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Defining Digital Liberal Arts
Special Session
Papers exploring the ways in which "DLA" is distinguished from "DH" as a ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 17 March 2014

Architecture of Poetry: the Semantics of Structure in Early Modern Literature
Special Session
Empirical analyses of organizing principles and their semiology in Medieval and Renaissance epic ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 16 March 2014

Benefactress, Mistress, Muse: Poetic Authority in Dante's Commedia
Special Session
Explores the ethical, intellectual and poetic authorities of Beatrice, Lucia, and Maria, catalyzing ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 16 March 2014

Atheists and Agnostics in Medieval/Early Modern Iberian Literature
Special Session
The depiction of atheists and agnostics in medieval/early modern Iberian literature, whether ... See more
Posted 14 January 2014, last updated 15 March 2014

Francoist Memory
Special Session
How did francoists construct themselves and their enemy? Seeking papers that address this question ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014, last updated 14 March 2014

Contemporary Andean Literature, Film, and Theory
Special Session
Papers on recent aesthetic/theoretical texts from the Andes that engage with current political ... See more
Posted 13 October 2013, last updated 11 March 2014

Troubling Interpretation: Settler-Colonial Theory Applied to Settler Writings
Special Session
This panel seeks papers that apply settler-colonial theory to the writings of (unacknowledged) ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014, last updated 11 March 2014

Adjunct and Non-Tenure Faculty: Success and Desire
Special Session
Discuss how non-tenure faculty face difficulties with tenure and their teaching styles. Abstracts ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 10 March 2014

Early Modern Food Memories, Memoirs, and Memorials
Special Session
How are food-inflected memories inscribed in literary works, cookbooks, banquets, menus, household ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014, last updated 10 March 2014

Transatlantic Milton
Special Session
New World representations by or American reception of Milton; émigré or exilic experience; errand ... See more
Posted 21 January 2014, last updated 7 March 2014

Made Spaces and Liminality in Postmodernity
Special Session
This session examines the transformative nature and function/dysfunction of narrative spaces and ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014, last updated 6 March 2014

Master-Servant Relations, Queer Theory, and Early Modern English Literature
Special Session
Consideration of non-canonical texts is strongly encouraged. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014, last updated 6 March 2014

Beyond Monolingualism?
Special Session
An exploration of the contingent foundations of the monolingual paradigm in literature, the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 5 March 2014

Autobiographing the Great War
Special Session
A century on from the First World War, memories linger on. How is the Great War ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014, last updated 5 March 2014

Students in/and the Digital Humanities
Special Session
Proposing 7-minute roundtable presentations exploring current issues in student labour, training, ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014, last updated 28 February 2014

Rheterotica: Poetics of Euphemism and Obscenity
Special Session
Does writing about sex spur literary innovation? We invite proposals for papers on euphemism, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014, last updated 26 February 2014

Comparative Media Studies in Latin America
Special Session
The interplay between older and newer media in any historical period. Media change in relation to ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014, last updated 26 February 2014

'Palestine' as Site for (Post)Colonial Epistemology
Special Session
Potential for generating new knowledge; redefining discourse parameters (subaltern, ancient ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014, last updated 25 February 2014

Sancho Panza and Laughing
Special Session
Manifestations and meanings of laughter associated with Miguel de Cervantes's character Sancho ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014, last updated 25 February 2014

Networked Humanities: Infrastructures and Methodologies
Special Session
Where does research happen? Address collaborative, computational, and pedagogical questions ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014, last updated 24 February 2014

Materiality and Meaning in Contemporary Literary Studies
Special Session
Explores entanglement of materiality (broadly conceived, including posthermeneutics, new ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014, last updated 22 February 2014

Tillie Olsen & the Location of Hope
Special Session
We invite papers exploring the principle of hope--"the not yet in the now"--in the ... See more
Posted 22 February 2014

Canada's Urban Poetics
Special Session
What role do urban poetics in Canada play in the critique of neoliberalism? Which relation do they ... See more
Posted 22 February 2014

Narrating Disaster in an Era of Global Climate Change
Special Session
What are the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change? How does GCC ... See more
Posted 19 January 2014, last updated 22 February 2014

Christianity, Social Critique, & American Literature
Special Session
We invite papers exploring the uses of Christianity by American writers for critiques of social ... See more
Posted 22 February 2014

Queer Capital in 1920s American Fiction
Special Session
The intersection of money, capital, and human value in fictional representations of queerness; ... See more
Posted 22 February 2014

Transnational German-Language Writers’ Reconfigurations of National Memory
Special Session
How do transnational German-language writers conceptualize national memory? How do their critical ... See more
Posted 22 February 2014

“Women on the Wrong Side of History?"
Special Session
Women on “the wrong side of history,” their literary contributions, material traces, and political ... See more
Posted 22 February 2014

Text-nology Idea Jam: The Future of the Book
Special Session
Innovative session explores transition from manuscript to print to digital. How could/should new ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

George Eliot's Sites of Memory
Special Session
Papers should explore Eliot's representation, negotiation, location of memory in fiction or ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Phyllis McGinley as Poet, Thinker, Writer
Special Session
Papers sought on Phyllis McGinley’s (1905-1978) poetics, politics, feminism, Catholicism, urbanism. ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Quixotic Perceptions: Representations of Don Quixote through the Arts, Politics and Religion
Special Session
This session explores representations of Don Quixote through art, film, social-political issues, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Textual Versions and Autobiographical Memory
Special Session
Exploring how successive versions of autobiographical texts, including drafts and serial ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Human Rights and Anti-Imperialism
Special Session
Historical and theoretical dimensions of how literary theory and representations respond to the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

(How) Does Literature Create Empathy?
Special Session
Panel invites papers that explore how cognitive scientists and literary critics might work together ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Trauma and Narrative in Chinese Literature/Film
Special Session
This panel explores how narration functions as a self-healing power for recovery from trauma as ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Where Queer Studies Meets Critical Asian Studies
Special Session
The geopolitics of queerness; global queer modernism; queer capitals in Asia; queer regionalism; ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Armenian Genocide in Literature and Memory
Special Session
2015 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide. Proposals are solicited for ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Post-memory, Transnational Memories and Human Rights
Special Session
What kinds of futurity are envisioned in the multi-directional linkages/entanglements of current ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Crossing Borders in Asian North American Literature
Special Session
Intersections between Asian American and Asian Canadian literature: cross-border influence and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Print and American Sign Language
Special Session
Addressing ramifications of a written form of ASL for reading and learning. Also looks at an ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Confession in the Novel
Special Session
How does the (ostensibly secular) English novel appropriate confession to produce interiority and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching European Languages
Special Session
Innovative approaches to teaching European languages comparatively: general theoretical questions ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Time, Exile and Memory in Mario Benedetti
Special Session
Papers on the themes of exile, memory and the passage of time in Mario Benedetti’s poems, short ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Conflicts of Memory in Juan Mayorga's Theater
Special Session
This session explores Juan Mayorga's construction of memory as dialectical, dialogical conflict in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Queering the Early Modern Masque
Special Session
Queer readings of early modern masques, including (but not limited to) treatments of ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Active States of Perception in Contemporary Lyrical Novels
Special Session
Objective: expand, and contrast the emerging field of study concerning perception and cognition in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Journeys Beyond the Professoriate
Special Session
What does it mean to be a humanist beyond the professoriate and how can humanities doctorates ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Outsiders Inside North Africa: LGBT Rights
Special Session
This workshop offers to analyze how North African Literature and Cinema portray LGBT rights; focus ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Remembering/Forgetting: Irish National Memory
Special Session
Proposals considering the construction of Irish national memory through the act of remembering ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Deforestation and Vancouver's Origin Stories
Special Session
Session on colonial origins of Vancouver, with focus on cultural memory of deforestation, mills, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Beyond the Bildungsroman: The Pedagogy of Poetics in German Literature
Special Session
Papers exploring the correlation between literature’s fascination with education around 1800 and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Authenticity and Memory in Early Modern England
Special Session
How did early moderns establish or challenge the authenticity of history and memory, especially in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Teaching Empathy?
Special Session
How can teaching literary texts by writers occupying different subject positions from their readers ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

New Theories of African Literature
Special Session
We invite papers that propose new theoretical lenses for the study of African literature. ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Strategies for Preserving and Expanding Tenure
Special Session
This panel seeks to bring tenure-line faculty and chairs together to share strategies for ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Black Canadian Literature and the Reframing of National Identity
Special Session
This panel interrogates the reframing of Canadian national identity by contemporary black Canadian ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Economics of Renaissance Personhood
Special Session
Can economic literary criticism shift the way we think about Renaissance personhood? Topics might ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Memory and Cognition on the Medieval Page
Special Session
This session explores the intersection of linguistics, philology, and literature with regard to ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Intertextual Memory
Special Session
Explicit reference to actual literary texts, songs, films, or art that become sites of memory ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Remembering Childhood
Special Session
Adult author, critic, and purchaser; child reader: what is the role of nostalgia in reading and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Gender and Jewish Memory
Special Session
Invites papers on the gender politics of Jewish memory and how they informed Jewish identity during ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Bitumen Rhetoric
Special Session
How is rhetoric used to promote or oppose the extraction and transportation of Alberta's bituminous ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Consuming Memory: The Cultural Industry of Remembrance
Special Session
This panel explores the role of memory and its commercial implications for branding places, objects ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Poet-Scholar Problem
Special Session
What is the state, genre, education, and opportunity of the poet/writer-scholar and her work today? ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Media, Materialism, and Intertextualities
Special Session
What is the influence of material and medium on intertextual theories and praxis? Sample themes: ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Grassroots culture during the Spanish economic crisis
Special Session
Exploring horizontal, democratic, and inclusive sociocultural processes emerging amidst the crisis ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Pedagogical Landscapes: Materiality and the University
Special Session
How do material forms produce, effect, or challenge educational practices? How does space function ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Geography, Environments, Narratives
Special Session
Papers on the intersections between literature and geography or environment, 1850s to WWII: how ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Marking Time in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry
Special Session
how Caribbean poetry is circuited through other times, places, and literary traditions and offers ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Poetic Interruption
Special Session
How does language, as a poetic event, form an occasion for interruptive practices, acts, or events ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Late Barthes as New Barthes?
Special Session
Reconsidering Barthes’ relation to theory, metalanguage, visual arts, personal affects and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Country Music, the Working Class, and Resistance
Special Session
In what ways has country music (and/or literature and film inspired by country music) imagined ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Rethinking Graduate Language Requirements
Special Session
What language skills do graduate students need to do scholarly research in non-literature fields? ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Size and Scale in Literature and Culture II
Special Session
Papers on bigness, smallness, proportion, the sublime, other issues related to size and scale in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Alternative Didacticism
Special Session
What are the possibilities of didactic literature? Seeking papers about the form, epistemology, and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

James Baldwin and Women
Special Session
What were James Baldwin's relationships to and representations of women? How did women figure in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Queer Pedagogy and Social Class
Special Session
How do queer pedagogies reflect socio-economic class considerations? Do we teach queer studies ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

New Approaches to the Borderlands
Special Session
New approaches to the culture of the U.S. - Mexico border regions (broadly defined) from the 16th ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Susan Sontag, 10 years later
Special Session
10 years after her death, how is Susan Sontag's work relevant to today's scholarship? how do we ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

L'Afrique un détour de l'écriture
Special Session
In her autobiography, Maryse Condé comes back to her beginnings as a writer: how did the mythical ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Spenser In Antebellum America
Special Session
This panel explores Spenser’s specific influence on early American literature. 250 word abstracts ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Work of Leonardo Padura from a Transatlantic Perspective
Special Session
Approaching the novels of Padura from a transatlantic perspective in order to delineate the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Writing Dance, Dancing Writing: Performance and the Embodiment of Literature
Special Session
We will question boundaries between body/text, text/performance, Dancing/writing. Reassess the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Remembering Silence: Medieval and Early Modern Negotiations
Special Session
If inscription serves as a site of memory, how might scholars of language remember silence? ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Towards a Different Conception of Manhood
Special Session
Papers that analyze the role of male characters in Contemporary Hispanic literature and propose a ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Touch in Early Modern Literature
Special Session
This session examines the sensation of touch in early modern British literature. abstracts 300-word ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Dido's Carthage: Translating A Site of Memory
Special Session
Papers sought about Dido's Carthage as "lieu de mémoire" as translated and re-imagined in later ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Writing Rock
Special Session
A panel on writing (critical and creative) about rock music. Interested in the history, cultural ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Lydia Millet: A Roundtable
Special Session
A consideration of Lydia Millet, important and under-considered US writer. Assessments of ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Situating Calgary: Contemporary Calgary Place and Poetics
Special Session
Consider the so-called Calgary Renaissance and its impacts on contemporary literary and poetic ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

What We Talk about When We Teach about Prosody
Special Session
Practical strategy for teaching meter at a time when foot-substitution prosody has been called into ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

India and Jewish Experience in the Literary Imagination
Special Session
Exploring literary representations of Jewish experience in/engagement with India, across fiction, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

State, Philosophy
Special Session
Papers addressing any aspect of the State as/in/against philosophy. Possible topics include: State ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Cyborgs and/or Zombies: Race, Gender and Disability
Special Session
Theorizing cyborgs and zombies in relation to race, gender and disability. Can we make connections ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Law and Justice in Contemporary Spanish Cinema
Special Session
This session explores how films represent law and justice and their relationship, and the kind of ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Maria-Mercè Marçal
Special Session
Poetry and Prose of Maria-Mercè Marçal. Queerness, feminism, the lesbian body, translation, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Drinking Places as Sites of Memory
Special Session
This panel will investigate the complex and contradictory functions of drinking places in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

British Women and WWII
Special Session
autobiography and/or fiction: This session considers the impact of home-front war on women's roles ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The 21st Century Theory Primer
Special Session
Papers exploring the design and rationale of undergraduate theory texts that focus on 21st century ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Resisting Empire Through Humor
Special Session
Seeking papers on humorous, literary resistances to empire and post-colonial lineages. 300-word ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Coming of Age in the 21st Century
Special Session
Papers theorizing the impact of globalization on contemporary postcolonial bildungsromane. 300 word ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Publically-engaged Humanities: between Critique and Aspiration
Special Session
exploring publically-engaged Humanities projects (e.g. in prisons, low-income communities) in ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Cities and temporality
Special Session
Inviting papers that explore the way urban sites (or their representations) refigure or disrupt ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Fifty Heirs of Grey
Special Session
How has the success of Fifty Shades of Grey influenced the reading and writing of romance novels, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy in the 21st Century
Special Session
Why has the paranormal become so prevalent in romance? How are romance conventions, expectations, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Ross Macdonald at 100
Special Session
Analytical descriptions of Macdonald's novels should put the art of this "major American novelist" ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Diplomacy and Literature 200 years after the Congress of Vienna
Special Session
Representations of diplomacy; diplomatic representations; authors, nations, states: topics ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Transformations of Modern Narratives in the 21st Century
Special Session
Seeking papers exploring transformations of modern narratives, myth, in 21st century French ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Actual Ecomedia: Environmental Form Without Environmentalism
Special Session
Cinema, poetry, other ecomedia invoke ecological thought through form/technique, not always ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Literary History and Ideas of Mind
Special Session
What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Tudor Past and Early Modern Books
Special Session
This panel examines the complex and innovative relationships between Tudor representations of the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Being There: Embodiment and Sense of Place
Special Session
Theoretically, historically, and/or philosophically informed perspectives on landscape, embodiment, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

India in the Caribbean
Special Session
Seeking papers examining depictions of Indian women in the indenture period of the Caribbean; ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Cuba's Caribbean
Special Session
Cuban writers evoke the Caribbean as subjective revelations, historical interpretations, and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Ecology, Equity and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Film
Special Session
Ecocritical and feminist perspectives on the politics of memory in texts about global ecologies of ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Victorian Travelers and Cultural Memory
Special Session
How do travel writings rely on, create, reinvent, or consolidate collective memories of ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Monstrous water and water monsters in the medieval and early modern imagination
Special Session
Exploring medieval and early modern literary/visual culture in respect to water and monstrosity. ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Re-Imagining Freedom
Special Session
This panel invites papers exploring the limits and possibilities African American writers present ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Late Modernism in Manhattan
Special Session
Papers reconsidering Manhattan as a site for facilitating late modernism in American literature ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Trauma and postmemory
Special Session
Critical reflections on trauma and postmemory in 21st century Spanish cinema. Abstracts approx. 200 ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Era
Special Session
Seeking paper proposals on any aspect of Laura (Riding) Jackson's long lifetime of writing. ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Plantations and the Slave Trade in Contemporary Latin American and Latino Narrative
Special Session
How are the places of memory of the Slave Trade negotiated and represented in narrative? Please ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

Natrature
Special Session
Literary critics are increasingly drawn to theorizations of the natural world. What are critics, as ... See more
Posted 21 February 2014

The New Romanian Avant-Garde: Trans-Disciplinary Explorations
Special Session
The panel invites papers on post-modern avant-garde experimentation by Romanian artists and writers ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

The Long Durée in Afro-Modernist Cultures
Special Session
We solicit papers deploying afro-modernist concerns with history in a diasporic perspective to ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Community Engagement, Critical Literacy, and Literary Studies
Special Session
This roundtable explores the practical and theoretical potentials of community engagement as part ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Charity, Poverty, and Female Subjectivity in Spanish American Texts
Special Session
Rhetoric of charity and poverty in the construction of women’s condition and subjectivity late 19th ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Figures in the Margin
Special Session
This panel is interested to focus on those European and non-European groups who voluntarily or ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Sites of Beat Memory
Special Session
Presentations on uses of the literary and cultural past by writers of the Beat Generation as an ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Sites of Memory in Israel/Palestine
Special Session
Panel will bring together work theorizing the relation between space and cultural/national ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Websites of Memory
Special Session
This panel invites papers that address the mediation of memories (individual and/or collective) in ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Revitalizing the Humanities in the 21st Century
Special Session
How can we revitalize the humanities in the rapidly changing 21st century climate through ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Shakespeare and Shota Rustaveli
Special Session
Papers on 1) Eastern influences in Shakespeare's plays and 2) common elements in Shakespeare’s ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Gatekeepers: Two-Year Colleges' Preparatory Practice
Special Session
Two-year colleges meeting larger-school requirements, especially first-year: young-to-adult student ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Remembering (in) Hitchcock
Special Session
How does memory function as form and/or as narrative in Hitchcock's films (addressing trauma, cure, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Feminists Co-Opting Media
Special Session
This panel examines the ways media can further feminism rather than co-opt it, such as Pussy Riot, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

The Ballad Beyond Bibliography:
Special Session
Ballad are a robust medium for the dissemination of social knowledge and attitudes; what is the ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Spaces of Disorientation in Luso-Hispanic Literature
Special Session
Literary analyses of texts that reflect upon the notion of spatial disorientation—“jungle,” city, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Queer Gatherings
Special Session
This session examines the relationships of gathering, space and queer experience. We will discuss ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Speculative Approaches to Feelings in Romanticism
Special Session
How did Romantic figures explore feelings/affects using mathematics, biology, theology, or other ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Child(hood) as Site of Memory
Special Session
Child(hood) as Site of Memory in the Contemporary Cultural Production of Spain. May consider ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Heroism in Early Modern Italy
Special Session
This panel considers heroic ideals from Humanism to the Counter-Reformation and their influence on ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

The Messiah Figure in Twentieth-Century Culture
Special Session
This session invites papers that engage with representations of messianic expectation in ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Methodological approaches to children's literature and media cultures
Special Session
A thematic focus on methodology and the challenges of conducting ethnographic literary research on ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Walter Benjamin’s 'Origin of the German Mourning Play' and Early Modern Studies Today
Special Session
Explores the significance of Benjamin’s Trauerspiel study for contemporary scholarship on the early ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Black America and Spain in the 20th-century
Special Session
Cultural contacts between African-American and Spanish intellectuals; impact of historical events ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Literary Linguistics
Special Session
We invite short papers exploring the interface of literature, language and cognition, including ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Unfinished South Asian Pasts
Special Session
Literary/cinematic analyses of unfinished South Asian and South Asian diasporic pasts, reframing of ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Sound Recording & American Literature
Special Session
How do representations of sound recording(s) in American literature affect textual negotiations of ... See more
Posted 20 February 2014

Early Modern Reference Works
Special Session
Papers discussing encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, account-books, commonplace books, ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014, last updated 20 February 2014

Literary Magazines/Supplements as Sites of Memory
Special Session
Rereading, reappropiating, revisiting, recovering literary magazines and supplements within new ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Teaching Trauma
Special Session
This panel explores the challenges of teaching traumatic literature to undergraduates. How does one ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Home is where the Archive is
Special Session
Walter Scott’s house, Abbotsford, established the private home as national archive. Papers on ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

The Sum of its Parts?
Special Session
How did the Enlightenment understand wholeness and the relationship between part and whole? How ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Affect and Performing Arts
Special Session
Affect/emotion, embodiment and dance, music, theater, or any other performing arts. Relationship ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

The French scene: how to record theater?
Special Session
Exploring the interactions between film and theater, specifically the ways in which French theater ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Misrepresenting/misremembering the past in A la recherche du temps perdu
Special Session
The role of the misrepresented past or faulty recollection (individual or collective) in Proust's ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Scotland: The Divine and the Sublime
Special Session
How have writers used Scotland's often turbulent religious history to create or challenge ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Masculinities Beyond the Center
Special Session
How have Scottish and Irish masculinities--or masculinities from other geographic, political, or ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Critical Regionalisms
Special Session
How do contemporary writers treat American cities as sites of memory in order to contest ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Playing Rough: Violence in Contemporary Hispanic Theatre
Special Session
This session examines the use of violence in contemporary hispanic theatre and its impact on ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Negotiating Black Migration Narratives
Special Session
This panel seeks to explore the possibilities and limitations of migration for Black subjectivities ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

The Future of the History of the English Language: Pedagogical Practices
Special Session
This roundtable on teaching "HEL" will attend to how traditional approaches can integrate ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Virgil's Georgics, a Model for Egalitarian Labour and Environmental Sustainability
Special Session
This session explores the resurgence of interest in Virgil's *Georgics* as a model for ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Archiving Redemption
Special Session
Are there archives of redemption embedded in modernist works of literature? Is the promise of ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Loose Ends
Special Session
This session explores the shifting nature of textual “lieux de mémoire” as literary “loose ends”: ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Politics of Digital Migration
Special Session
Presentations exploring implications of open access to digital, archival content for lower-division ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

Austin C. Clarke's Literary Canada: Images of Toronto in Literature
Special Session
Explorations of Austin C. Clarke's literary depictions of multi-cultural Canada, with particular ... See more
Posted 19 February 2014

‘Nietzsche Contra Wagner’ in Latin America
Special Session
What is the legacy of Nietzsche’s philosophy and/or Wagner’s music in Latin American literature, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Religion and U.S. Empire
Special Session
How has religion shaped the literary culture of U.S. imperialism? Papers might consider specific ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Poetics of Erasure
Special Session
Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production? The poetics—and politics—of extinction, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Global Comics and Nationalism
Special Session
Papers on nationalism and historical memory in comic books and graphic fiction from around the ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Marginal Sites of Memory
Special Session
The effects of foot- and endnotes, 1700 to present, on reading, teaching, and remembering, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Troubled Youth
Special Session
Outcasts, orphans, delinquents, defectives. The depraved, the deprived. How they tell their stories ... See more
Posted 17 January 2014, last updated 18 February 2014

Austen's *Mansfield Park* at 200: New Approaches
Special Session
New critical responses to Austen's *Mansfield Park*, including its historical reach, narrative ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Electronic Round Table on Nabokov, Digital Scholarship, and Augmented Reality
Special Session
Innovative context-aware tools and archives, global collaborative partnerships, cultural memory, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Designing an Archive for Cloud and Crowd
Special Session
How can networks (human and/or digital) combat institutional amnesia? What digital spaces can we ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

19th-century Interdisciplinary Arts Research: Challenges and Benefits
Special Session
Panel will discuss the challenges and benefits of research on 19th-century interdisciplinary arts, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

The Global English Department
Special Session
Papers reflecting on teaching and research experiences in English departments outside of North ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Wars, Memories and Cities in Twentieth Century Asian Literature
Special Session
Explore the relationships among wars, cities, and memories in 20th century Asian Literature by ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

Quantifying Romanticism
Special Session
How do methodologies of quantitative analysis enable new understandings of periodization, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2014

No Strings Attached: The MacArthur Fellows Program and Contemporary American Literature
Special Session
How have the MacArthur Foundation's "Genius Grants" influenced contemporary American literature? ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies
Special Session
Victorian literature/culture and: STS (science, technology, society); philosophy of science / ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Authenticity in Distributed Networks
Special Session
What is "authenticity" in a network of human and non-human agents? How do we receive their stories? ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Re-Imagining Fin de Siècle Latin America
Special Session
Re-imaginations of fin de siècle Latin American narratives, historical re-appropriations, acts of ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Diaries and Diary Fiction
Special Session
How do “actual” and fictional diaries challenge conventional notions of authorship, audience, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Strategies for Advocacy, Lobbying, and Activism in the Humanities: A Roundtable
Special Session
Seeking papers on strategies for advocacy in the Humanities from US, Canada, and International ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

The Recovery of Historical Traumata through Magical Realist Writing
Special Session
Papers addressing the representation of historical traumata through magical realist writing in ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Tactile Memory in Victorian Literature and Culture
Special Session
Touch evokes, situates, and creates memory. Papers examining tactile (haptic) memory in Victorian ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Traumatic Memory and Its Literary Representation
Special Session
Proposals investigating the complexities of traumatic memory and possibilities for recovering ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Charisma: Relics of a Watered-down Word
Special Session
History of the word 'charisma', the changes in its meaning, and reshaping of its religious, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Sustainability and Population
Special Session
How do sustainability and population intersect in literature? Papers may consider how demography, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Animal Studies in the Age of Evolution
Special Session
American literary engagements with animality and the human-animal relationship in light of late ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Africa, Memory, Circulation
Special Session
Sites, theories, and representations of memory in African literatures and film. How have ... See more
Posted 17 February 2014

Narratives of the French Banlieues, 2005-2015
Special Session
Investigations of cultural narratives (literary, cinematic, artistic, musical) that negotiate ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Human Trafficking and Postcolonial Discourse
Special Session
This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Sites of Memory, Sites of Battle: Representations of War in 19th-century France
Special Session
A (re)consideration of literary and other representations of war during the century preceding the ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Before the Great War: Representations of the Crimean War in European Literature
Special Session
Representations of the Crimean War in English/French/Russian/ Turkish (or other) literatures. ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Novelist-Scholars in the Twentieth Century
Special Session
Session exploring writers who are both novelists and scholars; more generally, how the spheres of ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Queer Polygamy
Special Session
How/why/when is/was polygamy queer? Why is it linked to homosexuality in cultural representation ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Memory Economies
Special Session
We invite papers that consider the relationship between cultural memory and various economies - ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Spanish Language in California
Special Session
This session seeks papers that explore the dialect of Spanish used in California and its ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Travels in Africa
Special Session
This proposed special session considers new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Narrating Madness and Autism
Special Session
How do narratives of psychosis, mood disorders, and autism (any medium, genre, period) change our ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Global Modernism and Poverty
Special Session
How does poverty influence or transform the development of global modernism? How might global ... See more
Posted 16 February 2014

Memory/Translation: Asian Diasporic Literature
Special Session
Relationship between memory and translation in Asian diasporic literatures, especially multilingual ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014, last updated 16 February 2014

Kathy Acker in the Classroom
Special Session
On problems and pleasures of teaching Acker. Sample topics: pornography, plagiarism/appropriation, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2014

20th-century World Wars Memorialized as Past and Future
Special Session
focusing on experimental form in literature and the visual arts in Great Britain between 1910 and ... See more
Posted 15 February 2014

The Politics of Literature: Now and Then
Special Session
Where is the politics of literature to be located today? Possible topics: after New Historicism, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014, last updated 15 February 2014

Memory in the Latin American Novel of the Dictatorship
Special Session
What is the importance of memory in the Latin American Novel of the Dictatorship? 250 word abstract ... See more
Posted 15 February 2014

Teaching American Gun Cultures
Special Session
Innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not ... See more
Posted 15 February 2014

Theory in the Common, Theory in the Commune (as in Paris Commune)
Special Session
Papers on the posthumanities of the common and the commune in Marx, Badiou, Zizek, Harvey, Hardt, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2014

The Legacy of Karen Burger
Special Session
Topics include Vertigo’s literary bent and genre focus, the "British invasion," influences on ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014

Decolonizing Latin American Cinema
Special Session
This panel explores Hispanic and Indigenous cinematic narratives and conventions that propose ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014

Precarious Theory
Special Session
Papers on what it means to “reinvigorate the intellectual project of critique” (Butler, Precarious ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014

Family as a Site of Memory
Special Session
Inviting papers that explore representations of family in German literature after 1945/1989 as ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014

The Ontology of Objects
Special Session
Papers on the being of objects in such writers as Byrant (Democracy of Objects), Harman (Guerilla ... See more
Posted 14 February 2014

The Turn to Love as a Radical Event in the Humanities
Special Session
Papers on Negri, Badiou, Marx and Communism-to-Come. Abstracts by 15 March 2014; Jennifer M. Cotter ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

What's New about New Materialism?
Special Session
New materialists in the environmental humanities claim to have superseded prior materialisms. True? ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

Literary Twitter
Special Session
Roundtable examining the role of Twitter in literary culture and the profession: literary writing ... See more
Posted 13 February 2014

Western Modernity, Harlem, and the Paradox of Memory
Special Session
Examines Western Modernity and its discontents filtered through Harlem as a symbolic space in the ... See more
Posted 12 February 2014

The Literature of America's Colonies
Special Session
We invite papers exploring the literature of America's present (and former) colonies. 300 word ... See more
Posted 12 February 2014

The Biographical Novel
Special Session
Papers theorizing history or nature of biographical novels, which create fictional characters and ... See more
Posted 12 February 2014

H.G. Adler's Shoah Trilogy
Special Session
Seeking papers on H.G. Adler's novels, PANORAMA, THE JOURNEY, and THE WALL, including the role of ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Messianism in Latin America
Special Session
Messianism and its manifestations in Latin America from the Conquest until today. Relationships ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

"Screens"
Special Session
Interdisciplinary session on “screens” — from smartphones to drones. Sample topics: intermodality, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Algerian Dissident Writers of French Expression
Special Session
This panel examines Algerian writers of French expression living in the country during and after ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

History and Transhistory in the Modern Novel
Special Session
Explorations of relations between historical and transhistorical forces that entangle and impinge ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014, last updated 11 February 2014

Indigenous Languages of Record
Special Session
Indigenous languages of record (alphabetic, hieroglyphic, syllabic, signed/gestured, mnemonic, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Commemorating Slave Rebellion
Special Session
We seek investigations of textual, folkloric, visual, and site-specific commemorations of slave ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Teaching Renaissance Italian Literature Today
Special Session
Papers on innovative ideas for teaching Renaissance Italian literature in today's undergraduate ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Multiethnic Maximalisms
Special Session
This panel investigates the multiethnic dimension of 20th and 21st century maximalist works of art, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Kafka and Cultural Memories
Special Session
His modernist texts in comparison with contemporaries. Kafka as figure of cultural memory linking ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Tea, c. 1770 to 1840
Special Session
How are tea, the tea-table, tea-time represented in writing and visual material? Papers invited on ... See more
Posted 11 February 2014

Science Fiction and Transgressive Identities
Special Session
How does SF work as literary mode, negotiating identities beyond traditional gender/species ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Extremist Latinos/as
Special Session
Panelists are invited to explore how Latino/a culture points away from the political and ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Partition Revisited: Memory, Trauma, Narrative in South Asia
Special Session
Literary and cinematic narratives of South Asian Partition from different linguistic, ethnic, ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

The Literature Ph. D. in the Composition Classroom
Special Session
Many who teach Composition have research interests in Literature. How do these different ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Literary Rape Culture
Special Session
Sex and violence have been intertwined throughout literary history. Seeking papers that take on ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Narrativizing the Humanities Within and Beyond the Academy
Special Session
A roundtable exploring how Humanities professionals talk about their work. Student/alt-ac/non-ac ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Melancholic Identification: Gender and Race
Special Session
Seeking papers reflecting the notion of “loss” to establish gender or race identity in literature. ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

The Future of University Presses in Canada
Special Session
What are the current trends in and future prospects of the tenuous business of Canadian university ... See more
Posted 10 February 2014

Diasporic Experience and Literary Representation
Special Session
This session explores literary representations about diasporic experience, which may include ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

Literary Questions, Digital Evidence: A Roundtable
Special Session
How scholars (any field) have used digital archives of literary texts, periodicals, visual/material ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

Farmworkers in Literature and Life Writing
Special Session
This session explores experiences of farmworkers in life writing, such as testimonials and diaries, ... See more
Posted 9 February 2014

Geoffrey Hartman's Work
Special Session
A round table on the many aspects of Geoffrey Hartman's career. Submissions should focus on one ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014

Remembering the Baroque (in Spain & Germany)
Special Session
Cultural intersections, aesthetic forms, war, religion, artistic configurations, Baroque drama ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014

Memories of the Mediterranean in Cristóbal de Virués
Special Session
How is the Mediterranean Sea evoked, employed and remembered in works by this veteran of the Battle ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014

And Forgetting? And Future?
Special Session
Negotiating sites of memory focuses on various forms of remembering, seldom interrogating roles ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014

The Making of Korean Literature
Special Session
Korean Literature as a conceptual category:vernacular composition; cultural translation; its place ... See more
Posted 8 February 2014

Writing for Algorithms
Special Session
Writing, as it's practiced by bloggers and spammers, no longer addresses exclusively humans, but ... See more
Posted 7 February 2014

Literary, Non-Literary, Anti-Literary
Special Session
We seek papers that interrogate these categories in an attempt to develop new theories of the novel ... See more
Posted 7 February 2014

The Narration of Injury in Alice Munro's Fiction
Special Session
How does Munro's evolving means of narrating painful autobiographical material offer insight into ... See more
Posted 7 February 2014

Conceptual Art in Spain (1960s to 1980s)
Special Session
Papers may focus on action art, experimental film, poetry or video, art and language, environment, ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014, last updated 6 February 2014

Readers, Narratives and Suspense
Special Session
Proposals on literary suspense; particularly, interventions in narrative theory, genre history, ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014

Remembering To Write The Future
Special Session
The mythology of writing's potential to aid both memory and forgetfulness; how can/do contemporary ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014

The Limits of Cosmopolitanism
Special Session
Amidst the resurgence of critical interest in cosmopolitanism, how do we go about unearthing, ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014

New Media 1450-1700
Special Session
Explorations of discourses and practices surrounding emerging media forms and technologies ... See more
Posted 6 February 2014

African Literature/Comparative Literature
Special Session
Most accounts of comparative literature emerge out of European traditions and critical concerns. ... See more
Posted 19 January 2014, last updated 6 February 2014

Allegory: New Ideas, New Theories
Special Session
Unusual approaches to canonical allegories; unconventional applications; provocative theories or ... See more
Posted 26 January 2014, last updated 6 February 2014

The Spanish Civil War and Latin America: commitment, solidarity and politics
Special Session
The war triggered new alliances in the Hispanic world. How did they affect notions of history and ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Zionism and the Novel
Special Session
How have novels addressed Zionism, whether the movement, its causes or its actualization? How does ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Memory of Arthur on the Continent
Special Session
Adaptation and appropriation of Arthurian materials in France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Dutch, ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

The Meaning of the "Posts" for the Latin American Narrative
Special Session
Contemporary Latin American narrative: The meaning of post-feminism, post-modernism and ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Artifactual Interpretation
Special Session
On methods of interpreting artifacts in the digital humanities, media archaeology, and related ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Theorizing Class and the Academy (Roundtable)
Special Session
Theoretically informed approaches to social class in contemporary American academe. Topics could ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Muslim Women’s Memoirs and Everyday Life
Special Session
We intend to explore the conceptualization of everyday life in Muslim women’s memoir; the public ... See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Contemporary Fiction and the Wild, Wild Future
Special Session
Conceptions of the future since the Cold War. For more info, see: See more
Posted 5 February 2014

Marking Time in 17th-C France
Special Session
Perceptions, organizations, structures and uses of time. Reflections on nostalgia, temporal ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

A Barnesian Century
Special Session
We invite proposals reflecting on Djuna Barnes’s mark on literary and popular culture, from 1915’s ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

400 Years of Nonlinear History: Guaman Poma in the Twenty-First Century
Special Session
Reconsidering Guaman Poma's illustrated chronicle in light of its 400th anniversary. Colonial ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

Quixotic Memory: the Spanish Civil War
Special Session
How have film and literary narratives idealized and romanticized the Spanish Civil War? Are they ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

Visual Cultural Studies in/on 20th century Latin America
Special Session
Critical approaches to visual culture in Latin America. Topics include but are not limited to ... See more
Posted 4 February 2014

The imagery of interior spaces
Special Session
Papers on how the imagery of interior spaces functions as a literary code or subtext that addresses ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Arab-Latin American Literary Encounters
Special Session
Arab-Latin American literary relations, including Arab diaspora, networks of mutual influence, ... See more
Posted 3 February 2014

Early Native Literatures and Aesthetics
Special Session
Pre-1900 indigenous/Native literatures and aesthetics, broadly conceived; investigations of the ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

Anne Carson's Poetics and Rhetorics
Special Session
Papers are solicited on all aspects of Anne Carson's poetics and rhetorics, including classicism, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

Anne Carson's Poetics and Rhetorics
Special Session
Papers are solicited on all aspects of Anne Carson's poetics and rhetorics, including classicism, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

Reframing Outcomes of Violent Emotions
Special Session
This panel analyzes violent emotions and reactions in classical and early modern texts and their ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

Transatlantic and Transcultural Dialogues on Identity, Culture, and Migration
Special Session
The impact of migration on national identity results from processes of transculturation. This panel ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

Framing Memory in Late Medieval English Narrative
Special Session
How do medieval English framing narratives/techniques present cultural memory? Political, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

Newspapers as a Poetic Medium, c.1880-1920
Special Session
Many single-authored volumes of poetry contain poems first published in daily newspapers. How does ... See more
Posted 2 February 2014

The Weird
Special Session
This session will consider "The Weird" as an aesthetic, as a literary movement either past or ... See more
Posted 1 February 2014

Race/gender in early modern Spanish literature
Special Session
Examine and theorize race and gender issues in the representation of Africans and women. 1-page CV, ... See more
Posted 1 February 2014

Sound in Contemporary Fiction
Special Session
Papers invited that examine sound as an essential component of the style of contemporary works of ... See more
Posted 31 January 2014

Privacy Today
Special Session
How, if at all, has the expansion of surveillance affected the way that privacy is understood ... See more
Posted 30 January 2014

Orientalism in the Orient
Special Session
Panel explores Said’s Orientalism, and postcolonial studies in general, from a non-US/European ... See more
Posted 30 January 2014

Virtual Women: Webcomics
Special Session
How has the web provided an alternative space for women in comics? Potential topics include ... See more
Posted 30 January 2014

Visualising Canonical Literature: A Transhistorical Approach
Special Session
Portraits, iconic scenes, generic images, technological endowments, among other possibilities: how ... See more
Posted 19 November 2013, last updated 30 January 2014

Literature that Sparks Social Change
Special Session
Scholarship often focuses on how fiction reflects social change, but what literary works have ... See more
Posted 30 January 2014

Boycotts, Unions, Strikes
Special Session
How do turn-of-the-century media stage collective action? Papers might consider multiple forms, ... See more
Posted 30 January 2014

Whose Memorial Sites?
Special Session
Negotiations involved in the who, what, when, where or how of remembering that takes place at ... See more
Posted 29 January 2014

Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon?
Special Session
What does the academe of canonical academic novels look like? How might new/underrepresented ... See more
Posted 29 January 2014

Talking Gypsies
Special Session
Papers exploring representations of Gypsies in literature. Special interest (but not limit) in ... See more
Posted 29 January 2014

Ambivalent Reading
Special Session
Ambivalence as method, goal, politics, symptom. Institutional, political, social, poetic, textual ... See more
Posted 28 January 2014

Philosophy and Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Special Session
In attending to philosophical concerns, past and present, what can we learn about ... See more
Posted 28 January 2014

Resignifying Memory in Contemporary Minority Discourses
Special Session
Relationship between postmemory, sites of memory, and rememory in contemporary minority discourses. ... See more
Posted 27 January 2014

Staging Memory and Experiences of Diaspora
Special Session
The Politics and Aesthetics of Memory in Contemporary Drama and Theater of the English-Speaking ... See more
Posted 27 January 2014

Sites of Anti-Memory
Special Session
Sites that resist the comforting temporal assertions of conventional memorials. Papers are invited ... See more
Posted 27 January 2014

Remembering Medieval Iberia
Special Session
Papers to explore the uses and nature of Medieval Iberian historical fictions, and/or contemporary ... See more
Posted 25 January 2014

No Last Words: Contesting Official History in Contemporary East Asian Literature and Film
Special Session
This session will examine contestation in contemporary East Asian literature and film over censored ... See more
Posted 25 January 2014

The Works of Rigoberto González
Special Session
A panel on the works of Rigoberto González: topical analyses, theory, genres (poetry, memoir, ... See more
Posted 24 January 2014

Vampires, Zombies, and other Monsters
Special Session
Why does the supernatural still fascinate us today? This panel explores historical representations ... See more
Posted 23 January 2014

Disability, Race, and Slavery in 19th-Century American Literature
Special Session
Disabled slaves figure repeatedly in American literature. What do their representations tell us ... See more
Posted 22 January 2014

Narrating "Arab Americans"
Special Session
Reflections on the term and its intersections with history, memory, geography, religion, race, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2014

Geocritical explorations within the text
Special Session
Presentations and discussion of conflicts/crises from qualitative (geocritical) and/or quantitative ... See more
Posted 21 January 2014

Position of South Asian American writers in Asian American literary studies
Special Session
To what degree the works of South Asian American writers fit/challenge the premises of Asian ... See more
Posted 20 January 2014

Milton and the Politics of Periodization
Special Session
Renaissance? Early Modern? long 18th-century? Restoration? Interregnum? Civil wars? beyond ... See more
Posted 20 January 2014

Queer Ethics
Special Session
In her recent work Lynne Huffer challenges Queer Theory’s founding assumptions and calls for an ... See more
Posted 20 January 2014

Illustrated (?) with a Photograph
Special Session
This session aims to explore a range of literary texts that incorporate photographic images. It ... See more
Posted 17 January 2014

Playing with Shakespeare
Special Session
The role and meaning of sports in his plays, and modern adaptations of the canon as sport events. ... See more
Posted 13 January 2014, last updated 17 January 2014

Contemporary Chinese Poetry and the Other Arts
Special Session
This session will concern contemporary Chinese poetry as it relates to other arts, including but ... See more
Posted 17 January 2014

The Dialogue of the ‘Other’ in Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
Special Session
This session will talk about the development of consciousness. Jamaica Kincaid disarticulates ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014

Queer Theory and the Modernist Author
Special Session
Explore modernist authors in queer theory: How are they characterized as queer icons? Does their ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014

Translation and Cultural Interchange in the Mediterranean
Special Session
Theoretical, hermeneutic, and historical approaches to the literary and cultural interchange in the ... See more
Posted 16 January 2014

RAP Around the Globe: Poetics, Citizenship, and Urban Cultures
Special Session
Rap has produced a renovation of poetry. We will “read” rap in its relationship to consumerism, ... See more
Posted 14 January 2014

Pacific Northwest Literary Regionalism
Special Session
Pacific Northwest literatures (works from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Idaho, Alaska) as ... See more
Posted 14 January 2014

The Legacy of Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013)
Special Session
Papers that offer a retrospective assessment of the poetry and/or prose of recently deceased ... See more
Posted 13 January 2014

Spanish Golden Age Playwrights in 17th-century England
Special Session
The adaptation, (mal)appropriation, reception and/or translation of Spanish Golden Age plays. ... See more
Posted 13 January 2014

D.A. Powell
Special Session
Seeking papers on the poetry of D.A. Powell. Send abstract and CV by 14 March 2014; Tana Jean Welch ... See more
Posted 8 January 2014

Poetic Thresholds
Special Session
The figure of the “threshold” in early modern poetry: literal, metaphorical, spatial, or ... See more
Posted 7 January 2014

Infant Mortality: Loss, Mourning, Meaning
Special Session
How have American authors treated infant mortality? Seeking papers that explore social, political, ... See more
Posted 7 January 2014

Text Tools in the (Digital) Humanities
Special Session
Plain text as a practical medium for (digital) humanists. Brief presentations of applications, ... See more
Posted 6 January 2014

Poetic animals
Special Session
Critique, explication, or discussion of Derrida's claim that "thinking concerning the animal, if ... See more
Posted 5 January 2014

Canonizing Narratives of Trauma
Special Session
Proposals that focus on representations of trauma and displacement, their impact on the canon, ... See more
Posted 2 January 2014

Affect and Masculinity
Special Session
How does recent work on affect/emotion help rethink the relation between masculinity and affect? ... See more
Posted 30 December 2013

Spectral Logic in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature
Special Session
Haunted narratives, ghostly figures, disruption of time and space, specter as organizing element, ... See more
Posted 22 December 2013

Teaching Indigenous Australian and New Zealand Literatures
Special Session
Maori and Aboriginal Australian literatures as taught worldwide; theoretical/pedagogical ... See more
Posted 19 December 2013

Tenure and Its Future
Special Session
This session explores the current state of tenure and its possible future, as well as the process ... See more
Posted 6 November 2013, last updated 18 December 2013

Utopia and Alternative Social and Political Space in Literature and Theory
Special Session
What is Utopia? A perfected version of this or some other world or an alternative social/political ... See more
Posted 17 December 2013

Ficino, Neoplatonism and the Globalization of Amerindian Cultures
Special Session
Papers on Latin American colonial writers engaging Neoplatonism to globalize Amerindian cultures as ... See more
Posted 16 December 2013

Translating the Third Code
Special Session
This session discusses the extent to which translators entrusted with the critical task of ... See more
Posted 11 December 2013

Aspects of Punctuation
Special Session
Topics having a literary or linguistic approach to punctuation. Abstracts of about 300 words. by 1 ... See more
Posted 5 December 2013

Literatures of Singapore and Malaysia: New Directions
Special Session
Singaporean and/or Malaysian literature in dialogue with contemporary critical concerns such as ... See more
Posted 25 November 2013

In Praise of Flatness
Special Session
Reappraisals of flat vs. round characters; flatness and realism; flat affects; flatness and the ... See more
Posted 6 November 2013

New World Evangelism
Special Session
Papers on Early Modern evangelism that relate and analyze European-AmerIndian encounters in the ... See more
Posted 19 October 2013

Ekphrasis that Narrativizes
Special Session
The re-representation of (typically) a visual representation that, by adding prior and/or ... See more
Posted 7 October 2013

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