2012 CFP: American

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9-11 Culture in the Commemorative Year
The tenth anniversary of 9-11, 2001, affords us a crucial opportunity to interrogate the commemorative process itself. How and why we do(and don’t) remember and represent 9-11 in ongoing ways and situate it in relation to other tramautic historical events and their commemorative markers will be our focal point. Panelists are invited to explore not only works in the arts (literature, film, fine arts, performance) but also civic and communal projects based in public ceremonies, rituals, and monuments/memorials. Susan Gilmore, gilmores@ccsu.edu
African American Women in Rochester
Though Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman all lived in or near Rochester roughly concurrently, each had a distinct relationship to self-representation. Truth promoted abolition through her portraits and public speaking. Tubman gave performances. Jacobs published an autobiography. The panel welcomes papers that explore how gender, race and class shape representations of African American women in Rochester and, consequently, public memory. Please send 250-word abstracts to Jennifer Sieck, jennifer.sieck@gmail.com. DEADLINE OCT 10
American ‘Anglophone’ Authors: Toward Postcolonial Inclusivity
How can descendents of the American colonizers be read as postcolonial? This panel encourages submissions that consider and seek to define American ‘Anglophone’ literature. Must it be limited to the Native Americans who acquired English and wrote critically of the invading colonizers, or can the term be read more broadly to integrate all authors critical of U.S. policies, culture, industrialization, and wilderness destruction? Margaret Finn <pfinn@temple.edu>
American Exceptionalism After the Exception
This panel reconsiders the current status of exceptionalism in versions of American literary and cultural studies that now routinely claim to have left it behind. Have rumors of its death been greatly exaggerated? Beneath the well-publicized shifts from reflexive exceptionalism to methodological positions ‘beyond’ it, do there lurk continuities in the way we do business, or in our objects of knowledge? Abstracts to <jmichae2@UR.Rochester.edu> and <ezra.tawil@rochester.edu> DEADLINE OCT 10
American Indian Literary Nationalism (Roundtable)
This roundtable joinS the discussion in Native studies about American Indian Literary Nationalism, addressing questions as: What are ethical critical practices in scholarship on Native writers? How do critics and teachers avoid an approach to reading and discussing Native literatures that replicates a colonizing framework? How does the position of American Indian literary nationalism influence the work of Native and non-Native scholars and teachers of American Indian literature? 300-500 word abstracts to jdymond@spfldcol.edu DEADLINE OCT 10
Approaches to Teaching the Underground Railroad (Roundtable)
This roundtable session will address approaches to teaching the Underground Railroad. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to, teaching specific literary texts, historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, incorporating historical sites into the syllabus, and Canadian contributions to the Underground Railroad. Interdisciplinary and team-teaching methods of instruction are especially encouraged. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts (as MSWord or PDF attachments) to Saundra Liggins <saundra.liggins@fredonia.edu>.
Art and American Literature: Informing Perceptions
This panel will investigate the intersections of visual art and American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. We are interested not only in the ways visual art provides the source for thematic materials in American literature, but also how the techniques and styles of visual art serve as important touchstones for understanding the formal innovations in and philosophical understandings of perception in the literary production of the periods in question. Please send 250-word abstracts to Sean Kelly <sean.kelly@wilkes.edu>.
Chicano/a Literature
This panel seeks contributions on all aspects of Chicano/a literature. Papers may explore issues relevant to an individual author, such as Jose Vasconcelos, Gloria Anzaldua, Helena M. Viramontes, or issues shared by Chicano/a authors. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract to Bernie Mendoza at <bernie.s.mendoza@gmail.com>
‘Crossing the dark sky of exile’: Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile
This panel seeks to explore the theme of exile in the works of Vladimir Nabokov: his poetry, his novels, his translations of and lectures on Russian literature, and his famous autobiography. What role does exile play in his works? In what ways do his works transcend national boundaries and become works of world literature? This panel should appeal to anyone with an interest in Nabokov, exile and transnational influences on world literature. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts (MSWord) to Jackie Cameron at jackiec159@hotmail.com.
Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies
Despite recent Americanist inquiry’s ideological focus, questions of identity have obscured the economic. However, after the 2008 financial crisis, economic problems have come to the fore. We seek papers that consider the economic’s role in American literature and its study. Possible topics include: • Liberalism, neoliberalism, and corporatism • Race, gender, and class • Consumption and identity • Affect and capital. Submit 300-word proposals to John Havard (john.havard@rochester.edu) & Russell Sbriglia (russell.sbriglia@rochester.edu).
Daughters of The Woman Warrior: Fighter Girls in American Literature
More than thirty years after The Woman Warrior, do girl warriors have a place in American literature? This panel seeks papers which explore representations of fighter girls of the last two decades. Topics may include girl identity constructions, girl and young women warriors in political rebellions or fiction, and heroic and villainous female powers. Papers which examine both literary and pictorial representations of girl warriors are especially welcome. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Karen Li Miller at karen.miller@trincoll.edu.
Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists’ Search for Causes (Seminar)
Responding to events from Hiroshima to Columbine and 9-11,contemporary novelists have searched for answers to the question of violence in American society, presenting various hypotheses, working through various genres. For example, Ursula LeGuin and Octavia Butler worked from the vantage point of the future, while Ron Hansen and Jane Smiley have looked to the past. To participate in this seminar discussion, send 250-400 word abstracts pasted in the body of an email to Elizabeth Abele <abelee@ncc.edu> DEADLINE OCT 10
Early African Muslims and Discourses of Resistance
This panel will examine early narratives (including first person, oral, and translated/transcribed) by Diasporic Africans as part of a discourse of resistance. Papers will essentially explore eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African Diasporic narratives, which challenge Western cultural, religious, and social values as a paradigm for intellectual thought. Papers which employ African-centered theoretical frames are highly encouraged. Please send a 500-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (flassite@mc3.edu).
Ecospirituality in Twentieth Century Literature
How does literature challenge or support the notion of an ecology rooted in spirituality? Or how does ecology itself become represented as a spiritual movement through, for instance, Deep Ecology or neo-Romanticism? In the twentieth century, how does the representation of nature and of humans as a part of nature change alongside the urgent crises caused by technology, war, overpopulation, urbanization, pollution, and consumerism? Please send 250 word abstracts to Kelly C. MacPhail, kelly.macphail(at)umontreal.ca
Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature
Writing an encyclopedic fiction has constituted a bid for literary greatness at least since the publication of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow in 1973. In light of the fact that the year 2010 saw the publication of no fewer than three such encyclopedic fictions (Joshua Cohen’s Witz, Adam Levin’s The Instructions, and Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel), this panel will examine the continued relevance of the encyclopedic form in American literature. Please submit 250-500-word abstracts to Stephen Hock at shock@vwc.edu.
Ernest Hemingway’s Cost-Benefit Aesthetic?
This panel invites papers on metaphorical ‘economic exchanges/expenditures’ between (un)necessary risk, suffering and death and aesthetic meaning in Ernest Hemingway’s works. What would be the ‘cost/benefit’ of the author’s aesthetic of forthrightness versus his famous ‘iceberg’ method in the face of Modernist avant-gardism? What of such explorers of the political/economic unconscious as Ethnic, Feminist, Marxist, Queer Theorist, Disability, Animal or Masculinity Studies? (Please send abstracts of 300 words to Randall.Spinks@ncc.edu).
Feminist Revisions of the Sacred
This panel focuses on feminist revisions of the sacred in 20th century American literature. How do women encounter, write about or re-write various conceptions of the sacred in both poetry and fiction? What are the social and cultural implications of these literary works? This panel seeks proposals for 15-20 minute presentations. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Jill Neziri at jill.neziri@gmail.com, subject line ‘NeMLA Proposal’.
Framing the Black Arts Movement
The panel will explore current understandings of BAM, expecting the process to be complicated. Topics include the work of any of BAM’s major figures, within the usual bounds of 1965-74, since or both; legacies of a Black Aesthetic; controversies within BAM (e.g. Baraka v. Ishmael Reed) or their echoes; models from BAM for activist cultural production in other contexts; the application to BAM of critical lenses developed since the 70s (e.g. postcolonial studies). 200-400 wd abstracts to Bill Waddell, St. John Fisher College: bwaddell@sjfc.edu.
Gender and Sexuality in Asian-American Fiction
This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging? Topics may include (but are not limited to): femininity, masculinity, transnational negotiations of gender, queer Asian America, queer diaspora, war brides, comfort women, displacement and migration, family and domesticity, gendered nationalisms, and racialization. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Naomi Edwards at Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu
Gender, Literary Tourism, and Autobiography: Dialectics and Discrepancies
This panel investigates the contradictory nature of American women authors’ autobiographical writings with the presentation and heritage construction of the respective author’s literary ‘home.’ Drawing from recent scholarship in women’s autobiography as well as the newly emerging scholarship in Literary Tourism, this panel asks scholars to comment on authorial intent and scholarly obligations in examining women’s autobiography and literary heritage. Jane Wood <jane.wood@park.edu>
Great Lakes/ Great Books (Seminar)
This seminar examines literary responses to Rust Belt as urban centers, presupposing industrial stagnation and political intransigence (see: Cleveland, Rochester, Toronto, Detroit/Windsor, Duluth), drawing upon fiction of Wideman, Susan Power, Ondaatje, Jeffery Allen, M. Atwood, Eugenides, Alex Shakar and others. How do writers define Rust Belt? ‘Region? Local epic?’ Workshop of the Nation’ or ‘Slop Sink of the Republic? Have its writers produced ‘last books of 20th century?’ 300-500 words and bio to: M. Antonucci(mantonucci@keene.edu)
Harlem Renaissance as a Usable Past
As one of the most celebrated, defining moments of African American life and literature, the Harlem Renaissance persists in our contemporary moment as a signal useable past. This panel seeks presentations that address this or related sub-themes including: invocations of the period’s ethos; re-figurations of its images and practices; Harlem Renaissance and cyberspace; or re-migrations. Please forward 250-word abstracts and/or inquires to schristi@wheatonma.edu.
Humor in Contemporary Immigrant or Ethnic-American Writing
This panel invites papers that explore the cross-cultural work and (in)stabilities of humor in contemporary ethnic or immigrant American writing: fiction, poetry, drama, memoir, or other genres. What are the politics and poetics of minority humor? In what ways does humor seek to establish sameness or/despite difference, to build community or critique? How does it negotiate between different audiences, and separate or collapse the maker, recipients and objects of the joke? Please send 300-500 to Ambreen Hai <ahai@smith.edu>
Infighting and Rival Texts in 20th Century African-American Literature
What debates have informed our contemporary understanding of African-American Literature? Prior to its (purported) institutionalization, 20th Century African-American Literature was both a hot commodity and a dangerously fluid entity, mercurial and volatile depending on the reader. This panel intends to explore the written altercations between black writers during the years 1920-1960. 300-word Abstracts may be sent to: Timothy Griffiths, CUNY: Brooklyn College, tim.griffiths84@gmail.com
Jennifer Egan, Contemporary Fiction, and the Digital Age
This panel looks to examine the work of NeMLA 2012 Keynote Speaker Jennifer Egan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and other accolades for ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad,’ in relation to that of other contemporary writers. Of special interest will be papers that explore the work of Egan and others in the context of the Digital Age, the role of experimentation in contemporary fiction, and the interplay of technology and the self in contemporary fiction. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Stephen Brauer at sbrauer@sjfc.edu by 9/15/11.
The Literary Response to War – What Is It Worth?
This panel will seek to address the role modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict. As we move further into the 21st century, and our wars deepen as well, the need to examine our representations of war in literature become more important. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to Jeff Blanchard at: jcblanch@drew.edu with name, email,affiliation and any a-v requirements.
New Approaches to the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery
Toni Morrison’s latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer’s continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches to this subject matter. This panel invites papers that examine contemporary narratives of slavery (written after 1970) and how they render this historical experience in terms that challenge contemporary readers of all racial backgrounds. Maria Bellamy <maria.bellamy@csi.cuny.edu>
Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma
American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant’s experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by female authors have been largely overlooked. This panel seeks paper proposals exploring the role of the peripheral actor in times of war, particularly female non-combatants who are nonetheless directly affected by the traumas of war. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter, George Washington University, at nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu.
Not Quite Six Feet Under: How Not to Perform a Funeral in American Texts
This panel will explore problems with performing the funeral in American texts. Papers might extend the terms to consider failed attempts at closure as well as the presence of the corpse that resists containment and concealment. What happens when the body cannot be buried six feet under or when the funeral fails to perform the type of grief work that is intended? What is exposed in the process? Please send 500 word abstracts to Lisa Perdigao at <lperdiga@fit.edu>.
One Hundred Years of Attitude: A Centennial Roundtable for Poetry Magazine (Roundtable)
It’s a very long way indeed from Harriet Monroe’s vision in Chicago in 1912, to a $200 million endowment from Ruth Lilly a few years ago, but Poetry magazine has seldom been far at all from the central currents and controversies of poetry in English. On the occasion of its hundredth anniversary, this roundtable session invites analyses and assessments of the magazine’s history, editorial policy, and influence from any perspective. Breadth and variety are explicit goals. 300-400 word abstracts to Bill Waddell, bwaddell@sjfc.edu.
Passing, Past, Present
The racial passing narrative is been a standard in American literature and the themes of identity instability, discomfort, kinship, and belonging have more recently expanded to explore not only race but gender and sexuality. This panel seeks to create dialogue between the history and present of this evolving genre. We encourage papers that explore the interplay of multiple identities in passing narratives, queered color lines, and the adaptation of the trope over time. Submit abstracts to Lisa Brundage, CUNY Grad Center, lbrundage@gmail.com.
The Questions of Voice in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Literature
This panel seeks to reframe and revisit the scholarly conversation about nineteenth-century American women’s literary voicing. It invites papers that examine the qualities, operations, effects, and interrelations of women’s voicing in poetry, fiction, history, sketches, journalism, and letters—and on authors, works, or genres from the late eighteenth to early twentieth century. Specific connections to the Women’s Rights movement are encouraged. Send abstracts to Karen Waldron, waldron@coa.edu.
Race, Class, and Sentimentalism in the 20th Century
Many 19th century African American writers used sentimental forms to argue for cultural legitimacy while simultaneously critiquing sentimentalism’s marginalization of African American identity. This panel invites papers examining uses of sympathy and sentimental forms in 20th century American literature to address issues of race, class, and/or national belonging. How do 20th century authors strategically deploy modes of sentimentality in their writings? Please send 250-500 word abstracts and a brief CV to Jenn Williamson (jwilliamson@unc.edu).
The Radical Langston Hughes
This panel will examine the roles and forms of Langston Hughes’s politically engaged poetry from the ‘red decade’ of the 1930s. It invites papers that add to current understandings of how Hughes approached the writing of political poetry, especially from his position as a black activist affiliated with the Communist and Popular Front Left. How did Hughes fashion himself as a ‘poet of the people’? What was the relationship between his formal choices and his political commitments? Send 250-word abstracts to Sarah Ehlers, seehlers@umich.edu.
(Re)Mixed Grooves: Disco, Hip-Hop, and the Poetics of Sampling
(Re)Mixed Grooves: Disco, Hip-Hop, and the Poetics of Sampling This panel seeks submissions addressing disco, hip-hop, sampling, and remixing which intersects—in theory, content, or practice—with literature and literary texts (whether fiction, memoir, prose, graphic novels, hypertext, paratext, experimental writing, poetry and poetics, film or television, etc). Submit proposals of 250-500 words to Clare Emily Clifford at ccliffor_at_bsc.edu
Reassessing Lydia Huntley Sigourney’s Poetry
Following in the footsteps of scholars such as Mary Louise Kete and Tricia Lootens, this panel invites papers considering the national or transatlantic dimensions of Lydia Huntley Sigourney’s poetry. Topics include, but are not limited to: literary nationalism; romanticism; sentimentalism; Indian removal; gender, class, race and national identity; women’s writing and authorship; transatlantic influence, reception, and reputation.  Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Derek Pacheco <dpacheco@purdue.edu>.
Representing Illness: Fiction’s Sick Bodies
The focus of this panel is on the representation of sick bodies in American and British fiction (Victorian/Modern). It considers the way in which the sick body, in its irregular corporeal presence, is a means of enscribing both individual and communal narratives. Areas of exploration may include issues of identity, autonomy and agency; relationships among the sick; and between the sick and the healthy; bodily transformations; and others. Please send 300 - 400 word proposals to Rita Bode, rbode@trentu.ca. Queries welcome.
Riding Beyond the Purple Sage: the 21st Century American Western
In 1912, Zane Grey published Riders of the Purple Sage, an important text in the development of the American western. Over the past 100 years, the western has increased in popularity, and undergone a number of significant developments. This panel will explore the American western in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. What changes characterize the ongoing development of the genre? Please submit 250-400 word abstracts to James J. Donahue at donahujj@potsdam.edu.
The Role of the African-American Body in Twentieth-Century American Drama
This panel seeks papers concerning the stage life of African-American characters in 20th century drama. How has the portrayal of the black body changed in the last hundred years? What signifance does the historical traditions of blacks in theater play in current performance? How has the adaptation of literature to the stage aided or hindered the portrayal of African-Americans in modern productions? Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Jenna Clark Embrey <jennaclarkembrey@gmail.com>
Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America
This panel seeks to reexamine how the Market Revolution, early class formation, and the post-disestablishment opening of a ‘free religious market’ influenced the development of Christian doctrine, politics, the growth of new denominations, and the general nature of antebellum American culture. Send a 300-500 word abstract to Andrew Ball <ajball@purdue.edu>
Sex and the City: New York Literary Women
From Midtown Manhattan to Greenwich Village to the Upper West Side to Harlem, New York has played a central role in the identity formation of the modern American woman. This panel will look at the significance of the city in shaping gender identity and representations of the body, the intellect, social expectations, and self perception in literature by women in the late 19th and 20th century. Send 250 word abstract and brief bio to Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu.
Sex, Blood, and Hybridity: The Discourse of Racial Anxiety in Antebellum Writing
This panel seeks to investigate how antebellum literary texts worked dialectically with the new racial science of ethnology to respond to the dominant racial ideologies of the day. Topics and/or critical paradigms can include, but are certainly not limited to: miscegenation, disease, politics, erotics, gender, feminism, science, politics, class, trauma, critical race/queer theory, reception theory, and reader-response. Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Rebecca Williams, rebelwill7@gmail.com, with ‘NEMLA’ in subject line.
‘Sifting the April sunlight for clues’: The Poetry of John Ashbery
This panel aspires to a multi-faceted exploration, in his native Rochester, of the work of this uniquely gifted and elusive poet. Papers are welcome focused on any aspect of his long career: reading Ashbery, contextualizing Ashbery, teaching Ashbery; themes, principles, methods, influences, legacies, an arc of development; challenges, beauties, evasions, perspicacities, achievements. 300-500 word abstracts to Barbara Fischer, bkfischer@yahoo.com.
‘Something imagined, not recalled?’: Revisiting the Confessional Poets
Roughly fifty years stand between scholars and the publications which form the core of what M.L. Rosenthal dubbed ‘confessional’ poetry. This panel will revisit these works, assessing how they are read and taught, and how they fit into the literary trends of the twentieth century. We will explore the influence these authors have had on contemporary poetry, and how we might revisit their works through fresh or perhaps unexpected critical lenses. Abstracts (300-500 words) to Colin Clarke at <clarkeco@sunysuffolk.edu>.
Speculative Literature from the African Diaspora: Creating Heroes and Heroines
The aim of this panel is to discuss the contributions of people of African descent to the discourse on speculative literature from the African diaspora by contemporary writers like Samuel Delany, Steven Barnes, Octavia Butler, Tananarive Due, and Nalo Hopkinson. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract and a brief biography for consideration to Dierdre Powell, dmpowell2@aacc.edu.
Teaching Latina/o Literature
Beginning with an oral tradition of popular tales, legends, and folklore, the Latin American tradition of storytelling has evolved into a fusion of the literary, the historical, and the cultural. So what are the most effective methods of teaching Latina/o literature? This panel will explore the various methods and materials used in the classroom. Please send abstracts to Beth.Smith@ncc.edu.
Teaching the Harlem Renaissance as Part of a Black Aesthetic (Roundtable)
This roundtable will explore pedagogical approaches for teaching the Harlem Renaissance across disciplines and academic levels. Proposals on any aspect of this topic will be considered, but please note that presentations must be 5-7 minutes because of the roundtable format. Papers that focus on cultural works as instrumental in creating a distinctly Black aesthetic are encouraged. Please send a 250-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (flassite@mc3.edu). Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information.
Unsympathetic Bonds: Postbellum Definitions of Connection after Sentimentalism
This panel seeks to analyze ways in which postbellum authors define bonds between individuals and populations in terms that challenge the idea of sympathetic bonds central to Sentimental literary culture. Papers could address the ideas of individual postbellum authors, a particular bond or set of bonds, or other ways in which postbellum authors adapt, adopt, or abandon the Sentimental conventions of connection central to antebellum literature. Email 300 to 500 word abstracts to Michael Cadwallader at cadwallader@unc.edu
Upstate New York and Early African-American Expression
Seeking papers on African American expression (literature, oratory, performance broadly defined) in Upstate New York before 1900. Possible figures/topics include: William Allen, Louise Blanchard Bethune, William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, J. W. Loguen, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, James Whitfield, abolitionism, the underground railroad, Canada and transnationalism, Millard Fillmore, the Fugitive Slave Act, abolition and womens’ rights, the Niagara Movement, etc. Abstracts and brief CVs to Jonathan Senchyne <jws65@cornell.edu>.
Urban Slavery
This panel invites presentations that complicate dominant associations of slavery with rurality and agrarian labor. Potential topics include urban planning, domestic arrangements, concubinage, and slave rebellions (thwarted and otherwise). Proposals of 300 - 500 words should be sent as .pdf files to Jennie Lightweis-Goff (Tulane University) at jlightweisgoff@gmail.com.
Women and Medicine in Nineteenth-Century American Writing
This panel will focus on depictions of women physicians and patients and their relationship to the field of medicine in nineteenth-century American writing. Papers may explore the writings of the first American women physicians and the ways that they constructed the nature of illness and their own identities as physicians; and fictional portrayals of women physicians or patients, hospitals and other health care facilities that treated women, and the female physician-female patient relationship. Georgia Kreiger, gkreiger@atlanticbb.net
Word and Image in African-American Literature
This panel aims to investigate the relationships between visual and verbal expression in African American literature from the eighteenth century through to the present day. Particularly welcome are papers that examine the visual elements of black authored works, the relationship between African American art and literature, and the interactions between words, images, and race. Please send 300-word abstracts to Rachel Boccio, University of Rhode Island (rboccio@my.uri.edu).

See also under:

British and Anglophone: “The ‘Return of the Repressed’: From Modernism to Post(?)Modernism”; “Beyond Isherwood’s Camera: Images of Interwar Berlin in Literature and Film”; “Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century”; “The Materiality of Contract: Literary Formulations of Early Contract Theories”; “New Victorian Biogenres: Writing Nineteenth-Century Lives in the Twenty-First”; “Spiritualist Manifestos: Writing the Seance”; “Transatlantic Gender-Crossings: Transvestitisms and the Carnivalesque

Comparative Languages: “Translating the Holocaust

Cultural Studies and Film: “Evil Children in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture”; “Representing Racial Science

LGBTQ: “The Anxiety of Influence in Post-Stonewall LGBTQ Literature

Pedagogy: “‘Fun with a Purpose’: Children’s Magazines as Periodical Pedagogy”; “Language, Literature and the Practice of Democracy”; “‘With All the Rub-a-dub of Agitation’: Teaching Suffragette Literature

Spanish/Portuguese: “The Antipoetry of Nicanor Parra and Its Legacy

Women’s and Gender Studies: “Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities in Asian-American Literature”; “No Man Left Behind: Homosocial Masculine Obligations in American War Literature”; “Re-Assessing the ‘Crisis of Masculinity’ in American Culture and in the Academy”; “Revisiting ‘The Red Record’: Black Women’s Lynching Texts”; “Speechifying Women: Multi-Pronged Legacy from the Rochester Circle