Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers, television writers, tabloid/entertainment journalists, novelists, essayists, biographers, memoirists, and other cultural creators depicted celebrity scandal while pushing the limits of their given genre or medium? While the 20th and 21st centuries are the focus of this call, media and literary scholars of all periods are welcomed to apply. History-bending is happily encouraged alongside genre-bending. Scandals could involve:
Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.
This special session will be focusing on the correlation between psychology, form, and subjectivity in the works of British experimental writer Ann Quin (1936-73), and is titled : 'Fragmented Psychology and Fractured Selfhoods in the Works of Ann Quin'. It is for Modern Language Association (MLA) conference at Toronto, Canada from January 7-10, 2021.
There are two confirmed presenters and we are looking for one or two more who may also be interested in chairing the panel. Please send a 100-150 word abstract and 50 word short biography as well as AV needs to Arwa Al-Mubaddel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association for Documentary Editing’s Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Meeting
7-10 January 2021
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marginalia and footnotes are their own genres, but most editors concentrate on the main body of a text. Yet material outside that text body, whether as marginalia or footnotes, can have great bearing on the meaning of the main document.
Marginalia and footnotes raise a number of questions:
* What is the function of such material?
* Who made the marks, and when, where, and why?
* As editors, what do we do with them?