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Thinking Beyond the Poetry-Prose Binary

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
MLA 2020 / Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary

MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020

Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University

Deadline Extended: Editing the "I"

updated: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?

 

Intellectual Inversions: Public Intellectuals and their Contemporary Doppelgängers

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:10am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This special session invites papers that explore the countervailing, and occasionally contradictory, double meanings obtaining in our notion of the “public intellectual” today. This session is especially interested in papers that comment on the figure of the public intellectual by thinking beyond the limits of the university and the academic profession, as traditionally “licensed” intellectual spaces and modes, and consider new networks and formations of intellectual affiliation, movement, and struggle that have emerged with the generalization of social media platforms and digital publishing venues (i.e. twitter, reddit, etc.), and especially  in the wake of the election of 2016.

 

Towards 2020: Raymond Williams and the Politics of Being Human

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:03am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel for Special Sessions

Responses to re-discovered essay “The Future of Marxism.” How does Williams offer us a model for intervening in left-politics today? What does a radical commitment to the human look like? Abstract and CV.

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:01am
Tara Daly, Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Seeking 300 word abstracts on the topic of Indigenous Futurisms in Latin America for the 2020 MLA conference in Seattle, Washington. They may be sent to: tara.daly@marquette.edu by MARCH 15th, 2019. 

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America: 2000-20XX

MLA Panel Proposal

January 9-12th 2020 Seattle

 

The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:29pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.

MLA 2020: Contemporary Materialisms

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Renewed theories, forms, or methods capable of illuminating the ongoing economic and political crises codified during the long-seventies. 350-word abstract and bio by 15 March 2019; Ericka Beckman (ebeckman@sas.upenn.edu) and Emilio Sauri (emilio.sauri@umb.edu). This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA Convention. 

MLA 2020: Radical Redrum

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

How do concepts central to Marxism (surplus populations, class (im)mobility, primitive accumulation, reproductive labor, etc.) illuminate the horror genre?  350-word abstract and bio to Ericka Beckman (ebeckman@sas.upenn.edu) and Emilio Sauri (emilio.sauri@umb.edu) by March 15th, 2019. This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA convention.   

Black Geographies and African American Literature Since 1945

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:42pm
Dorothy Stringer, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019

 2020 MLA Convention, 9-12 January in Seattle; https://www.mla.org/Convention Soliciting papers that draw on recent work in Black Geographies to discuss African American literature from the mid-20th century to the present. Work addressing urban space particularly desired. 500-word abstracts to Dorothy Stringer (dorothy@temple.edu) by March 23. Queries also welcome. Thanks a lot, and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

CFP: "Literature and Post-Political Theory" MLA Panel (Seattle, 9-12 January 2020) (Deadline: 15 March 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:51pm
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 

“Literature and Post-Political Theory”

MLA 2020 Panel

 

 

This MLA panel seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and literary studies. The main question the panel aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

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