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Fandom and Reception Studies
Reception Study Society
In Reception, Daniel Cavicchi called for a history of fandom. What can reception scholars ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016, last updated 16 March 2016

Old and New Media Borderlands
Reception Study Society
Proposals should examine reception of old media (print, film, radio, TV) and/in new media formats. ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016, last updated 16 March 2016

Mapping the Epic
Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
Topics may include travel, cartography, boundaries, neural mapping, digital mapping and virtual ... See more
Posted 4 March 2016

"Pre-Stonewall/Post-Modern"
GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages
Attending to the Stonewall rebellion of 1969, we seek papers examining cultural production that ... See more
Posted 3 March 2016

Modernism, Race, and Civil Rights
Modernist Studies Association
Roundtable. Legacies of slavery, abolition, and/or reconstruction. Periodizing modernism between ... See more
Posted 3 March 2016

Circulation, Logistics, and Revolution
Marxist Literary Group
How might we map the flows and blockages of capital and what are the aesthetics of circulation? ... See more
Posted 1 March 2016

The Conditions of Pleasure for 21st Century Poetry
Council of Literary Magazines and Presses
Seeking papers exploring affective and material dimensions of what it means to write and desire ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

Social Pedagogies in the L2 Classroom
American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators
Explore L2 education as a catalyst for personal, academic, and societal transformation by bridging ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

"Wiping soiled words": The poetics of Wiiliam Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore
William Carlos Williams Society
Papers exploring the relationship or parallels between the poetics of Williams and Moore. 200 word ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

New Research Directions and Innovations in Teaching Technical Communication
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Presentations that explore “New Research Directions and Innovations in Teaching Technical ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Future of Hispanic Studies in Higher Education
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
This panel seeks innovative perspectives on the current state of Hispanic studies and the future of ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The West as Resource
Western Literature Association
Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Dead Letters: Exploring the Cultural Consequences of Posthumous Publication
Henry James Society
Papers dealing with James’s posthumous publications and/or the threat—or promise—of posthumous ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Medieval Feminism(s) in Times of Turmoil
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
2015/2016 have seen attacks on medieval feminism/ feminists, some accusing feminists in academia to ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Medieval Femininities in Times of Turmoil
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
This panel welcomes presentations addressing medieval feminism and anti-feminist or antifeminine ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Editing the Amanuensis
Association for Documentary Editing
Proposals should address issues of editing material prepared with the help of an amanuensis, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature
American Association of Australian Literary Studies
Papers are invited on any aspect of teaching Australian and New Zealand literature, in any period ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Teaching Difficult Topics
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages
This roundtable will address how we address issues such as campus sexual assault in the classroom. ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Teaching Difficult Topics
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages
This roundtable will address how we address issues such as campus sexual assault in the classroom. ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Boundary Conditions of Austrian Studies
Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Panel aims to take stock of the state of Austrian Studies and its position within and vis-à-vis ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

New Approaches to the Luso-Brazilian Fin de Siècle
American Portuguese Studies Association
150-word abstracts for papers on the fin de siècle, an eclectic period in Luso-Brazilian literary ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Antisemitism and Orientalism in the Long Nineteenth Century
North American Heine Society
North American Heine Society invites papers that address anti-Semitism and Orientalism in relation ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Prufrock and Other Observations 1917-2017
T. S. Eliot Society
New perspectives on Eliot's first book of poems; all approaches welcome. Abstracts will also be ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 25 February 2016

Comparative Approaches to Modern Greek Literature
Modern Greek Studies Association
Papers sought on Modern Greek literature and new paradigms of comparative study: transatlantic, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Hughes and His Influences: 21st Century Perspectives
Langston Hughes Society
Influences of Hughes on others, not limited to writers, but may include filmmakers, politicians, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Marlowe and the Book
Marlowe Society of America
Papers illuminating any aspect of the publication (scribal or print), circulation, reading, and/or ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Disaster
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
We seek proposals for presentations that employ creative interdisciplinary methods/perspectives to ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Il poeta civile: ieri, oggi e domani
American Association of Teachers of Italian
This session aims to reshape and define the poeta civile as we conceive him or her today: audience, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Teaching Women in French: Exploring the Boundaries
Women in French
Exploring Boundary Conditions in the context of teaching French and Francophone women’s literature ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Writing the Self in the age of the selfie in French and Francophone Literatures
Women in French
Joint session. Addressing women writers narrating their own identity in non-fiction, film, graphic ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Questioning boundaries in postcolonial studies
Graduate Student Caucus
In a field defined as post-national, transcultural, multilingual, etc., how can we rethink ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Technology and Social Media: The End of Boundaries?
Graduate Student Caucus
How do these positively or negatively affect the life, work (teaching and/or researching), and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Boundaries Conditions and Social Unrest in Midwest Literature
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
The Midwest is gripped by contradiction and convulsed by social unrest. Do Midwest writers uniquely ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Yeats, Stevens, Eliot: Re-Triangulating Transatlantic Canons
Wallace Stevens Society
This panel reconsiders contributions of Yeats, Stevens and Eliot in shaping Transatlantic canons. ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

Antitheory
Society for Critical Exchange
What is antitheory? What does it mean to be against theory in the new millennium? What is the ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

Revolutionary Pasts and Futures
Radical Caucus in English and the Modern Languages
Revolution and cultural production; critical perspectives of past, present and future revolutions; ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Digital Frost
Robert Frost Society
Roundtable exploring prospects for a collaborative digital-humanities project on Robert Frost, its ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Writing? Authoring? Scribbling: Fuller, Hawthorne, and Their Contemporaries
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
We welcome proposals on biographical/contextual relations; representations of women; ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Refugees, Exiles and Migration: Past and Present Journeys
Romanian Studies Association of America
The panel addresses narratives of crisis and media role when writing on refugees, exiles, and ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Re-visioning Refugees: South Asian Interventions
South Asian Literary Association
Current global refugee crisis, legal definitions, ethical debates, Partition memories in ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Ecocriticism and South Asia
South Asian Literary Association
In South Asia, a wide range of writers/artists address environmental issues, ecocriticism, and ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Recovery Work: Digital Approaches to Archives
American Literature Society
This roundtable explores theories and practices of recovery in the age of digitization. What ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

100 Years of October: Reconsidering the Russian Revolution
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
The cultural impact and/or image of the 1917 Revolution from new perspectives, including (but not ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Globalization and the Second World
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
From the age of empires to the Internet, globalization overwrites existing borders; how have ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Female Power: Lost, Found, Imagined [Joint session with LLC Medieval Iberian]
GEMELA: Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800)
Exploring intersections of medieval women's cultural productions and female power, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Afrosurrealism from 6000 BCE to 3000 AD
Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
Papers sought on the long historical and genealogical axes of Afrosurrealism in its 20th/21st-C ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Dante and Material Culture
Dante Society of America
Investigations of physical objects, resources, and spaces used to define Dante Studies. Send a ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

How Dante Became Dante
Dante Society of America
Explorations of Dante's production before the Commedia, with emphasis on his minor works. Send a ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Boethius in the Renaissance
International Boethius Society
Boethius's influence continued well beyond the late Classical and medieval periods. This session ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016

Pirandello at 150
Pirandello Society of America
Recognizing the pivotal contribution and ongoing relevance of Pirandello 150 years after his birth, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Nabokov and Psychology
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
Papers are invited on all aspects of the troubled but fruitfully complex relation between Nabokov ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Boundaries of Life: Aging in Works by Atwood and Lessing
Doris Lessing Society
This panel focuses on the passage of time and self-consciousness. What does it mean to come of age ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

"I Die Daily": Police Brutality, Black Bodies, and the Force of Children's Literature
Children's Literature Association
This panel explores how children’s literature can inform and inspire social (in)justice within ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

Women in the Archives
GEMELA: Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800)
Inviting abstracts for papers discussing the state of our field(s) and on new archival work on ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Writing Suffering in Galdós
International Association of Galdós Scholars
Personal and social pathos, re(dis)articulation of the tragic trope, unhappy endings, ideologies of ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Unsightly Embodiments: Galdós and Disability
International Association of Galdós Scholars
Disability studies in relation to Galdós's realism and naturalism. Intersectionality of ableism, ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Williams and Democracy: Rethinking place, race, gender, class, and sexuality in Williams’s poetics
William Carlos Williams Society
Impact of socio-economic, political formations and cultural milieu on Williams's literary output. ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Boundaries of Life: Aging in Works by Atwood and Lessing
Margaret Atwood Society
This panel focuses on the passage of time and self-consciousness. What does it mean to come of age ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Atwood as Humorist and Social Critic
Margaret Atwood Society
Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood’s novels, short stories and poetry. 250-300 word ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education and Intellect in Modern and Contemporary Literature for Young People
Children's Literature Association
How are the intellectual lives of children represented in young literature? 500-word abstracts by 1 ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Material Cervantes
Cervantes Society of America
How is material culture reproduced and contested in Cervantes’ works? Topics may include ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

New Directions in Spenser Studies
International Spenser Society
Approaches could include book history, digital humanities, queer theory, ecocriticism, or others. ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

“1517-2017: Dealing with Luther”
Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature
Papers on Luther's historical intervention and its longue durée impact on early modern and modern ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Twentieth-Century Women Writers and the Formalist Turn
Doris Lessing Society
How will the “formalist turn” in literary studies shape new work on twentieth-century women ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Teaching Doris Lessing in the Twenty-First Century
Doris Lessing Society
What do we teach now when we teach Doris Lessing, and how? Guaranteed session; roundtable possible. ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

John Clare: the One and the Many
John Clare Society of North America
Scholarship on any aspect of singularity, multiplicity, unity, disorder, and/or the myriad ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Craft and Design in Literary Study: The Legacy of William Morris
William Morris Society
We seek explorations of craft/design histories and theories re: Morris as writer and thinker. 1-2 ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Feminism and the Emotional Turn in German Studies
Women in German
This panel highlights new feminist research on emotions and German Studies--affect theory, history ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

The Fantastic South
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
A roundtable of 5-7 minute presentations that feature work engaging with the U.S. South in science ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
A roundtable of 5-7 minute presentations that consider new interdisciplinary readings of the Civil ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Performing Time
American Theatre and Drama Society
Topics include: theorizations of theatrical time; performing history/history as performance; ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Byron and Consumption
Byron Society of America
Byron's relationship to "being consumed" and to consumption in its various forms. Topics may ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Sand’s Searches Beyond
George Sand Association
Metaphysical and fantastical literary or autobiographical explorations take Sand’s readers to ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

George Sand and the Art of Blurring Boundaries
George Sand Association
How Sand blurred boundaries between literary genres and gender categories. Queer and transgender ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Faulkner and World Literature
William Faulkner Society
William Faulkner in the context of world literature. Nationalism, global modernism, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Crossing Borders: Sex and Gender in the Hispanic World
Feministas Unidas
Panel explores debates on construction of sex and gender. Analyzes how these gendered bodies cross ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Civilized and Savage Spaces
International Courtly Literature Society
Three twenty-minute papers relating to medieval courtly literature, examining different spaces and ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Gide et la Méditerranée
Association des Amis d'André Gide
Mer qui sépare la France et l'Algérie, creuset de la civilisation gréco-romaine et du ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016, last updated 2 February 2016

Race, Religion, and Form in Spenser and Milton
Milton Society of America
What distinguishes Saracens, papists, and Christians in Spenser's and Milton’s poetry? Possible ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

John Milton: A General Session
Milton Society of America
All papers on the poet and statesman are invited; especially welcome are those connecting Milton ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 1 February 2016

Edith Wharton's Summer
Edith Wharton Society
The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton’s novel Summer. Full CFP on the ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

“Civilized Survivalism as Cultural Narrative in the 21st Century”
College English Association
Examines how society acts on a survivalist level toward current crises, but in a "civilized" ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

Ecologies of Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
Consider representations of space and place, land and landscape, the “natural” and “unnatural,” ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

Women and Form in 17th Century England
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
Collaborative roundtable exploring women’s encounters with traditional forms, broadly conceived. ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016, last updated 30 January 2016

(Re)presenting Claudel
Paul Claudel Society
Panelists address and illustrate ways of reading and/or teaching Claudel through a diversity of ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016, last updated 29 January 2016

Early Modern Women’s ‘Inheritances’
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
Roundtable on early modern women and inheritance, broadly conceived. Possible topics: wills; ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

The New Material Circumstances of Academia
Community College Humanities Association
Can faculty precariat speak, and create curriculum? is the professoriat obsolesced in corporatized ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Writing Studies at MLA: The Past and Future of English Studies
National Council of Teachers of English
Proposals invited on the past and future contributions of Writing Studies to MLA. Response by Anne ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Lawrence and the 'New Modernisms'
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
Lawrence was often excluded or vilified by modernist critics. We invite abstracts on how the "New ... See more
Posted 24 January 2016

Hemingway & Imagism: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Poetry
Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society
This panel invites connections between Ernest Hemingway and poetry, the aesthetics, style, writing, ... See more
Posted 24 January 2016

Here I Stand: 500 Years After Luther
Conference on Christianity and Literature
500 years later what are the Reformation's enduring effects on language, literature and culture ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

Virginia Woolf Scholars Come to Their Senses
International Virginia Woolf Society
Two possible approaches: papers addressing sense modalities in Woolf’s writing, OR papers debating ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

Brecht, Affect, Empathy
International Brecht Society
Cold Brecht? Does critical distance imply absence of emotions? Do feelings come into play? Is ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

Conrad and Lawrence at Sea
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
Comparisons of these writers "at sea," whether as experience, setting, metaphor for ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Conrad and Lawrence at Sea
Joseph Conrad Society of America
Comparisons of these writers "at sea," whether as experience, setting, metaphor for uncertainty, ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

What Goethe Heard: Hearing and Listening in the Long Eighteenth Century
Goethe Society of North America
Papers exploring representations and conceptions of sound, hearing, and listening in German ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 19 January 2016

Melville & Black Lives Matter
Melville Society
How does Melville’s art speak to racial crises as well as mediate philosophical dilemmas, political ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Refugees, Migrants, and Exiles in the Age of Goethe
Goethe Society of North America
This panel examines figurations, metaphors, and constellations of displacement, engaging with ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Poe and Antebellum Writers
Poe Studies Association
Papers that contrast Poe with another antebellum writer, famous or forgotten. Possibilities abound: ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

Romantics 200 Project: 2017 reads 1817
Keats-Shelley Association of America
Retrospective on literary culture in 1817; writings, debates, reputations; Shelleys, Keats, Byron, ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
Papers explore the engagement of contemporary dramatic literature, theatrical practices, ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

Dickens and Family?
Dickens Society
A novelist of ‘hearth and home,’ Dickens authored more broken homes than harmonious ones, in life ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Pinter/Beckett: Blurring Boundaries
Harold Pinter Society
Papers examining Pinter and Beckett welcome. Abstracts 250-500 words. by 15 March 2016; Ann C. Hall ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Conrad and Mimetic Theories
Joseph Conrad Society of America
How does Conrad help us rethink imitation? Presentations on mimicry, contagion, identification, ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Radical Book History - People, Archives, Methods
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
How do we write radical book history? "Radical" book trade figures, the use of "radical" ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

The Musical Side of George Bernard Shaw
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
Explore Shaw's musical aspects--his musical criticism, the use of music in his plays, etc. Submit ... See more
Posted 12 January 2016

Cultural Narratives
International Society for the Study of Narrative
Papers that read texts as (a) narratives vying for cultural cogency; or (b) constructed on ... See more
Posted 12 January 2016

Conrad's Animals
Joseph Conrad Society of America
What roles do animals play in Conrad? How does Conrad theorize the animal? How does Conrad "think ... See more
Posted 12 January 2016

The Politics of Mark Twain's America
Mark Twain Circle of America
Proposals are invited examining any aspect of Clemens' work in relation to the ideologies, social ... See more
Posted 29 December 2015

Melville's Taxonomies
Melville Society
How do Melville's works from Mardi on problematize categorial divides to confuse living/non-living, ... See more
Posted 21 December 2015, last updated 22 December 2015

Interrelations of Narrative and Lyric in Romantic Literature
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
This panel addresses the interaction between narrative and lyric in Romantic genres, e.g. event ... See more
Posted 22 December 2015

Interrelations of Narrative and Lyric in Romantic Literature
International Society for the Study of Narrative
Interaction between narrative and lyric in different genres of Romanticism, e.g., event sequences ... See more
Posted 19 December 2015

Lessing and World Literature
G. E. Lessing Society
We welcome talks addressing any aspect of Lessing and world literature, from Lessing’s concepts of ... See more
Posted 18 December 2015

“Issues in Intergenerational Business Communication in the Workplace"
Association for Business Communication
Proposals should address intergenerational communication challenges in the workplace. Baby Boomers, ... See more
Posted 16 December 2015

Migration and Domesticity in British Romanticism
Wordsworth-Coleridge Association
Proposals should examine representations of migration and domesticity in British Romantic ... See more
Posted 8 December 2015

CSE-SHARP Collaborative Session, Open Topic: Editions/Author/Readers/Publishers
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
Editor-author relations; editors imagining or constructing readerships; social, interactive, ... See more
Posted 6 December 2015

Dickinson in the Anthropocene
Emily Dickinson International Society
How does the idea of the Anthropocene change our understanding of Emily Dickinson? Presentations on ... See more
Posted 10 November 2015

The Spatial Turn in Dickinson and Her Contemporaries
Emily Dickinson International Society
Presentations on memory, artifact, and experience; reconstructing lost landscapes or mindscapes; ... See more
Posted 10 November 2015

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