Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please consider submitting a 300-word abstract to this CFP for the MLA convention in Austin, TX, being held on January 7-10, 2016.
Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature.
Efforts to construct the historiography of HIV/AIDS simultaneously mutate our own perceptions. This panel seeks papers that discuss how archiving the HIV epidemic shapes our relationships to the disease. Paper topics might include: the collection, preservation, and discovery of HIV-related materials; how those collections shape our understanding of HIV/AIDS; literary or filmic representations of HIV/AIDS as they pertain to theories of the "archive"; HIV/AIDS and queer embodiment; screen memory and the HIV epidemic; and so forth.
Please send 300-word abstracts and CVs by 13 March 2015; Kenneth Pinion (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also find the 35-word version of this CFP on the MLA website under "special sessions." Note that you need to be a registered member of MLA to access the listing on their forums.