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CLCS Arthurian

Arthurian Affect in Medieval Arthurian Texts
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

CLCS Celtic

Indefinable Boundaries: Session Co-Sponsored by Old English and Celtic Studies
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

CLCS Global Arab and Arab American

Beyond Bounds: The Refugee in Global Arab/Arab American Studies
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

Writing Migrant Selves in Transnational Arab Contexts
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

CLCS Global Hispanophone

"From "Moroccan Mellahs to Filipino Sinagogas: Sephardic Diaspora."
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

Hispanophone-East Asian Connections
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
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

CLCS Global Jewish

Jewish "Stuff"
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

Transparent
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

CLCS Global South

Digital Boundaries of the 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

The Planet in Ruins: The Anthropocene from Below
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

South-South Policing: Security, Markets, and the Laboring Body
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

CLCS Hemispheric American

Charge and Challenge of Hemispheric Studies
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

CLCS Mediterranean

Mediterranean's Queer Histories
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

CLCS Nordic

Modernist Poetry and Poetics in the North
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

GS Comics and Graphic Narratives

Alien Lines: Science Fiction Comics
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

Drawing the Line: Comics and Adaptation
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

Graphic Narrative, Comics, and Temporality
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

GS Travel Writing

"Orientalism" Revisited: Travel Writing & Neo-Orientalism
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

Travel narratives and communication technology
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

HEP Community Colleges

Boundaries of College-Ready Writing
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

LLC Italian American

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People
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

The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed
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

LLC Jewish American

American Jews and Poetic Experiment
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
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

LLC Latina and Latino

The Languages of Latina/o Literature
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

Latina/o Materialisms
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

Speculative Latin@: Histories of the Future
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

LLC Literatures of the United States in Languages Other Than English

US Network Television 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

LLC Southern United States

Queer Southern Imaginaries
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
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

LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic

Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Cultures
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

Is Poco Dead?
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

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 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

LLC West Asian

Dispossession: West Asian Contexts
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

LLC Catalan Studies

Art, Non-Art, Post-Media, Installation: Catalan Museums Today
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

Catalan Cinema and New Media
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

LLC Ming and Qing Chinese

Bringing a "Dirty Book" to Class: Teaching "Plum in the Golden Vase"
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

Commemorating Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare
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

From Digital to Cognitive: New Approaches to Ming-Qing Literature
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

LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese

Chinese Science Fiction
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

LLC Dutch

Boundary conditions in Netherlandish literature, language and culture
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

LLC Galician

Round Table: What is 'Galician' in Galician Studies? Defining Galician Studies in the 21st Century
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

The Standardization of Galician: A Response to Language Contact and Change
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

LLC Hebrew

Hebrew Yiddish Literary Relations
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
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

LLC Hungarian

Women negotiating boundaries
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

LLC Irish

Queer Ireland
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

Reformation 500: Protestantism, Literature, Ireland
“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

LLC Japanese to 1900

Soundscapes in Premodern Japan
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

LLC Japanese since 1900

Ecocriticism in Japan
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

Music and Literature
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

LLC Korean

Foreign Bodies in Korean Literature
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

The Sonic Imagination of Modern Korean Literature
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

Translation and in-between Spaces in Korea and East Asia
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

LLC Cuban and Cuban Diasporic

From Inventando to Fabricando: Artistic Entrepreneurship in Cuba Today
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

LLC Mexican

Mexican Orientalisms
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

LLC Puerto Rican

Forms of Puerto Rican Debt: Critique and Conditions
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

LLC Occitan

Boundary Conditions and Troubadour Texts
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

Sound(s) of French and Occitan Lyric
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

LLC Old Norse

Waterways & Byways
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

LLC Romanian

Cultural Studies Issues within the Second World Spaces
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

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past
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

LLC Scottish

Scottish Sociability: The Literature of Clubs and Associations
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

LLC Sephardic

"From Moroccan Mellahs to Filipino Sinagogas: A Sephardic Diaspora."
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

"Sephardic Globalization and Cultural Production."
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

LLC Slavic and East European

Propaganda Reconsidered
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

Soviet-era Dissidence Revived?
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

Travel Narratives and Communication Technology
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

LLC Yiddish

Genres of Yiddish Literaure
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

Hebrew Yiddish Literary Relations
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

LSL General Linguistics

In memoriam: A tribute to Dr. Claudia Parodi (†2015)
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

LSL Germanic Philology and Linguistics

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

LSL Romance Linguistics

Selected Topics in 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

MS Opera and Musical Performance

Pierre Boulez
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

MS Sound

Sound Studies and Literary Methodology
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

RCWS Literacy Studies

Literacy Practices and Processes
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

TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing

Recovery Work: Digital Approaches to the Archive
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

What is Critical Bibliography?
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

TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography

Boundaries of the Book
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

TM Literary and Cultural Theory

Re-turns of Deconstruction
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

TC Age Studies

The Boundaries of Literary 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

TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities

Ecocriticism in Japan
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

Ecomedia
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

TC History and Literature

Writing Resistance
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

TC Law and the Humanities

Object Lessons in Personhood
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

Transnational Justice and the Literary Imagination
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

TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies

Beyond Narrative: Age Studies & Medical Humanities
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

Environment, Illness, Literature, Health/care
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

TC Memory Studies

Alternate Histories, Alternate Memories
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

TC Translation Studies

Translation and the Division of Labor
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

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