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CLCS Medieval

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

LLC East Asian

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 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 English Romantic

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

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 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 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 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 Medieval Iberian

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 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

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

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 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

TM The Teaching of Literature

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

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

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