The border is a liminal space, made ambiguous by the dualities that it encompasses: it unites and separates, opens up and closes off, includes and excludes. The border exists to define one space in opposition to another, yet often functions as a meeting-point, a place of exchange, of mixing, and of hybridity and cross-fertilization. That porousness, on a large scale, can unleash complex processes of de-territorialization and re-territorialization of perspectives, of identities, of cultures and histories.
Black Ontology and the Love of Blackness
It's HBO! Life After Legacy: Reading HBO's New and Original Voices (Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Power)
It's HBO! Life After Legacy (2018) will examine, not HBO's legacy shows, but its current programming, bringing together an international group of media and cultural studies scholars to offer an in-depth look at issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and power behind HBO's new and original voices.
Reading Eastern Europe Digitally: Promises for the New Millennium
This panel proposes to study the shifting registers of geographic identity post-1960s. Submissions for any language dealing with post-1960s literature are welcome. Panelists may consider-
+perimeters of exile
Please send your 300-word abstract along with a short bio-note (of 50 words) by 12 March 2016 to Rupsa Banerjee (email@example.com).
This is a proposal for a special session at the MLA conference 2017. Selection at this stage does not ensure the acceptance of the session at the conference.
A monographic volume on Science Vs. Spirituality.
Papers are invited to discuss a wide range of issues concerning Science Vs. Spirituality in poetry, novels, autobiographical works, etc.
Essays should be 7,000-8,500 words, including all quotations and bibliographic references, and should follow the MLA Style Manual (7th edition) for internal citation and Works Cited.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 March 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 April 2016
The final date for submitting articles: 30 June 2016.
Please send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This conference seeks to investigate the linguistic manifestations of egocentrism and anthropocentrism. While the existence of these two related, though distinct, phenomena is well established, the aim is to understand more specifically the extent of their influence on the structuring and interpretation of language and discourse, taking into account a wide range of languages and genres (political speech, computer-mediated communication, press articles, advertising, novels, letters, [auto]biographies, etc).
To coincide with the conference theme of Utopia/Dystopia, this panel welcomes submissions concerning literature related to the medieval concept of the Senectus Mundi (the world grown old), dream visions, and apocalyptic imagery in general. Submissions unconcerned with these ideas will be considered, but priority will be given to submissions concerning the aforementioned concepts. Example topics include Chaucer's dream visions, Confessio Amantis, The Dream of the Rood, Piers Plowman, and Wulfstan's sermons.
By May 6 please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Peter Steffensen, Georgia State University, at email@example.com.
CFP: Midwest Modern Language Association, English III: English after 1900
The Midwest Modern Language Association English III: English after 1900 session invites essays for its session at the upcoming November 10-13, 2016 conference in St. Louis, MO.
The theme for the conference is "Border States." We encourage papers that consider this topic literally or figuratively. This approach lends itself not only to location but also to movement like immigration, and, additionally, states of otherness in its interpretation. Papers may address fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama.
In recognition of this year's conference theme, "Border States," the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that are interested in questioning, criticizing, re-arranging, or otherwise complicating the seemingly irreconcilable disciplinary borders between economics and the arts in American Literature after the Civil War. How might the "dismal science" of economics inform our understanding of American literature, and likewise, how might our understanding of American literature and the arts affect how we think about economic life, homo economicus, future or utopian economics, etc?
Possible questions for consideration include: