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Call for Papers - Happiness - A special issue of Writing from Below

Emergent research into happiness is still largely situated in fields such as sociology, psychology, and neuroscience. Traditionally the uncontested domain of the Humanities, the question of “How should we live?” is too rarely approached in contemporary literary and cultural studies. Indeed, even in a thriving field such as affect studies, research still largely focuses on negative emotions, ugly feelings (Ngai), shame (Probyn), paranoia (Sedgwick), failure (Halberstam), and the cruelty of optimism (Berlant). But perhaps the critical tide is turning.

Updated w/Keynote Speakers! CFP: Call for Papers: #QueerAF: (Re)presenting Gender & Sexuality in History & Cultural Studies, 5th Annual Dean Hopper Conference

#QueerAF: (Re)presenting Gender & Sexuality in History & Cultural Studies 

5th Annual Dean Hopper NEW SCHOLARS Conference

5-6 May 2017

The Ehinger Center, Drew University, Madison, NJ

“Queer” is such a simple, unassuming little word.

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