SAMLA 90: SUSTAINABLE WORLDS, DISPOSABLE LIVES

deadline for submissions: 
May 25, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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SUSTAINABLE WORLDS, DISPOSABLE LIVES

Comparative Literature

This panel welcomes submissions exploring the logics of disposability and/or sustainability. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: ecological sustainability, theories of excess and expenditure, the materiality of bodies and how they may be said to matter (or not), wasted time and wasted space. We welcome literary or theoretical perspectives from environmental humanities, race studies, psychoanalysis, queer-theory, and necro- or bio-politics. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. By May 25th, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Violeta Espigares, Emory University, at vruizes@emory.edu.

SUSTAINABLE WORLDS, DISPOSABLE LIVES

Comparative Literature

This panel welcomes submissions exploring the logics of disposability and/or sustainability. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: ecological sustainability, theories of excess and expenditure, the materiality of bodies and how they may be said to matter (or not), wasted time and wasted space. We welcome literary or theoretical perspectives from environmental humanities, race studies, psychoanalysis, queer-theory, and necro- or bio-politics. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. By May 25th, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Violeta Espigares, Emory University, at vruizes@emory.edu.