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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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