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Transgender in Literature and Film
Special Session
Transgender and transsexualism (mft/ftm) are increasingly represented in both Western and ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016, last updated 18 March 2016

Materiality, Difference, and Digital Labor
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Considering representations of digital materiality and labor from queer, feminist, and anti-racist ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016, last updated 16 March 2016

Novel Technologies: Victorian (Old/New) Media
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Seeking papers on Victorian old/new media: telegraph, telephone, pre-cinematic screen technologies, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

Literature and Critical Theory of Technology
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Seeking papers connecting literature and any critical theory of technology, philosophy of ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

The Modernist Brontës
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How did the avant-garde adapt, use, or abuse the Brontës to establish modernism? How do these ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016, last updated 14 March 2016

Affective Bodies in 20th Century Latin American Art and Literature
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Through an interdisciplinary approach, this panel explores the social, political, and cultural ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016, last updated 10 March 2016

Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France: Reconsidering American WWI Literature
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On the centenary of America’s entry, this panel examines new theories of American WWI literature ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 8 March 2016

Western and Eastern Meditation during the Middle Ages
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A reflection on the most significant lay and religious texts dealing with the process of ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016, last updated 3 March 2016

Neo-Colonialism and the Futures of Afro-Asian Solidarity
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Considers the development/disintegration of post-Bandung Afro-Asian solidarities during the "second ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

Crossing Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean
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Papers exploring cultural, religious, diplomatic, and other interactions in the early modern ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

The Timeless Scottish Makars
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Proposals should explore how the texts of medieval Scottish makars still resonate today through ... See more
Posted 5 January 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

Women and American Naturalism
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Papers examining perspectives on and presentations of women, womanhood, and related questions of ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Post/Colonial Affect
Special Session
Affect studies/theory from the vantage of colonial and postcolonial histories. Explorations of ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Worlding 18th Century Studies
Special Session
New methods and initiatives fostering transnational approaches to the 18th century, particularly ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Geoffrey Hill, Collected
Special Session
Hill’s Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 challenges readers through both new collections and ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

Evolution of African American Fiction
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How does African American literature transform at the turn of the 20th century? Discussions of ... See more
Posted 29 February 2016

The Politics of Reading Old English before 1900
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How Anglo-Saxon Studies has been a battleground for politics by other means, especially in the 18th ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016, last updated 29 February 2016

American Women Writers and Race: Exploring Boundaries
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How have American women written about race and boundaries/barriers/borders? To what ends? Identity, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

That's Not How Scholarship Works: Exploring the Process of Multimodal Critical Making
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Digital roundtable of multimodal scholarship engaging with process: from post-it notes, sketches, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Female Supernatural in Hispanic Literature
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Spanish speaking female authors who use the gothic and the fantastic to subvert the status quo and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Mythic Figures and the Social Function of Legacy
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This panel will interrogate the social production around figures who have achieved mythic status ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Speculating Race
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How do black lives matter in the future? Is dystopia post-race or neo-eugenic? Papers on racial ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literary Study with Minimal Computing
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How has minimal computing altered the way the digital humanities are practiced, taught, and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

“Victorian Fantasies of Empire”
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How do marvelous, fantastic, or romantic aspects of popular imperial writing register ambivalence ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literature and Children's Rights
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Papers drawing on critical/historical studies of human rights and/or particular works of fiction to ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Graffiti as Political Protest
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Where, when, and why did modern, urban graffiti originate? Formalist approaches and political ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Friendship in Victorian and British fin-de-siecle' fictions
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This panel explores friendship in Victorian, and British fin-de-siecle', fictions. Abstracts of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Beyond Borders: Rethinking the "nation" in Tagore's Fictions
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Panel invites work that will explore Tagore's work through the lens of transnationalism, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Highsmith after Carol (2015)
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Panel considers relevance of Patricia Highsmith for queer studies today: pre/post-stonewall ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Future of Metonym
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What is the future of metonym as a critical concept? Papers examining metonym from any disciplinary ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Climate Realism: Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, Atmosphere
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We seek innovative and theoretical approaches to climate aesthetics and realism across various ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

“(Im)Permeable States: Staging Boundaries in Contemporary Spanish Theatre."
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This panel examines how Spain’s stages explore and imagine the migration question and its ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

#AllTheFeels: Sentimentalism Then & Now
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Papers exploring resonances—or dissonances—between sentimental rhetoric in historical periods and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

New Formalism and Medieval Literary Forms
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This panel will explore the role of formal features of language in the "work" ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Caregiver Narratives: Family in Illness
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Essays examining the dynamics--emotional, financial, temporal, etc.--of caregiving at home, role of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Opera and the Historical
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Papers about intersections between historiography and opera. May focus on libretti in translation, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Harper, DuBois, Locke, Sanchez
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Exploring Philadelphia's impact on the literary, philosophical and/or socio-political writings of ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Fifty Years of Cixous
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2017 marks 50 years since Le Prénom de Dieu's publication. New directions in Cixous scholarship: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literature and Philosophy Otherwise
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We are looking for papers that consider philosophy and literature from new, more material ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Boundary Liberation: Literary Theory and Liberatory Praxis
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Scholarship exploring how literary analysis (and/or activist authors) creates new epistemologies ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Black and Green Atlantic
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This panel will explore texts that examine the intersections of race, gender, and/or nationalism in ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Teaching Eco-composition at the Community College
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Teaching first-year writing to community college students through an ecocritical lens: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Genre Studies: Experimental Non-Fiction
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Experimentation in non-fiction: the lyric essay; affinity to prose poetry; hybrid narratives; ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Omnia Sunt Communia: Reading the Commons in Early Modern Spain
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This session will explore the notion of the common good through literary experiences that go beyond ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

The Legacy of Captivity Narratives
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This session seeks papers that explore the influence of the captivity narrative genre on 20th and ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Banlieue Culture in films and 20th and 21st Century French literature
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This panel seeks papers examining identity, social, cultural and religious issues related to French ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Archival Boundaries
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Roundtable inviting a range of theorizations and tales of archival boundaries and border ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Antitheatricalism and Performance
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This session will explore the relationship between antitheatricalism and performance. How are ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Novel Abortions
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This panel will explore the possibilities presented by reading for abortion in the novel. How does ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Global E-Lit: African Perspectives
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This panel seeks papers that discuss the relationship between electronic literature and Africa. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

What can tenured professors do about adjunctification?
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A roundtable discussion. Should tenured professors organize on behalf of their colleagues and ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Ming Qing Women in Chinese Literary Discourse
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This special session looks for innovative readings of transforming images of Ming Qing women in ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Gender Formation in Late Imperial Trans-Asian Context
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This session focuses on representations of gender formations in late imperial trans-asian context. ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Literary Sequences
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How do different literary sequences function? From sequels, verse sequences, and serialized texts, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Epic Theory and Medieval Literature
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How can we re-theorize epic as a genre by considering the use/reception of classical epic tradition ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Tom McCarthy and the Post-Literary
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Papers will explore how the work of Tom McCarthy can be understood to configure the post-literary, ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Weathering the 19th-Century Novel
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Interdisciplinary explorations of weather and climate in the 19th-century novel (especially beyond ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Creative Mysticism
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Practices of mystical writing and reading in any language, genre, or tradition. Possible topics: ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

ELIZA at 50 and the Digital Humanities
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What might ELIZA, Joseph Weizenbaum's psychologist chatbot (1966), tell us about DH, human-computer ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Orientalism Redux in Popular Visual Culture
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This panel seeks innovative papers that investigate millennial articulation of orientalism in ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Affect's Line: Aesthetics and Politics in Latin America
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With a focus on affect and boundary, this panel examines the politics and force of Latin American ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Inter-Art Borders in 20th Century Poetry
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Papers on the constitution/representation/transgression of inter-art/ekphrastic boundaries in 20th ... See more
Posted 28 February 2016

Marx Unspectral
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Marx’s speeches as activating the making of history and undoing the metaphysics of capital. ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Representing Black Lives In and For the 21st century
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Panel seeks papers examining recent biographical and autobiographical works about black lives both ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Role of Digital Humanities in Hispanic Studies
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What role has digital humanities played in Hispanic studies? What is the future of digital ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

"Critique Agonistes"
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Is “critique” an iconoclasm replaced by “composition” (Latour), is it the metaphysics of ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Boundaries of Modernism
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“The Boundaries of Modernism” seeks papers that cross boundaries as both framework for modernist ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Nineteenth-Century Party Politics
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This session explores the literary and historical significance of nineteenth-century dinners and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016, last updated 27 February 2016

Dead Letters: Exploring the Cultural Consequences of Posthumous Publication
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Papers dealing with Henry James's posthumous publications and/or the threat--or promise--of ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Poetry of Photography
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This panel examines how photography intersects with the development of poetic form. Topics may ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Periodicals, Editorship, Race and Ethnicity
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Roundtable promotes conversations about editorship, authorship, and collaboration in historical ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Ecology and social inclusion in Spain's public spaces
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Interventions in public space related to ecological sustainability, social inclusion, and/or the ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Representing Nature
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This panel focuses on the representation of nature. Can we theorize literary style and genre ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Trespassing on Boundaries with Women's Archives
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This session asks: how do women's archives—both long-standing and new—trespass on archival ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Return of Touch in Contemporary Fiction
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How do tactile experiences in contemporary narrative challenge the loss of the figural? 300 word ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Pictures and Words
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Diverse approaches to the relation between words and images: ekphrasis; pictures-as-words; ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Combined and Uneven Development: South Slavic in World Literature
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Papers will explore applicability of theories of uneven/combined regional development to the field ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Bird's Eye View Description in Fiction
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Papers exploring the history or aesthetics of description "from above" in prose fiction, ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Capital in Contemporary British and American Poetry
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Inviting papers on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Breaking Barriers: Graduate Students Developing Academic Standing
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Roundtable looking for graduate students and professors addressing aspects of developing one’s ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Career Training for Humanists: Best Case Scenario
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Practical or idealistic suggestions for successful, responsible humanities career training. ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Teaching and Scholarly Production Outside Traditional Spaces
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Panel explores the challenges to and opportunities for academic engagement at non-traditional ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

The Recluse in American Literature
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This panel seeks papers on reclusive figures in American literature. All periods and critical ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Posthumanism: a Counter-History
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Interrogating and resituating posthumanism from a variety of materialist, anticolonial and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Austen and the Ethics of the Everyday
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How does Austen locate ethical significance and valence in the unremarkable, ordinary, and ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Writing the Self in the Age of the Selfie in French and Francophone Literatures
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Addressing women writers narrating their own identity in contemporary non-fiction, film, graphic ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016, last updated 27 February 2016

Second Generation New York School Poetry
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This panel welcomes papers on Second Generation New York School poets or artists. Papers examining ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Rethinking Frameworks of Comparison in Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures
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Panel rethinking frameworks of comparative study of Middle Eastern literatures. Examines their ... See more
Posted 27 February 2016

Sound and Its Existence, Nonexistence and Politics: A New Approach
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Presenters critique notions and proffer a new framework about the existence, nonexistence and ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Raced Body of Knowledge
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How do theories of affect and the posthuman unpack the racialized body as both an object and a ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

19th-Century Theater
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This panel welcomes presentations addressing Latin American theater, spectacle, and performance in ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Death, Violence, and Religion in Nineteenth Century American Fiction
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Representations of death add/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Queer Mothers and Queering “Mother” in the Academic Workplace
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How do we queer roles, concepts, performances, embodiments, and representations of “mother” and ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Inventing the modern stage in 18th century Europe
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Exploring new conceptions of illusion, of the relationships between the dramatist, the stage, the ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

On Obsolence: Trash, Ecology, Aesthetics
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Seeking interdisciplinary engagements with visual, literary and/or performative qualities of waste, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Chinese Nationalism and Its Counternarratives from 1911 to the Present
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Using multidisciplinary approaches and diverse sources to shed new light on lesser-known discourses ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Transatlantic Poetry and Early Sound Technology
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Papers on interactions between British/American poetry and early sound technology (e.g., ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

Religious Ritual in Early Modern Literature
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Explorations of how religious ritual influenced the making, content, reception, or use of early ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Writing the Early Modern Body
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How does early modern literature construct/represent/define/circumscribe the body and/or ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Relatability
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What are the problems and benefits of students’ desire for “relatable” texts? How should we define ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

500 Years of Schism: Catholic-Protestant Relations in British Literature
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This session seeks papers with new perspectives on major British literary texts exploring ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Towards a Humanistic Model in Literature and Social Justice
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Analysis of changing societal boundary conditions through a humanistic lens on disability theory, ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Literary Healthcare
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Inviting explorations of medicine and care for the sick in literature, especially untrained ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

All about Language: PEGIDA and Opponents
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Spoken and written responses to Europe’s recent influx. Investigations of both right and left: ... See more
Posted 26 February 2016

Lyric Poetry and the Global Anglophone Turn
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Seeking papers that engage with, challenge, and/or develop theories, praxes, and manifestations of ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

25 Years of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage
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Past contributions, archival silences, and future prospects of Hispanic Recovery in dissensus or ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016, last updated 25 February 2016

Decolonization, the Body, and the Gothic
Special Session
This panel seeks papers which explore resistance to the body as a site of regulation, colonization, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Place and the formation of identity
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The panel discusses the relations between place and identity. Please send 300-word abstracts by 15 ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Intradisciplinary Consilience: Ecocriticism, Cognitive Criticism, and Evolutionary Criticism
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Papers addressing the connections, contradictions, or gaps between biologically-informed approaches ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Too Big for Human Emotions?
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Papers about the possibilities and limitations of literature for representing and creating ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Performing Modern China
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How are various forms of performance (film, theater, public speaking, music, etc.) reinvented when ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Dark Sides of Globalization
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Examining dark sides of globalization (terrorism, sexual tourism, illicit trafficking, epidemics, ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Hispanophilia and Hispanophobia
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Looking at and beyond current US political debates, we ask how different cultures and periods have ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Absent presence
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More books in Asian languages circulated in 19c Europe than now, through book importers and ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

The State of Abjection
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This session asks how we apply the epistemo-logic/theory of abjection to literary texts, their ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Divine Atheists
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How do we talk about representations of the divine in literature written by modern authors who ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE (ESP IN IRAN)
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The papers are to be in the fields and the related areas of English for Specific, Academic ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

How to Live after Barthes
Special Session
Roland Barthes's College de France lectures and the ethics and aesthetics of nuance and the ... See more
Posted 25 February 2016

Queer Encounters in the Mediterranean Francosphère: Subjectivity, Sovereignty, and Sexuality
Special Session
How does “French” function as a vehicle for subjects moving between empires and nation-states ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Ghosts in Nineteenth-Century Literature
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This panel proposes to explore the use of ghosts (both male and female) in 19thc American, British ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

What's Queer about Francophone Studies?
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Queerness in relation to cultural, literary, visual Francophone production; modes of resistance, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Extraordinary Bodies at Twenty
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Short papers for a roundtable considering the impact and legacy of Rosemarie Garland-Thomson’s ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

After the Visual Turn: Boundaries of Print Culture
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Papers will examine conception, production, and dissemination of the printed word with and beyond ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Affect and the Body of Romanticism
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Intersections of modern affect theory with Romantic representations of embodiment. Send 300-word ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Media Archaeologies
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papers on new and old media, technologies, and networks, across time and/or contemporary, through ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Alternative Digital Collections
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Seeking papers on non-traditional or activist digital collecting/curation work, e.g., non-library ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

The Politics of Decadent Aesthetics
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The politics of nineteenth-century “decadent” aesthetics at the height of New Imperialism, ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

The Psychology of the Fairy Tale
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Papers examining the fairy tale genre through a psychoanalytic lens. Send 250-300 word abstracts to ... See more
Posted 24 February 2016

Creative Conversations: Alternate Temporalities
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How are alternate versions of temporality (simultaneity, reversed temporal order) imagined and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Analogy After the Enlightenment
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Explores how analogy is rethought--poetically and philosophically--in the wake of the ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Anti-Marriage Plots
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This panel queries the dominance of the marriage plot in the novel. What are its counter-narratives ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Anglo-Spanish Literature and the Treaty of London
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How did Spanish and English authors react to the Treaty of London? How does the Treaty inform our ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Reading across the Senses
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Considers how authors use sound, taste, sight, and affect as a central means of narration. 250 word ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Green Cities in 18th and 19th Century Literatures
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How do 18th and 19th urban literatures negotiate the boundaries between rural and urban, nature and ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

The Picaresque: Matter and Formlessness
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What is the relationship between the traditional content of the picaresque (roguery, poverty, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Renaissance Theater at Court
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This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of early modern court theater, including drama, ... See more
Posted 23 February 2016

Orality and Musicality in Literature
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This panel seeks analyses of orality and/or musical translation's various political and social ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Ecocriticism in contemporary Japan
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This panel seeks papers that engage critically with "Nature" in contemporary Japanese literature. ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

New Epistemology
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How does literature offer, critique, or otherwise represent different forms of knowing and/or new ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Transnational Self-Fashioning: Clothing as Art and Resistance in Jewish Women's Writing
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Interdisciplinary studies of Jewish women writing across national boundaries on politics and ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

Literature, Affect, and Racial Politics
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How do affects, as they are internalized, embodied, and narrativized, participate in the politics ... See more
Posted 22 February 2016

The Harlem Renaissance After the Transnational Turn
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This panel explores how the transnational turn has impacted the ways we research and write about ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

Discourses of Belonging
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Papers on the shifting registers of geographic identity post-1960s: localized metaphoricities, ... See more
Posted 21 February 2016

The Historical Novel as a Generic Hybrid
Special Session
Is the historical novel a literary genre in the formal sense or is the term merely a placeholder ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016, last updated 20 February 2016

Dialectics in time
Special Session
How has the notion of dialectic changed over time? Historically informed readings or intellectual ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Theorizing Fiction in the Early Modern Period
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A session on the definition, capacities, and liabilities of fiction, 1500-1700, and its relation to ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016, last updated 20 February 2016

The International Amazon
Special Session
We welcome papers on literature, theater, cinema, etc. that deals with the Amazon region as a site ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Beyond Borders: Modern Chinese Literature as World Literature
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The panel invites papers that address different aspects of the relationship between modern Chinese ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Liminal Poetics: In and Out of the Boundaries
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Session explores how poetry works in the edges, at the boundaries, in the white spaces around and ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Worlding 18th Century Studies
Special Session
New methods and initiatives fostering transnational approaches to the 18th century, particularly ... See more
Posted 20 February 2016

Teaching Asian Latino Encounters
Special Session
Roundtable on pedagogical approaches to Orientalism and/or Asian diasporas in Latin American ... See more
Posted 7 February 2016, last updated 20 February 2016

Narratives of Contingency
Special Session
Considers representations and story formulas of non-tenure track or adjunct faculty in academic ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Bibliotaphs
Special Session
How do buried books – real, imagined, metaphorical - engage the boundaries of book and/or literary ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Exotic Violence in Diasporic Arab Literature
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Exploring the extent to which representations of violence and suffering in diasporic Arab ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Unhomely Narratives: Migration and Displacement in Black Diaspora Literature
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Papers engaging the aesthetics of displaced and racialized actors within and beyond Western ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

The Languages of Latina/o Literature
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How have Spanish, English, and indigenous languages influenced the formation of Latina/o ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Approaching Form in the Era of New Modernist Studies
Special Session
Formal and historical approaches to poetry/poetics in conjunction with projects of recovery and/or ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

Open Worlds: Video Games and/as Literature
Special Session
Intersections between video games and world literature: adaptations, experience, open-world, ... See more
Posted 19 February 2016

The Colonial Americas:Eco-critical Perspectives
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Seek eco-critical perspectives for hemispheric panel on the colonial Americas. Catastrophes, ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

New Voices, New Readers
Special Session
We invite alternative voices and readings re-envisioning grand narratives in a shifting global era ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Walter Benjamin in Palestine
Special Session
Benjamin’s actuality today: critique of violence, states of exception, weak messianic power, memory ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

In Excess: Debaucheries and Digressions after the Enlightenment
Special Session
We seek to explore the many forms of excess, debaucheries, and digressions as something that ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

The Queerness of Letters in Premodern Japan
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Inviting papers interrogating questions of sensuality and eroticism in letters and poetic exchange ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Sounding the Premodern Sinosphere
Special Session
How should we understand the aural dimensions of composing, performing, and appreciating Literary ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Rewriting the Fairy Tale
Special Session
How have traditional motifs been transformed in modern tales and their cinematographic adaptations ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Interactive Panel: Teaching Shakespeare to Digital Natives
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What new digital challenges does Shakespearean pedagogy face? How do you respond? Share ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

French theater on screen
Special Session
What are the boundary conditions, aesthetic or cultural, for the successful adaptation of a French ... See more
Posted 18 February 2016

Tracking in the Professoriate (Roundtable)
Special Session
David Colander recently quantified the profound influence of pedigree on hiring patterns in English ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Legacies of the Russian Revolution
Special Session
Legacies of the Russian Revolution: Impact on literary radicalism; literary conservatism; ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Boundaries and the Third Culture
Special Session
On the 25th anniversary of Brockman’s “Third Culture” essay, this panel seeks to explore whether ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Engaging with the Poetics of Peripheralization
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How do experimental aesthetics engage with/represent the political histories and economies of the ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

The Long Nineteenth Century In Detail
Special Session
Papers on the detail and detailism (e.g., individualism; local/global contexts; the particular, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness
Special Session
Roundtable exploring how the visual medium of comics depicts invisible mental illnesses & ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016, last updated 17 February 2016

Editing for/in the College Classroom
Special Session
Seeking papers exploring the pedagogy of editing: editorial theory in literature classrooms, ... See more
Posted 17 February 2016

Poetry and Labour
Special Session
Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Literary Objects, Object Relations
Special Session
This panel thinks about language, object relations, and phantasy together in literary texts without ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

The Early Modern Sonnet and Its Objects
Special Session
Papers on the materiality of the early modern sonnet: objects, commodities, objectivity, and ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Animal Labour and the Human
Special Session
Papers examine the role of working animals as boundary conditions for the category of human. ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016, last updated 16 February 2016

Looking for a Light in the Dark: On Mental Health in Humanistic Pedagogy
Special Session
This session seeks papers that offer effective strategies for confronting mental health issues ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

BEYOND SCROOGE: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN BUSINESS IN LITERATURE
Special Session
Seeking papers on literary representations of socially conscious ethics in business, and the limits ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Jewish Languages in Latin America
Special Session
How have Jewish languages influenced Latin American literature? Abstracts addressing translation ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Beyond the Gay-Male Archive in C19 American Studies
Special Session
What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay-male archive? How ... See more
Posted 13 November 2015, last updated 16 February 2016

Shaw, Modernism, and Utopia
Special Session
The International Shaw Society invites papers that examine Bernard Shaw’s plays and nondramatic ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

African-Americans Abroad
Special Session
This panel will explore twentieth and twenty-first century African-American trans-Atlantic ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

The Global English Department: Teaching Beyond the Anglo-American Canon
Special Session
A roundtable focusing on teaching and learning beyond the Anglo-American canon in non-Anglophone ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy
Special Session
Explores the role that the encounter with East Asian philosophical, political, and aesthetic ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Spaces and Architectures of Boredom
Special Session
How is boredom portrayed in fiction as a condition of space and modern architecture? Experience, ... See more
Posted 16 February 2016

Wounding and Caring: Vulnerable Bodies in Narrative
Special Session
This panel seeks papers on representations of vulnerable bodies and of their inscription in various ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Dynamite Discussion Board Dynamics
Special Session
Roundtable of 10-15 minute presentations on lighting the fuse for student success in online ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Political Literature
Special Session
Inviting presentations on political literature: works involving any regional, national and ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Literary Influence: Queer Reframings
Special Session
Panel seeks to reframe literary influence. Queer, gender, race, and other innovative readings of ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Early Modern Lucretius
Special Session
Papers examining any aspect of early modern Lucretius are welcome. 200-300 word abstract by 15 ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

The Novel in the New World
Special Session
How were European novels received in the Americas? How did this shape readers in the New and the ... See more
Posted 15 February 2016

Representing Female Identity in Postwar Italy
Special Session
How do Italian women authors and filmmakers define female identity and manipulate genre to ... See more
Posted 14 February 2016

Human Rights and Everyday Violence
Special Session
Considers the role (beyond raising awareness) and potential costs of literature in defining ... See more
Posted 13 February 2016

American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions
Special Session
Boundaries that define/challenge the category of American women writers, any period/genre. Special ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Adaptation, Transmediation: The Narrative Boundaries of Genre, Medium, and Time
Special Session
How do adaptation and transmediation push the boundaries and possibilities of literature? ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Continuous Ruptures in 21st Century Iberian Cinema
Special Session
Considerations of 21st Century Spanish Cinema dialoguing with history through notions of ... See more
Posted 12 February 2016

Early Modern British Literature in Translation
Special Session
Presentations on aspects of translations of early modern British literature including Shakespeare ... See more
Posted 27 January 2016, last updated 11 February 2016

Unbounded: David Huerta's Incurable at 30
Special Session
Incurable (1987) shatters the boundaries of form. Papers on readership, intertextuality, illness, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Oil Cultures
Special Session
Papers engaging the representation of oil, energy, and ecology in literature, film, and media. ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Agamben's Paradigms
Special Session
Papers engaging Agamben's work with regard to modern literature and film. Also considering ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Literary History for the Anthropocene
Special Session
How do Anthropocene timelines and narratives revise literary history and periodization? And how can ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Gender and 21st-Century Mexican Literature
Special Session
How does Mexican literature of the 21st century explore issues related to gender, feminism, and/or ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Reanimating the New Materialisms: Approaching Animist Beings in Oral and Written African Literatures
Special Session
Explorations of new materialisms in relation to longstanding and/or contemporary literary ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Enthusiasm and the Making of American Literature
Special Session
I welcome any critical approaches to enthusiasm and American literature: e.g., on affect, ... See more
Posted 11 February 2016

Documenting Digital Humanities Research
Special Session
Changelogs, blog posts, Github commits and more: methods for documenting the process of digital ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

Beautiful and Useful: The Lasting Legacy of William Morris and the Art of the Book
Special Session
Send proposals to demaria@vassar.edu and See more
Posted 10 February 2016

Perceptual Ecology
Special Session
This panel concerns cognitive psychology and environmental thinking, specifically, the relationship ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

Troubadour Pessimism
Special Session
Papers concerning the troubadour tradition across periods (Medieval to contemporary) and ... See more
Posted 10 February 2016

The Technologies of Creative Spaces
Special Session
Investigates portrayals of various technologies (mechanical, corporal, conceptual, etc.) used to ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016, last updated 10 February 2016

Theories of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home
Special Session
This session seeks papers of various theoretical approaches to develop a discourse on the ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Re/presenting the War: World War II in Italian Liturature and Film
Special Session
How do literary and cinematic texts present issues of national identity, gender and memory? ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent
Special Session
Papers examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Representing Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary Literatures and Films
Special Session
Gendered, class, and environmental violence; imagined resolutions; politics of form in narratives ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Biblical Allusion and Adaptation as Medieval Social Commentary
Special Session
This panel discusses the appropriation of scriptural narrative and biblical allusion within works ... See more
Posted 9 February 2016

Towards a History of (Non-Human) Emotions
Special Session
This panel seeks papers exploring the intersection of the history of emotions and animal ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Out of Service: Maids and Domestic Power in Latin America
Special Session
We welcome papers on negotiations and representations of power by servants within Latin American ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Reproductive Ethics and Contemporary Literature
Special Session
How does contemporary literature allegorize the decision to reproduce/not reproduce? How does ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Adolescence
Special Session
Re-constituting, re-imagining, or re-negotiating adolescence in culture, memory, age studies, or ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Francophone Literature and Problems of Agency
Special Session
Proposals considering questions of agency in Francophone Literature. Exploring issues in feminism, ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Binge Media
Special Session
New textualities and temporalities of hyper-consumption, immersion, and self-regulation of ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Digital Humanities in Secondary Education
Special Session
We will explore the successes and difficulties of bringing DH to secondary education. Reports & ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Representation of War in Historical Novels
Special Session
How is war imagined and represented in historical novels? Submissions from all historical periods ... See more
Posted 8 February 2016

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I
Special Session
This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Milton in/and the Americas
Special Session
A round table exploring John Milton’s poetic, political, and theological legacy in the Americas. ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Contemporary War Narratives and Trauma Theory
Special Session
Seeking papers on post-9/11 war experience/combat trauma in American literature/film. Emphasis on ... See more
Posted 6 February 2016

Early Native American Authors
Special Session
Examining early Native American authors’ preservation of native customs/resistance to ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation
Special Session
Papers trace economic wealth, poverty, and reparation across colonial histories through literary, ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Medieval Welsh Materiality
Special Session
Proposals should explore some aspect of materiality in medieval Welsh (including Cambro-Latin) ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century
Special Session
How do Romantic and Victorian writers imagine alternative social networks and queer affective ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

Russian Formalism Reimagined
Special Session
Long treated as a prelude, could anything about the school be interesting in its own right, to ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

I Prefer Not To: Anti-Work Politics in American Literature
Special Session
Examines how a refusal to work creates new technologies of the self from within the Bartleby Left ... See more
Posted 5 February 2016

New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd
Special Session
We invite proposals exploring existentialism and the absurd in light of recent scholarship on ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016, last updated 5 February 2016

NARRATIVE THEORY AND IMPERIAL CHINESE LITERATURE
Special Session
Papers explore narratological approaches to the literature of pre-20th century China. 250-word ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Literature and Transcription
Special Session
What is the relationship between literature and transcription? How are literary form and depictions ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Shakespeare and the African-American Experience
Special Session
The representations of African-Americans in productions of Shakespearean plays from the founding of ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Locating Literary Precarity
Special Session
“Precarity” has many meanings today but initially described tenancy. This panel seeks ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Decisive/Divisive: The Political Rhetoric of 2015 and Beyond
Special Session
Papers on global issues: challenges (asylum/integration); threats (terrorism); elections ... See more
Posted 4 February 2016

Literature Reads Economy
Special Session
How does 19th century literature respond to questions of interpretation issued by the new economic ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Veteran Literature
Special Session
This panel seeks submissions that consider veteran authors as agents of their military experience ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Deceptions: The Literature of Sexual Violence
Special Session
Seeking papers on representations of sexual violence in literature, which emphasize philosophical ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Travel Writing: Purpose, Place, Genre
Special Session
Papers on real and/or imaginary journeys. Travel as historical account, cultural dialogue, ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Open Source Lit, Open Source Crit
Special Session
The "open source" movement's potential for literary studies. Literature as source code? Criticism ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Human-Animal Boundaries in 19th-century British Literature
Special Session
Papers may consider definitions of the human in relation to animality; concepts of species; ... See more
Posted 3 February 2016

Postcolonial Nations’ Colonialism
Special Session
Proposals should describe postcolonial nations' colonial practices over their neighboring countries ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Fictional Religions
Special Session
This session invites both new close readings of texts that contain fictional religions and more ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Affect and its Boundaries
Special Session
This panel seeks papers which explore how boundaries of affect—inclusive of mood, emotion, passion ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Sad Clowns and Tortured Artists: Melancholy and Artistic Genius
Special Session
Papers exploring the connections between artistic creation and melancholy (under their manifold ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Shakespeare's stories/stories of Shakespeare
Special Session
Papers seeking to rethink Shakespeare's oeuvre through narrative theory and cultural production, ... See more
Posted 2 February 2016

Pastoral Crossroads
Special Session
Pastoral Crossroads: What is the current state of studies on the French-language pastoral? All ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

William James and Literary Studies
Special Session
On behalf of the William James Society, we seek abstract proposals for the 2017 MLA Convention that ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

Commonplacing in Early Modern England
Special Session
Papers investigating how commonplace books, miscellanies, diaries, and other manuscript texts ... See more
Posted 1 February 2016

Biopolitics and the Postcolonial
Special Session
Examines the new directions that Biopolitics as a concept and mode of reading is taking in formerly ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Character in the Realist Novel
Special Session
This panel explores how fictional characters help us think relationships between emotion and ... See more
Posted 31 January 2016

Crossing Boundary Conditions in Galician Translation Studies
Special Session
Translation is unprecedentedly enabling Galician culture to cross national boundaries. We invite ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

Scenes of Subjection at Twenty
Special Session
Papers considering the impact and legacy of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection for the ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

Early Modern Prophetic Traditions
Special Session
Inviting papers that consider vatic traditions, the figure of the prophet, or the poetics of ... See more
Posted 30 January 2016

Reading Eastern Europe Digitally: Promises for the New Millennium
Special Session
Explore Eastern European digital projects, advantages of open source archives; digitization of rare ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016, last updated 30 January 2016

Writing/Rewriting Civil War: Comparative Perspectives
Special Session
Shifting internal boundaries in nation/empire/colony; civil war and revolution; civil war and ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction
Special Session
Animals, fairies, and toys abound in 20C British children's fiction. Seeking papers on this ... See more
Posted 27 January 2016, last updated 29 January 2016

The Prose Poem in the Hispanic World
Special Session
Papers on the prose poem, a genre against genre definition, in the Hispanic tradition: its genesis, ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Lovecraft's Weird Modernism
Special Session
Lovecraft’s relationship to modernism/modernity; Lovecraft and race; Lovecraft and ... See more
Posted 29 January 2016

Literary Geographies: New Directions
Special Session
How are literary engagements with space and geography being reshaped? Papers welcome on ... See more
Posted 28 January 2016

Alternative Memories of the Asian Pacific War
Special Session
This panel examines alternative memories of the Asian Pacific War that challenge dominant ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016, last updated 27 January 2016

Brecht and Scandinavian Theater and Film
Special Session
Profoundly influenced by Scandinavian theater, Brecht inspired Nordic dramatists and filmmakers. We ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Oceanic Diasporas: Movement Beyond Borders
Special Session
Soliciting papers that analyze how oceans challenge territory as the primary analytical site for ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Patrick O'Brian's Boundaries
Special Session
How do Patrick O'Brian's novels traverse boundaries? Papers may focus on generic, historical, or ... See more
Posted 26 January 2016

Margins to Mainstream: US Latino/a Performance
Special Session
Latino/a poetry, drama, art, film; mainstream (Broadway, Hollywood, Latino/a ethnic traditions) to ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Aspects of the Novel at 90
Special Session
What is the meaning, influence, or continued relevance of EM Forster’s 1927 work, especially in the ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Emotional Gender/ Gender of Emotions in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Special Session
Papers examining different aspects of gender and emotions/affect in Medieval/ Renaissance ... See more
Posted 25 January 2016

Dickinson's Punctuation: What was her purpose?
Special Session
What do the punctuation features in Emily's manuscripts represent, mean, or do? For whom? Is there ... See more
Posted 24 January 2016

Pleasurable Forms: Early Modern English Literature
Special Session
How is literary form related to the production of audience pleasure? How can "pleasure" be related ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

Russian Shakespeares
Special Session
Papers investigating significant Russian adaptations or translations of Shakespeare's works that ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

“A Means to Reach Conscience”: Ostranenie as Social Criticism
Special Session
This session deals with ostranenie (defamiliarization / estrangement) as a cognitive-emotional ... See more
Posted 23 January 2016

Spanish for Specific Purposes
Special Session
Session focuses on Spanish for Specific Purposes and community engagement. please send a 300 word ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

21st Century Black Intellectuals: Coates and Rankine
Special Session
This panel will explore the writings of Claudia Rankine and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Please send abstracts ... See more
Posted 22 January 2016

The Forms of American Religion
Special Session
What forms does U.S. religion take? Seeking papers on the influence of literary, cultural, ... See more
Posted 21 January 2016

Asemic Writing
Special Session
Its history and notable practitioners; its theoretical implications for what writing was and may ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

The Subject of Women in Proust
Special Session
How are women in Proust’s fiction more than just objects? All theoretical approaches to female ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Nineteenth-Century American Poetry: Form and Politics
Special Session
How does form (genre, poetics, style) register social and political change? In what ways does form ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

The Mexican Legal Code and its Glitches
Special Session
The Mexico & Law and Humanities Sections ask: How might Mexican literature and legal codes ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

On the Boundary Line: Choosing Authors for the Edinburgh Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Writers
Special Session
Who/When/How is a Scottish author? Offer positions and recommendations in this field-making forum. ... See more
Posted 20 January 2016

Phenomenology and Literature
Special Session
What kinds of phenomenological readings might still produce insights that cannot be gained ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

The 1960s and Medieval Culture
Special Session
Papers exploring connections between 1960s and Middle Ages cultures, including dissent, protest, ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

No Exit? Escape in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature
Special Session
Papers investigating the poetics and politics of escape. Is escape always escapist? Can escape ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

The Consummate American? Woman? Regionalist? New Approaches to Mary Wilkins Freeman
Special Session
How read, enjoy, or teach Freeman today? A roundtable inaugurating an author’s society. 300-word ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Affect and Religion
Special Session
Papers might engage theological accounts of the emotions, recent arguments in affect theory on ... See more
Posted 19 January 2016

Mental Health in Contemporary Literature
Special Session
How are mental health issues addressed in literature? Does literary representation challenge ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination
Special Session
Papers on literary explorations of crowds, immigration, uprisings, and/or social welfare in the ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

The Role of the Subaltern Critic
Special Session
Papers defining the role of such critics in shaping knowledge about a country's literature, or ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

Kafka Transcending Boundaries
Special Session
Kafka's experimental approach to gender, family and social structures, his transgressive ... See more
Posted 18 January 2016

New Scholarship on Robert Hayden
Special Session
Papers can explore Hayden’s poetry from any perspective. Of particular interest are papers engaging ... See more
Posted 17 January 2016

Gender and the British Empire
Special Session
British Empire was a highly gendered space. Papers welcome to explore colonial ... See more
Posted 17 January 2016

Biofiction and Modernism
Special Session
Now a dominant form, biofiction first became popular in the 1930s. What role did modernism play in ... See more
Posted 17 January 2016

Lyric in the Classroom
Special Session
How does lyric and lyric theory inform our work in the classroom? What role does lyric play in how ... See more
Posted 16 January 2016

In Repertoire: The Repertory System in/and Theatre History
Special Session
In what ways does the repertory system condition the performance event? How has/does this ... See more
Posted 15 January 2016

Machine Translation Before 1800
Special Session
How does thinking in terms of systems, teams, and conditions instead of individuals help us better ... See more
Posted 15 January 2016

Literature and Solitude
Special Session
Proposals examining solitude/privacy/isolation, especially in early modern literature and culture, ... See more
Posted 14 January 2016

Accenting Punctuation
Special Session
Punctuation: Its use in certain genres, as it is used by specific literary figures, or topics ... See more
Posted 31 December 2015, last updated 14 January 2016

Poetic Boundaries in the American Present
Special Session
How do poetics delineate, trouble, aspire to American cultural boundaries i.e. race, capital, ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016, last updated 14 January 2016

Translation Remembered: Beyond Paradigms of “Loss”
Special Session
Innovative approaches to translated texts that go beyond the dichotomies of the ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction’s Countercultures
Special Session
Papers explore Rob Latham’s assertion that “Science fiction has always had a close relationship ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

The Geography of Wealth
Special Session
This panel will explore relationships between value, portability, land, and representation in ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

The Apocalypse in Literature
Special Session
How is the apocalypse imagined and represented in literature? Submissions from all historical ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Literature and Peace
Special Session
How do poets, novelists, playwrights, or other writers negotiate questions of peace? Papers welcome ... See more
Posted 13 January 2016

Poetry and Ecology
Special Session
This panel welcomes papers broadly concerned with how poetry mediates ecological issues—how it ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Post World War II French and Francophone poetry
Special Session
This session will particularly welcome papers that link poetry either with the visual arts or with ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Boundary Conditions in Genre Fiction
Special Session
This panel seeks papers engaging with representations of the world beyond Anglo-America in genre ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Vanishing Islands?
Special Session
Papers examine colonial/postcolonial representations of environmental disaster, vulnerable and/or ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Culinary Sorcery
Special Session
All manner of sorcery, wizardry, magic, and slight of hand in the kitchen. Representations in ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

The Rise of the Celebrity Chef
Special Session
Origins and evolution of the celebrity chef as a public figure. 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Chaucer's Influence on Shakespeare
Special Session
Papers exploring Chaucer's influence on Shakespeare with particular focus on matters related to ... See more
Posted 11 January 2016

Romanticism and Pennsylvania
Special Session
Exploring connections between Romanticism and Pennsylvania: possible topics include "Pantisocracy," ... See more
Posted 9 January 2016

Architecting Modernist Fiction
Special Session
How are architectures experienced and represented in modernist fiction? All disciplines/approaches ... See more
Posted 8 January 2016

Modernism and Graphic Narrative
Special Session
Relationships between modernism, graphic narrative. Possibilities include narrative theory, ... See more
Posted 8 January 2016

The Liminal Don Juan
Special Session
Liminality and its relationship to Don Juan. Topics might include, but are not limited to, national ... See more
Posted 31 December 2015, last updated 7 January 2016

Literature, Language and Substance Abuse
Special Session
Proposals exploring renderings of substance abuse and the addict in art. Interdisciplinary, ... See more
Posted 5 January 2016

What Next? The Episodic and The Serial
Special Session
This Pecha Kucha session considers episodic and serial formats across a variety of media (film, ... See more
Posted 2 January 2016

Realism Engagé
Special Session
This panel explores the affinities and aversions between literary realism and political commitment, ... See more
Posted 31 December 2015

The Road Less Traveled: Teaching Literature in Unconventional Spaces
Special Session
Seeking discussions/papers about innovative approaches to teaching literature in unconventional ... See more
Posted 29 December 2015

Making Interdisciplinarity Work in the Divided University
Special Session
How can we foster interdisciplinary hires, and collaborative teaching and research in the liberal ... See more
Posted 14 December 2015

Antirelationality and Environmental Literature
Special Session
Papers should examine the "antisocial/antirelational" thesis in queer theory alongside ecocritical ... See more
Posted 9 December 2015

Foucault and Queer of Color Critique
Special Session
Given recent work by Ferguson and Huffer, this panel explores new points of alliance between ... See more
Posted 9 December 2015

If a Lion Could Speak: The Impress of Paul West
Special Session
Tribute to the prolific, English-born American novelist (1930-2015). His stylistic mastery, ... See more
Posted 14 November 2015

The Avant-Garde City in Latin America
Special Session
The papers of this session will analyze the relations between the avant-garde movements in Latin ... See more
Posted 9 November 2015

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