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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 non-Western, i.e. postcolonial, literary and filmic contexts. Abstracts of 300 words. by 28 March 2016; Chantal Zabus (czabus@hotmail.com)
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 contribute to an exploration of this phenomenon? 300 word abstracts and short bio by 23 March 2016; Daniel Charles Morris (dmorris@purdue.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016, last updated 16 March 2016

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

Materiality, Difference, and Digital Labor
Special Session
Considering representations of digital materiality and labor from queer, feminist, and anti-racist (intersectional, postcolonial) perspectives. Welcome foci include pedagogy, writing, media studies. 250-word abstract and two-page cv by 25 March 2016; Carolyn Elerding (elerding.1@osu.edu)
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, microscopes, publishing technologies, the novel as a technology, etc. 300-word abstracts and 1-page CV by 23 March 2016; Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@oberlin.edu)
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 technology, SCOT (social construction of technology), actor-network theory, etc. 300-word abstracts and 1-page CV by 23 March 2016; Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@oberlin.edu)
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 relations challenge the assumed borders separating modernists and Victorians? https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/66768. 250-300 word abstracts by 24 March 2016; Shawna Ross (shawnaross@tamu.edu)
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 cross, expand, or diminish cultural and racialized boundaries? 200-word abstracts by 22 March 2016; Stephanie A. Fetta (safetta@syr.edu)
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 authors/approaches; non-anglophone graphic novels welcome. Abstracts, any language, with English trans. by 15 March 2016; Pamela Brown (pambrown12@gmail.com)
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 impact of affect in 20th Century Latin America. 300-Word Abstract by 18 March 2016; Joshua Deckman (joshrdeckman@gmail.com) and Fernando Fonseca (fzf110@psu.edu)
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 languages and contexts. For an extended panel description: https://commons.mla.org/groups/20th-and-21st-century/forum/topic/cfp-vernacular-comparisons-beyond-the-europhone/#post-10445. 250-word abstracts. by 24 March 2016; Annette Damayanti Lienau (alienau@complit.umass.edu)
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 definition in areas like dialects, genres, periods, influences, etc. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; ( etreharne@mac.com)
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 and cultural memory. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Alice Kelly (alice.kelly@humanities.ox.ac.uk)
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 all genres, periods, and regions welcome. 300-word abstract and brief cv by 15 March 2016; Melissa J. Ganz (melissa.ganz@marquette.edu)
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 relationship between these representations and social justice, race, class and gender. 250 word abstracts, CVs. by 25 March 2016; Leila Lehnen (llehnen@unm.edu)
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 culture in humanities programs? Submit 250-word proposal and CV to lchinn@emory.edu. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn (lchinn@emory.edu)
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 worlds, but must relate to the romance epic. Please send abstracts to Paula Leverage (leverage@purdue.edu). 250-word abstracts by 23 March 2016; Paula E. Leverage (leverage@purdue.edu)
Posted 4 March 2016

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 meditation. 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Anna Marra (anna.marra@yale.edu)
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 reaches forward/ backward across this moment for conjuring queer aesthetic & political imaginaries. Please submit 250-word abstracts by 20 March 2016; Karen Jaime (kjaime@cornell.edu)
Posted 3 March 2016

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

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. 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Tina Lu (tina.lu@yale.edu) and Nathan Faries (nfaries@bates.edu)
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 as exemplified by the 2016 quatercentenary of Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare festivals. Abstract by 15 March 2016; Liana Chen (liachen@gwu.edu)
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? 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Andrew Schonebaum (schone@umd.edu) and Nathan Faries (nfaries@bates.edu)
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 scramble" for Africa, debates over Affirmative Action, and #blacklivesmatter. Paper abstract (300-500 words) and CV by 15 March 2016; Nicholas Rinehart (rinehart@g.harvard.edu)
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? Send 300 word abstracts and 50 word bio sketches by 20 March 2016; Kevin Floyd (kfloyd@kent.edu) and Beverley Best (bev.best@concordia.ca)
Posted 1 March 2016

Crossing Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Special Session
Papers exploring cultural, religious, diplomatic, and other interactions in the early modern Mediterranean. 300-word abstract and CV by March 15, 2016; Galina Yermolenko (galina.yermolenko@desales.edu). by 15 March 2016; Galina Yermolenko (galina.yermolenko@desales.edu)
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 include feminism/meninism, #blacklivesmatter/#alllivesmatter, gaming/pop culture phenomena, or the Rachel Dolezal and Michael Derrick Hudson/”Yi-Fen Chou” cases. 500-word abstract by 21 March 2016; Tracy Floreani (tafloreani@okcu.edu)
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 pleasure in a contemporary poetic/publishing landscape. 250 word abstracts by 20 March 2016; Eric Sneathen (esneathe@ucsc.edu) and Trisha Low (trisha@spdbooks.org)
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

Other than Global Anglophone
Forum: CLCS Global Anglophone
Position papers on possible alternatives to the "Global Anglophone" rubric. 400 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jennifer Wenzel (jw2497@columbia.edu)
Posted 1 March 2016

The Timeless Scottish Makars
Special Session
Proposals should explore how the texts of medieval Scottish makars still resonate today through nationalism, borderland studies, gender studies, poetics, place studies, politics, etc. 250 word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Ruth Oldman (r.m.oldman@iup.edu)
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 gender and performance in works of American naturalism, broadly conceived. 250 word abstract by 14 March 2016; Marc Dziak (dziakm@sanjuancollege.edu)
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., Neoliberalism, critique) confuse or otherwise foreclose our desire for understanding and critique? Abstracts. 250 words by 15 March 2016; Catherine Jean Prendergast (cprender@illinois.edu) and Bonnie Lenore Kyburz (bonnie.kyburz@gmail.com)
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 to be under siege. abstract – cv by 14 March 2016; Priya Joshi (pjoshi@temple.edu)
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 culture. Abstracts of 300 words by 15 March 2016; Kanika Batra (kanikabatra@gmail.com) and Neelika Jayawardene (sarandip303@gmail.com)
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* performance, especially work that considers transgender perspectives alongside other trans (transnational, translocal, transformative) scholarship. 250 word Abstrac by 19 March 2016; Madelyn Detloff (detlofmm@miamioh.edu)
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 understand style? 500 word abstracts; submitted papers must be 15 mi by 15 March 2016; Amy Hungerford (amy.hungerford@yale.edu)
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 participant? Abstracts. 500 words. by 15 March 2016; Catherine Jean Prendergast (cprender@illinois.edu) and Bonnie Kyburz (bonnie.kyburz@gmail.com)
Posted 29 February 2016

Post/Colonial Affect
Special Session
Affect studies/theory from the vantage of colonial and postcolonial histories. Explorations of colonial and postcolonial affects, their "boundary conditions." CV and 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Jeronimo Arellano (jarellan@brandeis.edu)
Posted 29 February 2016

Puritanisms
Forum: LLC Early American
No longer considered American literary history's foundation, Puritan Studies has been reconceived through Atlantic perspectives and comparative contexts. How might we imagine new geographies, chronologies, aesthetics of Puritanism? CV; 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Sarah Rivett (srivett@princeton.edu)
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 categories (logistics, protocol, base/superstructure). 500 word abstracts. Papers must be maximum of 15 m by 15 March 2016; Joseph Jeon (Joseph.Jeon@pomona.edu)
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 L2 instruction with intercultural interaction. Abstracts, sd@utk.edu. Abstracts 250-words. Email contact, affiliation. by 25 March 2016; Colleen M. Ryan (ryancm@indiana.edu)
Posted 29 February 2016

Worlding 18th Century Studies
Special Session
New methods and initiatives fostering transnational approaches to the 18th century, particularly the global South (Black Atlantic, Latin America, Indian and Pacific Oceans). 300 words; 1-page CV by 15 March 2016; Tsitsi Jaji (tsitsi.jaji@duke.edu)
Posted 29 February 2016

Geoffrey Hill, Collected
Special Session
Hill’s Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 challenges readers through both new collections and substantial revisions. How might we assess its continuities and changes? Abstracts (250 words) and 2-page CVs by 15 March 2016; Mary Erica Zimmer (ezimmer@bu.edu)
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 passing, sexuality, and genre are especially welcome. 250-word abstracts; 1 pg CV by 18 March 2016; Crystal Donkor (cdonkor@afroam.umass.edu) and Julia Charles ( jsc0037@auburn.edu)
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 vernaculars. Rotten Englishes, creoles, Hinglishes, more-than-Anglophones and their literary politics. abstracts, 250 words by 20 March 2016; Toral Gajarawala (tg38@nyu.edu)
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 and 19th centuries. 300-word abstracts by 10 March. by 10 March 2016; Jacqueline Way (jyway@uci.edu) and Benjamin Garceau (bgarceau@indiana.edu)
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 periods that engage theoretical perspectives on paratext as process and form are welcome. Email 250 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Meta DuEwa Jones (meta.jones@howard.edu)
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 among diasporas challenges or reifies national, ethnic, or state boundaries. CV, 200-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Benjamin Paloff (paloff@umich.edu)
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, the concept of freedom, race and affect theory. 250-word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2016; Maggie A. Rehm (m.a.rehm@gmail.com)
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, planning to work. 300 word abstract to anastasia.salter@gmail.com by 15 March 2016; Anastasia Salter (anastasia.salter@gmail.com)
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, construct the U.S. as a carceral state, then as well as now? 250-word proposal by 23 March 2016; Ivy Wilson (i-wilson@northwestern.edu)
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 to explore the gendered psyche. Abstract (500 words max) by 16 March 2016; Andrea Perez Mukdsi (perezmukdsi@gmail.com)
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 but whose actual artistic production is unknown. 10 min presentations by 15 March 2016; Melissa Schindler (mes57@buffalo.edu)
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 themselves--including music, dance, religious traditions, art, teatro, and literary manifestations. 250-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; Ellen McCracken (emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu)
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 popular imagination? 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Gwendolyn Pough (gdpough@syr.edu)
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 and protest the dehumanization of Black lives? 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Francesca Therese Royster (froyster@depaul.edu)
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 valences of speculative fiction: economic/ecological disaster, genetic technologies, interspecies relations, etc. 300 word abstracts by 18 March 2016; Bryan Yazell (bgyazell@ucdavis.edu) and Matt Franks (mfranks@westga.edu)
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 theorized in research projects, classrooms, and the field? 300-word abstracts and 100-word bios by 15 March 2016; Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (moacir@nyu.edu) and Alex Gil (agil@columbia.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

“Victorian Fantasies of Empire”
Special Session
How do marvelous, fantastic, or romantic aspects of popular imperial writing register ambivalence toward empire, and with what consequences? Please send abstracts of 300 words. by 15 March 2016; Mimi Winick (mimi.winick@gmail.com) and Leslie Allin (lesliekallin@gmail.com )
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 consider the concept of children's rights. 300 word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; Naomi Morgenstern (naomi.morgenstern@utoronto.ca)
Posted 28 February 2016

Graffiti as Political Protest
Special Session
Where, when, and why did modern, urban graffiti originate? Formalist approaches and political readings of New York and Philadelphia trains from the 1967-1990 are encouraged. 250 word abstracts by 12 March 2016; Jonathan Gross (jgross@depaul.edu)
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 300-500 words and a one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Macaluso (emacalu1@binghamton.edu)
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, socio-political movements, transnational feminism, and Holocaust narrative. 200-250 word paper abstract by 15 March 2016; Suchismita Banerjee (sbanerje@irsc.edu) and Michael Williamson (mtwill@iup.edu)
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 abstract and brief cv. by 13 March 2016; Stacy Hubbard (sch1@buffalo.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Highsmith after Carol (2015)
Special Session
Panel considers relevance of Patricia Highsmith for queer studies today: pre/post-stonewall visibility and affect, queer of color critique and relation between literature and film. 300-word abstracts/bios to jamesja@plu.edu. by 20 March 2016; Jenny M. James (jamesja@plu.edu)
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 perspective welcome. Submit abstracts of 500 words and a CV. by 15 March 2016; Kelly Bezio (kelly.bezio@tamucc.edu)
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 mediums to complement an upcoming edited collection. 250 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Lynn Badia (climaterealism@gmail.com) and Jeff Diamanti (climaterealism@gmail.com)
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 repercussions. Please send abstracts. by 20 March 2016; Marilén Loyola (mloyola@rockford.edu) and Jeffrey Coleman (Jeffrey.coleman@marquette.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

#AllTheFeels: Sentimentalism Then & Now
Special Session
Papers exploring resonances—or dissonances—between sentimental rhetoric in historical periods and contemporary internet culture. What media evokes "all the feels” and how does it matter? Abstracts, 250 words by 15 March 2016; Ashley Reed (akreed@vt.edu) and Ryan Cordell (r.cordell@neu.edu)
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" (ethical/cultural/political/religious etc) performed by or within medieval literary texts. Abstract 250 words by 31 March 2016; Arvind Thomas (arvindthomas@ucla.edu) and allen strouse (astrouse@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
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 caregiver when loved-one falls ill. Representations in literature, film, blogs, other media. 300-word abstract/brief bio. by 18 March 2016; Sandra Weems (sandyweems@gmail.com)
Posted 28 February 2016

Opera and the Historical
Special Session
Papers about intersections between historiography and opera. May focus on libretti in translation, opera source materials, representations of opera in literature. Abstracts under 300 words by 18 March 2016; Tom Bragg (braggt@mailbox.sc.edu)
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 Frances Harper, W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke and Sonia Sanchez. 350 words by 15 March 2016; P Peters (petersp@rider.edu)
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: francophone studies, animal studies, feminist/queer/critical theory, genetic criticism, performance studies. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Laura Hughes (laura.hughes@nyu.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Literature and Philosophy Otherwise
Special Session
We are looking for papers that consider philosophy and literature from new, more material perspectives: institutional relationships, global philosophies, in the context of political realities, etc. 150-word abstracts by 14 March 2016; Avram Alpert (avram.alpert@rutgers.edu) and Gabriel Rockhill (gabriel.rockhill@villanova.edu)
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 preparing to work with neurodiverse students and students with disabilities. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Julie Minich (minichja@utexas.edu)
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. social media, e-lit, scholarly communication)? 300-word abstracts by 20 March 2016; Roopika Risam (rrisam@salemstate.edu)
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 preparing to work with neurodiverse students and students with disabilities. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Julie Minich (minichja@utexas.edu)
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 that can be applied to "real-world" liberatory praxis. 300-word abstracts or papers by 15 March 2016; Michael Datcher (mdatcher@lmu.edu)
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 intrusion; textual images; problems of typography and layout. 500 word abstract and CV to swanstro@gmail.com and by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Swanstrom (swanstro@gmail.com)
Posted 28 February 2016

Natural Media
Forum: MS Visual Culture
Exploring intersections, collisions, tensions, continuities, opportunities, and affordances that arise within "natural" and "technological" media ecologies. 500 word abstract and CV to swanstro@gmail.com and by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Swanstrom (swanstro@gmail.com)
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 / contemporary novel. 500 word abstract and CV to swanstro@gmail.com and by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Swanstrom (swanstro@gmail.com)
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 the Irish and African American context. 250-word abstracts by 17 March 2016; Chante Mouton Kinyon (Chante.M.Kinyon@dartmouth.edu)
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: interdisciplinary aspects, nature writing, journaling, environmental research, field trips, service learning, etc. 300-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Emily A. Hegarty (emily.hegarty@ncc.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Genre Studies: Experimental Non-Fiction
Special Session
Experimentation in non-fiction: the lyric essay; affinity to prose poetry; hybrid narratives; collage/fragmentation; post-modern narrative techniques; collaborative authorship; born-digital non-fiction; use of crowdsourced material; ekphrasis. 350-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Andrei Guruianu (aguruianu@aol.com) and Natalia Andrievskikh (nandrie1@binghamton.edu)
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 the private/public realm. 300-words abstracts. vpueyozo@temple.eu by 20 March 2016; Victor Manuel Pueyo Zoco (vpueyozo@temple.edu)
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 21st century American literature & culture. Please send abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2016; Megan Behrent (mbehrent@citytech.cuny.edu)
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 within the spaces of the Second World? by 15 March 2016; Adriana Gradea (ada_g@att.net)
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 suburbs. Abstracts (250 to 300 words) by 15 March 2016; Severine Rebourcet (rebource@uta.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Archival Boundaries
Special Session
Roundtable inviting a range of theorizations and tales of archival boundaries and border crossings--conceptual, professional, material. Possible topics include identity, (dis)order, transformation, transgression, inclusion/exclusion, reconfiguration, use, creation. CV, 200-word abstracts by 18 March 2016; Gabrielle Dean (gnodean@jhu.edu) and Lauren Coats (lac@lsu.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Antitheatricalism and Performance
Special Session
This session will explore the relationship between antitheatricalism and performance. How are antitheatrical claims presented theatrically, and how does drama challenge, support, or complicate these claims? Abstracts (250-words) by 14 March 2016; Christina M. Squitieri (cms531@nyu.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Transparent
Forum: CLCS Global Jewish
This panel considers what The Forward calls “The Jewiest show ever.” Papers on Jewishness AND: trans, queer, drag, embodiment, ritual, gender, genealogy, family, Nazis, Hollywood, Berlin. 250-word abstracts and brief CVs. by 15 March 2016; Lisa Marcus (marcusls@plu.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Jewish "Stuff"
Forum: CLCS Global Jewish
Inviting papers on Jewish material culture across boundaries sacred and profane: tchotchkes, talismans, souvenirs, mementos, memorials, evidence, inheritance, photographs, passports, etc. 250-word abstracts and brief CVs by 15 March 2016; Lisa Marcus (marcusls@plu.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Novel Abortions
Special Session
This panel will explore the possibilities presented by reading for abortion in the novel. How does abortion function within the novel's procreative framework? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Emma Burris-Janssen (emma.burris-janssen@uconn.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Global E-Lit: African Perspectives
Special Session
This panel seeks papers that discuss the relationship between electronic literature and Africa. Approaches can include creative, conceptual, logistical, or practical angles. Abstracts of 150-200 words by 15 March 2016; Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang (kwabena.oa@gmail.com)
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 Communication” are sought. Send 250 word proposals by 23 March 2016; William Klein (bill_klein@umsl.edu)
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 students? New, creative approaches welcome. 250-word abstracts and cv by 14 March 2016; Carolyn Jane Betensky (betensky@uri.edu)
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 literary and social discourses. please email li.guo@usu.edu. 250 words abstract by 14 March 2016; Li Guo (li.guo@usu.edu)
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. Please email abstract to li.guo@usu.edu. 250-word abstracts by March 14, 2015. by 14 March 2016; Li Guo (li.guo@usu.edu)
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 Japanese literature, film, and other media. Comparative perspectives are welcome. Abstracts of 250-300 words. by 15 March 2016; Doug Slaymaker (dslaym@uky.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Literary Sequences
Special Session
How do different literary sequences function? From sequels, verse sequences, and serialized texts, this panel considers durations of both narratives and poetry over extended periods of time. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Sarah Nance (snance@ucla.edu) and Daniel Couch (dcouch@ucla.edu)
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 in Medieval literature (Latin and vernacular)? 300-word abstract, short bio by 15 March 2016; Andrea Gazzoni (gazzoni@sas.upenn.edu)
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, both formally and conceptually. 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; James Corby (james.corby@um.edu.mt) and Ivan Callus (ivan.callus@um.edu.mt)
Posted 28 February 2016

Weathering the 19th-Century Novel
Special Session
Interdisciplinary explorations of weather and climate in the 19th-century novel (especially beyond Romanticism): realism/naturalism, weather and modernity, ecology, urban/rural, technology and the novel. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jessica Tanner (jltanner@email.unc.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Disruptions, Eruptions, Interruptions
Forum: CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
New theoretical perspectives, untapped archives, interdisciplinary approaches to textual dislocations and disjunctions. Can literature rupture the space-time continuum? Do cross-cultural comparisons challenge critical orthodoxies? 150-200 Word Abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Patricia E. Grieve (peg1@columbia.edu) and Anston Bosman (abosman@amherst.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Creative Mysticism
Special Session
Practices of mystical writing and reading in any language, genre, or tradition. Possible topics: comparisons, commentarial traditions, modern re-creations of earlier works, other forms of art. 300-words abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Gloria Maité Hernández (ghernandez@wcupa.edu)
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 ideas of reality. Abstracts to Ruth Mack (ruthmack@buffalo.edu) by 15 March 2016; Sandra Macpherson (macpherson.4@osu.edu)
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 interaction, meaning, therapy, gaming, natural language processing, etc.? 350-word abstracts; brief bio by 18 March 2016; Yohei Igarashi (yohei.igarashi@uconn.edu)
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 scholarship in animal cognition to bear on literary and cultural studies. Abstracts by 25 March 2016; Jonathan Kramnick (kramnick@gmail.com)
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 literary/textual study? Vice versa? Pre-1900 scholarship welcomed; illustrative examples encouraged. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jennifer Stoever (jstoever@binghamton.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Orientalism Redux in Popular Visual Culture
Special Session
This panel seeks innovative papers that investigate millennial articulation of orientalism in visual texts. Such scopic registers reorganize the stakes of representation and power discourses. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Amrita Ghosh (Amrita.ghosh@shu.edu)
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 experimental texts and media. 100-500 word abstract by 18 March 2016; Adam Joseph Shellhorse (aj.shellhorse@temple.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Biographia Literaria at 200
Forum: LLC English Romantic
Reading in, with, through, and against Coleridge. Biographia Literaria as text, performance, doctrine; legacies and antecedents. 500-word abstracts or 15-minute papers by 15 March 2016; Margaret E. Russett (russett@usc.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Defunct Sexualities
Forum: LLC 19th-Century American
What forgotten or abandoned sexual/gender identities or practices has queer scholarship brought into view, and how can this research enliven our understanding of sexuality past and present? 250-word abstracts by 22 March 2016; Dana Luciano (dl234@georgetown.edu)
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 Century poetry; discussions connecting aesthetics, politics, geography, affect, memory are welcome. 2 page CV and 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Utsab Ray (ray.utsab@gmail.com)
Posted 28 February 2016

Marx Unspectral
Special Session
Marx’s speeches as activating the making of history and undoing the metaphysics of capital. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kimberly DeFazio (kdefazio@uwlax.edu)
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 in the US and abroad. 250-word abstracts & brief bio by 18 March 2016; Délice I. Williams (diwill@udel.edu)
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 humanities in the field? 200-word abstract and CV by 20 March 2016; Shannon M. Polchow (spolchow@uscupstate.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

"Critique Agonistes"
Special Session
Is “critique” an iconoclasm replaced by “composition” (Latour), is it the metaphysics of transcendence (Deleuze), “acceleration” of the existing (Land), or is it the inversion of the inversions (Marx)? Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Robert A. Wilkie (rwilkie@uwlax.edu)
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 the Spanish major. 200-word abstract and CV by 20 March 2016; Shannon M. Polchow (spolchow@uscupstate.edu)
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 evoked by lyrics- human, avian, animal, inanimate - or by manuscript contexts; lyric silences/silencing lyric. abstracts (250 words) by 20 March 2016; Sarah Kay (hsk8@nyu.edu)
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 traditional identity, location, temporal and rhetorical boundaries. 250-word abstracts and CVs by 6 March 2016; Stephanie Lynn Kerschbaum (kersch@udel.edu)
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 contested. Submit abstracts to Stephanie Kerschbaum by 04 March 2015. abstracts by 6 March 2016; Stephanie Lynn Kerschbaum (kersch@udel.edu)
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 modernity from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2016; Ralph Bauer (bauerr@umd.edu) and Pamela Gossin (psgossin@telepath.com)
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, public and educational discourses, including STEAM, DH and the post-humanities. 200w abstract, 1p CV by 15 March 2016; Pamela Gossin (psgossin@utdallas.edu) and Pamela Gossin (psgossin@telepath.com)
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. by 20 March 2016; Irma Alarcon (alarcoi@wfu.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

The Boundaries of Modernism
Special Session
“The Boundaries of Modernism” seeks papers that cross boundaries as both framework for modernist culture but also as the contours of scholarly methodology. Abstracts of 300-400 words. by 18 March 2016; Matthew Hannah (mhannah@uoregon.edu) and Yi-lun Huang (yhuang@uoregon.edu)
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 public sphere. Any historical period or global region. Abstracts, 250 words by 15 March 2016; Howard Horwitz (h.horwitz@utah.edu)
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 theoretical texts? All styles, theories, languages, and historical periods welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Brian McGrath (mcgrath@clemson.edu)
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 ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. 250 word abstract by 21 March 2016; Kerry Fine (kerry.fine@ttu.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Teaching Borderlands at 30
Forum: LLC Chicana and Chicano
As we commemorate the thirty-year anniversary of Anzaldúa’s Borderlands we invite papers that address how we teach this genre-blurring text. 200-300-word abstract; 1-page cv by 15 March 2016; Laura Halperin (lhalperi@email.unc.edu)
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 parties and the cultural narratives they (re)produce. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Andrew Forrester (aforrester@smu.edu)
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 publication in his fiction. abstracts (250 words) and bios by 15 March 2016; Michael Anesko (mwa2@psu.edu) and Greg Zacharias (gwzach@creighton.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

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 spread a victimizing “Femfog” on colleagues, often male. Roundtable. Send abstracts. by 10 March 2016; Charles-Louis Morand Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

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 attacks. Send abstracts to Charles-Louis Morand Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu) before March 10th, 2016. Paper session. by 10 March 2016; Charles-Louis Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

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 posthumous publication in his fiction. 200-word abstracts and brief CVs by 15 March 2016; Michael Anesko (mwa2@psu.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

The Poetry of Photography
Special Session
This panel examines how photography intersects with the development of poetic form. Topics may include historical poetics, photo-theory, ekphrasis, the photobook, or digital humanities. 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Jesse Hoffman (jhoffman2@brynmawr.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Periodicals, Editorship, Race and Ethnicity
Special Session
Roundtable promotes conversations about editorship, authorship, and collaboration in historical periodicals across boundaries of race and ethnicity. Emphasis on methods/approaches. 250-word abstracts and short CVs by 20 March 2016; Sarah Salter (shs161@psu.edu) and Jim Casey (jccasey@udel.edu)
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 practices and demands. 250-word abstracts by 22 March 2016; Jacqueline Loss (Jacqueline.loss@uconn.edu) and César Salgado (cslgd@austin.utexas.edu). 250-word abstract by 22 March 2016; Jacqueline Loss (jacqueline.loss@uconn.edu) and César Salgado (cslgd@austin.utexas.edu)
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, broadly defined. 300-word abstract with short bio & contact info by 15 March 2016; Carol DeBoer-Langworthy (cdbl@brown.edu) and David Vander Meulen (dlv8g@eservices.virginia.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Ecology and social inclusion in Spain's public spaces
Special Session
Interventions in public space related to ecological sustainability, social inclusion, and/or the recent (2015) election of grassroots mayors in Spanish cities. 250 word abstract by 20 March 2016; Megan Saltzman (msaltzman@wcupa.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Representing Nature
Special Session
This panel focuses on the representation of nature. Can we theorize literary style and genre through the landscape in the 19th and 20th centuries? Global South/non-western literatures welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Alya El Hosseiny (alyae@nyu.edu)
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 boundaries? What role do archivists and researchers play? 250 word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2016; Margaret Galvan (mgalvan@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Ashley Foster (ashleyfoster@icloud.com)
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 abstract and cv by 15 March 2016; Ilka Kressner (ikressner@albany.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Pictures and Words
Special Session
Diverse approaches to the relation between words and images: ekphrasis; pictures-as-words; image/text recognition; novelists using photographs, etc.; graphic novels and satire. 250 Word Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Christina Lupton (c.lupton@warwick.ac.uk)
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 of South Slavic literature. 300 word abstracts and CV. by 11 March 2016; James Robertson (jrob9782@gmail.com)
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, particularly with a focus on the environment, phenomenology. 300-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; David Rodriguez (david.m.rodriguez@stonybrook.edu)
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 include: financial crisis, utopianism and form. 300 word abstract and brief bio. by 15 March 2016; Arul Benito Gerard A (la14resch01002@iith.ac.in)
Posted 27 February 2016

Uncommon Communities
Forum: TC Philosophy and Literature
Communities--acephalic; organic, inorganic, anorganic; accidental or contingent; horizontal; discursive, global, cosmopolitan; communitarianization, communization; unwrought communities; communitas; the literary form of community; limits of the concept. 300-word abstracts by March 14 by 14 March 2016; Jacques Lezra (jacques.lezra@nyu.edu) and Jean-Michel Rabaté (jmrabate@english.upenn.edu)
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 Academic Critical Voice in conferences, interviews, publications etc. Please submit a 300-word abstract. by 15 March 2016; Connor Campbell (connor.campbell@ttu.edu) and Clint Morrison (clinton.morrison@ttu.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Career Training for Humanists: Best Case Scenario
Special Session
Practical or idealistic suggestions for successful, responsible humanities career training. Innovative programs, projects, workshops, assignments, or ideas, for grads or undergrads. 250-word abstracts by 21 March 2016; Beth Seltzer (seltzere@upenn.edu)
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 or genre; submissions on indigenous texts particularly welcome. 250-word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Nicholas Birns (birnsn@newschool.edu) and Nicole Moore (N.Moore@adfa.edu.au)
Posted 27 February 2016

Teaching and Scholarly Production Outside Traditional Spaces
Special Session
Panel explores the challenges to and opportunities for academic engagement at non-traditional institutions such as military, tribal, and online colleges. Submit 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Mel Loucks (loucks@nmmi.edu) and Lindsay Mayo-Fincher (lindsay@nmmi.edu)
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 approaches are welcome. Abstracts of 150-300 words by 15 March 2016; Matthew Mosher (matthew.mosher@stonybrook.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016

Posthumanism: a Counter-History
Special Session
Interrogating and resituating posthumanism from a variety of materialist, anticolonial and postcolonial standpoints: dialectics, alienation, uneven development, national-popular, secular criticism, planetarity. 300 word abstracts, 1 page cv by 14 March 2016; Auritro Majumder (amajumder@uh.edu)
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 everyday? abstracts and short bio by 15 March 2016; Magdalena M. Ostas (mostas@ric.edu)
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 novels or other forms. Abstract by 15 March 2016; Nicole Meyer (nimeyer@augusta.edu)
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 evoked by lyrics --human, avian, animal, inanimate--or by manuscript contexts; lyric silences/silencing lyric. Send abstracts (250 words) by 20 March 2016; Sarah Kay (hsk8@nyu.edu)
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 any work or influence offered by the movement are welcome. Abstract by 12 March 2016; Yasmine Shamma (yshamma@fau.edu)
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 terms, regional and international connections, and promise and limitations. abstracts by 18 March 2016; Maya Aghasi (maghasi@aus.edu) and Maya Kesrouany (Maya.kesrounay@nyu.edu)
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 of Anglophone travel writing that projects its own cultural forms onto the Mediterranean other? by 15 March 2016; Anna Botta (abotta@smith.edu)
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 politics of sound in philosophy, psychology and Disability Studies. by 15 March 2016; Norma Tourangeau (norma.tourangeau@rochester.edu)
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 producer of knowledge? CV and 250 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Marissa K. López (mklopez@ucla.edu) and Stephanie Fetta (sfetta@me.com)
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 with or distinct from the academe. All periods/global perspectives welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; David Bahr (dbahr@bmcc.cuny.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Black Pacific
Forum: TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
Intersections of African, Asian, indigenous diasporas across the Pacific. Literary/cultural mappings and imaginings of cross-racial interaction, settler colonialism, labor migration, militarism, gender and sexuality. Abstract and CV by 11 March 2016; Ira Dworkin (idworkin@tamu.edu) and Martin Joseph Ponce (ponce.8@osu.edu)
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, possibilities for new approaches, archives, connections. 250 word abstract and one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Jeehyun Lim (limj@denison.edu) and Martin Joseph Ponce (ponce.8@osu.edu)
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 the 19th Century. Trans-Atlantic approaches are welcome, as are connections between theater and novel. Abstracts, 200 words. by 15 March 2016; Kristen M. Turpin (kmturpin@sas.upenn.edu)
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 divides course development from instruction, what are the consequences for contingent faculty? 300-word abstracts by 21 March 2016; Veronica Popp (poppv@net.elmhurst.edu)
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 century. 250-400 word abstracts to jvanwyck@fordham.edu by 15 March 2016; James Van Wyck (jvanwyck@fordham.edu) and Will Fenton (wfenton@gmail.com)
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. 250-word abstract and a 2-page CV by 15 March 2016; Monica Miller (monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Teaching Difficult Topics
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. 250-word abstract and a 2-page CV by 15 March 2016; Monica Miller (monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu)
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 mothering in academe? 250 word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; Heather Robinson (hrobinson@york.cuny.edu)
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 character, the actor and the audience. 350-word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2016; Laurence Marie-Sacks (lau.marie@gmail.com)
Posted 26 February 2016

On Obsolence: Trash, Ecology, Aesthetics
Special Session
Seeking interdisciplinary engagements with visual, literary and/or performative qualities of waste, detritus, castoffs. Approaches may be pedagogical, aesthetic, ecological, theoretical. 250-word abstracts by March 15. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Samuel Amago (samago@email.unc.edu) and Maite Zubiaurre (zubiaurre@humnet.ucla.edu)
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 of Chinese nationalism and its counternarratives. 300-500-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Nathan Faries (nfaries@bates.edu)
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., stethoscopy, telegraphy, telephony, phonography, microphony, radiophony) across 19C and early 20C. 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Justin C. Tackett (tackett@stanford.edu)
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 modern literature. 300-word abstract plus bio by 15 March 2016; Julianne Sandberg (jsandberg@smu.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Writing the Early Modern Body
Special Session
How does early modern literature construct/represent/define/circumscribe the body and/or embodiment? 300-word abstract plus bio by 15 March 2016; Julianne Sandberg (jsandberg@smu.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Relatability
Special Session
What are the problems and benefits of students’ desire for “relatable” texts? How should we define and negotiate the boundary between students’ interests and the less relatable? 300-word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2016; Catherine Keohane (keohanec@mail.montclair.edu)
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 Catholic-Protestant relations in any period of post-Reformation history. 350-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Geremy Carnes (gcarnes@lindenwood.edu)
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 and associations from any period of history. Papers: 8 page limit by 15 March 2016; Corey E. Andrews (ceandrews@ysu.edu)
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 teaching-centered positions. Please submit abstracts to Bob Samuels bobsamuels_is@yahoo.com. by 31 March 2016; Robert Samuels (bobsamuels_us@yahoo.com)
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 aesthetics, creativity, engagement, politics, power, relationships, safety, and/or technology. Submit abstracts to Rebecca Burnett rebecca.burnett@lmc.gatech.edu. by 31 March 2016; Robert Samuels (bobsamuels_us@yahoo.com)
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 production help problematize imperial and postimperial notions of Hispanidad? Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo (campoycu@oakland.edu)
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, universal design, and community cultural wealth will be presented. by 15 March 2016; Norma Tourangeau (norma.tourangeau@rochester.edu)
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, but are not limited to, transformations, magic, eloquence, charisma, delight, and formal issues). 150-200 Word Abstract and cv by 15 March 2016; Patricia E. Grieve (peg1@columbia.edu)
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. What is the state of the field and what are new directions? 200-250 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Allison Schachter (allison.schachter@vanderbilt.edu)
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. What is the state of the field and what are new directions? 200-250 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Allison Schachter (allison.schachter@vanderbilt.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Literature and Art
Forum: LLC Hebrew
Conversations, interventions and other creative relationships in Hebrew culture among "the sister arts," including visual, performance, and plastic arts. 200-250 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Allison Schachter (allison.schachter@vanderbilt.edu)
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 other areas of study. abstracts (300 words) by 10 March 2016; Todd Herzog (Todd.Herzog@uc.edu) and Hillary Herzog (hherzog@uky.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016

Music and Literature
Forum: LLC Japanese since 1900
Seeking proposals that explore, via various critical approaches, the interrelationships between music and Japanese literature from the Meiji period until today. 250-word Abstract to orna.shaughnessy@du.edu by 15 March 2016; Orna Shaughnessy (orna.shaughnessy@du.edu)
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 nursing. What risks/rewards are inherent in bodily care? Connection to national dialogue welcome. Abstracts requested (300 words). by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Sheckler (ersheckler@gmail.com) and Emma Burris-Janssen (emma.burris-janssen@uconn.edu)
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: Flüchtlingspolitik/krise; Links/rechtsextremismus; PEGIDA/LEGIDA; Willkommenskultur. German or English. 250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Andrea Dawn Bryant (andrea.dawn.bryant@gmail.com)
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 lyric poetry in Global Anglophone contexts. 250 word abstract; title; CV by 15 March 2016; Morani Kornberg (moraniko@buffalo.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Ecocriticism in Japan
Forum: LLC Japanese since 1900
This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "nature" or "environment" in contemporary Japanese literature, film, and other media. Comparative perspectives also welcome. Abstracts of 250-300 words. by 15 March 2016; Karen Thornber (thornber@fas.harvard.edu) and Doug Slaymaker (dslaym@uky.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Waterways & Byways
Forum: LLC Old Norse
We invite explorations of how waterways or roads extend or differentiate cultural, linguistic, religious, or political entities. We encourage papers that engage Old Norse directly or indirectly. Papers by 15 March 2016; Stephen J. Harris (sharris@english.umass.edu)
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 dialogue with the long American 19th century. 250-word abstracts by 22 March 2016; Rodrigo Lazo (rlazo@uci.edu) and Yolanda Padilla (ypadilla@uw.edu)
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 history sometimes mislabeled as "pré-modernismo." Abstract for papers by 20 March 2016; Robert P. Newcomb (rpnewcomb@ucdavis.edu )
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, and horror. 250-word proposals by 15 March 2016; Gregory Luke Chwala (g.l.chwala@iup.edu)
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 March 2016; Firouzeh Dianat (fidianat@gmail.com)
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 to literary study. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Ellen McManus (emcmanus@dom.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Too Big for Human Emotions?
Special Session
Papers about the possibilities and limitations of literature for representing and creating emotional responses to climate change phenomena. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Ellen McManus (emcmanus@dom.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Performing Modern China
Special Session
How are various forms of performance (film, theater, public speaking, music, etc.) reinvented when confronting crises of representation in modern Chinese culture? 350-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Annelise Finegan Wasmoen (annelise@go.wustl.edu) and Ling Kang (lingkang@wustl.edu)
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: medieval/modern divide; global/transcontinental presences; conditions that re/define the field and its futures. abstract,CV by 15 March 2016; Nadia Altschul (altschul@jhu.edu )
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 to German-language texts. Papers centered on Heine are especially welcome. Abstracts by 10 March 2016; Jonathan S. Skolnik (jskolnik@german.umass.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Dark Sides of Globalization
Special Session
Examining dark sides of globalization (terrorism, sexual tourism, illicit trafficking, epidemics, inequality, loss of diversity) in international poetry and prose of the past three decades. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Erica Durante (erica.durante@uclouvain.be) and Amaury Dehoux (amaury.dehoux@uclouvain.be)
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 studies perspective. abstracts maximum 250 words by 15 March 2016; Samuel Mareel (samuel.mareel@ugent.be)
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 manifested love/hate relationships with the Hispanic world. CVs and 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Thomas Genova (tgenova@morris.umn.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Absent presence
Special Session
More books in Asian languages circulated in 19c Europe than now, through book importers and orientalist interests. Why did this commerce not register as world literature? 200 words abstracts by 19 March 2016; Francesca Orsini (fo@soas.ac.uk)
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, possibilities for new approaches, archives, connections. 250 word abstract and one-page CV. by 15 March 2016; Jeehyun Lim (limj@denison.edu) and Martin Ponce (ponce.8@osu.edu)
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 institutional contexts, and what the state of the field is. Abstracts, limit 350 words by 25 March 2016; Thomas Spitzer-Hanks (penumbra7@hotmail.com)
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 considered for inclusion in The TSE Annual 2017. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; John Morgenstern (jmorgen@clemson.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 25 February 2016

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, transnational, new formalist, digital humanities. Abstracts by 15 March, 2016; Myrto Drizou (mdrizou by 15 March 2016; Myrto Drizou (mdrizou@valdosta.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016

Divine Atheists
Special Session
How do we talk about representations of the divine in literature written by modern authors who declare they do not believe in the divine? Impact of genre choices? abstract by 15 March 2016; Yael Halevi-Wise (yael.haleviwise@mcgill.ca)
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 Purposes, General and Applied Linguistics. http://espeap.junis.ni.ac.rs/index.php/espeap/anno by 15 March 2016; Nadezda Stojkovic (predrag.uskokovic@elfak.ni.ac.rs)
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 suspension of judgment. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Rudolphus Teeuwen (jeeuwen@mail.nsysu.edu.tw)
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 during decolonization? Please submit abstracts of 350 words. by 15 March 2016; Walter Temple (wstemple@oakland.edu) and Robert Watson (rwatson@stetson.edu)
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, activists, and/or performers. 250 word abstracts and a 50 word bio by 15 March 2016; Tara Green (lhspresidentgreen@gmail.com)
Posted 24 February 2016

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 across historical/epistemic/disciplinary/geographical boundaries. 250-word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2016; Pauline Homsi Vinson (phvinson@gmail.com)
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 and French literature. 300-word abstract with short bio. by 9 March 2016; Celine Brossillon (cbrossillon@ursinus.edu)
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 culture. Abstracts of 300 words. by 15 March 2016; M. Neelika Jayawardane (neelika.jayawardane@oswego.edu) and Kanika Batra (kanika.batra@ttu.edu)
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 production problematize imperial and postimperial notions of Hispanidad? Abstracts: campoycu@oakland.edu by 15 March 2016; Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo (campoycu@oakland.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

"Sephardic Globalization and Cultural Production."
Forum: LLC Sephardic
Sephardic communities have helped problematize monolithic national narratives. How does Sephardic cultural production criticize restrictive notions of national identity throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries?" Abstracts: campoycu@oakland.edu by 15 March 2016; Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo (campoycu@oakland.edu)
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 editing of Marlowe’s plays and poems. Please send 200-word abstracts by March 15. papers by 15 March 2016; Claire Bourne (cmbourne@vcu.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

Arabic in Europe: Medieval Connectivity and Contamination
Forum: CLCS Medieval
We invite papers on the reception of "Arabic" in Europe, emphasizing the Mediterranean's interconnectedness and supposedly "contaminating" alterities ("Saracen," Jew, "Moor). 300-word abstracts by 20 March 2016; Samer Ali (samerali@umich.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

What's Queer about Francophone Studies?
Special Session
Queerness in relation to cultural, literary, visual Francophone production; modes of resistance, aesthetics of transgression, affect, temporality, movement; transdisciplinary, translingual, transnational approaches encouraged. 250-word abstracts and bio by 20 March 2016; Ryan Schroth (schroth@wisc.edu)
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 Pacific Rim. Conversations, re-imaginings and re-formations across shared and divergent spaces and histories. Abstract and CV by 11 March 2016; Anna Maria Nogar (anogar@unm.edu) and Ruby Tapia (rtapia@umich.edu)
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 contexts. Literary, visual, historical, philosophical, theoretical, and/or interdisciplinary treatments. Abstract and CV by 11 March 2016; Ruby Tapia (rtapia@umich.edu) and Penelope Kelsey (penelope.kelsey@colorado.edu)
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 Extraordinary Bodies on the twentieth anniversary of its publication. Abstracts (300 words) by 15 March 2016; Adam Newman (adam.p.newman@emory.edu)
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 the visual, including intermediality or sound studies. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn (lisa.marie.chinn@gmail.com)
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 proposals to Chris Bundock at chris.bundock@uregina.ca by March 15, 2016. 300-word proposal by 15 March 2016; Chris Bundock (chris.bundock@uregina.ca)
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 examine environmental disasters and eco-disaster culture, including and beyond literary texts. 250-300 word proposals to cechterling@ku.edu by 21 March 2016; Clare Echterling (cechterling@ku.edu) and Phillip Drake (pdrake@ku.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

Media Archaeologies
Special Session
papers on new and old media, technologies, and networks, across time and/or contemporary, through media archaeological and/or historical frames. title, 250-word abstracts, short bio by 15 March 2016; Orchid Tierney (orchid@sas.upenn.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

Alternative Digital Collections
Special Session
Seeking papers on non-traditional or activist digital collecting/curation work, e.g., non-library digital archives, file sharing, metadata, wikis, and blog-based practices. 250-word abstracts. by 20 March 2016; Daniel Snelson (daniel.snelson@northwestern.edu) and Stephen McLaughlin (stephen.mclaughlin@utexas.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

The Politics of Decadent Aesthetics
Special Session
The politics of nineteenth-century “decadent” aesthetics at the height of New Imperialism, especially poetic and rhetorical strategies beyond traditional modes of enlightenment “critique.”. 300-word abstracts and bio by 17 March 2016; Alex Wermer-Colan (hwermercolan@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
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 Padmini Sukumaran at padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com by March 15th. 250-300 word Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Padmini Sukumaran (padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com)
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, ideologies, methods. Abstract (200-250words), bio, bibliography by 5 March 2016; Ryan Calabretta-Sajder (rcalabretta@gmail.com) and Colleen Ryan (ryancm@indiana.edu)
Posted 24 February 2016

Is Poco Dead?
Forum: LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
IS POCO DEAD? Theorizing the revenant in post-poco study of SouthAsian literary. Sub-regionalisms--vaṭṭāra ilakkiyam, aanchalik sahitya; the Anthropocene; subalternity; vernacularity. 300 words abstracts, March12, rashmidubebhatnagar@gmail.com. 300 word abstracts by 12 March 2016; Rashmi Bhatnagar (rashmidubebhatnagar@gmail.com)
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 and culture and feminist/gender theory. 200-word abstracts by 5 March 2016; Cecilia M. Beach (fbeach@alfred.edu) and Joyce Johnston (jjohnston@sfasu.edu)
Posted 23 February 2016

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

Creative Conversations: Alternate Temporalities
Special Session
How are alternate versions of temporality (simultaneity, reversed temporal order) imagined and represented in art, film, and literature? All historical periods and languages welcome. 250-word abstract, CV by 15 March 2016; Heike Polster (hpolster@memphis.edu)
Posted 23 February 2016

Analogy After the Enlightenment
Special Session
Explores how analogy is rethought--poetically and philosophically--in the wake of the Enlightenment. Papers might address the ontological, epistemological, or ethical implications of analogy in Romantic/post-Romantic writing. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Taylor Schey (tschey@macalester.edu) and Adam Sneed (adsneed@umich.edu)
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 postcolonial boundaries in literature and the visual arts? Abstract (250-words) by 15 March 2016; Jeanne Jegousso (gradstudentcaucus@gmail.com)
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 or queer displacements in eighteenth century fiction? 250-word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2016; Kathleen Lubey (kathleen.lubey@gmail.com)
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 wellness of graduate students? Abstract (250-words) by 15 March 2016; Jeanne Jegousso (gradstudentcaucus@gmail.com)
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 understanding of literature from 1604-1625? 300-word abstracts. by 21 March 2016; Robey Patrick (patrick.161@osu.edu)
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 explore contention? 250 word abstracts and 2-page CV by 21 March 2016; Marilyn Judith Atlas (atlas@ohio.edu)
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 abstract and one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Shawn Higgins (shawn.higgins@uconn.edu)
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 culture? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kate Scarth (kscarth@dal.ca)
Posted 23 February 2016

The Picaresque: Matter and Formlessness
Special Session
What is the relationship between the traditional content of the picaresque (roguery, poverty, marginality) and its conventional formal techniques? Send abstracts to nathan.peterson@rutgers.edu. by 15 March 2016; Nathan Peterson (nathan.peterson@rutgers.edu)
Posted 23 February 2016

Renaissance Theater at Court
Special Session
This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of early modern court theater, including drama, music, and dance. Send an abstract of 200-300 words by March 15, 201 by 15 March 2016; John M. Mucciolo (jmucci9046@aol.com)
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, teaching, or other topics. 200-300-word abstract; 1-page cv by 15 March 2016; José Navarro (jnavar17@calpoly.edu)
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/ perceptions of classical culture; translating the ancien régime for today’s public. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Faith E. Beasley (faith.beasley@dartmouth.edu)
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 in fiction, relationship between truth/reality and power structures. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Valentina Denzel (vdenzel@msu.edu)
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 they relate to the general meaning and experience of a life; intersection of reality, fiction, and style. 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Jean-Vincent Blanchard (jblanch1@swarthmore.edu)
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 session. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Joyce Tolliver (joycet@illinois.edu)
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 pseudo-imperial category. Can a postimperial approach avoid imperialism, while respecting corpus specificities? Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Joyce Tolliver (joycet@illinois.edu)
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 effects in literature. Submit 250-word abstracts to Alexandra Reznik, rez by 15 March 2016; Alexandra Reznik (reznika@duq.edu)
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 lens of immigration, incarceration, police brutality, etc.? 200-300-word abstract; 1-page cv by 15 March 2016; Olga Herrera (herr0480@stthomas.edu)
Posted 22 February 2016

Ecocriticism in contemporary Japan
Special Session
This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "Nature" in contemporary Japanese literature. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Doug Slaymaker (dslaym@uky.edu)
Posted 22 February 2016

New Epistemology
Special Session
How does literature offer, critique, or otherwise represent different forms of knowing and/or new epistemes? Interested in papers exploring literature’s engagement with non-traditional “knowledge”: speculative, subversive, affective, etc. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Ashley Winstead (awinstead@mail.smu.edu)
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 modernity from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. paper abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2016; Ralph Bauer (bauerr@umd.edu) and Pamela Gossin (psgossin@telepath.com)
Posted 22 February 2016

Genres of Yiddish Literaure
Forum: LLC Yiddish
Papers examine the variety of Yiddish genres, including miniature, monologue, science fiction, fantasy, and sketch. How do these genres transgress Yiddish or non-Yiddish literary norms? 250 word abstract. by 15 March 2016; Allison Schachter (allison.schachter@vanderbilt.edu)
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 and/or reading instruction, in light of student diversity, current legislation, or educational policies. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Heather Ostman (heather.ostman@sunywcc.edu)
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 aesthetics of clothes. Send 300-word abstract and brief bio. by 15 March 2016; Margaret D. Stetz (stetzm@udel.edu)
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 of racialization? 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Faune Albert (falbert@umass.edu)
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. Papers addressing not poems, plays, and essays are welcome. 500 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Edward Ragg (edwardragg@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Posted 21 February 2016

Language in Mobility
Forum: LSL Language and Society
The dominant communicative orientation territorializes languages, associating them with specific communities and places. We will explore how language mobility has generated new challenges for communicative success. 500-word abstracts by 14 March 2016; Suresh Canagarajah (asc16@psu.edu)
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, and political critique. 250 word abstract and one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Cathy Schlund-Vials (cathy.schlund-vials@uconn.edu)
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 the Harlem Renaissance. 250-word abstract and 1-page CV by 11 March 2016; Kelly Hanson (hansonkr@indiana.edu)
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 current state of post-theory, the alleged deaths-of-theory, and the critique-of-critique? 125-250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jeffrey R. Di Leo (dileo@symploke.org)
Posted 21 February 2016

The Balfour Declaration a Century Later
Forum: LLC Arabic
Effects of the Balfour Declaration, debates, reactions, responses, and perspectives in literature and culture. 250 word abstracts to Tahia Abdel Nasser. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Waïl S. Hassan (whassan@illinois.edu) and Tahia Abdel Nasser (tgnasser@aucegypt.edu)
Posted 21 February 2016

Discourses of Belonging
Special Session
Papers on the shifting registers of geographic identity post-1960s: localized metaphoricities, affective landscapes, policed memoryscapes, transiting bodies and perimeters of exile. 2-page CV, 300-word abstract by 12 March 2016; Rupsa Banerjee (banerjeerupsa07@gmail.com)
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 for fictions about the past? 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Benjamin O'Dell (bdodell2@illinois.edu)
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 history in the wake of Andrew Cole's Birth of Theory. 500 word abstract and CV by 6 March 2016; Marshall J. Brown (mbrown@u.washington.edu)
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 other arts and disciplines. Abstract (1 page max) by 14 March 2016; Henry S. Turner (henry.turner@rutgers.edu) and Jennifer Waldron (jwaldron@pitt.edu)
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 of international capital accumulation and cultural exchange. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Sarah J. Townsend (sjt18@psu.edu) and Javier Uriarte (javier.uriarte@stonybrook.edu)
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 literature on ethnicity, resistance, and national identity? 500 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Patricia R. Campbell (pcampbe1@broward.edu)
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 literature and world literature. 300-word abstract and bio by 15 March 2016; Jiwei Xiao (jxiao@fairfield.edu)
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 approaches are welcome. Abstract (200 words) and one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Anne Stiles (astiles1@slu.edu)
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 between the words. Abstracts, 500 words maximum. by 15 March 2016; Wendy Galgan (wgalgan@sfc.edu)
Posted 20 February 2016

Worlding 18th Century Studies
Special Session
New methods and initiatives fostering transnational approaches to the 18th century, particularly the global South (Black Atlantic, Latin America, Indian and Pacific Oceans). 300 words; 1-page CV by 15 March 2016; Chi-ming Yang (cmyang@english.upenn.edu)
Posted 20 February 2016

Beyond Measure
Forum: LLC Old English
Papers on Old English text/textual objects that are incomparable, ineffable, immeasurable, impenetrable, indecipherable, or outside the understanding or intellectual reach of present-day scholarship. 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Elaine Treharne (treharne@stanford.edu)
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: transnational racialization, queer studies? 250-word abstract; 2-page CV; short bio by 15 March 2016; Ana Paulina Lee (ana.lee@columbia.edu) and Dana Williams (d_williams@howard.edu)
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, disability, and other pressing issues. Speakers will have ten-minutes each. 300-word abstract, including case study. by 15 March 2016; Elaine Treharne (treharne@stanford.edu)
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; analyses of literary and/or visual representations of global resistance movements; contemporary legacies. 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; john maerhofer (jjmaer@aol.com) and Barry Fruchter (matteotti_2000@yahoo.com)
Posted 20 February 2016

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 art, theology, politics, culture. Speakers might engage Islamism, Islamophobia, etc. 500 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Frances Restuccia (restuccia@rcn.com)
Posted 20 February 2016

Teaching Asian Latino Encounters
Special Session
Roundtable on pedagogical approaches to Orientalism and/or Asian diasporas in Latin American literature and culture. 250-word course description or lesson plan by 15 March 2016; Paula Park (pcpark@wesleyan.edu)
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 novels or short fiction. Abstract of 250 words by 15 March 2016; Kristina Quynn (quynn@colostate.edu)
Posted 19 February 2016

Bibliotaphs
Special Session
How do buried books – real, imagined, metaphorical - engage the boundaries of book and/or literary history; body and book; corpse and corpus? CV and 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Jessica Roberson (jessica.roberson@email.ucr.edu)
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 literature constitute the latter’s exotic and commercial appeal, especially after 9/11. 300-word abstract. by 15 March 2016; Atef Laouyene (alaouye@calstatela.edu)
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 Nation-States emphasizing modes of resistance and failure. 250-word abstracts/CV by 15 March 2016; Debarati Biswas (debarati.biswas@gmail.com) and Christopher Ian Foster (fosterci@jmu.edu)
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, gender, or feminist theories complicate cognitive approaches. 250-word abstracts by 8 March 2016; Patrick Colm Hogan (patrick.hogan@uconn.edu)
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 literature? Abstracts addressing institutional politics, archives, individual texts, teaching, and other topics welcome. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Stephanie Fetta (safetta@syr.edu) and John Cutler (john-cutler@northwestern.edu)
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 “New Modernist” scholarship. 250-word abstracts by 10 March 2016; Joshua Wall (jlwall@umich.edu)
Posted 19 February 2016

Open Worlds: Video Games and/as Literature
Special Session
Intersections between video games and world literature: adaptations, experience, open-world, narrative, classics, or other themes. Abstracts of 300 words and brief CV by March 15. by 15 March 2016; Jason Bartles (jbartles@wcupa.edu)
Posted 19 February 2016

Female Power: Lost, Found, Imagined
Forum: LLC Medieval Iberian
Exploring intersections of medieval women's cultural productions and female power, imagined/articulated/represented/mythologized by women writers/patrons. Brief CV, 300-word abstract by 10 March 2016; Emily Francomano (Emily.Francomano@georgetown.edu) and Cristina Guardiola (Cmgm@udel.edu)
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 the sixties across national boundaries. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Christina Gerhardt (crgerhardt@gmail.com) and Sara Saljoughi (s.saljoughi@gmail.com)
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 word abstract and syllabus (if relevant) by 15 March 2016; Lauren Klein (lauren.klein@lmc.gatech.edu) and Matthew Gold (mgold@gc.cuny.edu)
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 studies, and disciplinary divides; translation technology, machine translation, and knowledge work. Abstract and CV by 7 March 2016; Michael Gibbs Hill (hillmg@sc.edu)
Posted 18 February 2016

The Colonial Americas:Eco-critical Perspectives
Special Session
Seek eco-critical perspectives for hemispheric panel on the colonial Americas. Catastrophes, Environmental History, Endemic vs. Invasive species, Climate Theories in Lit, Film, DH. Abstract, bio. Abstracts by 18 March 2016; Giovanna Montenegro (gmontene@binghamton.edu)
Posted 18 February 2016

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

New Voices, New Readers
Special Session
We invite alternative voices and readings re-envisioning grand narratives in a shifting global era that challenges our perspectives on race, gender, sexuality, class, and nationality. 150-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Niyi Afolabi (afolabi@austin.utexas.edu)
Posted 18 February 2016

Walter Benjamin in Palestine
Special Session
Benjamin’s actuality today: critique of violence, states of exception, weak messianic power, memory politics, task of translator, traditions of the oppressed... 250-word proposals by 15 March 2016; Jeffrey Sacks (jeff.sacks.ca@gmail.com) and Rebecca Comay (comay@chass.utoronto.ca)
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 exposes, manifests that which it exceeds, exhausts. 250-word abstract by 4 March 2016; Nina Tolksdorf (tolksdorf@jhu.edu)
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 in homosocial spheres of premodern Japan. or 250-300 word abstracts by 10 March 2016; Charlotte Eubanks (cde13@psu.edu) and Reggie Jackson (rjalc@umich.edu)
Posted 18 February 2016

Sounding the Premodern Sinosphere
Special Session
How should we understand the aural dimensions of composing, performing, and appreciating Literary Sinitic texts in pre-modern East Asia? 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Charlotte Eubanks (cde13@psu.edu) and Matthew Fraleigh (fraleigh@brandeis.edu)
Posted 18 February 2016

Rewriting the Fairy Tale
Special Session
How have traditional motifs been transformed in modern tales and their cinematographic adaptations to address changes within societal norms and values? Brief CV and 300-word abstract by 11 March 2016; Yvonne Toepfer (yvonne.toepfer@montana.edu) and Elizabeth Howard (ehoward2@uoregon.edu)
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 details. Please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio. by 7 March 2016; Christopher Tong (ctong@wustl.edu)
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 interactive/digital approaches through this “teaching panel.”. Abstract (300/wrds), CV with teaching experience by 11 March 2016; Kyle Vitale (kvitale@folger.edu)
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 play, classical or otherwise, into any cinematic form? 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Eric Turcat (eric.turcat@okstate.edu)
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 of diverse kinds in French literature, culture, or criticism. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Michael Lucey (mlucey@berkeley.edu)
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 events in French Studies half a century later? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Éric Trudel (trudel@bard.edu)
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 departments. This roundtable further examines tracking patterns in the professoriate. Abstract & c.v. by 17 March 2016; Lynn Arner (larner@brocku.ca)
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; intertextuality; trans-Atlantic/trans-American treatments; race, gender, class, and sexuality, etc. 250 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Ivonne Garcia (garciai@kenyon.edu) and Charlene Avallone (avallone000@gmail.com)
Posted 17 February 2016

Legacies of the Russian Revolution
Special Session
Legacies of the Russian Revolution: Impact on literary radicalism; literary conservatism; modernism; Harlem Renaissance; campus movements; media; continuing 21st-century significance. 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Barbara Clare Foley (bfoley@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
Posted 17 February 2016

Boundary Conditions and Troubadour Texts
Forum: LLC Occitan
What boundary conditions define troubadour texts? Politics, genre, dialect/language, country? How do manuscript transmission and nationality define the field? Abstract (250 words) deadline March 15, 2016 by 15 March 2016; Courtney Wells (wells@hws.edu)
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 scientists, humanists, and public intellectuals have moved beyond disciplinary patterns of thinking/researching. by 28 March 2016; Anna Sagal (anna.sagal@tufts.edu) and Nicole Keller Day (day.n@husky.neu.edu)
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, LAVS, Syntax. Email 250-word abstracts by March 14, 2016 ; covad by 14 March 2016; Covadonga Lamar Prieto (covadonga.lamar-prieto@ucr.edu)
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 margins? Seeking papers exploring poetics and spatial, socio-political concerns. 250-word abstract by 10 March 2016; Jenna Sciuto (j.sciuto@mcla.edu)
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, specific, unique), with attention to form, historiography, or methodology. 300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 14 March 2016; Matthew John Phillips (matthew.john.phillips@gmail.com)
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 & experiences of those affected by mental illness. 250 word abstracts – bios by 15 March 2016; Leah Misemer (lsinsheimer@wisc.edu) and Jessica Gross (jessica.gross@stlcop.edu)
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, documentary/scholarly editing for college audiences, student editing, or student-user oriented design. 250-word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2016; Meaghan Brown (mbrown@folger.edu)
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 context: her own critique of fiction, broader cultural politics of post-socialist memory. CV, 200-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Jefferson J. A. Gatrall (gatrallj@mail.montclair.edu)
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 connections, archives, audiences help rethink digital methods, tools, practices? 300-word abstracts and cv by 15 March 2016; Rachel Buurma (rbuurma1@swarthmore.edu)
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 technology affect the experience and the description of travel across long distances? Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Gabriella Safran (gsafran@stanford.edu)
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 literature. 250 word abstract and one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Crystal Parikh (crystal.parikh@nyu.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Poetry and Labour
Special Session
Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to class relations and socio-economic conditions of poetic production. 250-word abstracts and 2-page CV by 10 March 2016; Nandini Ramesh Sankar (nandini@iith.ac.in)
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 abstracts on the salience of a particular mood. by 15 March 2016; Rita Felski (rf6d@virginia.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Literary Objects, Object Relations
Special Session
This panel thinks about language, object relations, and phantasy together in literary texts without recourse strictly to Lacan (Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Bollas, Phillips). Abstracts, 500 words. by 15 March 2016; A. C. Facundo (angela.facundo@gmail.com)
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 migrant communities in post-communist Eastern Europe. 350 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Christene D'Anca (cordesc@piercecollege.edu)
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 emerging discourses of subjectivity. CV, 300 words abstract by 10 March 2016; Sapna Balakrishnan (sapnab704@gmail.com) and Rajiv Krishnan (rajiv@efluniversity.ac.in)
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 constructions of refugees in literature, visual arts. Xenophobia, cross border solidarities and resistance. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Lopamudra Basu (basul@uwstout.edu) and Nalini Iyer (niyer@seattleu.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

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

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 and possibilities presented by DH and/in the archive? abstract/bio by 15 March 2016; Sigrid Anderson Cordell (scordell@umich.edu) and Elizabeth Duquette (eduquett@gettysburg.edu)
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 challenges and possibilities accompany DH and/in the archive? Short abstracts and bios by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Duquette (eduquett@gettysburg.edu) and Sigrid Cordell (scordell@umich.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Animal Labour and the Human
Special Session
Papers examine the role of working animals as boundary conditions for the category of human. Interest in film, photography, or literature. 300 word abstracts and short bios by 13 March 2016; Shandell Houlden (houldes@mcmaster.ca)
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 amongst educators. Abstracts of 250-300 words by 13 March 2016; K.T. Pinion (kenneth.pinion@stonybrook.edu)
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 of capitalism as a progressive force. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Aya Tanaka (atanaka@stern.nyu.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

Jewish Languages in Latin America
Special Session
How have Jewish languages influenced Latin American literature? Abstracts addressing translation studies, the postvernacular, Ladino, Yiddish, minor language literatures, hybrid texts, and related/comparative topics welcome. 250-word abstracts/CV by 15 March 2016; Katharine Trostel (katie.trostel@gmail.com) and Joanna Meadvin (jmeadvin@ucsc.edu)
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 should we attend to them now? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Timothy Griffiths (tgriffiths@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
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 literary production of modern Korea. 250-word abstract and 1-p CV by 15 March 2016; Jina Kim (kimji@dickinson.edu)
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 limited to) non-Russian literatures and cultures. CV, 200-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Rebecca Stanton (rjs19@columbia.edu)
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 and 1-p CV by 15 March 2016; Heekyoung Cho (hchohcho@uw.edu)
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 foreign, non-human, migrant, spectral, infected, illegal, criminal nature. 250-word abstract and 1-p CV by 15 March 2016; Kelly Jeong (kelly.jeong@ucr.edu)
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 Eastern Europeans perceived this process, from their “second-world” perspective? 300-word abstract, 3-page CV by 15 March 2016; Edyta Bojanowska (bojanows@rutgers.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

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, Sánchez-Prado) that resituate Latin American cultural production. E-mail a 100-500 word abstract and short bio by 1 March 2016; Claudia Cabello-Hutt (c_cabell@uncg.edu) and Héctor Hoyos (hoyos@standford.edu)
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 autonomous, formally and politically? E-mail a 100-500 word abstract and short bio by 1 March 2016; Héctor Hoyos (hoyos@stanford.edu) and Claudia Cabello (c_cabell@uncg.edu)
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 writing in the context of recent scholarship on modernism and utopia. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jennifer Buckley (jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

African-Americans Abroad
Special Session
This panel will explore twentieth and twenty-first century African-American trans-Atlantic narratives, including novels, essays, travelogues, autobiographies, heritage tours, and films. 300-400 word abstracts and a 1-page CV by 15 March 2016; Laila Amine (laila.amine@unt.edu)
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 as a tool for language maintenance and revival. 250 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Obdulia Castro (ocastro@regis.edu)
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 7-minute position papers by 15 March 2016; Kirsty Hooper (k.hooper@warwick.ac.uk)
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, imagined/articulated/represented/mythologized by women writers/patrons. Brief CV, 300-word abstract by 10 March 2016; Emily C. Francomano (emily.francomano@georgetown.edu) and Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths (cmgm@udel.edu)
Posted 15 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

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 incarnations, from négritude and Black Arts-era counter-historiography to Afro-futurist speculation. abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jonathan P. Eburne (eburne@psu.edu)
Posted 16 February 2016

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 countries. 100-word abstracts and cvs. by 15 March 2016; Myles K. Chilton (chilton@chs.nihon-u.ac.jp) and L. Ashley Squires (asquires@nes.ru)
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 traditions plays in European economic thought. 250 word abstract. by 15 March 2016; Anthony Adler (aadler@yonsei.ac.kr) and Julia Ng (j.ng@gold.ac.uk)
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, pueblo/people, conservatism and the popular. Abstracts by 5 March 2016; Lisa Surwillo (surwillo@stanford.edu)
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, affect, emotional occupation, modernity. 300 word abstract, bio by 15 March 2016; Christian Parreno (Christian.Parreno@aho.no)
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 personhood--questions of consent, responsibility, rights, freedom--manifest themselves at the level of substance, form, environment? 150-word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Kevin Curran (kdcurran@gmail.com)
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, and form? 250-word abstract, short bio by 15 March 2016; Beth Piatote (piatote@berkeley.edu)
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 historical and socio-political frameworks of care. 300 word abstracts; CV by 10 March 2016; Andreea Marculescu (amarcule@uci.edu) and Amit Baishya (arbaishya1@ou.edu)
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, pueblo/people, conservatism and the popular. Abstract by 5 March 2016; Cristina Moreiras-Menor (moreiras@umich.edu) and Lisa Survillo (surwillo@stanford.edu)
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 title, 300-word abstract, and short bio to by 15 March 2016; Beatrice Arduini (barduini@uw.edu)
Posted 15 February 2016

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

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 aesthetic interventions into conditions of capital and debt. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Liana Silva (liana.marie.silva@gmail.com)
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 discussions for first-year writing students. David Healey (dhealey@kaplan.edu). 150-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; David Healey (dhealey@kaplan.edu)
Posted 15 February 2016

Political Literature
Special Session
Inviting presentations on political literature: works involving any regional, national and linguistic tradition are welcome. Please submit a 300 word abstract by March 14th to Sabujkoli Bandopadhyay at bandopad@ualberta.ca. Abstracts by 14 March 2016; Sabujkoli Bandopadhyay (bandopad@ualberta.ca)
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 literature’s role in shaping ideologies and reconsiders the entanglement of art and politics. 200-word abstract, CV by 15 March 2016; Jon Stone (jstone2@fandm.edu)
Posted 15 February 2016

Literary Influence: Queer Reframings
Special Session
Panel seeks to reframe literary influence. Queer, gender, race, and other innovative readings of agon, swerve, aesthetics, tradition, canon, beauty, literariness, and authorship especially sought. Abstracts and CVs. by 15 March 2016; David Greven (dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu)
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 technology affect experience and description of travel across long distances? CV and 200-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Gabriella Safran (gsafran@stanford.edu)
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 adapt elements of Soviet-era dissident tradition? 200-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Julia Vaingurt (vaingurt@uic.edu)
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 March 2016; Jessie Hock (jessie.hock@vanderbilt.edu)
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 Old World? CV and 500 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Ann Marie Fallon (amfallon@marylhurst.edu)
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 explores the impact of Boethius on emerging philosophies and ideologies of the period. 300-word Abstract by 21 March 2016; Leslie Agnes Taylor (leslie.taylor801@gmail.com)
Posted 14 February 2016

Resident/Alien
Forum: LLC Early American
While these terms animate contemporary political debates, this panel seeks to explore their shifting, contentious meanings from 1492-1836 from a variety of cultural, linguistic, regional, and socio-political perspectives. CV; 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Duncan Faherty (duncan.faherty@qc.cuny.edu)
Posted 14 February 2016

Latina/o Materialisms
Forum: LLC Latina and Latino
queer, feminist, cultural, new &/or old materialisms; Marxisms; text as material object, comparative Chicana/o, PuertoRican, CubanAm, CentralAm, DominicanAm print cultures & histories of writing. Send CV and 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Raúl Coronado (raulc@berkeley.edu)
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 represent it? 250-word abstracts by March 15; Virginia Picchietti (virginia.picchietti@scranton.edu). 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Virginia A. Picchietti (virginia.picchietti@scranton.edu)
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 metaphorical, infuse power relations into geographic imaginaries? 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Siobhan Craig (craig026@umn.edu)
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. How do contemporary media extend avant-garde traditions of cinema, poetry, word and image? 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Caetlin Benson-Allott (cb529@georgetown.edu)
Posted 14 February 2016

Human Rights and Everyday Violence
Special Session
Considers the role (beyond raising awareness) and potential costs of literature in defining everyday violence in the languages and institutions of rights. 300-word abstracts plus short bio by 7 March 2016; Alexandra S. Moore (awschult@uncg.edu) and Elizabeth Goldberg (egoldberg@babson.edu)
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 literature? Abstracts addressing institutional politics, archives, individual texts, teaching, and other topics welcome. 250-word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; John Alba Cutler (john-cutler@northwestern.edu) and Stephanie Fetta (safetta@syr.edu)
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 session proposed by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. 500 word abstract by 1 March 2016; Kristin J. Jacobson (kristin.jacobson@stockton.edu)
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; futurity; disruption of nationhood, racial identity; historical violence; decolonial critiques. 300 word abstracts, CV, March 15. by 15 March 2016; Maia Gil'Adi (mgiladi@email.gwu.edu)
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, generic and group histories, politics and identification. Abstracts and CVs by 1 March 2016; Jennifer Glaser (glaserjr@ucmail.uc.edu)
Posted 12 February 2016

Feeling Jewish
Forum: LLC Jewish American
Ways to feel Jewish—intransitively and transitively. Affect, empathy, sympathy, anxiety, imagination. Histories, cultures, geographies, literatures of feeling. Intercultural, transhistorical feeling. Feeling different, feeling differently. Abstracts and CVs by 1 March 2016; Jennifer Glaser (glaserjr@ucmail.uc.edu)
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? Transnational and transhistorical perspectives especially welcome. CV and 500-word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Lissette Lopez Szwydky (lissette@uark.edu)
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 and/or marginalized forms of knowledge? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016 by 15 March 2016; Harry Vélez-Quiñones (velez@pugetsound.edu)
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 repurpose more established approaches? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016 by 15 March 2016; Harry Vélez-Quiñones (velez@pugetsound.edu)
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 repetition, continuation, overcoming, or rupture with the past. 150-250 words abstrascts by 15 March 2016; Lena Tahmassian (lenat@stanford.edu) and Robert Casas Roigé (robertcr@stanford.edu)
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 intersect with other age-focused disciplines? 300-word proposal, brief CV by 15 March 2016; Valerie Lipscomb (lipscomb@sar.usf.edu)
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, papers examining all aspects of his work, ideas, and continuing legacy. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk) and Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni (jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu)
Posted 12 February 2016

Writing Resistance
Forum: TC History and Literature
Historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”: narrative construction of historical incidents of resistance, writing history as resistance, resistance to historico-literary approaches in our discipline. 300 word abstracts by 10 March 2016; Marguerite Helen Helmers (helmers@uwosh.edu)
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 and psychology. Please send abstracts to Zoran Kuzmanovich zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu. 300-word abstracts for 15-minute papers. by 15 March 2016; Zoran Kuzmanovich (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu)
Posted 12 February 2016

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 transnational aspects of Catalan society. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Anton Pujol (apujol@uncc.edu)
Posted 12 February 2016

Early Modern British Literature in Translation
Special Session
Presentations on aspects of translations of early modern British literature including Shakespeare into other languages considering national identity, propaganda, censorship, audience, appropriation. 250-word abstract, 3-page CV by 1 March 2016; Tanya K. Zhelezcheva (tzhelezcheva@qcc.cuny.edu) and Sabina Amanbayeva (amanbayeva.sabina@gmail.com)
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, poetic connections, and fragmentation are especially welcomed. 200-word abstract and very short bio. by 10 March 2016; Angel M. Diaz Miranda (diazam@hollins.edu)
Posted 11 February 2016

Oil Cultures
Special Session
Papers engaging the representation of oil, energy, and ecology in literature, film, and media. National and transnational perspectives welcome. 250-word abstract and CV. by 13 March 2016; Elizabeth Barrios (barriose@umich.edu)
Posted 11 February 2016

Agamben's Paradigms
Special Session
Papers engaging Agamben's work with regard to modern literature and film. Also considering Agamben's own criticism and the role of literature in his theoretical writings. 250­word abstract; 150­word vita by 15 March 2016; Benjamin Lewis Robinson (brobinson3@u.northwestern.edu) and Alessia Ricciardi (a­ricciardi@northwestern.edu)
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 (bwheeler@smu.edu). Brief CV, 300-word abstract for 10-minute presenta by 10 March 2016; Bonnie Wheeler (bwheeler@smu.edu)
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 postmodernism, critical writings, experiments with new media. abstracts, maximum 500 words by 15 March 2016; Matthew W. Smith (mwsmith1@stanford.edu)
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 literary history and periodization complicate and enrich our conceptions of the Anthropocene? abstracts by 11 March 2016; Ted Howell (ted.howell@temple.edu)
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 post-media blur in an amalgam of options. on-page abstract by 15 March 2016; Teresa M. Vilarós (vilaros@tamu.edu)
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 masculinity? 200-word abstract, bio by 03/10/2016 to Oswaldo Estrada, oestrada@email.unc.edu. 200-word abstracts by 10 March 2016; Oswaldo Estrada (oestrada@email.unc.edu)
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 manifestations of African animist worlds. 300-word abstracts. by 10 March 2016; Rosemary Jolly (rjj14@psu.edu) and Alexander Fyfe (acf198@psu.edu)
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, religion/secularization, political culture/history, the public sphere, race/class/gender, aesthetics. Send abstract/short bio. by 15 March 2016; John Mac Kilgore (jmkilgore@fsu.edu)
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 provoked by boundary crossings in early modern Asia? 250 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Rivi Handler-Spitz (rivihs@gmail.com)
Posted 11 February 2016

Documenting Digital Humanities Research
Special Session
Changelogs, blog posts, Github commits and more: methods for documenting the process of digital humanities research. Project sustainability, reproducible results, digital pedagogy, self-reflective research. 250-word abstract and cv by 12 March 2016; Natalie M. Houston (natalie_houston@uml.edu)
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 l.hughes@tcu.edu. 1-2 page abstracts and a c.v. (2-page max.) by 15 March 2016; Linda Kay Hughes (l.hughes@tcu.edu)
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 during the long 18th century. 200-300 word abstracts; 1-page CV by 15 March 2016; Chi-ming Yang (cmyang@english.upenn.edu)
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 and get old? abstract by 15 March 2016; Lauren Rule Maxwell (lauren.maxwell@citadel.edu)
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, genocide, migration, the forms and rhetorics of resistance. 300-word abstract by 7 March 2016; Nergis Ertürk (nerturk@psu.edu) and Amy Motlagh (amotlagh@aucegypt.edu)
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, population flows; travelling theory and/or travelling bodies; vulnerability, precariousness, internal displacement, worldliness? abstracts; 300 words by 10 March 2016; Colin Jager (colin.jager@gmail.com)
Posted 1 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

Perceptual Ecology
Special Session
This panel concerns cognitive psychology and environmental thinking, specifically, the relationship between theories of perception, ecocriticism, and modes of experiencing or constituting the environment. ~300 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Jason Bell (jason.bell@yale.edu)
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 contemporary justice movements. 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Michelle Hite (MHite@spelman.edu)
Posted 10 February 2016

Troubadour Pessimism
Special Session
Papers concerning the troubadour tradition across periods (Medieval to contemporary) and geographies, with emphasis on pessimism, gender politics, and the environment. ~300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jason Bell (jason.bell@yale.edu)
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; philology/history; modernity/antiquity; Enlightenment/Romanticism; human/non-human; nature/culture; etc. Title, 300-word abstract, short bio by 15 March 2016; Adrienne Ward (aw7h@virginia.edu)
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; conditions shaping the emergence of categories of artistic creation, knowledge production. Title, 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Adrienne Ward (aw7h@virginia.edu)
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 facilitate innovative cultural production, in spaces ranging from concrete to abstract or imaginary. Title, 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Adrienne Ward (aw7h@virginia.edu)
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 abstracts and bios by 20 March 2016; Pauline Homsi Vinson (phvinson@gmail.com) and Georgia Kathryn Johnston (johnstgk@slu.edu)
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 theoretical potential of Bechdel’s graphic memoir. Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words. by 12 March 2016; A. L. Mishou (almishou@gmail.com)
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? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Laura A. Salsini (lsalsini@udel.edu)
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 national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that dominates the contemporary occasion. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Juan Meneses (juan.meneses@uncc.edu)
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 colonial experiences in tandem. This panel seeks contributions that address this gap. Abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Pedro Meira Monteiro (pmeira@princeton.edu)
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, but not limited to political cartoons, graphic novels, comic strips and graffiti. 250 word abstracts by 14 March 2016; Cesar Braga-Pinto (c-braga-pinto@northwestern.edu)
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 women's cultural production. 250-300 word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2016; Emily C. Francomano (emily.francomano@georgetown.edu)
Posted 9 February 2016

Representing Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary Literatures and Films
Special Session
Gendered, class, and environmental violence; imagined resolutions; politics of form in narratives about Biafran war, Sri Lankan civil war, religious riots etc. 250-word abstracts by 2 March 2016; Sreyoshi Sarkar (sreyoshi@gwu.edu)
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 abstracts and bios by 20 March 2016; Georgia Kathryn Johnston (johnstgk@slu.edu) and Pauline Homsi Vinson (phvinson@gmail.com )
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 of Medieval literature. Abstracts approx. 250 words by 15 March 2016; Martin Laidlaw (m.z.laidlaw@dundee.ac.uk)
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 studies/object-oriented ontologies. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Kristen Mills (kmills@haverford.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

Eco-rhetorics and Shakespeare
Forum: LLC Shakespeare
Topical ecologies; affect and environment; implications of language for environment and in environment. Focus on or with relevance to Shakespeare. 300-word abstract by 11 March 2016; Bradin Cormack (bcormack@princeton.edu) and Elizabeth Harvey (elizabeth.harvey@utoronto.ca)
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 dissonance in the writings of Galdós. Synergy between thematic and formal implications. one-page abstracts by 10 March 2016; Alan Smith (aesmith@bu.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

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, gender, virility, honor, beauty, or citizenship in Galdós's works. Disability and Galdós's biography. one-page abstracts by 10 March 2016; Julia Chang (julia.chang@cornell.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

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 extension of the surveillance state. 300 word proposals by 15 March 2016; John Slater (jslater@ucdavis.edu) and Leah Middlebrook (middlebr@uoregon.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

Women negotiating boundaries
Forum: LLC Hungarian
We invite papers about contemporary women writers of Hungarian cultural and linguistic background whose creativity is bound up with cultural and personal migration. Abstracts of 250 words by 15 March 2016; Zsuzsanna Varga (zsuzsanna.varga@glasgow.ac.uk)
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. 50 word abstract and CV. by 7 March 2016; Neri Sandoval (neri.sandoval@icloud.com)
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 texts may include memoir, fiction, blogs/digital, narrative/constraints, affect, risk, citizen science, medical authority. 300-word abstracts/one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Rebecca Garden (gardenr@upstate.edu)
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 families and households in visual culture. Abstracts by 11 March 2016; Elizabeth Osborne (eosborne@fandm.edu) and Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro (sruiz@fandm.edu)
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 to narrative approaches: including, lyric, image, metaphor. 300-word proposals/one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Erin Lamb (lambeg@hiram.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

Reproductive Ethics and Contemporary Literature
Special Session
How does contemporary literature allegorize the decision to reproduce/not reproduce? How does literature represent social reproduction and intergenerational responsibility? 300 word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; Naomi Morgenstern (naomi.morgenstern@utoronto.ca)
Posted 8 February 2016

Adolescence
Special Session
Re-constituting, re-imagining, or re-negotiating adolescence in culture, memory, age studies, or literature. Abstracts by 7 March 2016; Nancy C. Backes (backesnc@gmail.com)
Posted 8 February 2016

Francophone Literature and Problems of Agency
Special Session
Proposals considering questions of agency in Francophone Literature. Exploring issues in feminism, memory, violence, social action, activism (political, environmental). 250-300 word abstracts by 12 March 2016 by 12 March 2016; Mrinmoyee Bhattacharya (mbhattacharya@ucdavis.edu) and Jamiella Brooks (jnortiz@ucdavis.edu)
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 and get old? abstract by 15 March 2016; Lauren Rule Maxwell (lauren.maxwell@citadel.edu)
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 abstract by 17 March 2016; Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it)
Posted 8 February 2016

Binge Media
Special Session
New textualities and temporalities of hyper-consumption, immersion, and self-regulation of streaming digital media such as podcasts, aggregated TV series, and other new immersive media forms. 300 word abstracts, brief bio by 15 March 2016; Ellen McCracken (emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

E-Book Revolution
Forum: TC Popular Culture
Transformations of literary textuality and reading practices on small portable devices; theoretical approaches from areas such as multimodality, narratology, semiotics, reception, authorship, and screen interface. 300 word abstract, brief bio by 15 March 2016; Ellen McCracken (emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu)
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 the relationship between digital humanities and Italian Studies, broadly conceived. 300-word abstract, short bio by 15 March 2016; Allison A. Cooper (acooper@bowdoin.edu)
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 March 2016; David Aitchison (david.c.aitchison@gmail.com)
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 consumerism and consumption, objects and narration, landscapes, clothing, household items. 250-word abstract and a brief bio by 15 March 2016; Carolyn A. Nadeau (cnadeau@iwu.edu)
Posted 8 February 2016

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

Digital Humanities in Secondary Education
Special Session
We will explore the successes and difficulties of bringing DH to secondary education. Reports & research on DH in secondary Ed are welcome. 300 word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Matt Applegate (mapplegate@molloy.edu) and Jamie Cohen (jcohen@molloy.edu)
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 and nationalities will be considered. 300-word abstract and a brief bio. by 15 March 2016; Soudabeh Rafieisakhaei (soudabeh@uga.edu)
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 modernist literature. abstracts of 250-300 words by 15 March 2016; Molly Hall (molly_hall@uri.edu)
Posted 6 February 2016

Mexican Orientalisms
Forum: LLC Mexican
Mexican uses of orientalism and alternative orientalisms; literary and cultural production about Asia; Asia in Mexico; cultural exchanges, cross-readings and imaginings. 300-word abstracts–bio by 15 March 2016; Ignacio Corona (corona.7@osu.edu)
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. Submissions on all aspects of Milton’s transatlantic influence are welcome. Abstract-300 words; CV-2 pages by 15 March 2016; Sarah Banschbach Valles (sarah.banschbach@ttu.edu) and Mary Grace Elliott (mgq43@wildcats.unh.edu)
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 veteran identity, PTSD, and/or trauma theory. 250-350 word abstracts and short bios by 15 March 2016; Olivia Clark (ohulsey@memphis.edu)
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 ways human and non-human actors interact. 150-word abstract and 150-word CV by 12 March 2016; Anna Grotans (grotans.1@osu.edu) and Jane Newman (jonewman@uci.edu)
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 Early Modern German. 150-word abstract, 150-word CV. by 12 March 2016; Anna Grotans (grotans.1@osu.edu) and Jane Newman (jonewman@uci.edu)
Posted 6 February 2016

“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 public discussions and spaces. 150-word abstract, 150-word CV by 12 March 2016; Anna Grotans (grotans.1@osu.edu) and Jane Newman (jonewman@uci.edu)
Posted 6 February 2016

Philadelphia Stories
Forum: GS Life Writing
From Benjamin Franklin to Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia has inspired much of America's greatest life writing. This panel examines biographies, autobiographies, memoirs by and about Philadelphians past and present. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; John Matteson (matteson151@earthlink.net)
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, mediation, translation, form. 250-word abstracts examining refugee life writing. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Emily Hipchen (ehipchen@westga.edu)
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, especially in African languages, challenge the problematic story about a late origin? Title & abstract by 15 March 2016; Wendy Laura Belcher (wbelcher@princeton.edu)
Posted 6 February 2016

Early Native American Authors
Special Session
Examining early Native American authors’ preservation of native customs/resistance to commodification of indigenous cultures, though “bound” by audience expectations/literary conventions. 350 Word Abstract & Short Bio by 4 March 2016; Heather Chacon (heather.chacon@greensboro.edu) and Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich (collinsfrohlichjr@cofc.edu )
Posted 5 February 2016

Politics of Invocation
Forum: LLC Early American
From second-amendment activists to Broadway patriots, mainstream culture lionizes U.S. beginnings. Literary critics less so. How and why might Americanists reclaim narratives of founding moments? cv; 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Monique Allewaert (allewaert@wisc.edu)
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, cultural texts, ethical readings touching the violence of capital. Abstracts 200 words by 15 March 2016; Aparajita De (de.aparajita@gmail.com) and Maureen Fadem (meruprecht@yahoo.com)
Posted 5 February 2016

Comparative Medievalisms
Forum: CLCS Medieval
How does medievalism transpire globally? Cross-cultural perspectives on medievalisms in diverse cultural and media contexts, especially outside Europe (or beyond the Global North). Brief CV, 300-word abstract for 10-minute presenta by 15 March 2016; Jonathan Hsy (jhsy@gwu.edu)
Posted 5 February 2016

Medieval Welsh Materiality
Special Session
Proposals should explore some aspect of materiality in medieval Welsh (including Cambro-Latin) literature. Possible topics could include thing theory, hybridity, maps, relics, or ecocriticism. 300 word abstracts by 5 March 2016; Sarah Sprouse (sarah.sprouse@ttu.edu)
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 writers? Has it already? Special session. 300-word abstract, brief bio by 14 March 2016; Cornelius Collins (corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com)
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. 250-word abstract, brief bio by 14 March 2016; Cornelius Collins (corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com)
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 relations? 300-word abstract plus CV by 20 March 2016; Talia Vestri Croan (tmvcroan@bu.edu) and Shannon Draucker (sdraucke@bu.edu)
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 literary studies after post-structuralism? Papers on methods, themes, figures, or relations. Abstracts by 4 March 2016; David J. Gorman (dgorman@niu.edu)
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 borders, media boundaries, and/or scholarly domains mobilize (and/or immobilize) artistic, social, political, intellectual possibility. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Stefanie Harris (stefanieharris@tamu.edu)
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 and Post Left movements. 250-word abstracts by 18 March 2016; Jennifer Forsberg (jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com)
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 political, social, economic, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts. Please submit 1-page, detailed abstracts by 15 March 2016; Suzanne Malley (sbmalley@colum.edu)
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 behind cultures, languages, and traditions? short (10-12 minute) provocative interventions by 15 March 2016; Debra Ann Castillo (dac9@cornell.edu)
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 alternative conceptual frameworks focusing on literary or film studies. short (10-12 minute) papers by 15 March 2016; Debra Ann Castillo (dac9@cornell.edu)
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 meanings, images or forms in Clare's life and work. Abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016; Erica McAlpine (erica.mcalpine@keble.ox.ac.uk)
Posted 5 February 2016

New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd
Special Session
We invite proposals exploring existentialism and the absurd in light of recent scholarship on gender, race, ecology, transnationalism, and immigration. 300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2016; Lauren Du Graf (lgraf2@jhu.edu) and Julia Elsky (jelsky@luc.edu)
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 page abstract and c.v. (2-page maximum) by 15 March 2016; Linda Kay Hughes (l.hughes@tcu.edu)
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 abstracts and one-page CV by 15 March 2016; Pamela Thoma (pthoma@wsu.edu)
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 proposals to Alexander Wille (alexander.w by 15 March 2016; Alexander Wille (alexander.wille@colorado.edu)
Posted 4 February 2016

Literature and Transcription
Special Session
What is the relationship between literature and transcription? How are literary form and depictions of race and gender shaped by transcriptive processes, practices, and concepts in literature? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Mark Sussman (msussman@hunter.cuny.edu)
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 conceptions of time, memory, authenticity, and the future. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kyle Pivetti (kpivetti@norwich.edu)
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 America as a republic to the present day. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; William Reginald Rampone (wrampone@scsu.edu)
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 of emotions, cognitive or other approaches. Send 1-page abstract and CV. by 4 March 2016; Maureen O. Gallagher (gallagmo@lafayette.edu) and Christina Wall (christina.n.wall@gmail.com)
Posted 4 February 2016

Posthistoricism?
Forum: LLC Middle English
Are we posthistoricist? In light of recent reevaluations of historicism and experiments in posthistoricist method, what are new approaches to Middle English texts and contexts? 150-word abstracts, for 5-to-8 min papers by 15 March 2016; Julie Orlemanski (julieorlemanski@uchicago.edu)
Posted 4 February 2016

Locating Literary Precarity
Special Session
“Precarity” has many meanings today but initially described tenancy. This panel seeks investigations of “precarity” through literary representations of rented space. 200 word abstracts, bio, tech requirements by 1 March 2016; Anna Green (algreen@msu.edu)
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 television adaptations, translating text into image/text form. Submit 250-word abstracts by March 15 by 15 March 2016; Susan E. Kirtley (skirtley@pdx.edu)
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 scale of critical practice in these fields? Roundtable discussion. Abstract, cv by 15 March 2016; Catherine Sanok (sanok@umich.edu)
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 (2015-2017); freedom of opinion in transnational perspective (hashtags). CV, 300-word abstract by March 15 by 15 March 2016; Liane Stroebel (liane.stroebel@ifaar.rwth-aachen.de) and Ludwig Deringer (deringer@anglistik.rwth-aachen.de)
Posted 4 February 2016

Trans/Identities
Forum: LLC Middle English
Papers on Middle English trans narratives (transhuman, transgender, transmedia, translocation, transtemporal, and their intersections), and the question of identity, which has re-emerged as a significant category in trans politics. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Ruth Evans (revans19@slu.edu)
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 generations within and outside of the region. Send a 250-word abstract, bio by 15 March 2016; Adriana Gradea (ada_g@att.net)
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 criticism? What methodological practices facilitate the exchange between fiction and economy? 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Cristina D'Amico (cristina.damico@mail.utoronto.ca) and Noa Reich (noa.reich@mail.utoronto.ca)
Posted 3 February 2016

Veteran Literature
Special Session
This panel seeks submissions that consider veteran authors as agents of their military experience as well as their literary representation. 300-500 word abstract and CV by 11 March 2016; Benjamin Cooper (bcooper@lindenwood.edu)
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 capital as a system of “global apartheid?” Send 200-word abstracts probing this question. 200-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Nicole Fleetwood (nifleet@rci.rutgers.edu) and Cesare Casarino (casarino@umn.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

Ecological Catastrophe: Past and Present
Forum: LLC Middle English
Bringing together scholars of contemporary and premodern environmental literature, this roundtable seeks to generate a conversation about the representation of ecological crisis, disasters, degradation, and/or apocalyptic rhetoric. by 15 March 2016; Shannon Gayk (sgayk@indiana.edu) and Jeffrey Cohen (jjcohen@gwu.edu)
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 fiction, fantasy, and all forms of speculative fiction. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Katharine A. Burnett (kburnett@fisk.edu) and Monica Miller (monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

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 in Creed? Brief abstract and 1-page CV to ncaronia@uri.edu. by 15 March 2016; Carla Simonini (casimonini@ysu.edu) and Nancy Caronia (ncaronia@uri.edu)
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 War, including contemporary and nineteenth-century representations. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Katharine A. Burnett (kburnett@fisk.edu) and Jennifer Lightweis-Goff (jlightwe@tulane.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

Queer Southern Imaginaries
Forum: LLC Southern United States
How do erotic, sexual, and gender imaginaries shape regional and national constructions of “the South”? Queer treatments of sexuality, gender, race, religion, fetishism, futurism, historicism. 250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Michael Bibler (mbibler@lsu.edu)
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 “revolution”? How might a broader definition of “revolution” complicate the South? 250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Gina Caison (gcaison@gsu.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

Deceptions: The Literature of Sexual Violence
Special Session
Seeking papers on representations of sexual violence in literature, which emphasize philosophical approaches. 250-300 word abstracts, 15 March 2016; Erin Spampinato (espampinato@gradcenter.cuny.edu). 250-300 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Erin Spampinato (espampinato@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
Posted 3 February 2016

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

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

Travel Writing: Purpose, Place, Genre
Special Session
Papers on real and/or imaginary journeys. Travel as historical account, cultural dialogue, Bildungsroman, geography, satire, forgery. Travelers as writers, critics, researchers, journalists, propagandists, plagiarists, personages. Abstract, bio by 20 March 2016; Steven J. Syrek (steven.syrek@gmail.com)
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 as collaborative project? Version control, repos, branches vs. editions, publication, authorship. Proposal, bio by 25 March 2016; Steven J. Syrek (steven.syrek@gmail.com)
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; human-animal relations (affective, violent, etc.); and/or the nonhuman. 250-word abstract and CV by 11 March 2016; Kaitlin Mondello (kmondello@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
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 group friendships: small, minor, large, spontaneous, organized. 250 word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Dana Seitler (d.seitler@utoronto.ca)
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 beyond textual criticism. What is the function of bibliography at the present time? 300 word abstracts by 14 March 2016; Ryan Cordell (r.cordell@neu.edu)
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 uncharted territories. How Sand explores path less traveled. Effects on her readers. One-page abstracts by 8 March 2016; Maria G. TRAUB (traubm@neumann.edu) and Catherine Masson (cmasson@wellesley.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

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 readings of Sand’s works. One-page abstracts by 8 March 2016; Catherine Masson (cmasson@wellesley.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

Postcolonial Nations’ Colonialism
Special Session
Proposals should describe postcolonial nations' colonial practices over their neighboring countries that apparently pass through the non-Western headquarters New Delhi, Johannesburg, and Beijing. abstract of up to 500 words by 10 March 2016; Yubraj Aryal (yubraj.aryal@umontreal.ca)
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, empire, security, and other developments of the late-twentieth-century? abstracts by 11 March 2016; Russ Castronovo (rcastronovo@wisc.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

Fictional Religions
Special Session
This session invites both new close readings of texts that contain fictional religions and more abstract conceptualizations of the phenomenon. Submit CV and abstract (300 words) by 15 March 201 by 15 March 2016; Nathan Fredrickson (nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

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

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 national, regional, ethnic, and cultural borders. 250 words by 1 March 2016; Rebecca J. Ulland (rulland@nmu.edu)
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, Latina/o, transnational, aesthetic form(s), cultural memory. 250-word abstracts and one-page CVs by 1 March 2016; Meena Alexander (malexander@gc.cuny.edu)
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 and feeling—are evoked in literary, film, and critical texts. 300-word abstracts and CV by 1 March 2016; Douglas G. Dowland (d-dowland@onu.edu)
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 papers in English or French by 15 March 2016; Andrew Herrick Clark (anclark@fordham.edu)
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 iterations) in literature, performance, philosophy, and visual art. 200-300 words by 1 March 2016; J.F. Bernard (jfbernard@champlaincollege.qc.ca)
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, examining the plays as vehicles of storytelling, both on and off the stage. 200-300 abstracts by 1 March 2016; J.F. Bernard (jfbernard@champlaincollege.qc.ca)
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 comics structure/design, utopian/dystopian imaginings in word/image media. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Christopher Pizzino (christopher.pizzino@gmail.com)
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 applied) within any framework. Anonymous 1-page abstracts, additional page for ex by 18 March 2016; M. Emma Ticio Quesada (mticioqu@syr.edu)
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 human or animate reaction to it. Abstract of about 200 words. by 15 March 2016; Leslie Zarker Morgan (lmorgan@loyola.edu) and Albrecht Classen (aclassen@email.arizona.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

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, Pirandello to Ginzburg to today. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Stefano Giannini (giannini@syr.edu) and Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughes.ox.ac.uk)
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 christianisme, la Méditerranée imprègne la vie et les oeuvres de Gide. 250-300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Christine Latrouitte Armstrong (armstrong@denison.edu) and Jocelyn Van Tuyl (vantuyl@ncf.edu)
Posted 1 February 2016, last updated 2 February 2016

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 topics: race/nationhood, singularity/universality, form/genre, human history/politic, theology/religion. 350-word abstract and two-page CV by 10 March 2016; Melissa Sanchez (sanchezm@english.upenn.edu) and Tiffany J. Werth (twerth@sfu.ca)
Posted 1 February 2016

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 scale of critical practice in these fields? Roundtable discussion. Abstract, cv by 15 March 2016; Daniel Hack (dhack@umich.edu) and Catherine Sanok (sanok@umich.edu)
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 with other authors and fields. Two-page curriculum vitae and 500-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Ann Baynes Coiro (annbaynes.coiro@gmail.com) and Feisal G. Mohamed (fmohamed@gc.cuny.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 1 February 2016

Women and Form in 17th-Century England
Forum: LLC 17th-Century English
Collaborative roundtable exploring women's encounters with traditional forms, broadly conceived. Literary/artistic forms; political/cultural models. Propose full roundtable (5 speakers) or individual papers. 150-word abstract, bio by 15 March 2016; Mihoko Suzuki (msuzuki@miami.edu) and Patricia Phillippy (p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk)
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 250-word abstract by 11 March 2016; Sharon Achinstein (sachins1@jhu.edu)
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 Edith Wharton Society Web site. 250-word abstracts and brief bio. 250-word abstracts & brief bios by 15 March 2016; Paul Ohler (paul.ohler@kpu.ca. )
Posted 1 February 2016

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 graduate students can creatively integrate teaching and research in language, composition, and survey courses. Abstract (250-word) and CV by 15 March 2016; Fatma Tarlaci (ftarlaci@utexas.edu) and Caroline R. Egan (eganc@stanford.edu)
Posted 1 February 2016

Pastoral Crossroads
Special Session
Pastoral Crossroads: What is the current state of studies on the French-language pastoral? All approaches welcome, including considerations of post- and anti-pastoral. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Melinda Cro (macro@k-state.edu) and Rachel Paparone (rpaparone@ithaca.edu)
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 address William James and literary studies, broadly conceived. 150-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Justin Rogers-Cooper (jrogers@lagcc.cuny.edu) and Todd Barosky (TBarosky@stmartin.edu)
Posted 1 February 2016

Commonplacing in Early Modern England
Special Session
Papers investigating how commonplace books, miscellanies, diaries, and other manuscript texts inform and/or reflect early modern literary practices. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Chelsea McKelvey (clrice@smu.edu)
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 culture--adaptation, remediation, digital narratives, e-books, and transmedia storytelling. 500-word proposals (including bibliography) by 15 March 2016; Peter Kunze (pkunze@utexas.edu)
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 colonized contexts. 300 word abstracts. Naminata Diabate by 15 March 2016; Naminata Diabate (nd326@cornell.edu)
Posted 31 January 2016

Premodern Disability
Forum: TC Disability Studies
Disciplinary crossings medieval and early modern disability studies; methodological resonances, dissonances; comparative disability studies, connections, conundrums across both fields; 250 word abstracts, CVs; March 1 to ahobgood@willamette.edu. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Allison Hobgood (ahobgood@willamette.edu)
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. Connections involving race, gender, sexuality. 1-page abstract by March 7 to Cynthia Wu (cw229@buffalo.edu). 1-page abstract by 7 March 2016; Cynthia Wu (cw229@buffalo.edu)
Posted 31 January 2016

CRIPPING KEYWORDS
Forum: TC Disability Studies
Cross-disciplinary roundtable on keywords-based collaborations; organizing potentials, pitfalls; mobility of disability and keyword paradigms across communities; keywords as (in)accessible methodologies; 250 word abstracts, CVs, 3/15; jhsy@gwu.edu, ahobgood@willamette.edu. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Allison Hobgood (ahobgood@willamette.edu) and Jonathan Hsy (jhsy@gwu.edu )
Posted 31 January 2016

Character in the Realist Novel
Special Session
This panel explores how fictional characters help us think relationships between emotion and cognition, art and ethics, or individuality and sociability. 250-300 word abstracts. by 14 March 2016; Matthew Flaherty (mflaher7@jhu.edu)
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, Stifter, Storm) but also lesser-known ones (Droste-Hülshoff, Ebner-Eschenbach, Meyer etc.) Comparative perspectives welcome. Abstracts, 300 words by 1 March 2016; Peter C. Pfeiffer (pfeiffep@georgetown.edu)
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 the past into the present, sequentiality, and seriality. Non-Anglophone comics welcome. 250-word abstract, CV by 4 March 2016; Martha B. Kuhlman (mkuhlman@bryant.edu)
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 papers exploring how multiple border encounters are affecting Galician linguistic/literary/cultural studies. 1-page abstract by 8 March 2016; Olga Castro (o.castro@aston.ac.uk)
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 twentieth anniversary of its publication. Abstracts (300 words) by 1 March 2016; Diego Millan (diego.millan@tufts.edu)
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 prophetic language in literature from 1500-1650. 250-300 word abstracts and CV by 5 March 2016; Katherine Walker (walkerkn@email.unc.edu) and Joseph Bowling (jbowling@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
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" manner. Abstracts with a limit of 500 words. by 7 March 2016; Garrett Jeter (gcjeter@uark.edu)
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 books and manuscripts. Send 300-word abstracts and short CV. by 12 March 2016; Letitia Guran (liguran@ncat.edu)
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,” environmental “transgressions,” “deviance” in “nature,” and the relationship between humans and their environment. Send 250-word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Charles Baraw (barawc1@southernct.edu) and Jason Courtmanche (jason.courtmanche@uconn.edu)
Posted 30 January 2016

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. Literary/artistic forms; political/cultural models. Propose full roundtable (5 speakers) or individual papers. 150-word abstract, bio by 15 March 2016; Patricia Phillippy (p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk) and Mihoko Suzuki (msuzuki@miami.edu)
Posted 29 January 2016, last updated 30 January 2016

Writing/Rewriting Civil War: Comparative Perspectives
Special Session
Shifting internal boundaries in nation/empire/colony; civil war and revolution; civil war and revisionist history; cosmopolitanism and global civil war; modern/contemporary or longue durée perspectives. Abstract and CV by 10 March 2016; Ryan Weberling (ryanweb@bu.edu)
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 nonhuman turn. 200-word abstract and a short bio due by March 1. by 1 March 2016; Shun Kiang (skiang@bhcc.mass.edu)
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, meaning, aesthetics, and critical scope. 300-word abstract; and bio. by 1 March 2016; Christina Karageorgou-Bastea (christina.karageorgou@vanderbilt.edu)
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 readers. All periods, nations, and genres welcome. CV and 500-word abstract by 1 March 2016; Karin Westman (westmank@ksu.edu) and Lisa Gordis (lgordis@barnard.edu)
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 us an optic on the Atlantic as a region of exchange. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Sean D. Moore (sean@unh.edu)
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 communities. 1-page abstracts by 15 March 2016; Nina Christensen (NC@dac.au.dk) and Philip Nel (philnel@ksu.edu)
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 produce audiences for performances and readers of printed plays? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Roxann Wheeler (wheeler.213@osu.edu)
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 differently from the play text? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Laura Runge (runge@usf.edu)
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 and armed struggle in their relationship to money and finance. 200 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Natalia Brizuela (brizuela@berkeley.edu) and Nathalie Bouzaglo (n-bouzaglou@northwestern.edu)
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 Latin American literary and visual symbolization of war, including technologies of racialization and biopower. 200 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz ( lugortiz@uchicago.edu)
Posted 29 January 2016

Reformation 500: Protestantism, Literature, Ireland
Forum: LLC Irish
“Anglo-Irish” refers also to English-language Irish literature (sometimes disparagingly). What genres, themes, or texts sustain or query Protestant Irish identities? 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Mary Burke (mary.burke@uconn.edu)
Posted 29 January 2016

Queer Ireland
Forum: LLC Irish
This panel celebrates the radical cultural transformation of legalizing gay marriage in Ireland by exploring the wealth of aesthetic representations of LGBTQ experience by Irish artists. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Paige Reynolds (preynold@holycross.edu)
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 relationships between labor and research? Read more: https://infotech.commons.mla.org/2016/cfp-for-mla-2017-histories-of-digital-labor/. 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Shawna Ross (shawnaross@tamu.edu)
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, autofiction, impersonation, hagiography) and their cultural significance in Francoism and democratic Spain. Abstract Submission by 15 March 2016; Mario Santana (msantana@uchicago.edu)
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 critical lenses including methodological, linguistic, and theological approaches. Abstracts 100 words by 11 March 2016; Glenn W. Fetzer (gwfetzer@nmsu.edu)
Posted 25 January 2016, last updated 29 January 2016

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 democratic secular state. Abstract Submission by 15 March 2016; Cristina Moreiras-Menor (moreiras@umich.edu)
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 language diversity. How is proficiency beyond the classroom achieved? 300- word Abstracts by 15 March 2016; T. Craig Christy (tcchristy@una.edu)
Posted 29 January 2016

Lovecraft's Weird Modernism
Special Session
Lovecraft’s relationship to modernism/modernity; Lovecraft and race; Lovecraft and science/technology; Lovecraft and modernist gothic; modernism and weird fiction. Abstracts, 200-300 words by 1 March 2016; Patrick Whitmarsh (pwhitmar@bu.edu)
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. abstracts, 350 words, for 15-20 minute papers by 15 March 2016; Anne Myers (myersanne@missouri.edu)
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 readers. All periods, nations, and genres welcome. CV and 500-word abstract by 1 March 2016; Lisa M. Gordis (lgordis@barnard.edu) and Karin Westman (westmank@ksu.edu)
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 abstract by 7 March 2016; Adeleke Adeeko (adeeko.1@osu.edu)
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 experience (oral histories, photos, artifacts, home movies etc.). Send 300-word abstract and brief bio. by 15 March 2016; Carla Simonini (casimonini@ysu.edu)
Posted 28 January 2016

Literary Geographies: New Directions
Special Session
How are literary engagements with space and geography being reshaped? Papers welcome on ecocriticism, post/colonial, mapping, global literatures, the spatial turn, literary history/historiography, method, genre, formalisms. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kyle McAuley (kyle.mcauley@rutgers.edu)
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; legacies; literary or artistic traditions. Proposals for full roundtable (5 speakers) or individual papers. 150-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Patricia Phillippy (p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk)
Posted 28 January 2016

The Planet in Ruins: The Anthropocene from Below
Forum: CLCS Global South
Papers engaging questions of environmentalism, environmental disaster, slow violence, and/or the Anthropocene from the perspective of the Global South. 200-word abstracts by 12 March 2016; Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra (mlaglobalsouth@gmail.com)
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 across Africa and Latin America in the 19th-21st centuries. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Adeleke Adeeko (adeeko.1@osu.edu)
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 in Italian film and literature. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Francesca Cadel (fcadel@ucalgary.ca)
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 Chaucer studies. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Ingrid Nelson (inelson@amherst.edu)
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 discipline, and racial violence. 200 word abstracts. by 12 March 2016; Anne Garland Mahler (mlaglobalsouth@gmail.com) and Anne Garland Mahler (agmahler@email.arizona.edu)
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 vellum to silicon? What are the relationships between books and bodies? Abstracts -- one page by 15 March 2016; Robert DeMaria (demaria@vassar.edu)
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 artistic practice. Wide open possibilities around "Performance &." 150-200 word abstract and CV by 28 February 2016; Eng-Beng Lim (eng-beng.lim@dartmouth.edu)
Posted 28 January 2016

Queer Hamilton
Forum: GS Drama and Performance
musical theatre, performance, Broadway, dance, history, cross-periodization, American Revolution, Founding Fathers, colonial, empire, race, ethnicity, Latina/o, African-American, hip-hop, sexuality, gender, Caribbean, immigration. 250 word abstracts and brief CV by 15 February 2016; Shane Vogel (shvogel@indiana.edu) and Scott Herring (tsherrin@indiana.edu)
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 Asia? 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Monika Dix (mdix@svsu.edu)
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 narratives bounded by nationality. Abstract of 300 words and a brief by 7 March 2016; Yasuko Kase (alternativememories1@gmail.com)
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 abstracts for papers in English or French by 15 March 2016; Annelle Curulla (ac8@williams.edu)
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 dimensions and implications of travel writing. 250 word abstract and c.v. to Ali Behdad (behdad@h by 15 March 2016; Ali Behdad (behdad@humnet.ucla.edu)
Posted 26 January 2016

Campus Chaucer
Forum: LLC Chaucer
Chaucerian pedagogy in the current campus climate: social justice, trigger warnings, state of humanities, town/gown, local/global, etc. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Emma E. Lipton (liptone@missouri.edu)
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 the Nordic region over the past century. 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kjerstin Moody (kmoody@gac.edu)
Posted 26 January 2016

Brecht and Scandinavian Theater and Film
Special Session
Profoundly influenced by Scandinavian theater, Brecht inspired Nordic dramatists and filmmakers. We welcome papers that consider historical and current ties between Brecht and Scandinavia. 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kjerstin Moody (kmoody@gac.edu)
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 academia? are liberal arts 'out of place' in community colleges? Abstracts to gscheper@jhu.edu. by 15 March 2016; George Louis Scheper (gscheper@jhu.edu)
Posted 26 January 2016

Oceanic Diasporas: Movement Beyond Borders
Special Session
Soliciting papers that analyze how oceans challenge territory as the primary analytical site for diasporas, homelands, enclosure, sovereignty, and citizenship. Please submit abstracts (300-500 words) and bio. by 12 March 2016; Ashna Ali (aali1@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Micheal Rumore (mrumore@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
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 evaluative boundaries, for instance. Please submit 350 word abstracts. by 15 March 2016; Michael Leigh Sinowitz (msinowitz@depauw.edu)
Posted 26 January 2016

Queer Domesticities
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Trans-period, trans-genre alternatives to erotic/sensual public/private heteronormative paradigms; Estates, property rights; queering houses, residences; writing rooms of LGBTQ authors/artists; domestic labor; cookbooks; decorative arts; gardens. 250 words abstract and CV by 15 February 2016; Martha Nell Smith (mnsmith@umd.edu) and Karma Lochrie (klochrie@indiana.edu)
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 the margins; sexuality, language, history, politics and market. 250 word abstracts and 2-page CVs by 1 March 2016; Elena Machado Sáez (e.machado@bucknell.edu)
Posted 25 January 2016

Medieval Letters
Forum: LLC Medieval French
Epistolary or scholarly, sung or written, inscribed or embroidered, demarcating the manuscript page, appearing in acrostics, or on objects, what do letters do in medieval French literature? abstracts (250 words) by 1 March 2016; Daisy J. Delogu (ddelogu@uchicago.edu)
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 relationships, symbolic or realistic presence? abstracts (250 words) by 1 March 2016; Daisy J. Delogu (ddelogu@uchicago.edu)
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 context of new formalism? 250-word abstract by 11 March 2016; Adam Grener (Adam.Grener@vuw.ac.nz) and Megan Ward (Megan.Ward@oregonstate.edu)
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 Ruggles Gere. 1 page abstract by 15 March 2016; Mya Poe (m.poe@neu.edu)
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 a 250 word abstract. by 15 March 2016; Tina Boyer (boyertm@wfu.edu)
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 literature welcomed. 300-word abstracts by 13 March 2016; Charles-Louis Morand-Métivier (charles-louis.morand-metivier@uvm.edu)
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 Modernisms" reposition Lawrence's texts, affecting their meaning or importance. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Nancy L. Paxton (nancy.paxton@nau.edu)
Posted 24 January 2016

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 a coherent system? One-page abstracts which get to the point. by 1 March 2016; Albert E. Krahn (krahn@punctuation.org)
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 characters; the practice of translation (aesthetic and practical considerations); translation as research; translation errors. 250-word proposals by 15 March 2016; Lia Brozgal (lbrozgal@humnet.ucla.edu)
Posted 24 January 2016

Global Quebec in Literature and Film
Forum: LLC Francophone
Explorations of international, intercultural and transnational experiences in literature and cinema from 2000 on. Reflections on Quebec’s global cultural connections welcome. 300-word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Miléna Santoro (santorom@georgetown.edu)
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, and figures of Imagism. 250-word abstracts and CV by 1 March 2016; Matthew Nickel (mattcnickel@gmail.com)
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 300-word abstract by 1 March 2016; Elizabeth Outka (eoutka@richmond.edu)
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 to rhyme, meter or genre? Abstract 250-300 words – CV by 5 March 2016; Sabina Amanbayeva (amanbayeva.sabina@gmail.com)
Posted 23 January 2016

Russian Shakespeares
Special Session
Papers investigating significant Russian adaptations or translations of Shakespeare's works that received little attention in the West. Abstract of 300-words – CV by 5 March 2016; Sabina Amanbayeva (amanbayeva.sabina@gmail.com)
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 means against desensitization. Ignite talks particulalry welcome. abstracts up to 200 words by 5 March 2016; Alexandra Berlina (alexandra.berlina@uni-due.de)
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 abstract about your Spanish by 7 March 2016; Diana Ruggiero (dmrggero@memphis.edu)
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 from Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant perspectives? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Darryl L. Tippens (darryl.tippens@acu.edu)
Posted 22 January 2016

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 (300-500 words) and a brief by 14 March 2016; Stephanie S. Li (stephli@indiana.edu)
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 “corrective” readings of Woolf that suggest “progress” in Woolf criticism. Abstracts by 21 March 2016; Pamela L. Caughie (pcaughi@luc.edu)
Posted 22 January 2016

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

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 in preparation for publication (monograph or essay) are particularly welcome. 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Leah L. Chang (lchang@gwu.edu)
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 objects. 200-word abstracts for 7-minute position papers. by 15 March 2016; Phillip John Usher (pu8@nyu.edu)
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 translingual/transcultural competence? Abstract (200 words) by 15 March 2016; Johanna Watzinger-Tharp (j.tharp@utah.edu)
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 max.) by 15 March 2016; Johanna Watzinger-Tharp (j.tharp@utah.edu)
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 or how they are related. This panel seeks contributions that address this gap. CV, 200-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Pedro Meira Monteiro (pmeira@princeton.edu)
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 imitation in 18th- and early 19th-century Germany. 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Matthew Birkhold (birkhold@princeton.edu) and Sarah Eldridge (seldrid2@utk.edu)
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 18th- and early 19th-century German culture. 300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Elisabeth Krimmer (emkrimmer@ucdavis.edu)
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 literature of the long eighteenth century. 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Mary Dupree (mhd33@georgetown.edu)
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. How do we read colonial texts that address issues of cultural translation? CV and 200-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Cristian Roa (roa@uic.edu) and Ivonne del Valle (idelvalle@berkeley.edu)
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, political forms on U.S. theologies and practices. 150-200 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Wilson Brissett (wilson.brissett@usafa.edu)
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 anthropocene, queer theory); other thinkers after/before Derrida/de Man (e.g. early Foucault, post-Heideggerian thought, Malabou, Lyotard). 400-word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Tilottama Rajan (trajan@sympatico.ca)
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 uncertainty, symbol, or other. Collaborative session with Joseph Conrad Society. Abstract (250 words) by 1 March 2016; Joyce Piell Wexler (jwexler@luc.edu)
Posted 20 January 2016

Soundscapes in Premodern Japan
Forum: LLC Japanese to 1900
How does sound represent courtly or natural spaces, confer auditory or illocutionary force, or give oral literature its cultural aura in pre-modern Japan? 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Charlotte Eubanks (cde13@psu.edu) and Jayanthi Selinger (vselinge@bowdoin.edu)
Posted 20 January 2016

Asemic Writing
Special Session
Its history and notable practitioners; its theoretical implications for what writing was and may become in a post-alphabetic age. Proposals by 15 March 2016; Peter Schwenger (pschweng@uwo.ca)
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 characters in Proust’s works are welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Adele Kudish (akudish@gmail.com) and Charlotte Kent (ckent@mercy.edu)
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 mediate, for example, economy, technology, war, abolitionism, empire? Abstract, bio by 15 February 2016; Magdalena Zapedowska (mzapedowskae@english.umass.edu)
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, symbol, or other. Collaborative session with D. H. Lawrence Society. Abstracts (250 words) by 1 March 2016; Joyce Wexler (JWexler@luc.edu)
Posted 20 January 2016

The Mexican Legal Code and its Glitches
Special Session
The Mexico & Law and Humanities Sections ask: How might Mexican literature and legal codes illuminate one another? 200-word abstract and one-page cv by 15 March 2016; Emily Hind (emilyhind@yahoo.com) and Peter Lancelot Mallios (mallios@umd.edu)
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. 1 paragraph abstracts for 5"positions by 1 March 2016; Caroline McCracken-Flesher (cmf@uwyo.edu) and Alan Riach (Alan.Riach@glasgow.ac.uk)
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 political figure in medieval and Renaissance Italy. Title, 300-word abstract, short bio by 15 March 2016; David Lummus (dlummus@stanford.edu)
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, mathematical, or other scientific discourses. Title, 300-word abstract, short bio by 15 March 2016; Laura Giannetti (lgiannetti@miami.edu)
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 definitions of the term. Title, 300-word abstract, short bio by 15 March 2016; Kristin Phillips-Court (phillipscour@wisc.edu)
Posted 20 January 2016

Phenomenology and Literature
Special Session
What kinds of phenomenological readings might still produce insights that cannot be gained elsewhere, or through other methodologies? Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV. by 15 March 2016; Zachary Tavlin (ztavlin@uw.edu)
Posted 19 January 2016

The 1960s and Medieval Culture
Special Session
Papers exploring connections between 1960s and Middle Ages cultures, including dissent, protest, militarism, drugs, addiction, religion, race, violence. papers by 15 March 2016; John Fitzgerald O'Hara (john.ohara@stockton.edu) and Geoffrey Gust (Geoffrey.gust@stockton.edu)
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 contested (violently/nonviolently) within Romanticism? Comparative approaches are especially welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Jan Mieszkowski (mieszkow@reed.edu)
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 native/foreign language, first/second language, language/dialect. 300-word abstracts. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; T. Craig Christy (tcchristy@una.edu)
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 imagine political alternatives? Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Seth McKelvey (rmckelvey@smu.edu)
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 movement. Inquiries considering the Italian case in transnational perspectives welcome. 250-word abstract by 1 March 2016; Nicoletta Marini-Maio (marinin@dickinson.edu)
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 abstracts and 1-page CV. by 1 March 2016; Myrto Drizou (mdrizou@valdosta.edu)
Posted 19 January 2016

Graphic Queer/Queer Graphics
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Graphic fiction, sexuality; queer/trans* comics/comix; serial visual cultures; print media, drawing, zines, collage, digital art; queer pleasure, politics, community. 250 word abstracts, CV. by 15 February 2016; Ramzi Fawaz (fawaz@wisc.edu) and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera (r-rivera-servera@northwestern.edu)
Posted 19 January 2016

Queer Hamilton
Forum: TC Sexuality Studies
Musical theatre, performance, Broadway, dance, history, cross-periodization, American Revolution, Founding Fathers, colonial, empire, race, ethnicity, Latina/o, African-American, hip-hop, sexuality, gender, Caribbean, immigration. 250 word abstracts, CVs by 15 February 2016; Scott Herring (tsherrin@indiana.edu) and Shane Vogel (shvogel@indiana.edu )
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 literature of the long eighteenth century. 300 words abstracts. by 1 March 2016; Mary Dupree (mhd33@georgetown.edu) and Birgit Tautz (btautz@bowdoin.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 19 January 2016

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 participants in transatlantic and global labor, trade and finance networks. 1 page abstracts by 15 March 2016; Rebecca Haidt (r.haidt@gmail.com)
Posted 19 January 2016

Affect and Religion
Special Session
Papers might engage theological accounts of the emotions, recent arguments in affect theory on religion, and/or literary representations of feelings in religious belief and practice. 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Rachel Arteaga (rarteaga@uw.edu)
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 can(not) facilitate SLA research; impact of digital humanities on development. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Lee Abraham (lba2133@columbia.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016

Mental Health in Contemporary Literature
Special Session
How are mental health issues addressed in literature? Does literary representation challenge cultural perception? Submissions dealing with post-1945 literature (any language) will be considered. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Isabel Meusen (imeusen@memphis.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016

Ecomedia
Forum: TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities
This roundtable intends to showcase diverse ecomedia projects and ignite conversation about field futures. Ecomedia intersects with film and media studies, DH, and biomedia. Abstracts of no more than 250 words. by 15 March 2016; Stephanie LeMenager (slemen@uoregon.edu)
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 transatlantic exchange, medieval to modern. All theoretical approaches welcome. 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Brian Garcia (bjgarcia@uci.edu) and Robin S. Stewart (stewartr@uci.edu)
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 history, class conflict etc.? 250 word abstract; short bio by 15 March 2016; Christopher Freeburg (ccfreeburg@gmail.com)
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 focusing on a specific critic, are solicited. Abstracts or Papers by 18 March 2016; Paulino Lim, Jr. (Paulino.Lim@csulb.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016

Kafka Transcending Boundaries
Special Session
Kafka's experimental approach to gender, family and social structures, his transgressive representation of physical and psychological processes, collective and individual identity. Abstracts of 500 words by 15 March 2016; Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr (mlcaputomayr@hotmail.com) and Dagmar C. G. Lorenz (dcglorenz@gmail.com)
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 questions of belonging, home, and escape, broadly construed. 1-page abstract. by 1 March 2016; Birgit Tautz (btautz@bowdoin.edu) and Karin Schutjer (kschutjer@ou.edu)
Posted 18 January 2016

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, and theory of endings. Death, epoch, marriage, apocalypse, ellipses. Abstracts by 1 March 2016; Gayle Rogers (grogers@pitt.edu)
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 with some of the less explored poems/themes. 250-word abstracts; by 5 March 2016; Giovanna Micconi (micconi@fas.harvard.edu)
Posted 17 January 2016

Gender and the British Empire
Special Session
British Empire was a highly gendered space. Papers welcome to explore colonial masculinity/femininity, individuals' non-conformist resistance, reformers' "androgynous" attitudes/outlook. Submit 400-word abstracts. by 13 March 2016; Susmita Roye (sroye@desu.edu)
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 making biofiction possible? How can contemporary biofictions illuminate modernism? 250-word abstracts by 15 February 2016; Michael Lackey (lacke010@umn.edu)
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, colonial contexts, memory, memorialization, historiography. 300 word abstracts by 12 March 2016; Rajender Kaur (kaurr@wpunj.edu)
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 we engage the public more broadly? 250-word abstract by 10 March 2016; Stephanie Youngblood (stephanie.youngblood@tulsacc.edu)
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 production mode influence actorly practice or playgoing? 200-250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Elizabeth Tavares (tavares1@illinois.edu)
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 and one-page CV with ‘MLA” in subject line. Abstracts, 250 words by 15 March 2016; Moradewun Adejunmobi (madejunmobi@ucdavis.edu)
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 understand translation? All languages, topics before 1800 welcome; non-Western preferred. 250-page abstracts. by 1 March 2016; Thomas Mazanec (tmazanec@princeton.edu)
Posted 15 January 2016

The "Uses" of Literature
Forum: TM The Teaching of Literature
The “Uses” of Literature: This session explores the political/social/aesthetic/cognitive/philosophical/moral “uses” of literature from pedagogical perspectives. Diverse positions welcome. 250 word abstracts by March 1 to Roberta Rosenberg by 1 March 2016; Roberta Rosenberg (rrosenb@cnu.edu) and Mary Balkun (mary.balkun@shu.edu)
Posted 15 January 2016

Literature and Solitude
Special Session
Proposals examining solitude/privacy/isolation, especially in early modern literature and culture, or more broadly. 150-word abstract by 1 March 2016; Colin Macdonald (cmacdonald@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Michael Plunkett (mplunkett@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
Posted 14 January 2016

Accenting Punctuation
Special Session
Punctuation: Its use in certain genres, as it is used by specific literary figures, or topics related to linguistics. Abstracts by 1 March 2016; Albert E. Krahn (krahn@punctuation.org)
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: Dickinson, Longfellow, Whitman, Chivers, Benjamin, Child, Lippard, Sprague, Hawthorne, etc. 250 word abstract and cv by 6 March 2016; Amy Armiento (abranam@frostburg.edu)
Posted 14 January 2016

Poetic Boundaries in the American Present
Special Session
How do poetics delineate, trouble, aspire to American cultural boundaries i.e. race, capital, ecology, empire in the present? Abstracts 250-300 words by 10 March 2016 by 10 March 2016; Melissa Parrish (melissa.parrish@rutgers.edu)
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 of college “readiness” or examinations of specific state reactions to the developmental education “crisis”. 500-word abstracts by 18 March 2016; Miles McCrimmon (mmcrimmon@reynolds.edu)
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 of color in an age of precarity. 250-word abstracts and one-page CVs by 1 March 2016; Aureliano DeSoto (aureliano.desoto@metrostate.edu)
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, Austen, Hemans, Scott, Coleridge, Hazlitt, etc. Fuller description at k-saa.org. Detailed proposals or drafts by 10 March 2016; Susan Wolfson (wolfson@princeton.edu) and William Galperin (william.galperin@gmail.com)
Posted 14 January 2016

Reclaiming Romanticism
Forum: LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian
Zorrilla's bicentennial provides an opportunity to revisit Spanish Romanticism, which grappled with issues of gender, nationality, religion, empire, and identity. We seek innovative proposals, pre- or post-Zorrilla. 100-250 word abstract by 15 March 2016; David Thatcher Gies (dtg@virginia.edu)
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, performance, and drama criticism with the topic of adoption. 300-word proposals to Marina Fedosik by 1 March 2016; Marina Fedosik (mfedosik@princeton.edu) and Margaret Homans (margaret.homans@yale.edu)
Posted 14 January 2016

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

Translation Remembered: Beyond Paradigms of “Loss”
Special Session
Innovative approaches to translated texts that go beyond the dichotomies of the translatable/untranslatable and engage with the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of translation. Abstract and CV by 1 March 2016; Sevinc Turkkan (sturkkan@binghamton.edu)
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 with countercultural movements,” emphasis on New Wave (1960s/1970s). 300-word abstracts and brief bios. by 10 March 2016; Sean A. Guynes (guynesse@msu.edu)
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, reveal about human remains and resurrections? CV and 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; William C. Corley (wccorley@cpp.edu)
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), interplays syncretic to agonistic, medieval to modern, animistic to orthodox. CV and 300-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Adrienne Williams Boyarin (aboyarin@uvic.ca)
Posted 13 January 2016

The Geography of Wealth
Special Session
This panel will explore relationships between value, portability, land, and representation in British literature and the ways literature represents the movement/stasis of wealth and property. 350-500 word abstract by 1 March 2016; Deirdre Mikolajcik (deirdre.mikolajcik@uky.edu)
Posted 13 January 2016

The Apocalypse in Literature
Special Session
How is the apocalypse imagined and represented in literature? Submissions from all historical periods and nationalities will be considered. Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2016; Ryan Hackenbracht (ryan.hackenbracht@ttu.edu)
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 or culture(s). Title and abstract of approximately 250 - 500 word by 15 March 2016; Connie L. Scarborough (connie.scarborough@ttu.edu)
Posted 13 January 2016

Literature and Peace
Special Session
How do poets, novelists, playwrights, or other writers negotiate questions of peace? Papers welcome on literature of all periods, including transhistorical comparative work. Abstracts, 250 words or less by 29 February 2016; Melissa Schoenberger (mschoenb@holycross.edu)
Posted 13 January 2016

Spectacle
Forum: LLC 19th-Century French
We invite proposals on performance, performers, visual spectacle, spectatorship, and spectacularity. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Michael D. Garval (garval@ncsu.edu)
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. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Rachel Mesch (mesch@yu.edu)
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 (halla@ohiodominican.edu)
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, mimetic desire, simulation, mirror neurons welcome. CV and abstract to Nidesh Lawtoo <nlawtoo1@jhu.edu>. Abstract (250 words) by 15 March 2016; Nidesh Lawtoo (nlawtoo1@jhu.edu) and Paul Armstrong (paul_armstrong@brown.edu)
Posted 13 January 2016

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" methodologies or archives. All periods and places. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Lise Jaillant (l.jaillant@gmail.com)
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 200 word proposals on Shaw and music. by 11 March 2016; Jeff Dailey (drjsdailey@aol.com)
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 underlying cultural narratives; or papers showing how narratives theorize culture. 300-word abstracts, short bio by 8 March 2016; Alan Nadel (Alan.Nadel@uky.edu)
Posted 12 January 2016

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 with" animals? Abstracts to Stephen Ross <saross@uvic.ca> by March 15. Abstracts (250 words) by 15 March 2016; Stephen Ross (saross@uvic.ca) and Paul Armstrong (paul_armstrong@brown.edu)
Posted 12 January 2016

Poetry and Ecology
Special Session
This panel welcomes papers broadly concerned with how poetry mediates ecological issues—how it bridges, connects, translates, and unsettles the language of beings, both living and nonliving. 300 word abstract by 10 March 2016; Isabel Campos (icampos@mtech.edu)
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 political issues. One-age abstract by 15 March 2016; Pierre Simon Taminiaux (taminiap@georgetown.edu)
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 fiction, particularly in SFF and mystery/thrillers. Abstracts of 250-300 words. by 10 March 2016; Diviani Chaudhuri (dchaudh1@binghamton.edu)
Posted 11 January 2016

Vanishing Islands?
Special Session
Papers examine colonial/postcolonial representations of environmental disaster, vulnerable and/or resistant populations, and the discourse of extinction in the Pacific Islands across literary or sub-literary genres (19th-21st C.). 350 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Carla Manfredi (cmanfred@hawaii.edu)
Posted 11 January 2016

Culinary Sorcery
Special Session
All manner of sorcery, wizardry, magic, and slight of hand in the kitchen. Representations in literature, film, and popular culture. 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Michael D. Garval (garval@ncsu.edu)
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 2016; Michael D. Garval (garval@ncsu.edu)
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 poetics, pastiche, parody, imagination, authorship, design, fictive pattern. ~300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Michael Plunkett (mplunkett@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Colin Macdonald (cmacdonald@gradcenter.cuny.edu)
Posted 11 January 2016

Romanticism and Pennsylvania
Special Session
Exploring connections between Romanticism and Pennsylvania: possible topics include "Pantisocracy," Priestley's exile, Penn's idyllic vision, Franklin as Modern Prometheus, Henry Reed editing Wordsworth, Philadelphia publishing. 500-word proposals for papers by 1 March 2016; Daniel A. Robinson (darobinson@mail.widener.edu)
Posted 9 January 2016

Architecting Modernist Fiction
Special Session
How are architectures experienced and represented in modernist fiction? All disciplines/approaches welcome. Architecture as it relates to narrative, temporality, affect, politics, periodization. 300 word abstract, brief bio by 1 March 2016; Amy Foley (amy_foley@uri.edu)
Posted 8 January 2016

Modernism and Graphic Narrative
Special Session
Relationships between modernism, graphic narrative. Possibilities include narrative theory, modernism, comics; modernism and space; intertextuality; modernist perspectives in/on, ways of reading comics. 300-word abstracts and short biographical note by 10 March 2016; Janine M. Utell (janine.utell@gmail.com)
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 border crossings, gender, genre, ritual, and metatheatre. 250 word abstracts by 7 March 2016; Julia Farmer (jfarmer@westga.edu)
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, theoretical, or pedagogical applications welcome. Abstracts up to 1000 words accepted until 15 March by 15 March 2016; Carol A. Reeves (creeves@butler.edu)
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, comics, novels, the podcast, etc.). Please submit a 300-word abstract. by 10 February 2016; Katherine Fusco (fusco.katherine@gmail.com)
Posted 2 January 2016

Realism Engagé
Special Session
This panel explores the affinities and aversions between literary realism and political commitment, specifically in relation to Georg Lukács's categories of soul and form. Abstracts, 250-300 words by 14 March 2016; Maya Kesrouany (maya.kesrouany@gmail.com)
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 movements, and class/race/gender tensions of his era. 1 page abstract by 10 March 2016; Kerry Driscoll (kdriscoll@usj.edu)
Posted 29 December 2015

The Road Less Traveled: Teaching Literature in Unconventional Spaces
Special Session
Seeking discussions/papers about innovative approaches to teaching literature in unconventional spaces, like prisons, senior and community centers, etc. Abstracts of 150-300 words. by 8 March 2016; Sarah Cooper Pogell (spogell@uwsp.edu)
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, persons/things, prophetic/rational? Natural histories, biological politics, extinction, vegetal and animal life. CV and 250 word abstract by 1 March 2016; Branka Arsic (ba2406@columbia.edu)
Posted 21 December 2015, last updated 22 December 2015

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 sequences within lyrics; lyric passages within narratives. Abstracts (250-300 words) by 15 February 2016; David Allen Collings (dcolling@bowdoin.edu) and Jan Alber (janalber@aias.au.dk)
Posted 22 December 2015

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 within lyrics; lyric passages within narratives. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 February 2016; Jan Alber (janalber@aias.au.dk) and David Collings (dcolling@bowdoin.edu)
Posted 19 December 2015

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 literature to the reception of his works. 250 words abstracts by 15 March 2016; Saskia Ziolkowski (sez6@duke.edu)
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, Generation X, Millennials/Generation Y, Generation Z, etc. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; William Christopher Brown (wcbrown@crk.umn.edu)
Posted 16 December 2015

Syntax and Poetry
Forum: LSL Linguistics and Literature
Following the successful session on syntax and poetry in 2016, we invite abstracts on how poets employ and challenge the conventions of syntax for poetic effect. 300-word abstract by 27 February 2016; Robert Troyer (troyerr@wou.edu)
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 postcolonial literature from the perspective of literary linguistics. 300-word abstract by 27 February 2016; Robert Troyer (troyerr@wou.edu)
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 arts as they're currently structured? 250-word abstracts of case studies by 11 March 2016; Catherine M. Peebles (catherine.peebles@unh.edu)
Posted 14 December 2015

Antirelationality and Environmental Literature
Special Session
Papers should examine the "antisocial/antirelational" thesis in queer theory alongside ecocritical approaches; antifuturity, self-shattering, the death drive in literary environmentalism and ecological representations; etc. 350-500 word abstract by 1 March 2016; Alexander Menrisky (amenrisky@gmail.com)
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 Foucault and Queer of Color Critique. 250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2016; Meridith Kruse (meriditk@usc.edu)
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 literature and literary biography. Topics may include immigration, emigration, borders, homelands, homelessness, domestic life. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; James C. McKusick (mckusickj@umkc.edu)
Posted 8 December 2015

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, crowd-sourced, translated/bilingual editions; editorial epistemologies, canons, information overload; editions in promotion/tenure; paratext, apparatus, digital/print affordances. 250-word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Anne Coldiron (acoldiron@fsu.edu)
Posted 6 December 2015

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, crowd-sourced, translated/bilingual editions; editorial epistemologies, canons, information overload; editions in promotion/tenure; paratext, apparatus, digital/print affordances. 250-word abstracts. by 11 March 2016; Anne Coldiron (acoldiron@fsu.edu)
Posted 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, dedication to marginal persons, erudition, wit and grim candor. 250-word abstracts by 10 March 2016; Stephen Donatelli (sad6@nyu.edu)
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 ecopoetics, vitalism, animal studies, periodization, and other topics welcome. Abstract, cv by 10 March 2016; Cody Marrs (cmarrs@uga.edu)
Posted 10 November 2015

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

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 America and the cities that produced them. 150-word abstract. by 12 February 2016; Rodrigo Figueroa (rfigueroa@ou.edu)
Posted 9 November 2015

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