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Calls for Papers - Discussion Groups

Aging and (Un)sustainability
Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Production
Papers on texts or practices related to the themes of aging, continuity, deaths real or imaginary, ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Disability and the Arthurian World
Arthurian Literature
This panel will explore diverse approaches to disability and modes of embodiment, including ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014, last updated 4 March 2014

The Matter of What Words: Studies in Germanic Linguistics
Germanic Philology
Papers addressing any aspect of Germanic Linguistics and Philology. 250 word abstract by 14 March ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014, last updated 26 February 2014

Sexualities, Legislation, and Memory
Law as Literature
How are global victories and legal challenges to LGBT rights shaping autobiography, film, ... See more
Posted , last updated 25 February 2014

Law, Modernism and Copyright
Law as Literature
Papers on intersections and intertextuality between modernism(s) and copyright law, including ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Placing Ireland
Anglo-Irish Literature
This panel concerns the various means by which the site of Irish culture is or has been "placed", ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Spatial Turn in Law and Literature
Law as Literature
Papers on spatial turn in law & literature; borders, sites of (il)legality, jurisdictional ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Jewish Atlantic
Jewish American Literature
Papers offering a view of the Jewish Atlantic diaspora and the circulation of books, ideas, and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Jewish American Postmemory
Jewish American Literature
Considers “postmemory”: Hirsch’s articulation of what remains after memory, and the process of ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Heroes
Lusophone Literatures and Cultures outside Portugal and Brazil
Reflections on literary, cinematic and media representations of heroes. How has the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Teaching with the OED: A Roundtable
Lexicography
Teaching students to use the Oxford English Dictionary; descriptions of successful assignments; ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Place and Memory in Dutch Language, Literature and Culture
Netherlandic Language and Literature
Papers on any topic in Dutch language. literature, or culture; those that address the session title ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Performing the Aging Memory
Age Studies
The Age Studies Discussion Group will propose a special session that addresses the intersection of ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014, last updated 21 February 2014

Romance Literatures and Photography
Romance Literary Relations
This panel looks into how romance literatures use photography as an aesthetic or narrative device, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Bibliography for the twenty-first century
Bibliography and Textual Studies
Seeking discussions of projects, research, issues, controversies, trends, and other topics. More ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014, last updated 21 February 2014

Comics and Memory
Comics and Graphic Narratives
We invite all approaches to this topic, from graphic memoirs as personal archives to long-running ... See more
Posted 7 February 2014, last updated 21 February 2014

Immigration and Comics
Comics and Graphic Narratives
This panel examines how comics from around the world were shaped by the immigrant story, and how ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014, last updated 21 February 2014

Literature in Weird Media
Media and Literature
This panel explores theoretical implications and analytical challenges of literary works in 'weird' ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Catalan Literature in Translation and European Integration
Catalan Language and Literature
Translations from Catalan into other (mostly into East European) languages and the model of Catalan ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Visual Cultures and Young People’s Texts in Canada
Canadian Literature in English
Exploring visual culture produced by, for, and about young people in Canada, including comics, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Bilingual Authors and Literary Self-Translation
Translation
Papers on self-translation, the challenges bilingual authors face when translating their own work, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Negotiating Sites of Memory
Catalan Language and Literature
How are Catalan sites of memory negotiated in different formats: literature, history, film, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Plurality and Multiplicity in Hebrew Literature and Culture
Hebrew Literature
The intersection of plural languages, identities, political positions and literary styles in the ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Jewish Sites of Memory
Hebrew Literature
Joint session of Hebrew Yiddish discussion groups; Monuments and memorials, ruins, remnants and ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Celtic Carry-Ons: Packing Power and Prestige
Celtic Languages and Literatures
20 minute papers sought addressing the longevity and transportability of Celtic cultures. How did ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Selected Topics in Romance Linguistics
Comparative Romance Linguistics
We welcome papers exploring any area of Romance Linguistics (theoretical or applied). Abstracts in ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Bibliography for the twenty-first century
Libraries and Research in Languages and Literatures
We invite discussions of projects, research, issues, controversies, trends, and other topics ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Degeneration in Russia
Slavic Literatures and Cultures
This panel will consider the impact and legacies of the notions of degeneration and degeneracy that ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Rethinking Theater History in Eastern Europe
Slavic Literatures and Cultures
We seek papers offering innovative methods and revisions of the theater history of socialism in ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

From Siberia to the Planet Mars
Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature
Papers should analyze science fiction narratives produced in Russia, Eurasia, Eastern Europe, in ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Rethinking Theater History in Eastern Europe
Hungarian Literature
We seek papers offering innovative methods and revisions of the theater history of socialism in ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Concept of Culture
Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature
How has sci-fi/fantasy explored (humanist and anthropological) concepts of "culture" and form? How ... See more
Posted 27 January 2014, last updated 18 February 2014

Professional Tensions in Present-Day English
Present-Day English Language
We invite papers on professional tensions in present-day English between standard/non-standard ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Catalan Literature in Translation and European Integration
Romanian Studies
This collaborative panel investigates translations from Catalan literature into East European ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Transnational Representations of Gender in Recent East European Literature and Film
Romanian Studies
Changes in gender representations in postcommunist East European literature and film in a ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Brecht, Music, and Opera
Opera as a Literary and Dramatic Form
Brecht’s influence on modern opera, epic opera in the broader context of modernist opera, his ... See more
Posted 15 February 2014

Opera in the 21st Century
Opera as a Literary and Dramatic Form
Operas written since 2000, 21st-century productions of older repertoire, interface of digital and ... See more
Posted 15 February 2014

Translating Old English Poetry
Translation
Poets’ Poetry: In memory of Seamus Heaney. Aspects of poets’ translations of OE poetry, into any ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

Writing in Context: Content Based First Year Composition
the Two-Year College
First year composition is usually a standalone course; however, some colleges link composition to ... See more
Posted 28 January 2014, last updated 11 February 2014

Region and its (Dis)Contents
Southern Literature
Participants sought for roundtable discussion assessing the meaning, value and/or limitations of ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

New Trends in Puerto Rican Literature
Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
This panel will examine the trends and artistic and political sensibilities that have defined ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

William Morris and the North
Old Norse Language and Literature
The William Morris Society and the Old Norse Discussion Group seek papers on William Morris and ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Diasporic Others: Italian Canadian Literature in Context
Italian American Literature
Considerations of literary works by Italian Canadians, other ethnic Canadians, others from the ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Old Norse Myth, Folklore, and Religion
Old Norse Language and Literature
Papers may address any aspect of Old Norse myth, folklore, or religion from a literary, cultural, ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Mexican Narratives Across Borders and Ethnicities
Mexican Cultural and Literary Studies
Narratives on the U.S.-Mexico Border: questions of ethnicity and its intersections with nationality ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

Scottish Literature: Into the Great Unknowns
Scottish Literature
This main session will explore "off the beaten track" aspects of Scottish literature. We invite ... See more
Posted 28 January 2014, last updated 9 February 2014

(Neo)Stoicism in Hungarian Literature and Politics
Hungarian Literature
We welcome papers on the influence of classical Stoicism and Neostoicism (Lipsius) in Hungary 16th ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014, last updated 9 February 2014

Contemporary Yiddish: Literature, Theatre, and Film
Yiddish Literature
Reports of the death of Yiddish have been greatly exaggerated. This panel explores Yiddish-language ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

Scaling Romanticism: Local to Global, Abstract to Concrete
Scottish Literature
What are the scales of Anglo-Scottish/ British Romanticism? Between local/ global, molar/ ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014, last updated 9 February 2014

The Graphic South
Southern Literature
A panel on visualizing the U.S. South through graphic forms of representation. Papers on texts in ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014

Textual Assemblage: Readers, Re-Mixing, and the Re-Construction of Books
Bibliography and Textual Studies
We invite papers on all aspects of readers’ re-construction and assemblage of texts and images, ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014

La Mueva Jenerasion: Contemporary Sephardic Production
Sephardic Studies
Seeking proposals that explore the use of Judeo-Spanish in literary or cinematic expression ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

"Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature"
Folklore and Literature
Abstracts on folklore and literature relevant to the session title. Presenters must be MLA members. ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Troubadour Poetry : Lieux de mémoire
Provençal Language and Literature
How do troubadour poets negotiate memory? How does troubadour poetry function as a site of memory ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

Memory
Scandinavian Languages and Literatures
To commemorate the anniversary of WWI, the Second Schleswig War, and the Napoleonic wars, this ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

NAFTA, Neoliberalism, and 21st-Century Mexican Narratives. A Roundtable
Mexican Cultural and Literary Studies
Position papers on how Mexico is imagined and narrated after two decades of NAFTA's implementation. ... See more
Posted 26 January 2014

Elena Poniatowska: Five Decades of Critical Inquiry
Mexican Cultural and Literary Studies
Poniatowska’s corpus has inspired innovations in theory and criticism, including approaches to ... See more
Posted 24 January 2014

Communism and Translation: West Asian Contexts
West Asian Languages and Literatures
Panel on translation of communist concepts and practices across West Asia(s); possible topics: ... See more
Posted 23 January 2014

Jewish Geographies/Jewish Space(s)
Jewish Cultural Studies
Geographies of Jewishness. Relationships between identity and space. How do Jews produce space, how ... See more
Posted 21 January 2014

Co-territorialism and Historical Memory
Jewish Cultural Studies
Jews and other histories: analysis of multiply-occupied spaces and temporalities; same places, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2014

Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory
Libraries and Research in Languages and Literatures
How do libraries and archives function as sites for preserving and constructing public memory? For ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014

New Approaches to Vernacular Languages in the US
General Linguistics
This panel seeks new approaches to the contemporary or historical presence of vernacular languages ... See more
Posted 14 January 2014

Around the World in Eighty Clicks: Travel and New Technologies
Travel Literature
How have new technologies – the internet, planes, trains and automobiles influenced the experience ... See more
Posted 14 January 2014

Theoretical/Pedagogical Approaches to Multiethnic/Multilingual Mass Media and Social Media
Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English
Approaches to Multiethnic/Multilingual Mass Media and Social Media. Time period and genre open; ... See more
Posted 5 January 2014

Coastal Canada
Canadian Literature in English
Papers on Canada’s coasts as/through: bioregions, shipping terminals, ports of entry/departure, ... See more
Posted 6 November 2013

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