CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

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Carolina Graduate Literature Society

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Featured Speakers:

Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego

John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina

We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. This year, rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity for a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Each seminar will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by faculty with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read and commented on in advance by the other participants; time in the seminar itself will be reserved for discussion.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Slavery, violence, piracy, fraud, counterfeiting, outlaws and the frontier, colonialism and its aftermaths, radicalism and political violence, hate speech, homicide, rape culture, war, dissent, the logic of transgression, the role of legal institutions, discipline and punishment, incarceration, exile, international law, ethics, cultural differences in notions of criminality, ethnic violence, violence against women, violence against sexual minorities, financial crime.

Single paper abstracts should be 250 words. Please send all proposals to and be sure to include your full name, contact information, and institutional affiliation.

The deadline for proposal submissions is December 22nd, 2015.

Notification of acceptance will occur no later than January.