Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).
The Worlds of William Penn
November 19-20, 2015
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
REQUEST FOR RESUBMISSIONS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH SUBMISSION SITE
NOTE: Due to a technical problem with the email address dedicated to receiving submissions for the "Worlds of William Penn" conference, we are re-posting this announcement with a request for colleagues to resubmit submissions made to the conference prior to May 4, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you, in advance, for your patience. We will accept submissions until June 1, 2015.
The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. This year, NEPCA's annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH during the weekend of October 30-November 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website:http://nepca.wordpress.com/fall-conference/
CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture
Recent scholarship supports the notion that contemporary American masculinity is complex and problematic. Many scholarly projects seem to reflect a "crisis" perspective and focus on the negative or limiting aspects of changing masculinities. In contrast, this edited collection will focus on the possibilities of multiple, fluid, complex, twenty-first-century masculinities.
Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015. Please send presentation title and abstract via the online system at pamla.org/2015 no later than June 10, 2015.
This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look "outside," we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 8th, 2015, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The SAMLA 87 theme is: "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.