Call for Papers

Call for Papers: NASSR 2016
Romanticism and its Discontents

The conference organizers invite the several kinds of submissions described below. Because the number of total speaking and presentation slots is limited, the conference organizers are not able to accommodate more than one paper/presentation per registrant. Presentations include round tables and papers (including response papers), but do not apply to special seminar leaders or participants, who may also appear on panels. The goal of this policy is to make space for as many presenters as possible.

We welcome the following:

  1. Traditional 15-minute paper proposals submitted individually: 350-word abstracts. Deadline: February 1, 2016
  1. Proposals for complete panels of 15 minute papers, with the roster of committed speakers and their affiliations. In your proposal, please describe the aims of the panel as a whole and provide titles and brief descriptions of each paper: 1500 words total. We prefer panels with four papers or three papers and a respondent. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

If you are interested in proposing a panel but are looking for participants, we encourage you to advertise your topic by sending an email to the NASSR listserv, copying the conference email in your message, so that we can keep a list of sessions looking for panelists. If you do not have access to NASSR-L but would like your call posted on it for you, please email the complete call – with the title and a brief description of the panel topic, plus your name, affiliation, and email address – to the conference email: We will forward it for you and mount it on our Call for Panelists page. NASSR members interested in participating will contact you directly.

  1. Proposals for roundtables: please provide a description of the roundtable topic, including a title, and a list of committed panelists (with affiliations). No more than 1500 words. Maximum number of roundtable members, including the chair: 6.  Deadline: February 1, 2016.
  1. 350-word proposals for short papers (5 pp.) for the Collaborative Special Seminars. There will be five of these collaborative seminars, to be led by Mary Favret, Tobias Menely, Anahid Nersessian, and (two, jointly) by David L. Clark and David Simpson. Please see the Seminars page for topics and descriptions of each. These seminars will be capped, probably at 15 participants. Those selected will submit their five-page position papers to be read before the conference (and no later than July 10, 2016) by the others in the seminar. Time in the seminar meeting will be reserved for discussion. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

Our conference will also feature other seminars (for the full list, see our Seminars page), with shared readings. These will be available for sign-up at registration and will be filled on a first come, first-served basis.

All proposals must include your name, academic affiliation (if any), and preferred email address.


​We are now accepting proposals. The final deadline for all submissions is February 1, 2016.

All proposals must be submitted through our conference management site:

When you go to this site, sign up for an account with your email ​address​. ​Since we will also use the same site for conference registration, choose a password that you will remember. Once you have signed up, select “Submit a Paper” from “Your To Dos” list at the upper left of your screen. You will be directed to a page entitled “New Submission”; please follow the instructions there. If you are submitting more than one abstract, you will need to repeat the steps for each proposal.​

Although individuals do not need to be members of NASSR to submit proposals,​ all 2016 conference participants must be members of NASSR before the time of the conference. To join NASSR or to renew your membership, please click here.