The 2016 MMLA conference will take place almost exactly a year after the death of René Girard, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.
-Call For Papers-
The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016
We are soliciting abstracts for a proposed collection on food and feasting in post-1700 outlaw narratives.
CFP: MSA 18: Reading that Moves: Modernism, Dance and the Body
Pasadena, CA, November 17-20 2016
The Romantics era was rife with social and economic shifts and imbalances as the Industrial Revolution brought destruction to the natural world and further stratification of the classes. In this increasingly dystopian climate, Romantic authors often sought an idyllic nature in which to imbue their utopian views; as such, the Romantic imagination became a mechanism through which authors essentially deconstructed the dystopian world and created the utopian imagination. Conversely, the Romantics sometimes deconstructed the utopian environment as a means to express the dystopian imagination.
To those whose imaginative or scholarly inclinations chafe at fixed boundaries, the limitations they imply can inspire rebellion—that is an attempt to breach the boundaries and explore what lies beyond them. This session solicits papers that address literary topics using tools or approaches from disciplines that rarely meet in the same paper. For example, in what ways can mathematics provide a new or different interpretive lens for a literary text? Or what can poetry tell us about biology?
Submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by April 20.
In her second edition of Theory of Adaptation (2013), critic Linda Hutcheon presents a refreshingly new approach to adaptation, one that examines adaptive versions "laterally, not vertically" (xv), rather than one that privileges the source text. For Hutcheon, adaptation is both "process" and "product" of creation and reception, and the potential for change is endless, the life-giving possibilities of the adaptation infinite.
Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "The Rising Tide of Climate Change Fiction," guest-edited by Stef Craps (Ghent University) and Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), which will be published in spring 2018 as part of the journal's 50th anniversary volume.
Blood Moves: the transmission of bodies, ideas and diseases between the early republic and the Caribbean.
The Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference, (2017 SEA Biennial)
Raymond Leonard RXL220@miami.edu
WIF's (Women in French) panels at MMLA, 2016
Deadline to send an abstract April 20.
Panel 1. The Self and the Other: African Women's Wartime Memoirs and Autobiographical Novels