August 21-23, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia
August 21-23, 2015
Possible topics: animal-human encounters, pastoral or colonial representations of ecologies/life words, and narratives and poetics of living in common(s). We are interested in papers that attend to the affective, everyday nature of more-than-huamn encounters and eco-spheres, as invoked/mediated in Romantic poetry and Victorian fiction. The extent to which representations of more-than-human publics in 19th-century English literature confound rather than confirm taxonomic thinking, or, more broadly, the ways in which more-than-human publics animate new relations/approaches to eco-criticism, (post-)colonial studies, body politics, posthumanism, more-than-humanism, etc., are of interest to us as well.
This year's Fabricating the Body panel is soliciting proposals for papers that explore the notion of bodies in our post-human or post-modern culture. Given this year's theme of "Arts and Sciences," this panel seeks papers that consider how scientific inquiry and philosophy has impacted our understanding of bodies in media (literature, film, comics, video games, etc.) or as consumers of media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, theories of the post-human or post-modern body; (dis)abled, queer, global, marginalized, etc.
How might the study of violence shape debates in affect theory? Can affects be violent? Papers on representations of violence, affect theories of violence, and the violence of affective exchange in any time period.
Possible topics may include:
- Violence and the phenomenology of reading
- The role of violence in theories of disgust, rage, shock, etc.
- Structural violence, symbolic violence, or slow violence
- Affect and genres such as horror
- Trigger warnings
250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Anna Ioanes (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2015.
Papers are welcome on any Slavic language, literature or culture, including film and comparative literature topics. By June 1, 2015, please send abstract or inquiry to Karen Rosneck, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Karen.Rosneck@wisc.edu)
Papers are welcome on any Slavic language, literature, or culture, including film and comparative literature topics. By June 1, 2015, please send a short abstract of about 300 words to Karen Rosneck, University of Wisconsin-Madison, at Karen.Rosneck@wisc.edu
Our first round of Regular and Affiliated Group CFPs are now live on our website! Please visit https://samla.memberclicks.net/samla-87-cfps to look through our weekly updated list of panel proposals.
We are still accepting CFP proposals as well.
SAMLA 87 will take place November 13th through 15th, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Our topic, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" invites interdisciplinary session proposals that investigate the relationship literature and language hold with their fellow arts.
The T. S. Eliot Society will once again sponsor a panel at the annual South Atlantic Modern Languages Association conference (SAMLA), to be held in Durham, NC, November 13 - 15, 2015. Paper proposals addressing Eliot's many-sided engagement with the extraliterary arts, the SAMLA 87 theme, are especially welcome, but any abstract reasonably related to Eliot's life and works will be considered. By June 1, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to John Morgenstern, Clemson University, at email@example.com.
This is an open topic session, but we especially seek papers that explore the intersections of literature and politics in the Medieval and early modern periods. Please e-mail abstracts to Ashley Bender by March 31.
For more on this year's SCMLA conference in Nashville, visit the website at http://www.southcentralmla.org/.