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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance
Papers explore the engagement of contemporary dramatic literature, theatrical practices, performance, and drama criticism with the topic of adoption. 300-word proposals to Marina Fedosik by 1 March 2016; Marina Fedosik (mfedosik@princeton.edu) and Margaret Homans (margaret.homans@yale.edu)
Posted 14 January 2016

American Association of Australian Literary Studies

Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature
Papers are invited on any aspect of teaching Australian and New Zealand literature, in any period or genre; submissions on indigenous texts particularly welcome. 250-word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Nicholas Birns (birnsn@newschool.edu) and Nicole Moore (N.Moore@adfa.edu.au)
Posted 27 February 2016

American Association of Teachers of Italian

Il poeta civile: ieri, oggi e domani
This session aims to reshape and define the poeta civile as we conceive him or her today: audience, ideologies, methods. Abstract (200-250words), bio, bibliography by 5 March 2016; Ryan Calabretta-Sajder (rcalabretta@gmail.com) and Colleen Ryan (ryancm@indiana.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

100 Years of October: Reconsidering the Russian Revolution
The cultural impact and/or image of the 1917 Revolution from new perspectives, including (but not limited to) non-Russian literatures and cultures. CV, 200-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Rebecca Stanton (rjs19@columbia.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Globalization and the Second World
From the age of empires to the Internet, globalization overwrites existing borders; how have Eastern Europeans perceived this process, from their “second-world” perspective? 300-word abstract, 3-page CV by 15 March 2016; Edyta Bojanowska (bojanows@rutgers.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

The Future of Hispanic Studies in Higher Education
This panel seeks innovative perspectives on the current state of Hispanic studies and the future of the Spanish major. 200-word abstract and CV by 20 March 2016; Shannon M. Polchow (spolchow@uscupstate.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators

Social Pedagogies in the L2 Classroom
Explore L2 education as a catalyst for personal, academic, and societal transformation by bridging L2 instruction with intercultural interaction. Abstracts, sd@utk.edu. Abstracts 250-words. Email contact, affiliation. by 25 March 2016; Colleen M. Ryan (ryancm@indiana.edu)
Posted 29 February 2016

American Literature Society

Recovery Work: Digital Approaches to Archives
This roundtable explores theories and practices of recovery in the age of digitization. What challenges and possibilities accompany DH and/in the archive? Short abstracts and bios by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Duquette (eduquett@gettysburg.edu) and Sigrid Cordell (scordell@umich.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

American Portuguese Studies Association

New Approaches to the Luso-Brazilian Fin de Siècle
150-word abstracts for papers on the fin de siècle, an eclectic period in Luso-Brazilian literary history sometimes mislabeled as "pré-modernismo." Abstract for papers by 20 March 2016; Robert P. Newcomb (rpnewcomb@ucdavis.edu )
Posted 25 February 2016

American Theatre and Drama Society

Performing Time
Topics include: theorizations of theatrical time; performing history/history as performance; theatrical anachronisms; technology and performance of time; performance genealogies. 250-word abstract & 1-p CV (or whole panel) by 7 March 2016; Laura Mielke (lmielke@ku.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

Association des Amis d'André Gide

Gide et la Méditerranée
Mer qui sépare la France et l'Algérie, creuset de la civilisation gréco-romaine et du christianisme, la Méditerranée imprègne la vie et les oeuvres de Gide. 250-300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Christine Latrouitte Armstrong (armstrong@denison.edu) and Jocelyn Van Tuyl (vantuyl@ncf.edu)
Posted 1 February 2016, last updated 2 February 2016

Association for Business Communication

“Issues in Intergenerational Business Communication in the Workplace"
Proposals should address intergenerational communication challenges in the workplace. Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials/Generation Y, Generation Z, etc. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; William Christopher Brown (wcbrown@crk.umn.edu)
Posted 16 December 2015

Association for Documentary Editing

Editing the Amanuensis
Proposals should address issues of editing material prepared with the help of an amanuensis, broadly defined. 300-word abstract with short bio & contact info by 15 March 2016; Carol DeBoer-Langworthy (cdbl@brown.edu) and David Vander Meulen (dlv8g@eservices.virginia.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Afrosurrealism from 6000 BCE to 3000 AD
Papers sought on the long historical and genealogical axes of Afrosurrealism in its 20th/21st-C incarnations, from négritude and Black Arts-era counter-historiography to Afro-futurist speculation. abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jonathan P. Eburne (eburne@psu.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Disaster
We seek proposals for presentations that employ creative interdisciplinary methods/perspectives to examine environmental disasters and eco-disaster culture, including and beyond literary texts. 250-300 word proposals to cechterling@ku.edu by 21 March 2016; Clare Echterling (cechterling@ku.edu) and Phillip Drake (pdrake@ku.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

New Research Directions and Innovations in Teaching Technical Communication
Presentations that explore “New Research Directions and Innovations in Teaching Technical Communication” are sought. Send 250 word proposals by 23 March 2016; William Klein (bill_klein@umsl.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Byron Society of America

Byron and Consumption
Byron's relationship to "being consumed" and to consumption in its various forms. Topics may include the poet's attitudes toward ingestion; capitalism and commodification; illness and obsession. Abstract, 250 words. by 15 March 2016; Ghislaine McDayter (mcdayter@bucknell.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

Cervantes Society of America

Material Cervantes
How is material culture reproduced and contested in Cervantes’ works? Topics may include consumerism and consumption, objects and narration, landscapes, clothing, household items. 250-word abstract and a brief bio by 15 March 2016; Carolyn A. Nadeau (cnadeau@iwu.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

Children's Literature Association

"I Die Daily": Police Brutality, Black Bodies, and the Force of Children's Literature
This panel explores how children’s literature can inform and inspire social (in)justice within contemporary justice movements. 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Michelle Hite (MHite@spelman.edu)
Posted 10 February 2016

The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education and Intellect in Modern and Contemporary Literature for Young People
How are the intellectual lives of children represented in young literature? 500-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; David Aitchison (david.c.aitchison@gmail.com)
Posted 8 February 2016

College English Association

“Civilized Survivalism as Cultural Narrative in the 21st Century”
Examines how society acts on a survivalist level toward current crises, but in a "civilized" manner. Abstracts with a limit of 500 words. by 7 March 2016; Garrett Jeter (gcjeter@uark.edu)
Posted 30 January 2016

Community College Humanities Association

The New Material Circumstances of Academia
Can faculty precariat speak, and create curriculum? is the professoriat obsolesced in corporatized academia? are liberal arts 'out of place' in community colleges? Abstracts to gscheper@jhu.edu. by 15 March 2016; George Louis Scheper (gscheper@jhu.edu)
Posted 26 January 2016

Conference on Christianity and Literature

Here I Stand: 500 Years After Luther
500 years later what are the Reformation's enduring effects on language, literature and culture from Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant perspectives? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Darryl L. Tippens (darryl.tippens@acu.edu)
Posted 22 January 2016

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses

The Conditions of Pleasure for 21st Century Poetry
Seeking papers exploring affective and material dimensions of what it means to write and desire pleasure in a contemporary poetic/publishing landscape. 250 word abstracts by 20 March 2016; Eric Sneathen (esneathe@ucsc.edu) and Trisha Low (trisha@spdbooks.org)
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

Conrad and Lawrence at Sea
Comparisons of these writers "at sea," whether as experience, setting, metaphor for uncertainty, symbol, or other. Collaborative session with Joseph Conrad Society. Abstract (250 words) by 1 March 2016; Joyce Piell Wexler (jwexler@luc.edu)
Posted 20 January 2016

Lawrence and the 'New Modernisms'
Lawrence was often excluded or vilified by modernist critics. We invite abstracts on how the "New Modernisms" reposition Lawrence's texts, affecting their meaning or importance. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Nancy L. Paxton (nancy.paxton@nau.edu)
Posted 24 January 2016

Dante Society of America

Dante and Material Culture
Investigations of physical objects, resources, and spaces used to define Dante Studies. Send a title, 300-word abstract, and short bio to by 15 March 2016; Beatrice Arduini (barduini@uw.edu)
Posted 15 February 2016

How Dante Became Dante
Explorations of Dante's production before the Commedia, with emphasis on his minor works. Send a title, 300-word abstract, and short bio to by 15 March 2016; Beatrice Arduini (barduini@uw.edu)
Posted 15 February 2016

Dickens Society

Dickens and Family?
A novelist of ‘hearth and home,’ Dickens authored more broken homes than harmonious ones, in life and fiction. Please send 250-word proposals. by 15 March 2016; Lillian Nayder (lnayder@bates.edu) and Natalie McKnight (njmck@bu.edu)
Posted 13 January 2016

Doris Lessing Society

Boundaries of Life: Aging in Works by Atwood and Lessing
This panel focuses on the passage of time and self-consciousness. What does it mean to come of age and get old? abstract by 15 March 2016; Lauren Rule Maxwell (lauren.maxwell@citadel.edu)
Posted 10 February 2016

Teaching Doris Lessing in the Twenty-First Century
What do we teach now when we teach Doris Lessing, and how? Guaranteed session; roundtable possible. 250-word abstract, brief bio by 14 March 2016; Cornelius Collins (corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com)
Posted 5 February 2016

Twentieth-Century Women Writers and the Formalist Turn
How will the “formalist turn” in literary studies shape new work on twentieth-century women writers? Has it already? Special session. 300-word abstract, brief bio by 14 March 2016; Cornelius Collins (corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com)
Posted 5 February 2016

Edith Wharton Society

Edith Wharton's Summer
The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton’s novel Summer. Full CFP on the Edith Wharton Society Web site. 250-word abstracts and brief bio. 250-word abstracts & brief bios by 15 March 2016; Paul Ohler (paul.ohler@kpu.ca. )
Posted 1 February 2016

Emily Dickinson International Society

Dickinson in the Anthropocene
How does the idea of the Anthropocene change our understanding of Emily Dickinson? Presentations on ecopoetics, vitalism, animal studies, periodization, and other topics welcome. Abstract, cv by 10 March 2016; Cody Marrs (cmarrs@uga.edu)
Posted 10 November 2015

The Spatial Turn in Dickinson and Her Contemporaries
Presentations on memory, artifact, and experience; reconstructing lost landscapes or mindscapes; immersive environments; ambiguity and contingency in representations of the past welcome. Abstract, cv by 10 March 2016; Marta L. Werner (wernerm@dyc.edu)
Posted 10 November 2015

Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society

Hemingway & Imagism: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Poetry
This panel invites connections between Ernest Hemingway and poetry, the aesthetics, style, writing, and figures of Imagism. 250-word abstracts and CV by 1 March 2016; Matthew Nickel (mattcnickel@gmail.com)
Posted 24 January 2016

Feministas Unidas

Crossing Borders: Sex and Gender in the Hispanic World
Panel explores debates on construction of sex and gender. Analyzes how these gendered bodies cross national, regional, ethnic, and cultural borders. 250 words by 1 March 2016; Rebecca J. Ulland (rulland@nmu.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

G. E. Lessing Society

Lessing and World Literature
We welcome talks addressing any aspect of Lessing and world literature, from Lessing’s concepts of literature to the reception of his works. 250 words abstracts by 15 March 2016; Saskia Ziolkowski (sez6@duke.edu)
Posted 18 December 2015

GEMELA: Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800)

Female Power: Lost, Found, Imagined [Joint session with LLC Medieval Iberian]
Exploring intersections of medieval women's cultural productions and female power, imagined/articulated/represented/mythologized by women writers/patrons. Brief CV, 300-word abstract by 10 March 2016; Emily C. Francomano (emily.francomano@georgetown.edu) and Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths (cmgm@udel.edu)
Posted 15 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Women in the Archives
Inviting abstracts for papers discussing the state of our field(s) and on new archival work on women's cultural production. 250-300 word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2016; Emily C. Francomano (emily.francomano@georgetown.edu)
Posted 9 February 2016

GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages

"Pre-Stonewall/Post-Modern"
Attending to the Stonewall rebellion of 1969, we seek papers examining cultural production that reaches forward/ backward across this moment for conjuring queer aesthetic & political imaginaries. Please submit 250-word abstracts by 20 March 2016; Karen Jaime (kjaime@cornell.edu)
Posted 3 March 2016

George Sand Association

George Sand and the Art of Blurring Boundaries
How Sand blurred boundaries between literary genres and gender categories. Queer and transgender readings of Sand’s works. One-page abstracts by 8 March 2016; Catherine Masson (cmasson@wellesley.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

Sand’s Searches Beyond
Metaphysical and fantastical literary or autobiographical explorations take Sand’s readers to uncharted territories. How Sand explores path less traveled. Effects on her readers. One-page abstracts by 8 March 2016; Maria G. TRAUB (traubm@neumann.edu) and Catherine Masson (cmasson@wellesley.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

Goethe Society of North America

Refugees, Migrants, and Exiles in the Age of Goethe
This panel examines figurations, metaphors, and constellations of displacement, engaging with questions of belonging, home, and escape, broadly construed. 1-page abstract. by 1 March 2016; Birgit Tautz (btautz@bowdoin.edu) and Karin Schutjer (kschutjer@ou.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016

What Goethe Heard: Hearing and Listening in the Long Eighteenth Century
Papers exploring representations and conceptions of sound, hearing, and listening in German literature of the long eighteenth century. 300 words abstracts. by 1 March 2016; Mary Dupree (mhd33@georgetown.edu) and Birgit Tautz (btautz@bowdoin.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 19 January 2016

Graduate Student Caucus

Questioning boundaries in postcolonial studies
In a field defined as post-national, transcultural, multilingual, etc., how can we rethink postcolonial boundaries in literature and the visual arts? Abstract (250-words) by 15 March 2016; Jeanne Jegousso (gradstudentcaucus@gmail.com)
Posted 23 February 2016

Technology and Social Media: The End of Boundaries?
How do these positively or negatively affect the life, work (teaching and/or researching), and wellness of graduate students? Abstract (250-words) by 15 March 2016; Jeanne Jegousso (gradstudentcaucus@gmail.com)
Posted 23 February 2016

Harold Pinter Society

Pinter/Beckett: Blurring Boundaries
Papers examining Pinter and Beckett welcome. Abstracts 250-500 words. by 15 March 2016; Ann C. Hall (halla@ohiodominican.edu)
Posted 13 January 2016

Henry James Society

Dead Letters: Exploring the Cultural Consequences of Posthumous Publication
Papers dealing with James’s posthumous publications and/or the threat—or promise—of posthumous publication in his fiction. abstracts (250 words) and bios by 15 March 2016; Michael Anesko (mwa2@psu.edu) and Greg Zacharias (gwzach@creighton.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

International Association of Galdós Scholars

Unsightly Embodiments: Galdós and Disability
Disability studies in relation to Galdós's realism and naturalism. Intersectionality of ableism, gender, virility, honor, beauty, or citizenship in Galdós's works. Disability and Galdós's biography. one-page abstracts by 10 March 2016; Julia Chang (julia.chang@cornell.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

Writing Suffering in Galdós
Personal and social pathos, re(dis)articulation of the tragic trope, unhappy endings, ideologies of dissonance in the writings of Galdós. Synergy between thematic and formal implications. one-page abstracts by 10 March 2016; Alan Smith (aesmith@bu.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

International Boethius Society

Boethius in the Renaissance
Boethius's influence continued well beyond the late Classical and medieval periods. This session explores the impact of Boethius on emerging philosophies and ideologies of the period. 300-word Abstract by 21 March 2016; Leslie Agnes Taylor (leslie.taylor801@gmail.com)
Posted 14 February 2016

International Brecht Society

Brecht, Affect, Empathy
Cold Brecht? Does critical distance imply absence of emotions? Do feelings come into play? Is empathy necessary for a Brechtian audience? Send abstracts to Ted Rippey (theodor@bgsu.edu). 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Stephen Matthew Brockmann (smb@andrew.cmu.edu)
Posted 22 January 2016

International Courtly Literature Society

Civilized and Savage Spaces
Three twenty-minute papers relating to medieval courtly literature, examining different spaces and human or animate reaction to it. Abstract of about 200 words. by 15 March 2016; Leslie Zarker Morgan (lmorgan@loyola.edu) and Albrecht Classen (aclassen@email.arizona.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

International Society for the Study of Narrative

Cultural Narratives
Papers that read texts as (a) narratives vying for cultural cogency; or (b) constructed on underlying cultural narratives; or papers showing how narratives theorize culture. 300-word abstracts, short bio by 8 March 2016; Alan Nadel (Alan.Nadel@uky.edu)
Posted 12 January 2016

Interrelations of Narrative and Lyric in Romantic Literature
Interaction between narrative and lyric in different genres of Romanticism, e.g., event sequences within lyrics; lyric passages within narratives. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 February 2016; Jan Alber (janalber@aias.au.dk) and David Collings (dcolling@bowdoin.edu)
Posted 19 December 2015

International Spenser Society

New Directions in Spenser Studies
Approaches could include book history, digital humanities, queer theory, ecocriticism, or others. We are also interested in papers on Spenser’s less frequently studied works. 250-word abstract by 7 March 2016; Stephen Guy-Bray (Stephen.Guy-Bray@ubc.ca)
Posted 8 February 2016

International Virginia Woolf Society

Virginia Woolf Scholars Come to Their Senses
Two possible approaches: papers addressing sense modalities in Woolf’s writing, OR papers debating “corrective” readings of Woolf that suggest “progress” in Woolf criticism. Abstracts by 21 March 2016; Pamela L. Caughie (pcaughi@luc.edu)
Posted 22 January 2016

International Vladimir Nabokov Society

Nabokov and Psychology
Papers are invited on all aspects of the troubled but fruitfully complex relation between Nabokov and psychology. Please send abstracts to Zoran Kuzmanovich zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu. 300-word abstracts for 15-minute papers. by 15 March 2016; Zoran Kuzmanovich (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu)
Posted 12 February 2016

John Clare Society of North America

John Clare: the One and the Many
Scholarship on any aspect of singularity, multiplicity, unity, disorder, and/or the myriad meanings, images or forms in Clare's life and work. Abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; Erica McAlpine (erica.mcalpine@keble.ox.ac.uk)
Posted 5 February 2016

Joseph Conrad Society of America

Conrad and Lawrence at Sea
Comparisons of these writers "at sea," whether as experience, setting, metaphor for uncertainty, symbol, or other. Collaborative session with D. H. Lawrence Society. Abstracts (250 words) by 1 March 2016; Joyce Wexler (JWexler@luc.edu)
Posted 20 January 2016

Conrad and Mimetic Theories
How does Conrad help us rethink imitation? Presentations on mimicry, contagion, identification, mimetic desire, simulation, mirror neurons welcome. CV and abstract to Nidesh Lawtoo <nlawtoo1@jhu.edu>. Abstract (250 words) by 15 March 2016; Nidesh Lawtoo (nlawtoo1@jhu.edu) and Paul Armstrong (paul_armstrong@brown.edu)
Posted 13 January 2016

Conrad's Animals
What roles do animals play in Conrad? How does Conrad theorize the animal? How does Conrad "think with" animals? Abstracts to Stephen Ross <saross@uvic.ca> by March 15. Abstracts (250 words) by 15 March 2016; Stephen Ross (saross@uvic.ca) and Paul Armstrong (paul_armstrong@brown.edu)
Posted 12 January 2016

Keats-Shelley Association of America

Romantics 200 Project: 2017 reads 1817
Retrospective on literary culture in 1817; writings, debates, reputations; Shelleys, Keats, Byron, Austen, Hemans, Scott, Coleridge, Hazlitt, etc. Fuller description at k-saa.org. Detailed proposals or drafts by 10 March 2016; Susan Wolfson (wolfson@princeton.edu) and William Galperin (william.galperin@gmail.com)
Posted 14 January 2016

Langston Hughes Society

Hughes and His Influences: 21st Century Perspectives
Influences of Hughes on others, not limited to writers, but may include filmmakers, politicians, activists, and/or performers. 250 word abstracts and a 50 word bio by 15 March 2016; Tara Green (lhspresidentgreen@gmail.com)
Posted 24 February 2016

Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

The Musical Side of George Bernard Shaw
Explore Shaw's musical aspects--his musical criticism, the use of music in his plays, etc. Submit 200 word proposals on Shaw and music. by 11 March 2016; Jeff Dailey (drjsdailey@aol.com)
Posted 12 January 2016

Margaret Atwood Society

Atwood as Humorist and Social Critic
Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood’s novels, short stories and poetry. 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016; Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it)
Posted 8 February 2016

Boundaries of Life: Aging in Works by Atwood and Lessing
This panel focuses on the passage of time and self-consciousness. What does it mean to come of age and get old? abstract by 15 March 2016; Lauren Rule Maxwell (lauren.maxwell@citadel.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

Mark Twain Circle of America

The Politics of Mark Twain's America
Proposals are invited examining any aspect of Clemens' work in relation to the ideologies, social movements, and class/race/gender tensions of his era. 1 page abstract by 10 March 2016; Kerry Driscoll (kdriscoll@usj.edu)
Posted 29 December 2015

Marlowe Society of America

Marlowe and the Book
Papers illuminating any aspect of the publication (scribal or print), circulation, reading, and/or editing of Marlowe’s plays and poems. Please send 200-word abstracts by March 15. papers by 15 March 2016; Claire Bourne (cmbourne@vcu.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

Marxist Literary Group

Circulation, Logistics, and Revolution
How might we map the flows and blockages of capital and what are the aesthetics of circulation? Send 300 word abstracts and 50 word bio sketches by 20 March 2016; Kevin Floyd (kfloyd@kent.edu) and Beverley Best (bev.best@concordia.ca)
Posted 1 March 2016

Melville Society

Melville & Black Lives Matter
How does Melville’s art speak to racial crises as well as mediate philosophical dilemmas, political history, class conflict etc.? 250 word abstract; short bio by 15 March 2016; Christopher Freeburg (ccfreeburg@gmail.com)
Posted 18 January 2016

Melville's Taxonomies
How do Melville's works from Mardi on problematize categorial divides to confuse living/non-living, persons/things, prophetic/rational? Natural histories, biological politics, extinction, vegetal and animal life. CV and 250 word abstract by 1 March 2016; Branka Arsic (ba2406@columbia.edu)
Posted 21 December 2015, last updated 22 December 2015

Milton Society of America

John Milton: A General Session
All papers on the poet and statesman are invited; especially welcome are those connecting Milton with other authors and fields. Two-page curriculum vitae and 500-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Ann Baynes Coiro (annbaynes.coiro@gmail.com) and Feisal G. Mohamed (fmohamed@gc.cuny.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 1 February 2016

Race, Religion, and Form in Spenser and Milton
What distinguishes Saracens, papists, and Christians in Spenser's and Milton’s poetry? Possible topics: race/nationhood, singularity/universality, form/genre, human history/politic, theology/religion. 350-word abstract and two-page CV by 10 March 2016; Melissa Sanchez (sanchezm@english.upenn.edu) and Tiffany J. Werth (twerth@sfu.ca)
Posted 1 February 2016

Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association

Boundary Conditions of Austrian Studies
Panel aims to take stock of the state of Austrian Studies and its position within and vis-à-vis other areas of study. abstracts (300 words) by 10 March 2016; Todd Herzog (Todd.Herzog@uc.edu) and Hillary Herzog (hherzog@uky.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Modern Greek Studies Association

Comparative Approaches to Modern Greek Literature
Papers sought on Modern Greek literature and new paradigms of comparative study: transatlantic, transnational, new formalist, digital humanities. Abstracts by 15 March, 2016; Myrto Drizou (mdrizou by 15 March 2016; Myrto Drizou (mdrizou@valdosta.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Modernist Studies Association

Modernism, Race, and Civil Rights
Roundtable. Legacies of slavery, abolition, and/or reconstruction. Periodizing modernism between Civil War and civil rights. Global, transnational perspectives on civil/human rights. 250 word abstracts/brief cv. by 18 March 2016; Michael LeMahieu (mlemahi@clemson.edu)
Posted 3 March 2016

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Ecologies of Hawthorne
Consider representations of space and place, land and landscape, the “natural” and “unnatural,” environmental “transgressions,” “deviance” in “nature,” and the relationship between humans and their environment. Send 250-word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Charles Baraw (barawc1@southernct.edu) and Jason Courtmanche (jason.courtmanche@uconn.edu)
Posted 30 January 2016

Writing? Authoring? Scribbling: Fuller, Hawthorne, and Their Contemporaries
We welcome proposals on biographical/contextual relations; representations of women; intertextuality; trans-Atlantic/trans-American treatments; race, gender, class, and sexuality, etc. 250 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Ivonne Garcia (garciai@kenyon.edu) and Charlene Avallone (avallone000@gmail.com)
Posted 17 February 2016

National Council of Teachers of English

Writing Studies at MLA: The Past and Future of English Studies
Proposals invited on the past and future contributions of Writing Studies to MLA. Response by Anne Ruggles Gere. 1 page abstract by 15 March 2016; Mya Poe (m.poe@neu.edu)
Posted 25 January 2016

North American Heine Society

Antisemitism and Orientalism in the Long Nineteenth Century
North American Heine Society invites papers that address anti-Semitism and Orientalism in relation to German-language texts. Papers centered on Heine are especially welcome. Abstracts by 10 March 2016; Jonathan S. Skolnik (jskolnik@german.umass.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

Interrelations of Narrative and Lyric in Romantic Literature
This panel addresses the interaction between narrative and lyric in Romantic genres, e.g. event sequences within lyrics; lyric passages within narratives. Abstracts (250-300 words) by 15 February 2016; David Allen Collings (dcolling@bowdoin.edu) and Jan Alber (janalber@aias.au.dk)
Posted 22 December 2015

Paul Claudel Society

(Re)presenting Claudel
Panelists address and illustrate ways of reading and/or teaching Claudel through a diversity of critical lenses including methodological, linguistic, and theological approaches. Abstracts 100 words by 11 March 2016; Glenn W. Fetzer (gwfetzer@nmsu.edu)
Posted 25 January 2016, last updated 29 January 2016

Pirandello Society of America

Pirandello at 150
Recognizing the pivotal contribution and ongoing relevance of Pirandello 150 years after his birth, papers examining all aspects of his work, ideas, and continuing legacy. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk) and Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni (jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu)
Posted 12 February 2016

Poe Studies Association

Poe and Antebellum Writers
Papers that contrast Poe with another antebellum writer, famous or forgotten. Possibilities abound: Dickinson, Longfellow, Whitman, Chivers, Benjamin, Child, Lippard, Sprague, Hawthorne, etc. 250 word abstract and cv by 6 March 2016; Amy Armiento (abranam@frostburg.edu)
Posted 14 January 2016

Radical Caucus in English and the Modern Languages

Revolutionary Pasts and Futures
Revolution and cultural production; critical perspectives of past, present and future revolutions; analyses of literary and/or visual representations of global resistance movements; contemporary legacies. 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; john maerhofer (jjmaer@aol.com) and Barry Fruchter (matteotti_2000@yahoo.com)
Posted 20 February 2016

Reception Study Society

Fandom and Reception Studies
In Reception, Daniel Cavicchi called for a history of fandom. What can reception scholars contribute to an exploration of this phenomenon? 300 word abstracts and short bio by 23 March 2016; Daniel Charles Morris (dmorris@purdue.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016, last updated 16 March 2016

Old and New Media Borderlands
Proposals should examine reception of old media (print, film, radio, TV) and/in new media formats. 300 word abstracts and short biography by 23 March 2016; Daniel Charles Morris (dmorris@purdue.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016, last updated 16 March 2016

Robert Frost Society

Digital Frost
Roundtable exploring prospects for a collaborative digital-humanities project on Robert Frost, its contents, and partners. Scholars, editors, librarians, archivists, technologists working on Frost or similar efforts welcomed. abstracts, brief bio by 15 March 2016; Natalie E. Gerber (gerber@fredonia.edu)
Posted 18 February 2016

Romanian Studies Association of America

Refugees, Exiles and Migration: Past and Present Journeys
The panel addresses narratives of crisis and media role when writing on refugees, exiles, and migrant communities in post-communist Eastern Europe. 350 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Christene D'Anca (cordesc@piercecollege.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Mapping the Epic
Topics may include travel, cartography, boundaries, neural mapping, digital mapping and virtual worlds, but must relate to the romance epic. Please send abstracts to Paula Leverage (leverage@purdue.edu). 250-word abstracts by 23 March 2016; Paula E. Leverage (leverage@purdue.edu)
Posted 4 March 2016

Society for Critical Exchange

Antitheory
What is antitheory? What does it mean to be against theory in the new millennium? What is the current state of post-theory, the alleged deaths-of-theory, and the critique-of-critique? 125-250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jeffrey R. Di Leo (dileo@symploke.org)
Posted 21 February 2016

Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature

“1517-2017: Dealing with Luther”
Papers on Luther's historical intervention and its longue durée impact on early modern and modern public discussions and spaces. 150-word abstract, 150-word CV by 12 March 2016; Anna Grotans (grotans.1@osu.edu) and Jane Newman (jonewman@uci.edu)
Posted 6 February 2016

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Medieval Femininities in Times of Turmoil
This panel welcomes presentations addressing medieval feminism and anti-feminist or antifeminine attacks. Send abstracts to Charles-Louis Morand Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu) before March 10th, 2016. Paper session. by 10 March 2016; Charles-Louis Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Medieval Feminism(s) in Times of Turmoil
2015/2016 have seen attacks on medieval feminism/ feminists, some accusing feminists in academia to spread a victimizing “Femfog” on colleagues, often male. Roundtable. Send abstracts. by 10 March 2016; Charles-Louis Morand Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

CSE-SHARP Collaborative Session, Open Topic: Editions/Author/Readers/Publishers
Editor-author relations; editors imagining or constructing readerships; social, interactive, crowd-sourced, translated/bilingual editions; editorial epistemologies, canons, information overload; editions in promotion/tenure; paratext, apparatus, digital/print affordances. 250-word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Anne Coldiron (acoldiron@fsu.edu)
Posted 6 December 2015

Radical Book History - People, Archives, Methods
How do we write radical book history? "Radical" book trade figures, the use of "radical" methodologies or archives. All periods and places. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Lise Jaillant (l.jaillant@gmail.com)
Posted 13 January 2016

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Early Modern Women’s ‘Inheritances’
Roundtable on early modern women and inheritance, broadly conceived. Possible topics: wills; legacies; literary or artistic traditions. Proposals for full roundtable (5 speakers) or individual papers. 150-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Patricia Phillippy (p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk)
Posted 28 January 2016

Women and Form in 17th Century England
Collaborative roundtable exploring women’s encounters with traditional forms, broadly conceived. Literary/artistic forms; political/cultural models. Propose full roundtable (5 speakers) or individual papers. 150-word abstract, bio by 15 March 2016; Patricia Phillippy (p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk) and Mihoko Suzuki (msuzuki@miami.edu)
Posted 29 January 2016, last updated 30 January 2016

Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Boundaries Conditions and Social Unrest in Midwest Literature
The Midwest is gripped by contradiction and convulsed by social unrest. Do Midwest writers uniquely explore contention? 250 word abstracts and 2-page CV by 21 March 2016; Marilyn Judith Atlas (atlas@ohio.edu)
Posted 23 February 2016

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The Fantastic South
A roundtable of 5-7 minute presentations that feature work engaging with the U.S. South in science fiction, fantasy, and all forms of speculative fiction. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Katharine A. Burnett (kburnett@fisk.edu) and Monica Miller (monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War
A roundtable of 5-7 minute presentations that consider new interdisciplinary readings of the Civil War, including contemporary and nineteenth-century representations. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Katharine A. Burnett (kburnett@fisk.edu) and Jennifer Lightweis-Goff (jlightwe@tulane.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

South Asian Literary Association

Ecocriticism and South Asia
In South Asia, a wide range of writers/artists address environmental issues, ecocriticism, and animal studies; this panel highlights environmental-themed investigations in their work. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Edward Mallot (edward.mallot@asu.edu) and Nalini Iyer (niyer@seattleu.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Re-visioning Refugees: South Asian Interventions
Current global refugee crisis, legal definitions, ethical debates, Partition memories in constructions of refugees in literature, visual arts. Xenophobia, cross border solidarities and resistance. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Lopamudra Basu (basul@uwstout.edu) and Nalini Iyer (niyer@seattleu.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

T. S. Eliot Society

Prufrock and Other Observations 1917-2017
New perspectives on Eliot's first book of poems; all approaches welcome. Abstracts will also be considered for inclusion in The TSE Annual 2017. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; John Morgenstern (jmorgen@clemson.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 25 February 2016

Wallace Stevens Society

Yeats, Stevens, Eliot: Re-Triangulating Transatlantic Canons
This panel reconsiders contributions of Yeats, Stevens and Eliot in shaping Transatlantic canons. Papers addressing not poems, plays, and essays are welcome. 500 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Edward Ragg (edwardragg@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Posted 21 February 2016

Western Literature Association

The West as Resource
Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. 250 word abstract by 21 March 2016; Kerry Fine (kerry.fine@ttu.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

William Carlos Williams Society

Williams and Democracy: Rethinking place, race, gender, class, and sexuality in Williams’s poetics
Impact of socio-economic, political formations and cultural milieu on Williams's literary output. 50 word abstract and CV. by 7 March 2016; Neri Sandoval (neri.sandoval@icloud.com)
Posted 8 February 2016

"Wiping soiled words": The poetics of Wiiliam Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore
Papers exploring the relationship or parallels between the poetics of Williams and Moore. 200 word abstract and brief cv. by 13 March 2016; Stacy Hubbard (sch1@buffalo.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

William Faulkner Society

Faulkner and World Literature
William Faulkner in the context of world literature. Nationalism, global modernism, (de)colonization, economics, canon formation, pedagogy; comparative and theoretical approaches. 250-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; Ted Atkinson (wfsociety@gmail.com)
Posted 2 February 2016

William Morris Society

Craft and Design in Literary Study: The Legacy of William Morris
We seek explorations of craft/design histories and theories re: Morris as writer and thinker. 1-2 page abstract and c.v. (2-page maximum) by 15 March 2016; Linda Kay Hughes (l.hughes@tcu.edu)
Posted 4 February 2016

Women in French

Teaching Women in French: Exploring the Boundaries
Exploring Boundary Conditions in the context of teaching French and Francophone women’s literature and culture and feminist/gender theory. 200-word abstracts by 5 March 2016; Cecilia M. Beach (fbeach@alfred.edu) and Joyce Johnston (jjohnston@sfasu.edu)
Posted 23 February 2016

Writing the Self in the age of the selfie in French and Francophone Literatures
Joint session. Addressing women writers narrating their own identity in non-fiction, film, graphic novels or other forms. Abstract by 15 March 2016; E. Nicole Meyer (nimeyer@augusta.edu)
Posted 23 February 2016

Women in German

Feminism and the Emotional Turn in German Studies
This panel highlights new feminist research on emotions and German Studies--affect theory, history of emotions, cognitive or other approaches. Send 1-page abstract and CV. by 4 March 2016; Maureen O. Gallagher (gallagmo@lafayette.edu) and Christina Wall (christina.n.wall@gmail.com)
Posted 4 February 2016

Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages

Teaching Difficult Topics
This roundtable will address how we address issues such as campus sexual assault in the classroom. 250-word abstract and a 2-page CV by 15 March 2016; Monica Miller (monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Teaching Difficult Topics
This roundtable will address how we address issues such as campus sexual assault in the classroom. 250-word abstract and a 2-page CV by 15 March 2016; Monica Miller (monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association

Migration and Domesticity in British Romanticism
Proposals should examine representations of migration and domesticity in British Romantic literature and literary biography. Topics may include immigration, emigration, borders, homelands, homelessness, domestic life. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; James C. McKusick (mckusickj@umkc.edu)
Posted 8 December 2015

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