April 15 Deadline -- PAMLA 2013 San Diego (Nov 1-3) -- Special Session: "Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids"

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Come and join us in sunny San Diego to discuss affect and embodiment. From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

- Liminal fluids and transgression
- Bodily fluids and commodification
- Medical discussions reflected in literary texts
- Historical development of one fluid across genres or periods
- Embodied fluids, fluid embodiment

Scholars of other disciplines and graduate students are also welcome to submit a paper to this four-panelist special session.

We especially invite papers that consider the special theme for the 2013 PAMLA conference: "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture." The theme considers the intersection of Age, Identity, and Culture, from Childhood Studies to Aging Studies.


Note: PAMLA proposals cannot be submitted by email.
To fill out a paper proposal, proposers simply register and log in to the PAMLA clearinghouse form at http://www.pamla.org/2013 and join PAMLA. For further detail on the proposal submission procedure, please visit: http://www.pamla.org/2013/guidelines-and-procedures , or email: Sören Fröhlich, University of California, San Diego (sfrohlic@ucsd.edu).