Posted 14 February 2015

Satire and the Editorial Cartoon
This panel examines satire in cross-cultural early editorial cartoons, periodicals and cartoonists, ... See more
Posted 13 February 2015

GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale

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

GS Speculative Fiction

Feminist Voices in Diasporic Afro-Futurism
Seeking papers concerning gender and the role of Africa as a real or symbolic presence in diasporic ... See more
Posted 6 February 2015, last updated 10 March 2015

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

GS Travel Writing

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

HEP Community Colleges

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

HEP Part-Time and Contingent Faculty Issues

Contingent Faculty Mentoring for Democracy
Session on challenges and opportunities in mentoring for, of, and by contingent faculty for ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

LLC Italian American

Negotiating Ethnic Politics: Teaching Ethnic Literature in an Italian American Context
Round-table discussion focused on challenging conventional definitions of ethnic literature and ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

LLC Jewish American

"Jews and Ethnic Studies"
Relationships between Jews, Jewishness, ethnic studies, multiculturalism; where do Jews, Jewish ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

"Lost Objects in Jewish American Literature"
Maps, photographs, letters, mezuzot, candelabras, and other artifacts remain sites of memory, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

"The Place of Israel in Contemporary Jewish American Literary Writing"
Refuge? Home? Dreamscape fantasy? Wild West? Center of political alliance and conflict? Papers on ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

LLC Latina and Latino

Caribbean Sexualities in Displacement
The Aesthetics and Ethics of Displaced Caribbean Sexual Minorities. Seeking papers on space and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

Forms & Feelings of Latina/o Literature
Latina/o literature has long evaded genre classification, mingling fiction, poetry, history, ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Latina/o Studies and the “Transnational Turn”
Theorizing the relationships between transnational and local in Latina/o literature and culture. ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

LLC Literatures of the United States in Languages Other Than English

The Study of Translingual Cultural Practices Today
Interdisciplinary approaches to translingualism in multicultural/multiethnic literary texts, visual ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015

LLC Southern United States

Critical Grounds: The South and Sustainability
The U.S. South and the global imperative of sustainability in literature, film, or other media. ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

Sounds of the South
In listening to the South, what do we hear? Papers on auditory depictions in music, literature, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

South by Southwest/Southwest by South
The Southern Literature Discussion Group invites papers considering “South” and “Southwest” in ... See more
Posted 19 February 2015

LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic

Queer Studies in Digital South Asia (Collaborative session with SALA)
Intersection of queer studies and South Asian Studies in digital humanities; gender, sexuality, and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2015

LLC West Asian

Palestine in the Internationalist Imagination
Submissions on representations of Palestine in literary or visual cultural contexts of ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015, last updated 12 February 2015

LLC Canadian

New Directions in Black Canadian Literature
This panel invites papers that open new lines of analysis of Black Canadian literature and sites ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

LLC Catalan Studies

Catalan Documentary, Art, and Thought Now
Analysis of the present political experience in Catalonia in documentary, art, interventions; ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

Migratory Practices in Catalan Literature
Exploration of modern and contemporary migration, displacement, nomadism, in Catalan literature; ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

LLC Dutch

Netherlandic Literature and Its Publics
We invite papers showcasing recent Dutch Studies scholarship, especially (but not exclusively) if ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

LLC Galician

Galician Studies: Current Research and New Directions
We invite papers showcasing the newest Galician Studies scholarship and/or exploring fresh ... See more
Posted 29 January 2015

LLC Hebrew

Global Visions of Hebrew Culture
Hebrew culture and the world; tensions between Zionism and cosmopolitanism, diaspora and homeland, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015, last updated 18 February 2015

LLC Hungarian

Lukacs Gyorgy and Modernism
Lukacs has dealt with the question of modernism in most of his theoretical and philosophical work ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

Post-Socialist Stereotypes in Hungarian and Romanian Literature and Culture
Stereotypes of nostalgia for the past, critical/unrealistic perceptions/expectations of the ... See more
Posted 15 February 2015

Quo vadis Hungary?
Response to 2016 Presidential Theme: Literature and its Publics: Past, Present and Future. Literary ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

LLC Irish

1916 Rising: Reverberations
Literary and cultural representations of 1916, its prehistories and commemorations. Messianic, ... See more
Posted 2 March 2015

LLC Cuban and Cuban Diasporic

"Sin Embargo"
Proposals reflecting on changes and challenges in financing, circulation, consumption, and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

LLC Mexican

Materiality and Mexican Culture
Material goods and built environments reflect and produce social meaning. Panel on relationship: ... See more
Posted 29 January 2015

Solitary Mexicans: Gaps in Contemporary Literary Historiography
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

LLC Puerto Rican

Caribbean Sexualities in Displacement
The aesthetics and ethics of displaced Caribbean sexual minorities. We seek papers on space and ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

Old and New Media in Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
Representation, technology, labor, construction of self and community. Mediatic heteroglossia: ... See more
Posted 18 February 2015

LLC Korean

Newness in the Return to the Past: Korea
Papers exploring literature, film, or art’s rethinking, rewriting, or recycling of Korea’s recent ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

Translation as Method in East Asia
Papers engaging translation to approach literary and socio-cultural phenomena in East Asia for a ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

LLC Occitan

Troubadour Publics and Public Troubadours
Who had/has access to the Troubadours? What troubadour works rethink public life? What happens to ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

LLC Old Norse

Modern Vikings: Portrayals, Mis- and Reconceptions, and New Discoveries
We're soliciting 20-minute papers addressing modern depictions, misconceptions, and reconceptions ... See more
Posted 25 February 2015

LLC Global Portuguese

Lusophone Africa, 40 Years of Independence: New Voices, New Readers
We invite papers reflecting upon Lusophone African cultural production on the occasion of the ... See more
Posted 13 February 2015

LLC Romanian

Being Romanian, Being European: Romanian Spirituality in Film/Literature/Arts
Secular/religious forms of spirituality in Romanian/Moldovan film and literature: traditional/new ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

Out of the Past: An Examination of Jewish Characters in Contemporary Romanian Cinema
This panel examines the representation of Jews in contemporary Romanian cinema. 250-word proposal ... See more
Posted 11 February 2015

LLC Scottish

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

The British Pharmacopoeia
Papers on Scottish physicians/rhetoricians--Enlightenment redefinitions of British bodies/bodies ... See more
Posted 29 January 2015

LLC Sephardic

Major Sephardic Novelists: The Risks They Take
Seeking proposals on the work of a Sephardic novelist and the risks he or she has taken to further ... See more
Posted 12 February 2015

LLC Slavic and East European

Slavic Forgeries and Mystifications
Is forgery an essential part of literature? Where would we be without mystifications? This panel ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

Socialist Childhoods
Growing up under socialism was both a personal and political experience. Recent memoirs convey the ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

Watersheds and Futures: Navigating a 21st Century Danube
Danubian Studies as a productive response to the EU’s contemporary transnational project, the ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

LLC Yiddish

Yiddish Literature’s Diverse “Publics”
Translation of Yiddish texts and its effects on Jewish and non-Jewish audiences, on representation ... See more
Posted 17 February 2015

LSL General Linguistics

Digital Resources in Linguistics Roundtable
General Linguistics and Comparative Romance Linguistics invite 250-word abstracts on the topic of ... See more
Posted 7 February 2015

Linguistic ideology, language policy and prestige
The General Linguistics Discussion Group invites 250-word abstracts on issues of language policy, ... See more
Posted 28 January 2015

LSL Germanic Philology and Linguistics

Germanic Philology
Discussion Group for Germanic Philology solicits papers addressing any aspect of Germanic ... See more
Posted , last updated 16 March 2015

LSL Global English

The Language of Assessment, Judgment, and Evaluation
What politics are involved in wording assignments, comments on student work, or program ... See more
Posted 28 February 2015

LSL Romance Linguistics

Digital Resources in Linguistics Roundtable
General Linguistics and Comparative Romance Linguistics invite 250-word abstracts on the topic of ... See more
Posted 7 February 2015, last updated 9 February 2015

Selected Topics Romance Linguistics
We invite the submission of abstracts exploring any area of Romance Linguistics ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

MS Opera and Musical Performance

Benjamin Britten, Dramatist
Britten’s operas as musical dramas, his collaborations with literary and other artists, adaptations ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

MS Sound

Sound, Activism, and Protest
Sound, silence, activism, and protest. Online and off, what does activism and protest sound like? ... See more
Posted 24 February 2015

RCWS Literacy Studies

Literacies in Writing Studies
We invite proposals that explore practices and processes of literacies situated in a wide range of ... See more
Posted 15 February 2015, last updated 2 March 2015

TC Age Studies

Ageism and Activism: EngAging the Public
As the liberal arts are increasingly challenged to demonstrate "real-world" relevance, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

"The Oldest Profession: Teaching and Aging"
What difference does age make in what/how we teach and how students perceive us? 300-word proposal ... See more
Posted 27 January 2015, last updated 6 March 2015

TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities

Critical Grounds: The South and Sustainability
The U.S. South and the global imperative of sustainability in literature, film, and other media. ... See more
Posted 4 February 2015

TC Law and the Humanities

Literature and the Constitution
Literature considered in relation to any aspect of the Constitution (of any nation or people), or ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

(Up)Staging the Law
How do dramatic works reflect the law, legal systems & legal proceedings and/or compensate for ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies

Futures of Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Proposals for papers charting the future of literary studies of health/care. Potential topics ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Keywords in Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Investigating, employing, and historically locating our terminologies. Propose keywords for concise ... See more
Posted 3 February 2015

Writing Nursing: Translating Practice into Literature
Five-minute “flash paper” roundtable: Trauma, triage, testimony; gender and nursing practice in ... See more
Posted 10 February 2015

TC Memory Studies

Memory and Migration
Borders have clearly been attached to memory and nation formation, but what happens to memory ... See more
Posted 8 February 2015

TC Translation Studies

The Place of Translation
How is translation represented by, in and across various institutional sites (e.g. language/ ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing

Bibliography in the Digital Age: Tools, Technologies, Theories
We seek papers exploring how digital technologies are influencing the practice of bibliography ... See more
Posted 30 January 2015, last updated 17 February 2015

Editing the Digital Record
We invite contributions to a roundtable on the challenges and opportunities for textual editing ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography

Word Books and Material Culture
ABCs, dictionaries, spellers, synonymies, thesauruses: what is the life of a word book? What ... See more
Posted 20 February 2015

TM Literary and Cultural Theory

Theory Now
Where is theory in relation to posthumanism or the post-humanities, new materialisms, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2015

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society

Historicizing and Spatializing Biopolitics
This panel aims to more precisely historicize and spaitalize concepts of biopolitics, biopower, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2015

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