Excrement, offal, garbage, rubbish, waste, dirt, trash, lewdness, fornication, pornography: this panel seeks theoretically-grounded (but still playful) approaches to filth in literature. 300-500 word abstracts. by 13 March 2015; Chris Goldsmith (email@example.com).
This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.
This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.
Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"
This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.
"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"
Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.
Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.
This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.
Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to email@example.com
The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.
Call for papers: The Robert Frost Review is currently accepting article submissions. Articles should address some aspect of Frost poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2015 for consideration.
liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark's 1977 Passing Through. Studying the potential of the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble, we are developing an experimental project of collective research that will unfold throughout the year, and culminate in a public screening and symposium in Fall 2015.
From Texas to Florida, the Dirty Coast shifts, contains, nurtures, kills. Abstracts on the ecologies, economies, or peoples making this coast dirty and beautiful, alluring and disgusting. Papers may discuss work in any medium--literature, film, biography, cultural history. By 10 March 2015.
Popular Music and Public Diplomacy
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
6-8 November 2015 (Deadline for submissions: 1 April 2015)
Call for Papers
This edited collection will contain critical, interdisciplinary essays addressing the complexity of multicultural identity-making, politics and practices in relation to transnational and transracial adoption. Our collection aims to undo the image of a 'monolithic' Western adoption experience by exploring the particularities and commonalities of diverse adoptive countries, cultures, and contexts. We encourage essays that focus on adoption issues in places with highly contested to under-explored approaches to multiculturalism—including Europe, the Americas and the Pacific.
EXTENSION OF DEADLINE for abstracts: 2 March 2015
We have been contacted by a number of interested speakers and will be happy to accept abstracts up until 2 March 2015.