[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2014 (4/11+4/12) - General CFP

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(dis)junctions 2014

We are happy to begin accepting paper submissions 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.

Paper abstracts of 250 to 300 words should be submitted via the form at www.disjunctions2014.org by February 10th, 2014.

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
Film and Visual Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
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