Literati 2014: "Speaking Bodies," March 29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Madison Undergraduate Society for English
contact email: 
uwliterati@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

www.museuw.com/call-for-papers

Textual bodies have long served as a battleground for conceiving of the human body. Through the lens of literature, people have fathomed the body's limits, its relationship to identity, its ability to liberate or enchain. Literati 2014's theme, "Speaking Bodies," asks, What does it mean to be embodied, and what are the consequences of conceiving of human or textual bodies as "legible"? Who or what gets to establish the limits of these bodies? How are they able to transform or be transformed?

Literati is soliciting submissions in literary criticism, creative writing, and digital projects from undergraduate students currently enrolled at a college or university. Papers and presentations must not exceed 20 minutes.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. Before submitting, please see the complete submission guidelines at www.museuw.com/literati.

Decisions will be reported by February 1, 2014. Inquiries and submissions should be directed to uwliterati@gmail.com

cfp categories: 
american
eighteenth_century
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
postcolonial
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian