Politics and Sensations: Texts and Subtexts

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Thomas Graduate English, St. Paul MN
contact email: 

The University of St. Thomas will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 21st, 2017—and we are looking for your exciting submissions!

This year's theme is "Politics and Sensation: Texts and Subtexts."  We invite submissions exploring "Politics and Sensation" in all or any of its meanings. Topics include, but are not limited to: identity and archetypes; bodies, sentiments, and sensations; self-fashioning and networking; frontiers, borders, fringes; beyond borders and global networks; encountering bizarre politics; digital dialogues; rhetoric and speech(lessness); contexts, subtexts, and intertextualities; and sensational consumption.

We welcome and encourage all critical approaches, methods and/or theoretical lenses—and discussion of all forms of media (literary, visual, cultural/political, journalistic and digital)

More information can be accessed here.

One-page proposals for individual papers, poster presentations, panels or round-tables can be emailed directly to Stephanie Smith at smit5389@stthomas.edu by Feb. 15, 2017. Any questions can be emailed to Stephanie as well.