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US Network Television in "Languages Other than English"
LLC Literatures of the United States in Languages Other Than English
US television in English includes dialogue in Spanish, Russian, etc. Does televising polylingual US ... See more
Posted 1 March 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

Indefinable Boundaries: Session Co-Sponsored by Old English and Celtic Studies
CLCS Celtic
We invite papers exploring the permeability of boundaries and the ways in which borders resist ... See more
Posted , last updated 9 March 2016

Transnational Justice and the Literary Imagination
TC Law and the Humanities
How do imaginative texts explore questions of justice that transcend national borders? Papers on ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016, last updated 8 March 2016

From Digital to Cognitive: New Approaches to Ming-Qing Literature
LLC Ming and Qing Chinese
Cutting-edge research on Ming-Qing literature. Session hosted by new Ming/Qing Chinese Forum. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

Commemorating Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare
LLC Ming and Qing Chinese
Panel examines the organizing principles and unspoken assumptions about Ming and world literature ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

Bringing a "Dirty Book" to Class: Teaching "Plum in the Golden Vase"
LLC Ming and Qing Chinese
How do we teach a novel that is often avoided because of its complexity and "pornographic" content? ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

Queer and Here: Crossing Gendered and Sexual Boundaries in South Asia and Africa
LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
Papers engaging queer emergence, activism, identities in South Asian and African literature and ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

Digital Boundaries of the Global South
CLCS Global South
How do theories and practices of the global south travel and mutate across a range of media (incl. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Cultural Studies Issues within the Second World Spaces
LLC Romanian
How are new(er) cultural studies issues received, negotiated, challenged, or embraced by societies ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Transparent
CLCS Global Jewish
This panel considers what The Forward calls “The Jewiest show ever.” Papers on Jewishness AND: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Jewish "Stuff"
CLCS Global Jewish
Inviting papers on Jewish material culture across boundaries sacred and profane: tchotchkes, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Ecocriticism in Japan
TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities
This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "nature" or "environment" in contemporary ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Sound Studies and Literary Methodology
MS Sound
Where, how, and why do literary scholars study sound? How have auditory methodologies challenged ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

From Inventando to Fabricando: Artistic Entrepreneurship in Cuba Today
LLC Cuban and Cuban Diasporic
Papers exploring the artist-entrepreneur in Cuba in relation to revolutionary and global market ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

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

Mediterranean's Queer Histories
CLCS Mediterranean
In which way do the queer histories by Mediterranean authors differ from the well-established canon ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Scottish Sociability: The Literature of Clubs and Associations
LLC Scottish
Scottish sociability in its literary manifestations, focusing on works produced in Scottish clubs ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

"From Moroccan Mellahs to Filipino Sinagogas: A Sephardic Diaspora."
LLC Sephardic
Sephardic communities in Spanish colonies in Africa and Asia. How does Sephardic cultural ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Hebrew Yiddish Literary Relations
LLC Yiddish
Theorizing Hebrew and Yiddish literary relations from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Hebrew Yiddish Literary Relations
LLC Hebrew
Theorizing Hebrew and Yiddish literary relations from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Literature and Art
LLC Hebrew
Conversations, interventions and other creative relationships in Hebrew culture among "the sister ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Music and Literature
LLC Japanese since 1900
Seeking proposals that explore, via various critical approaches, the interrelationships between ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

Ecocriticism in Japan
LLC Japanese since 1900
This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "nature" or "environment" ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Waterways & Byways
LLC Old Norse
We invite explorations of how waterways or roads extend or differentiate cultural, linguistic, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Boundary conditions in Netherlandish literature, language and culture
LLC Dutch
We invite papers addressing the 2017 MLA Presidential Theme “Boundary Conditions” from a Dutch ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Beyond Bounds: The Refugee in Global Arab/Arab American Studies
CLCS Global Arab and Arab American
Interrogating concepts of cosmopolitanism, exile, globality through the figure of the Arab refugee ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

"From "Moroccan Mellahs to Filipino Sinagogas: Sephardic Diaspora."
CLCS Global Hispanophone
Studies of Sephardic communities in African or Asian Spanish colonies. How does Sephardic cultural ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

"Sephardic Globalization and Cultural Production."
LLC Sephardic
Sephardic communities have helped problematize monolithic national narratives. How does Sephardic ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Is Poco Dead?
LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
IS POCO DEAD? Theorizing the revenant in post-poco study of SouthAsian literary. ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Hispanophone-East Asian Connections
CLCS Global Hispanophone
Analyses of texts about or from Hispanophone populations in East Asia, any period. Non-guaranteed ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Questioning the Global Hispanophone
CLCS Global Hispanophone
Global Hispanophone offers the potential to expand Hispanism, and the limitations of being a ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Genres of Yiddish Literaure
LLC Yiddish
Papers examine the variety of Yiddish genres, including miniature, monologue, science fiction, ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Charge and Challenge of Hemispheric Studies
CLCS Hemispheric American
What are the challenges of doing a transnational critique based on concepts from US academy ex: ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Translation and the Division of Labor
TC Translation Studies
Translation and (theories of) labor; borders between authorship and translation; translation, area ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Chinese Science Fiction
LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese
This panel invites papers on all aspects of Chinese science fiction. Refer to the MCLC CFP for more ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016, last updated 18 February 2016

Boundary Conditions and Troubadour Texts
LLC Occitan
What boundary conditions define troubadour texts? Politics, genre, dialect/language, country? How ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

In memoriam: A tribute to Dr. Claudia Parodi (†2015)
LSL General Linguistics
Proposals related to Language Contact in Spanish America, Colonial Studies, Historical Linguistics, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Travel narratives and communication technology
GS Travel Writing
From reliable postal systems to the telegraph to cellphones, how does changing communication ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Recovery Work: Digital Approaches to the Archive
TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
Roundtable on the theory/practice of recovery in the age of digitization. What are the challenges ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

The Sonic Imagination of Modern Korean Literature
LLC Korean
Viewing implied reader as situated listener, the panel examines voice, rhythm, and music in the ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Translation and in-between Spaces in Korea and East Asia
LLC Korean
Papers engaging postcolonial approaches to translation in Korea and East Asia. 250-word abstract ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Foreign Bodies in Korean Literature
LLC Korean
The panel addresses representation of bodies that do not respect borders, including those of ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

The Standardization of Galician: A Response to Language Contact and Change
LLC Galician
Inc. contemporary history/prospects for a Galician oral/standard variety; language standardization ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Round Table: What is 'Galician' in Galician Studies? Defining Galician Studies in the 21st Century
LLC Galician
We welcome ideas, reflections, proposals, controversies, and debates. 150-word abstracts for ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Object Lessons in Personhood
TC Law and the Humanities
10-minute papers on a single “thing.” How do theoretical issues surrounding legal ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Forms of Puerto Rican Debt: Critique and Conditions
LLC Puerto Rican
How do literature and art imagine past/current Puerto Rican economic crises? Reflections on ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Propaganda Reconsidered
LLC Slavic and East European
How do emerging theoretical models contribute to the study of propaganda? This panel examines ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Travel Narratives and Communication Technology
LLC Slavic and East European
From reliable postal systems to the telegraph to cellphones, how does changing communication ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Soviet-era Dissidence Revived?
LLC Slavic and East European
In light of authoritarianism in Russia today, how does the current generation of artists adopt or ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Latina/o Materialisms
LLC Latina and Latino
queer, feminist, cultural, new &/or old materialisms; Marxisms; text as material object, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016, last updated 14 February 2016

The Languages of Latina/o Literature
LLC Latina and Latino
How have Spanish, English, and indigenous languages influenced the formation of Latina/o ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016, last updated 13 February 2016

Speculative Latin@: Histories of the Future
LLC Latina and Latino
Papers engaging speculative fiction by Latin@ authors: alternative archives; utopias/dystopias; ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

American Jews and Poetic Experiment
LLC Jewish American
Jews and/ in experimental poetry. The relationship between ethnicity, religion, culture, and form, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Feeling Jewish
LLC Jewish American
Ways to feel Jewish—intransitively and transitively. Affect, empathy, sympathy, anxiety, ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

The Boundaries of Literary Age Studies
TC Age Studies
What are/should be the parameters of age studies in literature? How should literary age studies ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Writing Resistance
TC History and Literature
Historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”: narrative construction of ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Catalan Cinema and New Media
LLC Catalan Studies
Papers should examine Catalan Cinema and new media with a focus on the global, intercultural and ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Arthurian Affect in Medieval Arthurian Texts
CLCS Arthurian
How are emotions represented and valued in medieval Arthurian texts? Bonnie Wheeler (See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Pierre Boulez
MS Opera and Musical Performance
Boulez’s work with opera, his musical dialogues with literary texts, relations to modernism and ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Art, Non-Art, Post-Media, Installation: Catalan Museums Today
LLC Catalan Studies
The role and function of the Museum when art and non-art, exhibit and installation, media and ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Dispossession: West Asian Contexts
LLC West Asian
Panel on past and current practices of dispossession in West Asia: statelessness, apartheid, ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

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

Women negotiating boundaries
LLC Hungarian
We invite papers about contemporary women writers of Hungarian cultural and linguistic background ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Environment, Illness, Literature, Health/care
TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Literature of environmental illness, critical perspectives on health, policy, practice. Topics and ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Beyond Narrative: Age Studies & Medical Humanities
TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
What are the limits of narrative inquiry in age/health studies? Seeking critiques of/alternatives ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Mexican Orientalisms
LLC Mexican
Mexican uses of orientalism and alternative orientalisms; literary and cultural production about ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Literacy Practices and Processes
RCWS Literacy Studies
We welcome discussions of practices and processes of literacies situated in a wide range of ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Alternate Histories, Alternate Memories
TC Memory Studies
Seeking papers for a non-guaranteed session on the genre of alternative history, and its ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Drawing the Line: Comics and Adaptation
GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
Connections between Comics and Adaptation Studies: comic book adaptations, multimodality, film and ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past
LLC Romanian
Practices of teaching Central/Eastern Europe's cultures and communist/totalitarian past to younger ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016, last updated 3 February 2016

The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed
LLC Italian American
How are the boundaries of racism and ethnocentrism in the Rocky series complicated and overturned ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Queer Southern Imaginaries
LLC Southern United States
How do erotic, sexual, and gender imaginaries shape regional and national constructions of “the ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

The Revolution(ary) South
LLC Southern United States
The South and revolutionary moments. How might focusing on the South complicate concepts of ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

What is Critical Bibliography?
TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
Seeking short position papers exploring the intellectual reach and possibilities for bibliography ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Alien Lines: Science Fiction Comics
GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
Intersections of science-fictional difference and comics: visual alterity, alien world-building and ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Selected Topics in Romance Linguistics
LSL Romance Linguistics
Approaches to Romance Linguistics exploring any area of Romance Linguistics (theoretical or ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Graphic Narrative, Comics, and Temporality
GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
Representation of temporality in comics: simultaneity, human vs. cosmic time scales, eruptions of ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Reformation 500: Protestantism, Literature, Ireland
LLC Irish
“Anglo-Irish” refers also to English-language Irish literature (sometimes disparagingly). What ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Queer Ireland
LLC Irish
This panel celebrates the radical cultural transformation of legalizing gay marriage in Ireland by ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People
LLC Italian American
Italian American Forum guaranteed panel seeking transmedia perspectives/projects on the IA ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

The Planet in Ruins: The Anthropocene from Below
CLCS Global South
Papers engaging questions of environmentalism, environmental disaster, slow violence, and/or the ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

South-South Policing: Security, Markets, and the Laboring Body
CLCS Global South
South-South perspectives on relations of policing and state-market security to biopolitics, labor ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016, last updated 28 January 2016

Boundaries of the Book
TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography
What are the boundaries of books—dictionaries included—in various formats and materials, from ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

"Orientalism" Revisited: Travel Writing & Neo-Orientalism
GS Travel Writing
Reconsideration of Said’s theoretical framework for understanding aesthetic and political ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Modernist Poetry and Poetics in the North
CLCS Nordic
Papers invited on poetic modernism(s) – forms, shapes, expressions, translations, influence – in ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Germanic Philology and Linguistics
LSL Germanic Philology and Linguistics
The forum solicits papers addressing any aspect of Germanic linguistics and philology. Please send ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Re-turns of Deconstruction
TM Literary and Cultural Theory
Deconstruction after or outside the linguistic turn(deconstruction of institutions/disciplines, the ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Soundscapes in Premodern Japan
LLC Japanese to 1900
How does sound represent courtly or natural spaces, confer auditory or illocutionary force, or give ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Ecomedia
TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities
This roundtable intends to showcase diverse ecomedia projects and ignite conversation about field ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Cultures
LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
Theorizing the politics, aesthetics, ethics, affect, of figurations of hunger. Class, gender, ... See more
Posted 16 January 2016

Boundaries of College-Ready Writing
HEP Community Colleges
Questions about political and economic contexts of placement, transfer, dual credit. Explorations ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

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