The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its session at the MLA Annual Convention in Austin, TX. January 7-10, 2016.
Comparative Approaches to Adoption
This panel considers how disciplines of Comparative Studies (including Comparative Literature, Comparative Race, and Comparative Media Studies) can provide insight on adoption and its representations. Topics might include representations of adoption in non-Anglophone texts, adoption across different media (print, film, television, graphic novels, videogames, curated collections, Youtube videos, apps), and comparative approaches to thinking about adoption in relation to diverse ethnic and national communities.