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MLA 2019: Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:58pm
Shawna McDermott / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 MLA Conference in Chicago, IL.  This non-guaranteed panel is co-sponsored by the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS).  Please send abstracts to panel presider Shawna McDermott at smm222@pitt.edu by March 1st, 2018.  Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. 


Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture


Crises and Death in the Hispanic World (article)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:56pm
Esther M. Alarcon-Arana (Salve Regina University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018

We have been enduring a long period of crises that are changing the way individuals see themselves and their relationship to others. For instance, the effects of the 2008 economic crisis in Spain have incentivized a reflection on both the bad direction of the country’s politics and on the faulty transition to democracy after Franco’s death in 1975; climate change is not only posing environmental challenges, but also political ones, as the current Puerto Rican crisis demonstrates. Crises change paradigms, and, like in the recent cases of Spain and Puerto Rico, the outcomes are highly unfavorable, leaving victims to suffer their improper management.