Call for Papers - (dis)junctions 2014- April 11+12

full name / name of organization: 
UCR (dis)junctions
contact email: 
disjunctions2014@gmail.com

We are happy to begin accepting proposals for special sessions at this year's 21st annual (dis)junctions conference, on April 11-12, 2014. (dis)junctions is the interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English graduate students at UC Riverside, and is designed as a friendly forum for graduate students of all levels to introduce their latest work. Annually, we bring together graduate student scholars from across disciplines, schools, states, and countries---last year we had 29 panels, with 97 presenters from 3 countries and 20 different stats. The theme of this year's conference, “Irreverent Readings,” is geared specifically toward innovative projects working with materials, methodologies, and ideas which are not necessarily canonical, mainstream, popular, or even all that respected. We invite your radical ideas, subversive arguments, contrary views, renegade theories, and irreverent readings. This year, the (dis)junctions will host 2 keynote speakers: Virginia Jackson, UCI Chair of Rhetoric, from the Univeristy of California, Irvine; and Constance Penley, Professor of Film and Media Studies and Co-Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

(dis)junctions 2014 will be a place to try out the new, to resist the powerful, to generate the future of scholarship. Students working in underrepresented areas or with non-canonical texts are especially encouraged to apply. Don't stand on the shoulders of giants; tip those giants over and see what they were standing on. Eat your (theoretical) parents! While a broad array of time periods, approaches and subjects are represented at our conference, we have a particular strength in book history, archive, manuscript, and material culture studies, as well as science fiction and technoculture studies.

We welcome special sessions from a wide array of fields, approaches, and disciplines, but encourage CFPs to engage with the conference theme in some way. To allow scholars engagement in their field of interest, panel proposers are not restricted to moderate their panel, if they would instead like to participate (though, moderating is also an option). More information is available at at www.disjunctions2014.org. To submit a call for papers, please send a 250-300 page proposal via the submission form at www.disjunctions2014.org/submit no later than February 10th, 2013.

We welcome submissions in all areas, including but not limited to:
African American Literature, Diaspora, and Black Studies
American Literature and Culture after 1900
American Literature and Culture before 1900
Autobiographical Literature
Book, Archive, Manuscript, and Material Culture Studies
British Literature and Culture after 1900
Celebrity Studies
Chicana/o and Latina/o Literature and Culture
Children’s Literature
Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, and Globalization
Digital Humanities
Early Modern Literature and Culture
Eighteenth-century Literature and Culture
Embodiment
Film and Visual Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Literature and Medicine
Medieval Literature and Culture
Native American Literature and Culture
Poetry and Poetics
Queer and LGBTI Studies
Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Romantic Literature and Culture
Science Fiction Studies
Victorian Literature and Culture

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
professional_topics
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian