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CLCS Medieval

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

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

CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern

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

Disruptions, Eruptions, Interruptions
New theoretical perspectives, untapped archives, interdisciplinary approaches to textual ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

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

CLCS 18th-Century

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

CLCS Romantic and 19th-Century

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

CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century

Vernacular Comparisons beyond the Europhone
Papers exploring questions and concepts of the “vernacular”/“vernacularization” beyond Europhone ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 10 March 2016

CLCS European Regions

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

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

CLCS Global Anglophone

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

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

GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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

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

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

GS Drama and Performance

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

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

GS Life Writing

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

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

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

GS Nonfiction Prose

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

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

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

GS Poetry and Poetics

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

GS Prose Fiction

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

HEP Teaching as a Profession

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

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

LLC African to 1990

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

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

Trans-Atlantic Yorùbá
Studies of literatures and cultures of Yorùbá descent in their multi-faceted mutual commerce ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

LLC African since 1990

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

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

LLC Early American

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

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

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

LLC 19th-Century American

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

Defunct Sexualities
What forgotten or abandoned sexual/gender identities or practices has queer scholarship brought ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American

Prelude to the "American Century"
How does post-1865 writing offer a prelude to and encourage new perspectives on militarization, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Queer Collectivity at the Fin de Siècle
Sewing circles, quilting bees, tea time, hobos, unionizers, strikes, writers’ groups, intimate ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American

Graphic Style and Big Data
Inspired by Manovich and Gitelman: How do graphic narratives and narratives made from graphs ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Thinking through Infrastructure
How can we interpret infrastructure? Relate aesthetic (genre, form, apparatus) to infrastructural ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

LLC Asian American

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

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

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

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

LLC Chicana and Chicano

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

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

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

LLC Indigenous Literatures of the United States and Canada

Boundaries and Contestations in Native/Aboriginal Texts
How does Indigenous writing explore limits and refigure boundaries of land, law, bodies, language, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

LLC Arabic

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

LLC East Asian

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

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

LLC Old English

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

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

LLC Middle English

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

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

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

LLC Chaucer

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

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

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

LLC 16th-Century English

Ruins and Remains in Early Modern England
Papers employing archaeological, literary, or interdisciplinary approaches to the topic welcome. ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

LLC Shakespeare

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

LLC 17th-Century English

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

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

LLC Restoration and Early-18th-Century English

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

The British Atlantic
Papers are solicited on any topic in the Restoration and early eighteenth-century period that give ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

British Theater and Paratext
How may we understand how the dissemination of plays through their paratexts like reviews help ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

LLC Late-18th-Century English

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

LLC English Romantic

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

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

LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English

Medieval and Victorian Temporalities
How do medieval and Victorian literature figure temporal scale? What is, or should be, the temporal ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

Modernist Terror, 1890-1930
Modalities of terror and violence: individual/collective; bodily/mental; domestic/imperial. CV and ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone

Making it New: Critical Methods for a Global Media Ecology
A roundtable discussing a range of current critical methods when both criticism and method appear ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

LLC Medieval French

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

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

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

LLC 16th-Century French

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

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

LLC 17th-Century French

Biography
Stories, past and contemporary, of real-life characters; portraits, episodes, anecdotes, news as ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

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

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

LLC 18th-Century French

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

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

LLC 19th-Century French

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

Spectacle
We invite proposals on performance, performers, visual spectacle, spectatorship, and ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French

Boundaries of the French Literary Field
Papers pondering the 2017’s Presidential Theme of “Boundary Conditions,” reflecting on boundaries ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Theoretical Events: 1967 - 50
1967 saw major interventions by Barthes, Debord and Derrida. What remains of these theoretical ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

LLC Francophone

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

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

LLC German to 1700

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

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

LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German

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

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

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

LLC 19th- and Early-20th-Century German

Canonical Authors
Sessions explore particular contributions of works by canonical authors (Fontane, Keller, Raabe, ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century German

Mobility/Stasis: Crossing Borders, Media, Disciplines
Interrogating how the fluidity and delineation, instability and reinforcement of geographical ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian

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

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

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

LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian

The Boundary Conditions of Genre
Examinations of literary forms in evolution: old and new genres, intersections, overlaps; ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

Giacomo Leopardi on the Edge
Investigations of how Leopardi’s work blurred and probed the boundaries between philosophy/poetry; ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian

Italian Studies in the Digital Domain
Examples of current research projects utilizing digital humanities approaches and/or reflections on ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Italy as a Woman: Symbolic Representations of National Identity
Symbolic representations of Liberty and Oppression, Utopia and Dystopia through the body of a woman ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

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

Postcolonial Bodies in Italian Literature, Film, and Media
Representations of transplanted and displaced bodies within the context of globalized diasporic ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

LLC Colonial Latin American

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

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

LLC 19th-Century Latin American

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

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

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American

The Autonomy of Poetry Revisited
State-of-the art panel on the limits of Latin Americanist poetics. Is today’s (study of) poetry ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Latin American Cosmopolitics
Discussion of world and region after a recent wave of studies (Siskind, Hoyos, Price, ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

LLC Luso-Brazilian

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

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

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

LLC Russian and Eurasian

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

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

LLC Medieval Iberian

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

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

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

LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Drama

Science and the Comedia
How do scientific discourses play in the Comedia? What are their intersections with other prevalent ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

The State of the Comedia
What ought to be Comedia studies today? What newer critical trends are changing the field? Can we ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Poetry and Prose

Surveillance and Early Modern Spain: Spies, Inquisitors, and Informants
How literature evinces the scope of early modern surveillance and provides tools for analyzing the ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian

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

Reclaiming Romanticism
Zorrilla's bicentennial provides an opportunity to revisit Spanish Romanticism, which grappled with ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

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

LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian

Forging Lives
Critical engagements with fictional or documentary constructions of the self (biography, ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Politics, Oratory, and Public Discourse: Debating the Nation in Modern and Contemporary Spain
Papers exploring oratory and its effects in historically contextualized debates on nation, ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Traces of the Sacred
A critical exploration of the relation between Capital and the Sacred in the context of the Spanish ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

LSL Applied Linguistics

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

LSL Language and Society

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

LSL Language Change

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

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

LSL Linguistics and Literature

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

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

LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning

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

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

MS Screen Arts and Culture

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

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

Moving Image Poetry
From early film to digital animation, moving images enable rethinking of poetry’s visual dimension. ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016

MS Visual Culture

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

Natural Media
Exploring intersections, collisions, tensions, continuities, opportunities, and affordances that ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

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

RCWS History and Theory of Rhetoric

Intersectional Rhetorics
Papers that link place, identity, time, and rhetorical practice, explicitly working across ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

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

RCWS Writing Pedagogies

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

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

TM Language Theory

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

TM Literary Criticism

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

TM The Teaching of Literature

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

TC Cognitive and Affect Studies

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

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

TC Digital Humanities

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

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

TC Disability Studies

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

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

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

TC Marxism, Literature, and Society

GLOBAL APARTHEID
What would it mean to understand the geopolitical and biopolitical arrangements of contemporary ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

TC Philosophy and Literature

Uncommon Communities
Communities--acephalic; organic, inorganic, anorganic; accidental or contingent; horizontal; ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

TC Popular Culture

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

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

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

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

TC Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature

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

TC Race and Ethnicity Studies

Black Pacific
Intersections of African, Asian, indigenous diasporas across the Pacific. Literary/cultural ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

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

Latina/o Indigenous Pacific
Intersections of Latina/o and Indigenous production and identity within, around and through the ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

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

TC Religion and Literature

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

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

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

TC Science and Literature

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

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

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

TC Sexuality Studies

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

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

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

TC Women’s and Gender Studies

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

Trans(per)formances
We solicit papers that engage with literary, cultural, or theoretical notions of trans* ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

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