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Reparative Turn in Practice and the Relativity of Monsters (panel proposal for CAA 2021)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:45pm
College Art Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Open call for panelist proposals: Reparative Turn in Practice and the Relativity of MonstersPlease submit proposals on or before: April 15, 2020

This open call is for submission of presentations that if selected, will be included in a full panel proposal which will be submitted for the 109th College Art Association annual conference set to take place February 10-13, 2021 at the Hilton New York Midtown, New York, NY

Special Topic Issue: Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women [NEW DEADLINE]

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:01pm
Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture/ University of Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

In consideration of the COVID-19 emergency, we have extended the abstract submission deadline by one month. (Production Schedule to be adjusted accordingly.) Please see below:


Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women

A Special Topic Issue

Voice, Silencing, and Appropriation (MLA 2021)

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Lisa Propst / Clarkson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This session addresses tensions between efforts to combat injustice or silencing through literary/artistic representation and dangers of appropriating other people’s stories; formal strategies that negotiate the dangers of appropriation; ways of asserting responsibility to the people depicted on the page rather than authority over their stories. Discussion of all genres and media welcome. Please send 250w abstract and brief bio to and by March 15.

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto. 

MLA 2021: The Position of Fascism in American Culture

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Modern Language Association Annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 ****This is a CFP for MLA 2021*** In Habeas Viscus (2014), Alexander Weheliye invokes metonyms of Nazism, European colonialism, and American slavery, revising Paul Gilroy to argue, "the concentration camp, the colonial outpost, and the slave plantation suggest three of many relay points in the weave of modern politics, which are neither exceptional nor comparable, but simply relational." However, where Gilroy and Weheliye are particularly interested in how colonial practices preceded and underwrote fascism, they also raise the question of how fascism relates and returns to America.  Over the past six years, beginning with Christopher Vials's Haunted by Hitler (2014), there have been a number of significant scholarly works that