The Politics of Sex at Academic Conferences
It’s been a while since I last checked in to The Well Wrought Urn. There’s much to talk about in the land of academia, but since I’ve been away at a conference, and I have conferences on my mind, I thought I’d share a Call for Papers from this year’s MLA Convention in San Francisco.
Conference Sex. Sex at the MLA? Practices of it, politics of it; its presences in LGBT discourse; how to theorize any or all of these together, apart; with, without queer studies. Abstracts by 1 Mar.
Hmmm. It looks like we’ve got an early front-runner for the “panel most likely to be mentioned in the New York Times’s annual satirical dismission of English studies” award. (See Andrew Delbanco’s brilliant review essay, “The Decline and Fall of Literature” for more on this dubious award).
I’m getting started on my abstract right now.