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Please note that, in accordance with the new forum structure (implemented for the 2016 convention), calls submitted by divisions and discussion groups appear under forums. The American Literature Section is included in the list of allied organizations.

Transgender in Literature and Film
Special Session
Transgender and transsexualism (mft/ftm) are increasingly represented in both Western and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016, last updated 18 March 2016

Fandom and Reception Studies
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Materiality, Difference, and Digital Labor
Special Session
Considering representations of digital materiality and labor from queer, feminist, and anti-racist ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016, last updated 16 March 2016

Novel Technologies: Victorian (Old/New) Media
Special Session
Seeking papers on Victorian old/new media: telegraph, telephone, pre-cinematic screen technologies, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

Literature and Critical Theory of Technology
Special Session
Seeking papers connecting literature and any critical theory of technology, philosophy of ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

The Modernist Brontës
Special Session
How did the avant-garde adapt, use, or abuse the Brontës to establish modernism? How do these ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

US Network Television in "Languages Other than English"
Forum: LLC Literatures of the United States in Languages Other Than English
US television in English includes dialogue in Spanish, Russian, etc. Does televising polylingual US ... See more
Posted 1 March 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

Placing Gender in the Graphic Novel
Forum: TC Women’s and Gender Studies
How do citizenship, body, race or nation traffic with gender in graphic novels today? All ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016, last updated 11 March 2016

Affective Bodies in 20th Century Latin American Art and Literature
Special Session
Through an interdisciplinary approach, this panel explores the social, political, and cultural ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016, last updated 10 March 2016

Vernacular Comparisons beyond the Europhone
Forum: CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century
Papers exploring questions and concepts of the “vernacular”/“vernacularization” beyond Europhone ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 10 March 2016

Indefinable Boundaries: Session Co-Sponsored by Old English and Celtic Studies
Forum: CLCS Celtic
We invite papers exploring the permeability of boundaries and the ways in which borders resist ... See more
Posted , last updated 9 March 2016

Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France: Reconsidering American WWI Literature
Special Session
On the centenary of America’s entry, this panel examines new theories of American WWI literature ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 8 March 2016

Transnational Justice and the Literary Imagination
Forum: TC Law and the Humanities
How do imaginative texts explore questions of justice that transcend national borders? Papers on ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016, last updated 8 March 2016

Narratives of Childhood
Forum: LLC Luso-Brazilian
This panel explores the representation of childhood in Luso-Brazilian cultural production, and the ... See more
Posted 7 March 2016

The Politics of Representing the Underrepresented
MLA Committee: Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
Do safe structures exist for graduate students to address diversity-related concerns about academic ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016, last updated 7 March 2016

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

Western and Eastern Meditation during the Middle Ages
Special Session
A reflection on the most significant lay and religious texts dealing with the process of ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

"Pre-Stonewall/Post-Modern"
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: Modernist Studies Association
Roundtable. Legacies of slavery, abolition, and/or reconstruction. Periodizing modernism between ... See more
Posted 3 March 2016

From Digital to Cognitive: New Approaches to Ming-Qing Literature
Forum: LLC Ming and Qing Chinese
Cutting-edge research on Ming-Qing literature. Session hosted by new Ming/Qing Chinese Forum. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

Commemorating Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare
Forum: LLC Ming and Qing Chinese
Panel examines the organizing principles and unspoken assumptions about Ming and world literature ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

Bringing a "Dirty Book" to Class: Teaching "Plum in the Golden Vase"
Forum: LLC Ming and Qing Chinese
How do we teach a novel that is often avoided because of its complexity and "pornographic" content? ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

Neo-Colonialism and the Futures of Afro-Asian Solidarity
Special Session
Considers the development/disintegration of post-Bandung Afro-Asian solidarities during the "second ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

Circulation, Logistics, and Revolution
Allied Organization: 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

Crossing Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Special Session
Papers exploring cultural, religious, diplomatic, and other interactions in the early modern ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

Embattled Rhetorics
MLA Committee: Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession
Proposals should offer rhetorical analyses of privileged groups claiming otherness. Examples may ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

The Conditions of Pleasure for 21st Century Poetry
Allied Organization: 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

Other than Global Anglophone
Forum: CLCS Global Anglophone
Position papers on possible alternatives to the "Global Anglophone" rubric. 400 word abstracts by ... See more
Posted 1 March 2016

The Timeless Scottish Makars
Special Session
Proposals should explore how the texts of medieval Scottish makars still resonate today through ... See more
Posted 5 January 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

Women and American Naturalism
Special Session
Papers examining perspectives on and presentations of women, womanhood, and related questions of ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Naming Pedagogies
Forum: RCWS Writing Pedagogies
What happens when the choices we make in naming in our courses and assignments (e.g., ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Making it New: Critical Methods for a Global Media Ecology
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone
A roundtable discussing a range of current critical methods when both criticism and method appear ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Queer and Here: Crossing Gendered and Sexual Boundaries in South Asia and Africa
Forum: LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
Papers engaging queer emergence, activism, identities in South Asian and African literature and ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

Trans(per)formances
Forum: TC Women’s and Gender Studies
We solicit papers that engage with literary, cultural, or theoretical notions of trans* ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

Graphic Style and Big Data
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American
Inspired by Manovich and Gitelman: How do graphic narratives and narratives made from graphs ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Pedagogy in Precarious Times
Forum: RCWS Writing Pedagogies
How do we teach, now, in this age of ubiquitous precarity, of which we are both subject and ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Post/Colonial Affect
Special Session
Affect studies/theory from the vantage of colonial and postcolonial histories. Explorations of ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Puritanisms
Forum: LLC Early American
No longer considered American literary history's foundation, Puritan Studies has been reconceived ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Thinking through Infrastructure
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American
How can we interpret infrastructure? Relate aesthetic (genre, form, apparatus) to infrastructural ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Social Pedagogies in the L2 Classroom
Allied Organization: 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

Worlding 18th Century Studies
Special Session
New methods and initiatives fostering transnational approaches to the 18th century, particularly ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Geoffrey Hill, Collected
Special Session
Hill’s Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 challenges readers through both new collections and ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Evolution of African American Fiction
Special Session
How does African American literature transform at the turn of the 20th century? Discussions of ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Anglophone Literature Among Other Languages
Forum: CLCS Global Anglophone
On the heteroglossia and multilingualism of the 'Anglophone', its linguistic others, and its buried ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

The Politics of Reading Old English before 1900
Special Session
How Anglo-Saxon Studies has been a battleground for politics by other means, especially in the 18th ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

Paratext and Poetry
Forum: GS Poetry and Poetics
Does paratextuality provide boundaries that condition poetry? Papers across literary and historical ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Flight, Migration, Diaspora
Forum: LLC Russian and Eurasian
This panel will address how the textual representation of emigration, resettlement, and contact ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

American Women Writers and Race: Exploring Boundaries
Special Session
How have American women written about race and boundaries/barriers/borders? To what ends? Identity, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

That's Not How Scholarship Works: Exploring the Process of Multimodal Critical Making
Special Session
Digital roundtable of multimodal scholarship engaging with process: from post-it notes, sketches, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Carceral State
Forum: LLC 19th-Century American
How did 19th-century forms of imprisonment from impressment to debt peonage, among others, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Female Supernatural in Hispanic Literature
Special Session
Spanish speaking female authors who use the gothic and the fantastic to subvert the status quo and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Mythic Figures and the Social Function of Legacy
Special Session
This panel will interrogate the social production around figures who have achieved mythic status ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Chicana/o Popular Culture
Forum: TC Popular Culture
Any aspect of popular cultural, following Raymond Williams’ "popularis"--of or for the people ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Pop Philly
Forum: TC Popular Culture
From Cheese Steaks to Philly Soul, Rocky and Creed, how has the City of Brotherly Love entered the ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Creative Responses to Black Lives Matter
Forum: TC Popular Culture
In what ways are contemporary writers, performers and other artists using public space to document ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Speculating Race
Special Session
How do black lives matter in the future? Is dystopia post-race or neo-eugenic? Papers on racial ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literary Study with Minimal Computing
Special Session
How has minimal computing altered the way the digital humanities are practiced, taught, and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

“Victorian Fantasies of Empire”
Special Session
How do marvelous, fantastic, or romantic aspects of popular imperial writing register ambivalence ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literature and Children's Rights
Special Session
Papers drawing on critical/historical studies of human rights and/or particular works of fiction to ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Graffiti as Political Protest
Special Session
Where, when, and why did modern, urban graffiti originate? Formalist approaches and political ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Friendship in Victorian and British fin-de-siecle' fictions
Special Session
This panel explores friendship in Victorian, and British fin-de-siecle', fictions. Abstracts of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Beyond Borders: Rethinking the "nation" in Tagore's Fictions
Special Session
Panel invites work that will explore Tagore's work through the lens of transnationalism, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

"Wiping soiled words": The poetics of Wiiliam Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore
Allied Organization: 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

Highsmith after Carol (2015)
Special Session
Panel considers relevance of Patricia Highsmith for queer studies today: pre/post-stonewall ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Future of Metonym
Special Session
What is the future of metonym as a critical concept? Papers examining metonym from any disciplinary ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Climate Realism: Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, Atmosphere
Special Session
We seek innovative and theoretical approaches to climate aesthetics and realism across various ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

“(Im)Permeable States: Staging Boundaries in Contemporary Spanish Theatre."
Special Session
This panel examines how Spain’s stages explore and imagine the migration question and its ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

#AllTheFeels: Sentimentalism Then & Now
Special Session
Papers exploring resonances—or dissonances—between sentimental rhetoric in historical periods and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

New Formalism and Medieval Literary Forms
Special Session
This panel will explore the role of formal features of language in the "work" ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Caregiver Narratives: Family in Illness
Special Session
Essays examining the dynamics--emotional, financial, temporal, etc.--of caregiving at home, role of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Opera and the Historical
Special Session
Papers about intersections between historiography and opera. May focus on libretti in translation, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Harper, DuBois, Locke, Sanchez
Special Session
Exploring Philadelphia's impact on the literary, philosophical and/or socio-political writings of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Fifty Years of Cixous
Special Session
2017 marks 50 years since Le Prénom de Dieu's publication. New directions in Cixous scholarship: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literature and Philosophy Otherwise
Special Session
We are looking for papers that consider philosophy and literature from new, more material ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Disability and Pedagogy: Students With Disabilities and Classroom Inclusivity
MLA Committee: Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession
Roundtable exploring inclusive/accessible classrooms and syllabi; designed for graduate students ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Digital Boundaries of the Global South
Forum: CLCS Global South
How do theories and practices of the global south travel and mutate across a range of media (incl. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Disability and Pedagogy: Students With Disabilities and Classroom Inclusivity
MLA Committee: Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
Roundtable exploring inclusive/accessible classrooms and syllabi; designed for graduate students ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Boundary Liberation: Literary Theory and Liberatory Praxis
Special Session
Scholarship exploring how literary analysis (and/or activist authors) creates new epistemologies ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Visualizing the Page
Forum: MS Visual Culture
Exploring space of the page; textual materiality; visual culture's impact on literature; visual ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Natural Media
Forum: MS Visual Culture
Exploring intersections, collisions, tensions, continuities, opportunities, and affordances that ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Contemporary Novel and Visual Art, Post-45
Forum: MS Visual Culture
Exploring visualization of narrative and influence of photography, film, collage in the modern / ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Black and Green Atlantic
Special Session
This panel will explore texts that examine the intersections of race, gender, and/or nationalism in ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Teaching Eco-composition at the Community College
Special Session
Teaching first-year writing to community college students through an ecocritical lens: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Genre Studies: Experimental Non-Fiction
Special Session
Experimentation in non-fiction: the lyric essay; affinity to prose poetry; hybrid narratives; ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Omnia Sunt Communia: Reading the Commons in Early Modern Spain
Special Session
This session will explore the notion of the common good through literary experiences that go beyond ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Legacy of Captivity Narratives
Special Session
This session seeks papers that explore the influence of the captivity narrative genre on 20th and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Cultural Studies Issues within the Second World Spaces
Forum: LLC Romanian
How are new(er) cultural studies issues received, negotiated, challenged, or embraced by societies ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Banlieue Culture in films and 20th and 21st Century French literature
Special Session
This panel seeks papers examining identity, social, cultural and religious issues related to French ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Archival Boundaries
Special Session
Roundtable inviting a range of theorizations and tales of archival boundaries and border ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Antitheatricalism and Performance
Special Session
This session will explore the relationship between antitheatricalism and performance. How are ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Transparent
Forum: CLCS Global Jewish
This panel considers what The Forward calls “The Jewiest show ever.” Papers on Jewishness AND: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Jewish "Stuff"
Forum: CLCS Global Jewish
Inviting papers on Jewish material culture across boundaries sacred and profane: tchotchkes, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Novel Abortions
Special Session
This panel will explore the possibilities presented by reading for abortion in the novel. How does ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Global E-Lit: African Perspectives
Special Session
This panel seeks papers that discuss the relationship between electronic literature and Africa. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

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

What can tenured professors do about adjunctification?
Special Session
A roundtable discussion. Should tenured professors organize on behalf of their colleagues and ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Ming Qing Women in Chinese Literary Discourse
Special Session
This special session looks for innovative readings of transforming images of Ming Qing women in ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Gender Formation in Late Imperial Trans-Asian Context
Special Session
This session focuses on representations of gender formations in late imperial trans-asian context. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Ecocriticism in Japan
Forum: TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities
This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "nature" or "environment" in contemporary ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literary Sequences
Special Session
How do different literary sequences function? From sequels, verse sequences, and serialized texts, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Epic Theory and Medieval Literature
Special Session
How can we re-theorize epic as a genre by considering the use/reception of classical epic tradition ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Tom McCarthy and the Post-Literary
Special Session
Papers will explore how the work of Tom McCarthy can be understood to configure the post-literary, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Weathering the 19th-Century Novel
Special Session
Interdisciplinary explorations of weather and climate in the 19th-century novel (especially beyond ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Disruptions, Eruptions, Interruptions
Forum: CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
New theoretical perspectives, untapped archives, interdisciplinary approaches to textual ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Creative Mysticism
Special Session
Practices of mystical writing and reading in any language, genre, or tradition. Possible topics: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

What If? The Other Eighteenth Centuries
Forum: LLC Late-18th-Century English
Counterfactual histories of the 18C written then or now: their theories of past and present; their ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

ELIZA at 50 and the Digital Humanities
Special Session
What might ELIZA, Joseph Weizenbaum's psychologist chatbot (1966), tell us about DH, human-computer ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literature and Animal Cognition
Forum: TC Cognitive and Affect Studies
This panel invites papers that consider animal minds in literature or film or that brings ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Sound Studies and Literary Methodology
Forum: MS Sound
Where, how, and why do literary scholars study sound? How have auditory methodologies challenged ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Orientalism Redux in Popular Visual Culture
Special Session
This panel seeks innovative papers that investigate millennial articulation of orientalism in ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Affect's Line: Aesthetics and Politics in Latin America
Special Session
With a focus on affect and boundary, this panel examines the politics and force of Latin American ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Biographia Literaria at 200
Forum: LLC English Romantic
Reading in, with, through, and against Coleridge. Biographia Literaria as text, performance, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Defunct Sexualities
Forum: LLC 19th-Century American
What forgotten or abandoned sexual/gender identities or practices has queer scholarship brought ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Inter-Art Borders in 20th Century Poetry
Special Session
Papers on the constitution/representation/transgression of inter-art/ekphrastic boundaries in 20th ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Marx Unspectral
Special Session
Marx’s speeches as activating the making of history and undoing the metaphysics of capital. ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Representing Black Lives In and For the 21st century
Special Session
Panel seeks papers examining recent biographical and autobiographical works about black lives both ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Role of Digital Humanities in Hispanic Studies
Special Session
What role has digital humanities played in Hispanic studies? What is the future of digital ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

"Critique Agonistes"
Special Session
Is “critique” an iconoclasm replaced by “composition” (Latour), is it the metaphysics of ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Future of Hispanic Studies in Higher Education
Allied Organization: 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

Sound(s) of French and Occitan Lyric
Forum: LLC Medieval French
Music, sound, noise, silence; performed lyric-historical/represented, actual/imagined; sonorities ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Intersectional Rhetorics
Forum: RCWS History and Theory of Rhetoric
Papers that link place, identity, time, and rhetorical practice, explicitly working across ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Rhetoric and Environmental Sustainability
Forum: RCWS History and Theory of Rhetoric
Papers that explore how the concept of environmental sustainability is constructed, circulated, and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Astrology as Science and Literature
Forum: TC Science and Literature
Panel exploring the role of astrology and/or astronomy in the history of scientific and literary ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Humanities vs. STEM: Two Cultures Reboot?
Forum: TC Science and Literature
Join Cary Wolfe in examining the (re)current rhetoric of opposition/consilience within academic, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Constructed languages in literary worlds
Forum: TM Language Theory
We solicit papers exploring the use of constructed languages in literature. Abstracts of 300 words. ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Boundaries of Modernism
Special Session
“The Boundaries of Modernism” seeks papers that cross boundaries as both framework for modernist ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Boundaries of Religion in Public Discourse
Forum: GS Nonfiction Prose
Forum on Non-fiction Prose (special session). Discussions, invocations, and uses of religion in the ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Style, in Theory
Forum: GS Nonfiction Prose
What is style? How theorize style today? How might attention to style produce new encounters with ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

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

Teaching Borderlands at 30
Forum: LLC Chicana and Chicano
As we commemorate the thirty-year anniversary of Anzaldúa’s Borderlands we invite papers that ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016, last updated 27 February 2016

Nineteenth-Century Party Politics
Special Session
This session explores the literary and historical significance of nineteenth-century dinners and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016, last updated 27 February 2016

Dead Letters: Exploring the Cultural Consequences of Posthumous Publication
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
This panel welcomes presentations addressing medieval feminism and anti-feminist or antifeminine ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

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

The Poetry of Photography
Special Session
This panel examines how photography intersects with the development of poetic form. Topics may ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Periodicals, Editorship, Race and Ethnicity
Special Session
Roundtable promotes conversations about editorship, authorship, and collaboration in historical ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

From Inventando to Fabricando: Artistic Entrepreneurship in Cuba Today
Forum: LLC Cuban and Cuban Diasporic
Papers exploring the artist-entrepreneur in Cuba in relation to revolutionary and global market ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

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

Ecology and social inclusion in Spain's public spaces
Special Session
Interventions in public space related to ecological sustainability, social inclusion, and/or the ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Representing Nature
Special Session
This panel focuses on the representation of nature. Can we theorize literary style and genre ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Trespassing on Boundaries with Women's Archives
Special Session
This session asks: how do women's archives—both long-standing and new—trespass on archival ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Return of Touch in Contemporary Fiction
Special Session
How do tactile experiences in contemporary narrative challenge the loss of the figural? 300 word ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Pictures and Words
Special Session
Diverse approaches to the relation between words and images: ekphrasis; pictures-as-words; ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Combined and Uneven Development: South Slavic in World Literature
Special Session
Papers will explore applicability of theories of uneven/combined regional development to the field ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Bird's Eye View Description in Fiction
Special Session
Papers exploring the history or aesthetics of description "from above" in prose fiction, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Capital in Contemporary British and American Poetry
Special Session
Inviting papers on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Uncommon Communities
Forum: TC Philosophy and Literature
Communities--acephalic; organic, inorganic, anorganic; accidental or contingent; horizontal; ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Breaking Barriers: Graduate Students Developing Academic Standing
Special Session
Roundtable looking for graduate students and professors addressing aspects of developing one’s ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Career Training for Humanists: Best Case Scenario
Special Session
Practical or idealistic suggestions for successful, responsible humanities career training. ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature
Allied Organization: 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 and Scholarly Production Outside Traditional Spaces
Special Session
Panel explores the challenges to and opportunities for academic engagement at non-traditional ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Recluse in American Literature
Special Session
This panel seeks papers on reclusive figures in American literature. All periods and critical ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Posthumanism: a Counter-History
Special Session
Interrogating and resituating posthumanism from a variety of materialist, anticolonial and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Austen and the Ethics of the Everyday
Special Session
How does Austen locate ethical significance and valence in the unremarkable, ordinary, and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Writing the Self in the Age of the Selfie in French and Francophone Literatures
Special Session
Addressing women writers narrating their own identity in contemporary non-fiction, film, graphic ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016, last updated 27 February 2016

Sound(s) of French and Occitan Lyric
Forum: LLC Occitan
Music, sound, noise, silence; performed lyric--historical/ represented, actual/imagined; sonorities ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Second Generation New York School Poetry
Special Session
This panel welcomes papers on Second Generation New York School poets or artists. Papers examining ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Rethinking Frameworks of Comparison in Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures
Special Session
Panel rethinking frameworks of comparative study of Middle Eastern literatures. Examines their ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Mediterranean's Queer Histories
Forum: CLCS Mediterranean
In which way do the queer histories by Mediterranean authors differ from the well-established canon ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Sound and Its Existence, Nonexistence and Politics: A New Approach
Special Session
Presenters critique notions and proffer a new framework about the existence, nonexistence and ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Raced Body of Knowledge
Special Session
How do theories of affect and the posthuman unpack the racialized body as both an object and a ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Form and The Public Intellectual
Forum: GS Nonfiction Prose
Session on the form, method, or medium in which the public intellectual operates, both intersecting ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Black Pacific
Forum: TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
Intersections of African, Asian, indigenous diasporas across the Pacific. Literary/cultural ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

The Intimacies of Four Continents: Crossing Boundaries, Disciplines, Archives
Forum: TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
Engagements with Lisa Lowe’s The Intimacies of Four Continents. Assessments, critiques, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

19th-Century Theater
Special Session
This panel welcomes presentations addressing Latin American theater, spectacle, and performance in ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Unbundling Academic Work
MLA Committee: Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession
When institutional policy treats teaching and research as disconnected, and learning technology ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

Death, Violence, and Religion in Nineteenth Century American Fiction
Special Session
Representations of death add/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Teaching Difficult Topics
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Queer Mothers and Queering “Mother” in the Academic Workplace
Special Session
How do we queer roles, concepts, performances, embodiments, and representations of “mother” and ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Inventing the modern stage in 18th century Europe
Special Session
Exploring new conceptions of illusion, of the relationships between the dramatist, the stage, the ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

On Obsolence: Trash, Ecology, Aesthetics
Special Session
Seeking interdisciplinary engagements with visual, literary and/or performative qualities of waste, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Chinese Nationalism and Its Counternarratives from 1911 to the Present
Special Session
Using multidisciplinary approaches and diverse sources to shed new light on lesser-known discourses ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Transatlantic Poetry and Early Sound Technology
Special Session
Papers on interactions between British/American poetry and early sound technology (e.g., ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

Religious Ritual in Early Modern Literature
Special Session
Explorations of how religious ritual influenced the making, content, reception, or use of early ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Writing the Early Modern Body
Special Session
How does early modern literature construct/represent/define/circumscribe the body and/or ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Relatability
Special Session
What are the problems and benefits of students’ desire for “relatable” texts? How should we define ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

500 Years of Schism: Catholic-Protestant Relations in British Literature
Special Session
This session seeks papers with new perspectives on major British literary texts exploring ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Scottish Sociability: The Literature of Clubs and Associations
Forum: LLC Scottish
Scottish sociability in its literary manifestations, focusing on works produced in Scottish clubs ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Should Tenure be Granted for Teaching-Centered Positions
Forum: HEP Teaching as a Profession
Papers should address the positive and negative aspects of recent proposals to grant tenure for ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

The Physicality of Teaching
Forum: HEP Teaching as a Profession
Presentations should address ways of using space(s) for teaching, including concerns related to ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

"From Moroccan Mellahs to Filipino Sinagogas: A Sephardic Diaspora."
Forum: LLC Sephardic
Sephardic communities in Spanish colonies in Africa and Asia. How does Sephardic cultural ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Towards a Humanistic Model in Literature and Social Justice
Special Session
Analysis of changing societal boundary conditions through a humanistic lens on disability theory, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Enchantment 15th-17th Centuries
Forum: CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
New and innovative approaches to enchantment, disenchantment, re-enchantment (topics may include, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

Hebrew Yiddish Literary Relations
Forum: LLC Yiddish
Theorizing Hebrew and Yiddish literary relations from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Hebrew Yiddish Literary Relations
Forum: LLC Hebrew
Theorizing Hebrew and Yiddish literary relations from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Literature and Art
Forum: LLC Hebrew
Conversations, interventions and other creative relationships in Hebrew culture among "the sister ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Boundary Conditions of Austrian Studies
Allied Organization: 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

Music and Literature
Forum: LLC Japanese since 1900
Seeking proposals that explore, via various critical approaches, the interrelationships between ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

Literary Healthcare
Special Session
Inviting explorations of medicine and care for the sick in literature, especially untrained ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

All about Language: PEGIDA and Opponents
Special Session
Spoken and written responses to Europe’s recent influx. Investigations of both right and left: ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Lyric Poetry and the Global Anglophone Turn
Special Session
Seeking papers that engage with, challenge, and/or develop theories, praxes, and manifestations of ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Ecocriticism in Japan
Forum: LLC Japanese since 1900
This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "nature" or "environment" ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Waterways & Byways
Forum: LLC Old Norse
We invite explorations of how waterways or roads extend or differentiate cultural, linguistic, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

25 Years of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage
Special Session
Past contributions, archival silences, and future prospects of Hispanic Recovery in dissensus or ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016, last updated 25 February 2016

New Approaches to the Luso-Brazilian Fin de Siècle
Allied Organization: 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

Decolonization, the Body, and the Gothic
Special Session
This panel seeks papers which explore resistance to the body as a site of regulation, colonization, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Place and the formation of identity
Special Session
The panel discusses the relations between place and identity. Please send 300-word abstracts by 15 ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Intradisciplinary Consilience: Ecocriticism, Cognitive Criticism, and Evolutionary Criticism
Special Session
Papers addressing the connections, contradictions, or gaps between biologically-informed approaches ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Too Big for Human Emotions?
Special Session
Papers about the possibilities and limitations of literature for representing and creating ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Performing Modern China
Special Session
How are various forms of performance (film, theater, public speaking, music, etc.) reinvented when ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Medieval Iberian Boundary Conditions & its Crossings
Forum: LLC Medieval Iberian
Boundaries that constrain and enable the “medieval” and “Iberian” and their crossings: ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

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

Dark Sides of Globalization
Special Session
Examining dark sides of globalization (terrorism, sexual tourism, illicit trafficking, epidemics, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Boundary conditions in Netherlandish literature, language and culture
Forum: LLC Dutch
We invite papers addressing the 2017 MLA Presidential Theme “Boundary Conditions” from a Dutch ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Hispanophilia and Hispanophobia
Special Session
Looking at and beyond current US political debates, we ask how different cultures and periods have ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Absent presence
Special Session
More books in Asian languages circulated in 19c Europe than now, through book importers and ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

“The Intimacies of Four Continents: Crossing Boundaries, Disciplines, Archives”
Forum: LLC Asian American
Engagements with Lisa Lowe’s The Intimacies of Four Continents. Assessments, critiques, ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016, last updated 25 February 2016

The State of Abjection
Special Session
This session asks how we apply the epistemo-logic/theory of abjection to literary texts, their ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Prufrock and Other Observations 1917-2017
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: Modern Greek Studies Association
Papers sought on Modern Greek literature and new paradigms of comparative study: transatlantic, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Divine Atheists
Special Session
How do we talk about representations of the divine in literature written by modern authors who ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE (ESP IN IRAN)
Special Session
The papers are to be in the fields and the related areas of English for Specific, Academic ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

How to Live after Barthes
Special Session
Roland Barthes's College de France lectures and the ethics and aesthetics of nuance and the ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Queer Encounters in the Mediterranean Francosphère: Subjectivity, Sovereignty, and Sexuality
Special Session
How does “French” function as a vehicle for subjects moving between empires and nation-states ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

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

Beyond Bounds: The Refugee in Global Arab/Arab American Studies
Forum: CLCS Global Arab and Arab American
Interrogating concepts of cosmopolitanism, exile, globality through the figure of the Arab refugee ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Ghosts in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Special Session
This panel proposes to explore the use of ghosts (both male and female) in 19thc American, British ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Queer and Here: Crossing Gendered and Sexual Boundaries in South Asia and Africa
Forum: LLC African since 1990
Papers engaging queer emergence, activism, identities in South Asian and African literature and ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

"From "Moroccan Mellahs to Filipino Sinagogas: Sephardic Diaspora."
Forum: CLCS Global Hispanophone
Studies of Sephardic communities in African or Asian Spanish colonies. How does Sephardic cultural ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

"Sephardic Globalization and Cultural Production."
Forum: LLC Sephardic
Sephardic communities have helped problematize monolithic national narratives. How does Sephardic ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

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

Arabic in Europe: Medieval Connectivity and Contamination
Forum: CLCS Medieval
We invite papers on the reception of "Arabic" in Europe, emphasizing the Mediterranean's ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

What's Queer about Francophone Studies?
Special Session
Queerness in relation to cultural, literary, visual Francophone production; modes of resistance, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Latina/o Indigenous Pacific
Forum: TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
Intersections of Latina/o and Indigenous production and identity within, around and through the ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Writing (Against) The Prison
Forum: TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
Critical engagements with carceral representations in local, national, transnational, and global ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Extraordinary Bodies at Twenty
Special Session
Short papers for a roundtable considering the impact and legacy of Rosemarie Garland-Thomson’s ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

After the Visual Turn: Boundaries of Print Culture
Special Session
Papers will examine conception, production, and dissemination of the printed word with and beyond ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Affect and the Body of Romanticism
Special Session
Intersections of modern affect theory with Romantic representations of embodiment. Send 300-word ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Disaster
Allied Organization: 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

Media Archaeologies
Special Session
papers on new and old media, technologies, and networks, across time and/or contemporary, through ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Alternative Digital Collections
Special Session
Seeking papers on non-traditional or activist digital collecting/curation work, e.g., non-library ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

The Politics of Decadent Aesthetics
Special Session
The politics of nineteenth-century “decadent” aesthetics at the height of New Imperialism, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

The Psychology of the Fairy Tale
Special Session
Papers examining the fairy tale genre through a psychoanalytic lens. Send 250-300 word abstracts to ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Il poeta civile: ieri, oggi e domani
Allied Organization: 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

Is Poco Dead?
Forum: LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
IS POCO DEAD? Theorizing the revenant in post-poco study of SouthAsian literary. ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Teaching Women in French: Exploring the Boundaries
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: Women in French
Joint session. Addressing women writers narrating their own identity in non-fiction, film, graphic ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Creative Conversations: Alternate Temporalities
Special Session
How are alternate versions of temporality (simultaneity, reversed temporal order) imagined and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Analogy After the Enlightenment
Special Session
Explores how analogy is rethought--poetically and philosophically--in the wake of the ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

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

Anti-Marriage Plots
Special Session
This panel queries the dominance of the marriage plot in the novel. What are its counter-narratives ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

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

Anglo-Spanish Literature and the Treaty of London
Special Session
How did Spanish and English authors react to the Treaty of London? How does the Treaty inform our ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Boundaries Conditions and Social Unrest in Midwest Literature
Allied Organization: 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

Reading across the Senses
Special Session
Considers how authors use sound, taste, sight, and affect as a central means of narration. 250 word ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Green Cities in 18th and 19th Century Literatures
Special Session
How do 18th and 19th urban literatures negotiate the boundaries between rural and urban, nature and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

The Picaresque: Matter and Formlessness
Special Session
What is the relationship between the traditional content of the picaresque (roguery, poverty, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Renaissance Theater at Court
Special Session
This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of early modern court theater, including drama, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

La Raza y Gaza
Forum: LLC Chicana and Chicano
Papers engaging the political resonances of Palestine for Chican@s. Intersections in various texts, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Translating the 17th Century for/in the 21st Century
Forum: LLC 17th-Century French
Problematics/boundaries of translating classical texts, impact of translations on construction/ ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Constructing Realities--Fiction and Meta-Fiction
Forum: LLC 17th-Century French
Relations between history/reality and fictional worlds, quest for truth and its (im)possibilities ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016, last updated 23 February 2016

Biography
Forum: LLC 17th-Century French
Stories, past and contemporary, of real-life characters; portraits, episodes, anecdotes, news as ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Hispanophone-East Asian Connections
Forum: CLCS Global Hispanophone
Analyses of texts about or from Hispanophone populations in East Asia, any period. Non-guaranteed ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Questioning the Global Hispanophone
Forum: CLCS Global Hispanophone
Global Hispanophone offers the potential to expand Hispanism, and the limitations of being a ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Orality and Musicality in Literature
Special Session
This panel seeks analyses of orality and/or musical translation's various political and social ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Liberty Crack'd
Forum: LLC Chicana and Chicano
What are possibilities and fault lines within the promise of US liberty when examined through the ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Ecocriticism in contemporary Japan
Special Session
This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "Nature" in contemporary Japanese literature. ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

New Epistemology
Special Session
How does literature offer, critique, or otherwise represent different forms of knowing and/or new ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Astrology as Science and Literature
Forum: CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
panel exploring the role of astrology and/or astronomy in the history of scientific and literary ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Genres of Yiddish Literaure
Forum: LLC Yiddish
Papers examine the variety of Yiddish genres, including miniature, monologue, science fiction, ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Community Colleges' Contributions to Literacy Instruction
MLA Committee: Committee on Community Colleges
Pedagogical innovations at community colleges that impact teaching practices, including writing ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Transnational Self-Fashioning: Clothing as Art and Resistance in Jewish Women's Writing
Special Session
Interdisciplinary studies of Jewish women writing across national boundaries on politics and ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Literature, Affect, and Racial Politics
Special Session
How do affects, as they are internalized, embodied, and narrativized, participate in the politics ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

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

Language in Mobility
Forum: LSL Language and Society
The dominant communicative orientation territorializes languages, associating them with specific ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

Cutting Across Disciplines: Creativity and Critique in Asian American Writing
Forum: LLC Asian American
Considers how Asian American authorship straddles the line between literary criticism, activism, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016, last updated 21 February 2016

The Harlem Renaissance After the Transnational Turn
Special Session
This panel explores how the transnational turn has impacted the ways we research and write about ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

Antitheory
Allied Organization: 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

The Balfour Declaration a Century Later
Forum: LLC Arabic
Effects of the Balfour Declaration, debates, reactions, responses, and perspectives in literature ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

Discourses of Belonging
Special Session
Papers on the shifting registers of geographic identity post-1960s: localized metaphoricities, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

The Historical Novel as a Generic Hybrid
Special Session
Is the historical novel a literary genre in the formal sense or is the term merely a placeholder ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016, last updated 20 February 2016

Dialectics in time
Special Session
How has the notion of dialectic changed over time? Historically informed readings or intellectual ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Theorizing Fiction in the Early Modern Period
Special Session
A session on the definition, capacities, and liabilities of fiction, 1500-1700, and its relation to ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016, last updated 20 February 2016

The International Amazon
Special Session
We welcome papers on literature, theater, cinema, etc. that deals with the Amazon region as a site ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Post-Ferguson: Teaching Literature to Empower
MLA Committee: Committee on Community Colleges
How have tensions from recent shootings and national protests shaped instruction and reception of ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Beyond Borders: Modern Chinese Literature as World Literature
Special Session
The panel invites papers that address different aspects of the relationship between modern Chinese ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Fiction and the Brain
Forum: TC Science and Literature
This panel discusses literature and neurology in any time period. Historical as well as cognitive ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Liminal Poetics: In and Out of the Boundaries
Special Session
Session explores how poetry works in the edges, at the boundaries, in the white spaces around and ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Worlding 18th Century Studies
Special Session
New methods and initiatives fostering transnational approaches to the 18th century, particularly ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Beyond Measure
Forum: LLC Old English
Papers on Old English text/textual objects that are incomparable, ineffable, immeasurable, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Charge and Challenge of Hemispheric Studies
Forum: CLCS Hemispheric American
What are the challenges of doing a transnational critique based on concepts from US academy ex: ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

The Present is Another Country (Roundtable)
Forum: LLC Old English
Roundtable emphasizes how Old English contributes to discussions of diversity, ethnicity, ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Revolutionary Pasts and Futures
Allied Organization: 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

Psychoanalysis and Islam
Forum: TC Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature
We invite papers on any productive aspect of the relation of psychoanalysis to Islam, manifested in ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Teaching Asian Latino Encounters
Special Session
Roundtable on pedagogical approaches to Orientalism and/or Asian diasporas in Latin American ... See more
Posted 7 February 2016, last updated 20 February 2016

Narratives of Contingency
Special Session
Considers representations and story formulas of non-tenure track or adjunct faculty in academic ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Bibliotaphs
Special Session
How do buried books – real, imagined, metaphorical - engage the boundaries of book and/or literary ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Exotic Violence in Diasporic Arab Literature
Special Session
Exploring the extent to which representations of violence and suffering in diasporic Arab ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Unhomely Narratives: Migration and Displacement in Black Diaspora Literature
Special Session
Papers engaging the aesthetics of displaced and racialized actors within and beyond Western ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Sexual Cognition
Forum: TC Cognitive and Affect Studies
Topics may include how cognitive study advances our understanding of sexualities and how LGBTQIA, ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016, last updated 19 February 2016

The Languages of Latina/o Literature
Special Session
How have Spanish, English, and indigenous languages influenced the formation of Latina/o ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Approaching Form in the Era of New Modernist Studies
Special Session
Formal and historical approaches to poetry/poetics in conjunction with projects of recovery and/or ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Open Worlds: Video Games and/as Literature
Special Session
Intersections between video games and world literature: adaptations, experience, open-world, ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Female Power: Lost, Found, Imagined
Forum: LLC Medieval Iberian
Exploring intersections of medieval women's cultural productions and female power, ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

'68 - Global Cinema
Forum: MS Screen Arts and Culture
This guaranteed panel (MS Screen Arts and Culture) will examine the interplay in global cinemas of ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016, last updated 19 February 2016

DH 101: Revisiting the Intro to Digital Humanities Course
Forum: TC Digital Humanities
How should we teach the Intro to DH course today? Actual courses and imagined models welcomed. 250 ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Translation and the Division of Labor
Forum: TC Translation Studies
Translation and (theories of) labor; borders between authorship and translation; translation, area ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

The Colonial Americas:Eco-critical Perspectives
Special Session
Seek eco-critical perspectives for hemispheric panel on the colonial Americas. Catastrophes, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

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

New Voices, New Readers
Special Session
We invite alternative voices and readings re-envisioning grand narratives in a shifting global era ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Walter Benjamin in Palestine
Special Session
Benjamin’s actuality today: critique of violence, states of exception, weak messianic power, memory ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

In Excess: Debaucheries and Digressions after the Enlightenment
Special Session
We seek to explore the many forms of excess, debaucheries, and digressions as something that ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

The Queerness of Letters in Premodern Japan
Special Session
Inviting papers interrogating questions of sensuality and eroticism in letters and poetic exchange ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Sounding the Premodern Sinosphere
Special Session
How should we understand the aural dimensions of composing, performing, and appreciating Literary ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Rewriting the Fairy Tale
Special Session
How have traditional motifs been transformed in modern tales and their cinematographic adaptations ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Chinese Science Fiction
Forum: LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese
This panel invites papers on all aspects of Chinese science fiction. Refer to the MCLC CFP for more ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016, last updated 18 February 2016

Interactive Panel: Teaching Shakespeare to Digital Natives
Special Session
What new digital challenges does Shakespearean pedagogy face? How do you respond? Share ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

French theater on screen
Special Session
What are the boundary conditions, aesthetic or cultural, for the successful adaptation of a French ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Boundaries of the French Literary Field
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French
Papers pondering the 2017’s Presidential Theme of “Boundary Conditions,” reflecting on boundaries ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Theoretical Events: 1967 - 50
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French
1967 saw major interventions by Barthes, Debord and Derrida. What remains of these theoretical ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Tracking in the Professoriate (Roundtable)
Special Session
David Colander recently quantified the profound influence of pedigree on hiring patterns in English ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

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

Legacies of the Russian Revolution
Special Session
Legacies of the Russian Revolution: Impact on literary radicalism; literary conservatism; ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Boundary Conditions and Troubadour Texts
Forum: LLC Occitan
What boundary conditions define troubadour texts? Politics, genre, dialect/language, country? How ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Boundaries and the Third Culture
Special Session
On the 25th anniversary of Brockman’s “Third Culture” essay, this panel seeks to explore whether ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

In memoriam: A tribute to Dr. Claudia Parodi (†2015)
Forum: LSL General Linguistics
Proposals related to Language Contact in Spanish America, Colonial Studies, Historical Linguistics, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Engaging with the Poetics of Peripheralization
Special Session
How do experimental aesthetics engage with/represent the political histories and economies of the ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

The Long Nineteenth Century In Detail
Special Session
Papers on the detail and detailism (e.g., individualism; local/global contexts; the particular, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness
Special Session
Roundtable exploring how the visual medium of comics depicts invisible mental illnesses & ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016, last updated 17 February 2016

Editing for/in the College Classroom
Special Session
Seeking papers exploring the pedagogy of editing: editorial theory in literature classrooms, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Svetlana Alexievich and Sverkhliteratura
Forum: LLC Russian and Eurasian
Analyzing the “super-literature” of Alexievich, Belorussian writer and 2015 Nobel prizewinner, in ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Local Digital Humanities
Forum: TC Digital Humanities
How do digital humanities methods and concepts engage the local, in theory or practice? Can local ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Travel narratives and communication technology
Forum: GS Travel Writing
From reliable postal systems to the telegraph to cellphones, how does changing communication ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Speculative Asian American Fictions
Forum: LLC Asian American
Papers that consider speculative fiction, science and technology as they pertain to Asian American ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Poetry and Labour
Special Session
Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Moods of Criticism
Forum: TM Literary Criticism
What are, or should be, the moods of criticism? (Wry, irascible, ebullient, anxious, etc.) 200 word ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Literary Objects, Object Relations
Special Session
This panel thinks about language, object relations, and phantasy together in literary texts without ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Refugees, Exiles and Migration: Past and Present Journeys
Allied Organization: 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

The Early Modern Sonnet and Its Objects
Special Session
Papers on the materiality of the early modern sonnet: objects, commodities, objectivity, and ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Re-visioning Refugees: South Asian Interventions
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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 the Archive
Forum: TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
Roundtable on the theory/practice of recovery in the age of digitization. What are the challenges ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

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

Animal Labour and the Human
Special Session
Papers examine the role of working animals as boundary conditions for the category of human. ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Looking for a Light in the Dark: On Mental Health in Humanistic Pedagogy
Special Session
This session seeks papers that offer effective strategies for confronting mental health issues ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

BEYOND SCROOGE: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN BUSINESS IN LITERATURE
Special Session
Seeking papers on literary representations of socially conscious ethics in business, and the limits ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Jewish Languages in Latin America
Special Session
How have Jewish languages influenced Latin American literature? Abstracts addressing translation ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Beyond the Gay-Male Archive in C19 American Studies
Special Session
What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay-male archive? How ... See more
Posted 13 November 2015, last updated 16 February 2016

The Sonic Imagination of Modern Korean Literature
Forum: LLC Korean
Viewing implied reader as situated listener, the panel examines voice, rhythm, and music in the ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

100 Years of October: Reconsidering the Russian Revolution
Allied Organization: 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

Translation and in-between Spaces in Korea and East Asia
Forum: LLC Korean
Papers engaging postcolonial approaches to translation in Korea and East Asia. 250-word abstract ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Foreign Bodies in Korean Literature
Forum: LLC Korean
The panel addresses representation of bodies that do not respect borders, including those of ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Globalization and the Second World
Allied Organization: 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

Latin American Cosmopolitics
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American
Discussion of world and region after a recent wave of studies (Siskind, Hoyos, Price, ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

The Autonomy of Poetry Revisited
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American
State-of-the art panel on the limits of Latin Americanist poetics. Is today’s (study of) poetry ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Shaw, Modernism, and Utopia
Special Session
The International Shaw Society invites papers that examine Bernard Shaw’s plays and nondramatic ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

African-Americans Abroad
Special Session
This panel will explore twentieth and twenty-first century African-American trans-Atlantic ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

The Standardization of Galician: A Response to Language Contact and Change
Forum: LLC Galician
Inc. contemporary history/prospects for a Galician oral/standard variety; language standardization ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Round Table: What is 'Galician' in Galician Studies? Defining Galician Studies in the 21st Century
Forum: LLC Galician
We welcome ideas, reflections, proposals, controversies, and debates. 150-word abstracts for ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Female Power: Lost, Found, Imagined [Joint session with LLC Medieval Iberian]
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

The Global English Department: Teaching Beyond the Anglo-American Canon
Special Session
A roundtable focusing on teaching and learning beyond the Anglo-American canon in non-Anglophone ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy
Special Session
Explores the role that the encounter with East Asian philosophical, political, and aesthetic ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

“Politics, Oratory, and Public Discourse: Debating the Nation in Modern and Contemporary Spain”
Forum: LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian
Papers exploring oratory and its effects in historically contextualized debates on nation, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Spaces and Architectures of Boredom
Special Session
How is boredom portrayed in fiction as a condition of space and modern architecture? Experience, ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Object Lessons in Personhood
Forum: TC Law and the Humanities
10-minute papers on a single “thing.” How do theoretical issues surrounding legal ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Boundaries and Contestations in Native/Aboriginal Texts
Forum: LLC Indigenous Literatures of the United States and Canada
How does Indigenous writing explore limits and refigure boundaries of land, law, bodies, language, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Wounding and Caring: Vulnerable Bodies in Narrative
Special Session
This panel seeks papers on representations of vulnerable bodies and of their inscription in various ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Politics, Oratory, and Public Discourse: Debating the Nation in Modern and Contemporary Spain
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian
Papers exploring oratory and its effects in historically contextualized debates on nation, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Dante and Material Culture
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Forms of Puerto Rican Debt: Critique and Conditions
Forum: LLC Puerto Rican
How do literature and art imagine past/current Puerto Rican economic crises? Reflections on ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Dynamite Discussion Board Dynamics
Special Session
Roundtable of 10-15 minute presentations on lighting the fuse for student success in online ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Political Literature
Special Session
Inviting presentations on political literature: works involving any regional, national and ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Propaganda Reconsidered
Forum: LLC Slavic and East European
How do emerging theoretical models contribute to the study of propaganda? This panel examines ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Literary Influence: Queer Reframings
Special Session
Panel seeks to reframe literary influence. Queer, gender, race, and other innovative readings of ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Travel Narratives and Communication Technology
Forum: LLC Slavic and East European
From reliable postal systems to the telegraph to cellphones, how does changing communication ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Soviet-era Dissidence Revived?
Forum: LLC Slavic and East European
In light of authoritarianism in Russia today, how does the current generation of artists adopt or ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Early Modern Lucretius
Special Session
Papers examining any aspect of early modern Lucretius are welcome. 200-300 word abstract by 15 ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

The Novel in the New World
Special Session
How were European novels received in the Americas? How did this shape readers in the New and the ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

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

Resident/Alien
Forum: LLC Early American
While these terms animate contemporary political debates, this panel seeks to explore their ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016

Latina/o Materialisms
Forum: LLC Latina and Latino
queer, feminist, cultural, new &/or old materialisms; Marxisms; text as material object, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016, last updated 14 February 2016

Representing Female Identity in Postwar Italy
Special Session
How do Italian women authors and filmmakers define female identity and manipulate genre to ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016

Colonialism, Cinema, Cartographic Imaginaries
Forum: MS Screen Arts and Culture
How are colonial spaces imagined, by colonized and colonizer? How does mapping, literal or ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016

Moving Image Poetry
Forum: MS Screen Arts and Culture
From early film to digital animation, moving images enable rethinking of poetry’s visual dimension. ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016

Human Rights and Everyday Violence
Special Session
Considers the role (beyond raising awareness) and potential costs of literature in defining ... See more
Posted 13 February 2016

The Languages of Latina/o Literature
Forum: LLC Latina and Latino
How have Spanish, English, and indigenous languages influenced the formation of Latina/o ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016, last updated 13 February 2016

American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions
Special Session
Boundaries that define/challenge the category of American women writers, any period/genre. Special ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Speculative Latin@: Histories of the Future
Forum: LLC Latina and Latino
Papers engaging speculative fiction by Latin@ authors: alternative archives; utopias/dystopias; ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

American Jews and Poetic Experiment
Forum: LLC Jewish American
Jews and/ in experimental poetry. The relationship between ethnicity, religion, culture, and form, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Feeling Jewish
Forum: LLC Jewish American
Ways to feel Jewish—intransitively and transitively. Affect, empathy, sympathy, anxiety, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Adaptation, Transmediation: The Narrative Boundaries of Genre, Medium, and Time
Special Session
How do adaptation and transmediation push the boundaries and possibilities of literature? ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Science and the Comedia
Forum: LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Drama
How do scientific discourses play in the Comedia? What are their intersections with other prevalent ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

The State of the Comedia
Forum: LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Drama
What ought to be Comedia studies today? What newer critical trends are changing the field? Can we ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Continuous Ruptures in 21st Century Iberian Cinema
Special Session
Considerations of 21st Century Spanish Cinema dialoguing with history through notions of ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

The Boundaries of Literary Age Studies
Forum: TC Age Studies
What are/should be the parameters of age studies in literature? How should literary age studies ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

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

Writing Resistance
Forum: TC History and Literature
Historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”: narrative construction of ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Nabokov and Psychology
Allied Organization: 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

Catalan Cinema and New Media
Forum: LLC Catalan Studies
Papers should examine Catalan Cinema and new media with a focus on the global, intercultural and ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Early Modern British Literature in Translation
Special Session
Presentations on aspects of translations of early modern British literature including Shakespeare ... See more
Posted 27 January 2016, last updated 11 February 2016

Unbounded: David Huerta's Incurable at 30
Special Session
Incurable (1987) shatters the boundaries of form. Papers on readership, intertextuality, illness, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Oil Cultures
Special Session
Papers engaging the representation of oil, energy, and ecology in literature, film, and media. ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Agamben's Paradigms
Special Session
Papers engaging Agamben's work with regard to modern literature and film. Also considering ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Arthurian Affect in Medieval Arthurian Texts
Forum: CLCS Arthurian
How are emotions represented and valued in medieval Arthurian texts? Bonnie Wheeler (See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Pierre Boulez
Forum: MS Opera and Musical Performance
Boulez’s work with opera, his musical dialogues with literary texts, relations to modernism and ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Literary History for the Anthropocene
Special Session
How do Anthropocene timelines and narratives revise literary history and periodization? And how can ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Art, Non-Art, Post-Media, Installation: Catalan Museums Today
Forum: LLC Catalan Studies
The role and function of the Museum when art and non-art, exhibit and installation, media and ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Gender and 21st-Century Mexican Literature
Special Session
How does Mexican literature of the 21st century explore issues related to gender, feminism, and/or ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Reanimating the New Materialisms: Approaching Animist Beings in Oral and Written African Literatures
Special Session
Explorations of new materialisms in relation to longstanding and/or contemporary literary ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Enthusiasm and the Making of American Literature
Special Session
I welcome any critical approaches to enthusiasm and American literature: e.g., on affect, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Dissimulation and its Detection in Early Modern Asia
Forum: LLC East Asian
How do literary texts register and respond to concerns about falsification and authenticity ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Documenting Digital Humanities Research
Special Session
Changelogs, blog posts, Github commits and more: methods for documenting the process of digital ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

Beautiful and Useful: The Lasting Legacy of William Morris and the Art of the Book
Special Session
Send proposals to demaria@vassar.edu and See more
Posted 10 February 2016

18th-century New Media: Itineraries of Word & Image
Forum: CLCS 18th-Century
Papers on the interaction of text and illustration with attention to cross-cultural translation ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

Boundaries of Life: Aging in Works by Atwood and Lessing
Allied Organization: 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

Dispossession: West Asian Contexts
Forum: LLC West Asian
Panel on past and current practices of dispossession in West Asia: statelessness, apartheid, ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

Romanticism Unbound
Forum: LLC English Romantic
Where are the boundaries of Romanticism? Can “romanticism” help us grasp: immigration, refugees, ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

Perceptual Ecology
Special Session
This panel concerns cognitive psychology and environmental thinking, specifically, the relationship ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

"I Die Daily": Police Brutality, Black Bodies, and the Force of Children's Literature
Allied Organization: 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

Troubadour Pessimism
Special Session
Papers concerning the troubadour tradition across periods (Medieval to contemporary) and ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

Giacomo Leopardi on the Edge
Forum: LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian
Investigations of how Leopardi’s work blurred and probed the boundaries between philosophy/poetry; ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

The Boundary Conditions of Genre
Forum: LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian
Examinations of literary forms in evolution: old and new genres, intersections, overlaps; ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

The Technologies of Creative Spaces
Special Session
Investigates portrayals of various technologies (mechanical, corporal, conceptual, etc.) used to ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

Writing Migrant Selves in Transnational Arab Contexts
Forum: CLCS Global Arab and Arab American
Regional, transnational, cross-border, multilingual Arab constructions of selfhood. 250-word ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Theories of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home
Special Session
This session seeks papers of various theoretical approaches to develop a discourse on the ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Re/presenting the War: World War II in Italian Liturature and Film
Special Session
How do literary and cinematic texts present issues of national identity, gender and memory? ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent
Special Session
Papers examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Colonial Iberia
Forum: LLC Luso-Brazilian
Even though the Portuguese empire preceded the Spanish, few people study their relationship or both ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016, last updated 9 February 2016

Graphic Narratives
Forum: LLC Luso-Brazilian
This panel explores different forms of graphic narrative from the Luso-Brazilian world, including, ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016, last updated 9 February 2016

Women in the Archives
Allied Organization: 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

Representing Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary Literatures and Films
Special Session
Gendered, class, and environmental violence; imagined resolutions; politics of form in narratives ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Writing Migrant Selves in Transnational Arab Contexts
Forum: GS Life Writing
Regional, Transnational, cross-border, multilingual Arab constructions of selfhood. 250-word ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Biblical Allusion and Adaptation as Medieval Social Commentary
Special Session
This panel discusses the appropriation of scriptural narrative and biblical allusion within works ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Towards a History of (Non-Human) Emotions
Special Session
This panel seeks papers exploring the intersection of the history of emotions and animal ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Eco-rhetorics and Shakespeare
Forum: LLC Shakespeare
Topical ecologies; affect and environment; implications of language for environment and in ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

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

Surveillance and Early Modern Spain: Spies, Inquisitors, and Informants
Forum: LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Poetry and Prose
How literature evinces the scope of early modern surveillance and provides tools for analyzing the ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Women negotiating boundaries
Forum: LLC Hungarian
We invite papers about contemporary women writers of Hungarian cultural and linguistic background ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

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

Environment, Illness, Literature, Health/care
Forum: TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Literature of environmental illness, critical perspectives on health, policy, practice. Topics and ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Out of Service: Maids and Domestic Power in Latin America
Special Session
We welcome papers on negotiations and representations of power by servants within Latin American ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Beyond Narrative: Age Studies & Medical Humanities
Forum: TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
What are the limits of narrative inquiry in age/health studies? Seeking critiques of/alternatives ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Reproductive Ethics and Contemporary Literature
Special Session
How does contemporary literature allegorize the decision to reproduce/not reproduce? How does ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Adolescence
Special Session
Re-constituting, re-imagining, or re-negotiating adolescence in culture, memory, age studies, or ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Francophone Literature and Problems of Agency
Special Session
Proposals considering questions of agency in Francophone Literature. Exploring issues in feminism, ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Boundaries of Life: Aging in Works by Atwood and Lessing
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Binge Media
Special Session
New textualities and temporalities of hyper-consumption, immersion, and self-regulation of ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

E-Book Revolution
Forum: TC Popular Culture
Transformations of literary textuality and reading practices on small portable devices; theoretical ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Italian Studies in the Digital Domain
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian
Examples of current research projects utilizing digital humanities approaches and/or reflections on ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education and Intellect in Modern and Contemporary Literature for Young People
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: International Spenser Society
Approaches could include book history, digital humanities, queer theory, ecocriticism, or others. ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Digital Humanities in Secondary Education
Special Session
We will explore the successes and difficulties of bringing DH to secondary education. Reports & ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Representation of War in Historical Novels
Special Session
How is war imagined and represented in historical novels? Submissions from all historical periods ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I
Special Session
This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Mexican Orientalisms
Forum: LLC Mexican
Mexican uses of orientalism and alternative orientalisms; literary and cultural production about ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Milton in/and the Americas
Special Session
A round table exploring John Milton’s poetic, political, and theological legacy in the Americas. ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Contemporary War Narratives and Trauma Theory
Special Session
Seeking papers on post-9/11 war experience/combat trauma in American literature/film. Emphasis on ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

“Pre- and Early Modern Ecologies”
Forum: LLC German to 1700
Papers on intersections of humans, animals, things, in premodern European texts or images. Focus on ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

“The Origin of Trauerspiel? Reading Benjamin / Reading with Benjamin”
Forum: LLC German to 1700
Papers on any aspect of Benjamin’s Trauerspiel book. Sources, readings, themes, impact on study of ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

“1517-2017: Dealing with Luther”
Allied Organization: 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

Philadelphia Stories
Forum: GS Life Writing
From Benjamin Franklin to Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia has inspired much of America's greatest ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Fear, Flight, Form: Agency in Refugee Life Writing
Forum: GS Life Writing
The contested selves of refugees in writing present limit-cases in discussions of agency, ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Early African Literature: Pre-1900
Forum: LLC African to 1990
Written African literature predates the 1950s. What works of literature written before 1900, ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Early Native American Authors
Special Session
Examining early Native American authors’ preservation of native customs/resistance to ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Politics of Invocation
Forum: LLC Early American
From second-amendment activists to Broadway patriots, mainstream culture lionizes U.S. beginnings. ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation
Special Session
Papers trace economic wealth, poverty, and reparation across colonial histories through literary, ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Comparative Medievalisms
Forum: CLCS Medieval
How does medievalism transpire globally? Cross-cultural perspectives on medievalisms in diverse ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Medieval Welsh Materiality
Special Session
Proposals should explore some aspect of materiality in medieval Welsh (including Cambro-Latin) ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Twentieth-Century Women Writers and the Formalist Turn
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century
Special Session
How do Romantic and Victorian writers imagine alternative social networks and queer affective ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Russian Formalism Reimagined
Special Session
Long treated as a prelude, could anything about the school be interesting in its own right, to ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Mobility/Stasis: Crossing Borders, Media, Disciplines
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century German
Interrogating how the fluidity and delineation, instability and reinforcement of geographical ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

I Prefer Not To: Anti-Work Politics in American Literature
Special Session
Examines how a refusal to work creates new technologies of the self from within the Bartleby Left ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Literacy Practices and Processes
Forum: RCWS Literacy Studies
We welcome discussions of practices and processes of literacies situated in a wide range of ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Thinking beyond “Europe”
Forum: CLCS European Regions
How do literary texts or films reimagine “Europe,” as new populations bring with them and leave ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Thinking beyond “Diaspora”
Forum: CLCS European Regions
As we reconsider this concept, what are some of the alternatives? We invite papers that propose ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

John Clare: the One and the Many
Allied Organization: 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

New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd
Special Session
We invite proposals exploring existentialism and the absurd in light of recent scholarship on ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016, last updated 5 February 2016

Craft and Design in Literary Study: The Legacy of William Morris
Allied Organization: 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

Boundary Conditions and Complexities in Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita
Forum: LLC Asian American
Papers on pedagogical practices and concerns in teaching the works of Karen Tei Yamashita. 250 word ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

NARRATIVE THEORY AND IMPERIAL CHINESE LITERATURE
Special Session
Papers explore narratological approaches to the literature of pre-20th century China. 250-word ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Literature and Transcription
Special Session
What is the relationship between literature and transcription? How are literary form and depictions ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Alternate Histories, Alternate Memories
Forum: TC Memory Studies
Seeking papers for a non-guaranteed session on the genre of alternative history, and its ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Shakespeare and the African-American Experience
Special Session
The representations of African-Americans in productions of Shakespearean plays from the founding of ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

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

Posthistoricism?
Forum: LLC Middle English
Are we posthistoricist? In light of recent reevaluations of historicism and experiments in ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Locating Literary Precarity
Special Session
“Precarity” has many meanings today but initially described tenancy. This panel seeks ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Drawing the Line: Comics and Adaptation
Forum: GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
Connections between Comics and Adaptation Studies: comic book adaptations, multimodality, film and ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Medieval and Victorian Temporalities
Forum: LLC Chaucer
How do medieval and Victorian literature figure temporal scale? What is, or should be, the temporal ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Decisive/Divisive: The Political Rhetoric of 2015 and Beyond
Special Session
Papers on global issues: challenges (asylum/integration); threats (terrorism); elections ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Trans/Identities
Forum: LLC Middle English
Papers on Middle English trans narratives (transhuman, transgender, transmedia, translocation, ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past
Forum: LLC Romanian
Practices of teaching Central/Eastern Europe's cultures and communist/totalitarian past to younger ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016, last updated 3 February 2016

Literature Reads Economy
Special Session
How does 19th century literature respond to questions of interpretation issued by the new economic ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Veteran Literature
Special Session
This panel seeks submissions that consider veteran authors as agents of their military experience ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

GLOBAL APARTHEID
Forum: TC Marxism, Literature, and Society
What would it mean to understand the geopolitical and biopolitical arrangements of contemporary ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Ecological Catastrophe: Past and Present
Forum: LLC Middle English
Bringing together scholars of contemporary and premodern environmental literature, this roundtable ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

The Fantastic South
Allied Organization: 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

The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed
Forum: LLC Italian American
How are the boundaries of racism and ethnocentrism in the Rocky series complicated and overturned ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War
Allied Organization: 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

Queer Southern Imaginaries
Forum: LLC Southern United States
How do erotic, sexual, and gender imaginaries shape regional and national constructions of “the ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

The Revolution(ary) South
Forum: LLC Southern United States
The South and revolutionary moments. How might focusing on the South complicate concepts of ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Deceptions: The Literature of Sexual Violence
Special Session
Seeking papers on representations of sexual violence in literature, which emphasize philosophical ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Performing Time
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Travel Writing: Purpose, Place, Genre
Special Session
Papers on real and/or imaginary journeys. Travel as historical account, cultural dialogue, ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Open Source Lit, Open Source Crit
Special Session
The "open source" movement's potential for literary studies. Literature as source code? Criticism ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Human-Animal Boundaries in 19th-century British Literature
Special Session
Papers may consider definitions of the human in relation to animality; concepts of species; ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Queer Collectivity at the Fin de Siècle
Forum: LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American
Sewing circles, quilting bees, tea time, hobos, unionizers, strikes, writers’ groups, intimate ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

What is Critical Bibliography?
Forum: TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
Seeking short position papers exploring the intellectual reach and possibilities for bibliography ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Sand’s Searches Beyond
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: George Sand Association
How Sand blurred boundaries between literary genres and gender categories. Queer and transgender ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Postcolonial Nations’ Colonialism
Special Session
Proposals should describe postcolonial nations' colonial practices over their neighboring countries ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Prelude to the "American Century"
Forum: LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American
How does post-1865 writing offer a prelude to and encourage new perspectives on militarization, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Fictional Religions
Special Session
This session invites both new close readings of texts that contain fictional religions and more ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Faulkner and World Literature
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: Feministas Unidas
Panel explores debates on construction of sex and gender. Analyzes how these gendered bodies cross ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

The Color Curtain
MLA Committee: Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
South-South inter-ethnic connections, post-Bandung embodiment, affect, Afropolitans, South Asians, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Affect and its Boundaries
Special Session
This panel seeks papers which explore how boundaries of affect—inclusive of mood, emotion, passion ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Theories of toleration/tolérance after Voltaire
Forum: LLC 18th-Century French
Roundtable on 18th-century theories of toleration/tolérance then and now. 300-word abstracts for ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Sad Clowns and Tortured Artists: Melancholy and Artistic Genius
Special Session
Papers exploring the connections between artistic creation and melancholy (under their manifold ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Shakespeare's stories/stories of Shakespeare
Special Session
Papers seeking to rethink Shakespeare's oeuvre through narrative theory and cultural production, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Alien Lines: Science Fiction Comics
Forum: GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
Intersections of science-fictional difference and comics: visual alterity, alien world-building and ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Selected Topics in Romance Linguistics
Forum: LSL Romance Linguistics
Approaches to Romance Linguistics exploring any area of Romance Linguistics (theoretical or ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

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

Lies and Deceptions in Modern Italian Literature
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian
How does a lie work? Authors’ strategies to represent and hide lies in their texts across genres, ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016, last updated 2 February 2016

Gide et la Méditerranée
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: Milton Society of America
What distinguishes Saracens, papists, and Christians in Spenser's and Milton’s poetry? Possible ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

Medieval and Victorian Temporalities
Forum: LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English
How do medieval and Victorian literature figure temporal scale? What is, or should be, the temporal ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

John Milton: A General Session
Allied Organization: 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

Women and Form in 17th-Century England
Forum: LLC 17th-Century English
Collaborative roundtable exploring women's encounters with traditional forms, broadly conceived. ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

What is the human in human rights? 17th-Century British Horizons
Forum: LLC 17th-Century English
17th-century concepts of the human; human rights; humanitarianism; species thinking. CV and ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

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

Teaching as Theoretical Practice
MLA Committee: Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
How classrooms reflect, challenge theoretical frameworks (literary, linguistic, pedagogical); how ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

Pastoral Crossroads
Special Session
Pastoral Crossroads: What is the current state of studies on the French-language pastoral? All ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

William James and Literary Studies
Special Session
On behalf of the William James Society, we seek abstract proposals for the 2017 MLA Convention that ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

Commonplacing in Early Modern England
Special Session
Papers investigating how commonplace books, miscellanies, diaries, and other manuscript texts ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

Remediating Boundaries between Children’s Print and Digital Media
Forum: GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Relationship between print and digital forms in children’s and YA literature and ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016, last updated 1 February 2016

Biopolitics and the Postcolonial
Special Session
Examines the new directions that Biopolitics as a concept and mode of reading is taking in formerly ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Premodern Disability
Forum: TC Disability Studies
Disciplinary crossings medieval and early modern disability studies; methodological resonances, ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Disability and the Non-Human Animal
Forum: TC Disability Studies
Links between physical, sensory, neurological, or psychosocial difference and non-human animals. ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

CRIPPING KEYWORDS
Forum: TC Disability Studies
Cross-disciplinary roundtable on keywords-based collaborations; organizing potentials, pitfalls; ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Character in the Realist Novel
Special Session
This panel explores how fictional characters help us think relationships between emotion and ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Canonical Authors
Forum: LLC 19th- and Early-20th-Century German
Sessions explore particular contributions of works by canonical authors (Fontane, Keller, Raabe, ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Graphic Narrative, Comics, and Temporality
Forum: GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
Representation of temporality in comics: simultaneity, human vs. cosmic time scales, eruptions of ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Crossing Boundary Conditions in Galician Translation Studies
Special Session
Translation is unprecedentedly enabling Galician culture to cross national boundaries. We invite ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

Scenes of Subjection at Twenty
Special Session
Papers considering the impact and legacy of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection for the ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

Early Modern Prophetic Traditions
Special Session
Inviting papers that consider vatic traditions, the figure of the prophet, or the poetics of ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

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

Reading Eastern Europe Digitally: Promises for the New Millennium
Special Session
Explore Eastern European digital projects, advantages of open source archives; digitization of rare ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016, last updated 30 January 2016

Ecologies of Hawthorne
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Writing/Rewriting Civil War: Comparative Perspectives
Special Session
Shifting internal boundaries in nation/empire/colony; civil war and revolution; civil war and ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction
Special Session
Animals, fairies, and toys abound in 20C British children's fiction. Seeking papers on this ... See more
Posted 27 January 2016, last updated 29 January 2016

The Prose Poem in the Hispanic World
Special Session
Papers on the prose poem, a genre against genre definition, in the Hispanic tradition: its genesis, ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Getting Religion: Children's Literature as Sacred Text
Forum: GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
The presence/role of religion in children’s literature, or texts that become sacred to young ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

The British Atlantic
Forum: LLC Restoration and Early-18th-Century English
Papers are solicited on any topic in the Restoration and early eighteenth-century period that give ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Border Conflicts: Migration, Refugees, and Diaspora in Children’s Literature
Forum: GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Guaranteed session examines children’s literature’s response to refugees, migrants, and diasporic ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

British Theater and Paratext
Forum: LLC Restoration and Early-18th-Century English
How may we understand how the dissemination of plays through their paratexts like reviews help ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Border Figures in Performance: the British Theater 1660-1740
Forum: LLC Restoration and Early-18th-Century English
How do border figures in plays - managers, musicians, and others - lead us to read plays ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

War, Money, Finance
Forum: LLC 19th-Century Latin American
This panel welcomes presentations that deal with 19th Century Latin American wars, revolts, battles ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Scenes of War
Forum: LLC 19th-Century Latin American
This panel welcomes presentations addressing the cognitive apparatuses at work in 19th-Century ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Reformation 500: Protestantism, Literature, Ireland
Forum: LLC Irish
“Anglo-Irish” refers also to English-language Irish literature (sometimes disparagingly). What ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Queer Ireland
Forum: LLC Irish
This panel celebrates the radical cultural transformation of legalizing gay marriage in Ireland by ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Histories of Digital Labor
MLA Committee: Committee on Information Technology
Much digital work has gone uncredited. How do stories from our past revise our understanding of the ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Forging Lives
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian
Critical engagements with fictional or documentary constructions of the self (biography, ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

(Re)presenting Claudel
Allied Organization: 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

Traces of the Sacred
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian
A critical exploration of the relation between Capital and the Sacred in the context of the Spanish ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

“The Changing Boundaries of Language Instruction”
Forum: LSL Language Change
Papers should address changes in language instruction reflecting new pedagogy, platforms and global ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Lovecraft's Weird Modernism
Special Session
Lovecraft’s relationship to modernism/modernity; Lovecraft and race; Lovecraft and ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Ruins and Remains in Early Modern England
Forum: LLC 16th-Century English
Papers employing archaeological, literary, or interdisciplinary approaches to the topic welcome. ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Getting Religion: Children's Literature as Sacred Text
Forum: TC Religion and Literature
The presence/role of religion in children’s literature, or texts that become sacred to young ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016, last updated 28 January 2016

Afriphonic Literature and Culture
Forum: LLC African to 1990
Developments in literature and culture mediated in endogenous languages, across modes. 250-word ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People
Forum: LLC Italian American
Italian American Forum guaranteed panel seeking transmedia perspectives/projects on the IA ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Literary Geographies: New Directions
Special Session
How are literary engagements with space and geography being reshaped? Papers welcome on ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Early Modern Women’s ‘Inheritances’
Allied Organization: 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 Planet in Ruins: The Anthropocene from Below
Forum: CLCS Global South
Papers engaging questions of environmentalism, environmental disaster, slow violence, and/or the ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Trans-Atlantic Yorùbá
Forum: LLC African to 1990
Studies of literatures and cultures of Yorùbá descent in their multi-faceted mutual commerce ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Italy as a Woman: Symbolic Representations of National Identity
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian
Symbolic representations of Liberty and Oppression, Utopia and Dystopia through the body of a woman ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Chaucerian Media
Forum: LLC Chaucer
Chaucer's media; mediation in/of Chaucer's poetry; media as a critical/theoretical approach to ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

South-South Policing: Security, Markets, and the Laboring Body
Forum: CLCS Global South
South-South perspectives on relations of policing and state-market security to biopolitics, labor ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016, last updated 28 January 2016

Boundaries of the Book
Forum: TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography
What are the boundaries of books—dictionaries included—in various formats and materials, from ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Performance Ampersand
Forum: GS Drama and Performance
This panel conjugates performance with a key idea, method or movement in critical theory and/or ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Queer Hamilton
Forum: GS Drama and Performance
musical theatre, performance, Broadway, dance, history, cross-periodization, American Revolution, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016, last updated 28 January 2016

Literature as Experience of Crossing Boundaries in East Asia
Forum: LLC East Asian
How does literature negotiate boundaries, cultural awareness, or individual self-definition in East ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016, last updated 27 January 2016

Alternative Memories of the Asian Pacific War
Special Session
This panel examines alternative memories of the Asian Pacific War that challenge dominant ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016, last updated 27 January 2016

In Debt: Credit, Indebtedness, and Financial Injury
Forum: LLC 18th-Century French
On varieties of financial obligation and misconduct; global, domestic, public, or private. 300-word ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016, last updated 27 January 2016

"Orientalism" Revisited: Travel Writing & Neo-Orientalism
Forum: GS Travel Writing
Reconsideration of Said’s theoretical framework for understanding aesthetic and political ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Campus Chaucer
Forum: LLC Chaucer
Chaucerian pedagogy in the current campus climate: social justice, trigger warnings, state of ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Modernist Poetry and Poetics in the North
Forum: CLCS Nordic
Papers invited on poetic modernism(s) – forms, shapes, expressions, translations, influence – in ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Brecht and Scandinavian Theater and Film
Special Session
Profoundly influenced by Scandinavian theater, Brecht inspired Nordic dramatists and filmmakers. We ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

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

Oceanic Diasporas: Movement Beyond Borders
Special Session
Soliciting papers that analyze how oceans challenge territory as the primary analytical site for ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Patrick O'Brian's Boundaries
Special Session
How do Patrick O'Brian's novels traverse boundaries? Papers may focus on generic, historical, or ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Queer Domesticities
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Trans-period, trans-genre alternatives to erotic/sensual public/private heteronormative paradigms; ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Margins to Mainstream: US Latino/a Performance
Special Session
Latino/a poetry, drama, art, film; mainstream (Broadway, Hollywood, Latino/a ethnic traditions) to ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Medieval Letters
Forum: LLC Medieval French
Epistolary or scholarly, sung or written, inscribed or embroidered, demarcating the manuscript ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Objects in Medieval Literature
Forum: LLC Medieval French
What is the nature of textual objects, their characteristics, role in plot or interpersonal ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Aspects of the Novel at 90
Special Session
What is the meaning, influence, or continued relevance of EM Forster’s 1927 work, especially in the ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Writing Studies at MLA: The Past and Future of English Studies
Allied Organization: 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

Germanic Philology and Linguistics
Forum: LSL Germanic Philology and Linguistics
The forum solicits papers addressing any aspect of Germanic linguistics and philology. Please send ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Emotional Gender/ Gender of Emotions in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Special Session
Papers examining different aspects of gender and emotions/affect in Medieval/ Renaissance ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Lawrence and the 'New Modernisms'
Allied Organization: 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

Dickinson's Punctuation: What was her purpose?
Special Session
What do the punctuation features in Emily's manuscripts represent, mean, or do? For whom? Is there ... See more
Posted 24 January 2016

Problems of Translation in Francophone Studies
Forum: LLC Francophone
Papers exploring translation in/of Francophone works: translation as trope; interpreter/translator ... See more
Posted 24 January 2016

Global Quebec in Literature and Film
Forum: LLC Francophone
Explorations of international, intercultural and transnational experiences in literature and cinema ... See more
Posted 24 January 2016

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

Modernist Terror, 1890-1930
Forum: LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English
Modalities of terror and violence: individual/collective; bodily/mental; domestic/imperial. CV and ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

Pleasurable Forms: Early Modern English Literature
Special Session
How is literary form related to the production of audience pleasure? How can "pleasure" be related ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

Russian Shakespeares
Special Session
Papers investigating significant Russian adaptations or translations of Shakespeare's works that ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

“A Means to Reach Conscience”: Ostranenie as Social Criticism
Special Session
This session deals with ostranenie (defamiliarization / estrangement) as a cognitive-emotional ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

Spanish for Specific Purposes
Special Session
Session focuses on Spanish for Specific Purposes and community engagement. please send a 300 word ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

Here I Stand: 500 Years After Luther
Allied Organization: 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

21st Century Black Intellectuals: Coates and Rankine
Special Session
This panel will explore the writings of Claudia Rankine and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Please send abstracts ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

Virginia Woolf Scholars Come to Their Senses
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: International Brecht Society
Cold Brecht? Does critical distance imply absence of emotions? Do feelings come into play? Is ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

New Work on Sixteenth-Century France
Forum: LLC 16th-Century French
20-minute papers on French 16th-century literature and culture. Proposals featuring on going work ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

The Vibrant Renaissance: Matter, Objects, and the Nonhuman in Early Modern France
Forum: LLC 16th-Century French
Roundtable exploring Early Modern France and theories of matter; agency of assemblages; nonhuman ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

Ten Years after the MLA Report Part II: Curricular Integration in Language Programs
Forum: LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning
Has the curricular landscape evolved? Has the language major been re-envisioned to develop ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

Ten Years after the MLA Report Part I: The Status of Languages Within Universities
Forum: LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning
Has the 2007 call to strengthen the demand for language competence been met? Abstract (200 word ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

Colonial Iberia
Forum: LLC Colonial Latin American
Even though the Portuguese empire preceded the Spanish, few people study both colonial experiences ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

Imitation in 18th- and Early 19th-Century German Literature
Forum: LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German
This panel explores the aesthetic, legal, commercial, moral, and didactic dimensions of literary ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

Female Authorship in 18th- and Early 19th-Century German Culture
Forum: LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German
This panel investigates conceptualizations and literary representations of female authorship in ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

What Goethe Heard: Hearing and Listening in the Long Eighteenth Century
Forum: LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German
Papers exploring representations and conceptions of sound, hearing, and listening in German ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

Colonial ethnographies
Forum: LLC Colonial Latin American
This panel seeks papers on colonial ethnographic discourse in the context of Spanish imperialism. ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

The Forms of American Religion
Special Session
What forms does U.S. religion take? Seeking papers on the influence of literary, cultural, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

Re-turns of Deconstruction
Forum: TM Literary and Cultural Theory
Deconstruction after or outside the linguistic turn(deconstruction of institutions/disciplines, the ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Conrad and Lawrence at Sea
Allied Organization: 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

Soundscapes in Premodern Japan
Forum: LLC Japanese to 1900
How does sound represent courtly or natural spaces, confer auditory or illocutionary force, or give ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Asemic Writing
Special Session
Its history and notable practitioners; its theoretical implications for what writing was and may ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

The Subject of Women in Proust
Special Session
How are women in Proust’s fiction more than just objects? All theoretical approaches to female ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Nineteenth-Century American Poetry: Form and Politics
Special Session
How does form (genre, poetics, style) register social and political change? In what ways does form ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

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

The Mexican Legal Code and its Glitches
Special Session
The Mexico & Law and Humanities Sections ask: How might Mexican literature and legal codes ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

On the Boundary Line: Choosing Authors for the Edinburgh Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Writers
Special Session
Who/When/How is a Scottish author? Offer positions and recommendations in this field-making forum. ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Literature and the Political
Forum: LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian
Investigations of literature’s engagement with political discourse and examples of the poet as a ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modern Italy
Forum: LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian
Analyses of intersections between imaginative literature and medical, alchemic, astrological, ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Ekphrasis in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
Forum: LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian
Explorations of ekphrasis and descriptions of images in literary works, with attention to critical ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Phenomenology and Literature
Special Session
What kinds of phenomenological readings might still produce insights that cannot be gained ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

The 1960s and Medieval Culture
Special Session
Papers exploring connections between 1960s and Middle Ages cultures, including dissent, protest, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Romanticism and the Right to Violence
Forum: CLCS Romantic and 19th-Century
By what means--economic, political, linguistic--is the right to exercise violence affirmed or ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Language Change and Boundaries in the U.S
Forum: LSL Language Change
Examining how language change in the U.S. casts new light on the conventional boundaries between ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

No Exit? Escape in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature
Special Session
Papers investigating the poetics and politics of escape. Is escape always escapist? Can escape ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Postcolonial Bodies in Italian Literature, Film, and Media
Forum: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian
Representations of transplanted and displaced bodies within the context of globalized diasporic ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

The Consummate American? Woman? Regionalist? New Approaches to Mary Wilkins Freeman
Special Session
How read, enjoy, or teach Freeman today? A roundtable inaugurating an author’s society. 300-word ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Graphic Queer/Queer Graphics
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Graphic fiction, sexuality; queer/trans* comics/comix; serial visual cultures; print media, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Queer Hamilton
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Musical theatre, performance, Broadway, dance, history, cross-periodization, American Revolution, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

What Goethe Heard: Hearing and Listening in the Long Eighteenth Century
Allied Organization: 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

18th- / 19th-Century Women: Creators and Distributors of Wealth
Forum: LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian
Considerations of women as philanthropists, workers, overseers, inheritors, entrepreneurs; as ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Affect and Religion
Special Session
Papers might engage theological accounts of the emotions, recent arguments in affect theory on ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Second Language Studies and the Digital Humanities
Forum: LSL Applied Linguistics
(in)compatibility of SLA theories with digital humanities; how concordances and other databases ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Mental Health in Contemporary Literature
Special Session
How are mental health issues addressed in literature? Does literary representation challenge ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Ecomedia
Forum: TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities
This roundtable intends to showcase diverse ecomedia projects and ignite conversation about field ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination
Special Session
Papers on literary explorations of crowds, immigration, uprisings, and/or social welfare in the ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

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

The Role of the Subaltern Critic
Special Session
Papers defining the role of such critics in shaping knowledge about a country's literature, or ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Kafka Transcending Boundaries
Special Session
Kafka's experimental approach to gender, family and social structures, his transgressive ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

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

The Sense of an Ending, Now
Forum: GS Prose Fiction
Fifty years after the publication of Frank Kermode's classic, we invite papers on the form, theme, ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

New Scholarship on Robert Hayden
Special Session
Papers can explore Hayden’s poetry from any perspective. Of particular interest are papers engaging ... See more
Posted 17 January 2016

Gender and the British Empire
Special Session
British Empire was a highly gendered space. Papers welcome to explore colonial ... See more
Posted 17 January 2016

Biofiction and Modernism
Special Session
Now a dominant form, biofiction first became popular in the 1930s. What role did modernism play in ... See more
Posted 17 January 2016

Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Cultures
Forum: LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
Theorizing the politics, aesthetics, ethics, affect, of figurations of hunger. Class, gender, ... See more
Posted 16 January 2016

Lyric in the Classroom
Special Session
How does lyric and lyric theory inform our work in the classroom? What role does lyric play in how ... See more
Posted 16 January 2016

In Repertoire: The Repertory System in/and Theatre History
Special Session
In what ways does the repertory system condition the performance event? How has/does this ... See more
Posted 15 January 2016

Illegal Diasporas in African Literature and Cinema
Forum: LLC African since 1990
Submissions on illegal diasporas and refugees in African literature and cinema. 250 word abstracts ... See more
Posted 15 January 2016

Machine Translation Before 1800
Special Session
How does thinking in terms of systems, teams, and conditions instead of individuals help us better ... See more
Posted 15 January 2016

The "Uses" of Literature
Forum: TM The Teaching of Literature
The “Uses” of Literature: This session explores the ... See more
Posted 15 January 2016

Literature and Solitude
Special Session
Proposals examining solitude/privacy/isolation, especially in early modern literature and culture, ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

Accenting Punctuation
Special Session
Punctuation: Its use in certain genres, as it is used by specific literary figures, or topics ... See more
Posted 31 December 2015, last updated 14 January 2016

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

Poetic Boundaries in the American Present
Special Session
How do poetics delineate, trouble, aspire to American cultural boundaries i.e. race, capital, ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016, last updated 14 January 2016

Boundaries of College-Ready Writing
Forum: HEP Community Colleges
Questions about political and economic contexts of placement, transfer, dual credit. Explorations ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

Best Practices Now
MLA Committee: Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presentations invited on the hiring, retention, mentoring, and professional advancement of faculty ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

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

Reclaiming Romanticism
Forum: LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian
Zorrilla's bicentennial provides an opportunity to revisit Spanish Romanticism, which grappled with ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance
Allied Organization: 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?
Allied Organization: Dickens Society
A novelist of ‘hearth and home,’ Dickens authored more broken homes than harmonious ones, in life ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Translation Remembered: Beyond Paradigms of “Loss”
Special Session
Innovative approaches to translated texts that go beyond the dichotomies of the ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction’s Countercultures
Special Session
Papers explore Rob Latham’s assertion that “Science fiction has always had a close relationship ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Zombie Theology: Desacralizing the Human Body
Forum: TC Religion and Literature
Golems, Faustus, zombies--what do fantasies and fears of unsouled bodies, medieval to modern, ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Religion in the Contact Zones
Forum: TC Religion and Literature
What is created where religions meet? Explore borderlands (geographical, linguistic, identitarian), ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

The Geography of Wealth
Special Session
This panel will explore relationships between value, portability, land, and representation in ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

The Apocalypse in Literature
Special Session
How is the apocalypse imagined and represented in literature? Submissions from all historical ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

New Currents in Medieval Iberian Studies
Forum: LLC Medieval Iberian
Papers on new works, new methodologies, or new critical approaches to Medieval Iberian literature ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Literature and Peace
Special Session
How do poets, novelists, playwrights, or other writers negotiate questions of peace? Papers welcome ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Spectacle
Forum: LLC 19th-Century French
We invite proposals on performance, performers, visual spectacle, spectatorship, and ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

The Archive
Forum: LLC 19th-Century French
We invite proposals on research materials, methodologies, and theories in/of/on the 19th century. ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Pinter/Beckett: Blurring Boundaries
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

Poetry and Ecology
Special Session
This panel welcomes papers broadly concerned with how poetry mediates ecological issues—how it ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Post World War II French and Francophone poetry
Special Session
This session will particularly welcome papers that link poetry either with the visual arts or with ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Boundary Conditions in Genre Fiction
Special Session
This panel seeks papers engaging with representations of the world beyond Anglo-America in genre ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Vanishing Islands?
Special Session
Papers examine colonial/postcolonial representations of environmental disaster, vulnerable and/or ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Culinary Sorcery
Special Session
All manner of sorcery, wizardry, magic, and slight of hand in the kitchen. Representations in ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

The Rise of the Celebrity Chef
Special Session
Origins and evolution of the celebrity chef as a public figure. 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Chaucer's Influence on Shakespeare
Special Session
Papers exploring Chaucer's influence on Shakespeare with particular focus on matters related to ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Romanticism and Pennsylvania
Special Session
Exploring connections between Romanticism and Pennsylvania: possible topics include "Pantisocracy," ... See more
Posted 9 January 2016

Architecting Modernist Fiction
Special Session
How are architectures experienced and represented in modernist fiction? All disciplines/approaches ... See more
Posted 8 January 2016

Modernism and Graphic Narrative
Special Session
Relationships between modernism, graphic narrative. Possibilities include narrative theory, ... See more
Posted 8 January 2016

The Liminal Don Juan
Special Session
Liminality and its relationship to Don Juan. Topics might include, but are not limited to, national ... See more
Posted 31 December 2015, last updated 7 January 2016

Literature, Language and Substance Abuse
Special Session
Proposals exploring renderings of substance abuse and the addict in art. Interdisciplinary, ... See more
Posted 5 January 2016

What Next? The Episodic and The Serial
Special Session
This Pecha Kucha session considers episodic and serial formats across a variety of media (film, ... See more
Posted 2 January 2016

Realism Engagé
Special Session
This panel explores the affinities and aversions between literary realism and political commitment, ... See more
Posted 31 December 2015

The Politics of Mark Twain's America
Allied Organization: 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

The Road Less Traveled: Teaching Literature in Unconventional Spaces
Special Session
Seeking discussions/papers about innovative approaches to teaching literature in unconventional ... See more
Posted 29 December 2015

Melville's Taxonomies
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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"
Allied Organization: Association for Business Communication
Proposals should address intergenerational communication challenges in the workplace. Baby Boomers, ... See more
Posted 16 December 2015

Syntax and Poetry
Forum: LSL Linguistics and Literature
Following the successful session on syntax and poetry in 2016, we invite abstracts on how poets ... See more
Posted 9 December 2015, last updated 14 December 2015

Postcolonial Stylistics
Forum: LSL Linguistics and Literature
We invite abstracts that explore representations of linguistic varieties and variation in ... See more
Posted 9 December 2015, last updated 14 December 2015

Making Interdisciplinarity Work in the Divided University
Special Session
How can we foster interdisciplinary hires, and collaborative teaching and research in the liberal ... See more
Posted 14 December 2015

Antirelationality and Environmental Literature
Special Session
Papers should examine the "antisocial/antirelational" thesis in queer theory alongside ecocritical ... See more
Posted 9 December 2015

Foucault and Queer of Color Critique
Special Session
Given recent work by Ferguson and Huffer, this panel explores new points of alliance between ... See more
Posted 9 December 2015

Migration and Domesticity in British Romanticism
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: 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

CSE-SHARP Collaborative Session, Open Topic: Editions/Authors/Readers/Publishers
MLA Committee: Committee on Scholarly Editions
Editor-author relations; editors imagining or constructing readerships; social, interactive, ... See more
Posted 5 December 2015

If a Lion Could Speak: The Impress of Paul West
Special Session
Tribute to the prolific, English-born American novelist (1930-2015). His stylistic mastery, ... See more
Posted 14 November 2015

Dickinson in the Anthropocene
Allied Organization: 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
Allied Organization: Emily Dickinson International Society
Presentations on memory, artifact, and experience; reconstructing lost landscapes or mindscapes; ... See more
Posted 10 November 2015

The Avant-Garde City in Latin America
Special Session
The papers of this session will analyze the relations between the avant-garde movements in Latin ... See more
Posted 9 November 2015

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