Are You Experienced?: Jimi Hendrix 50 Years Later

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2020 in Seattle
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Proposed Special Session for MLA 2020 in Seattle (Jan. 9-12)

The upcoming 2020 MLA Conference is being held in Seattle, Jimi Hendrix's hometown, 50 years after his death in 1970.

To mark this meeting, we welcomes proposals about the significance of Hendrix and his music to cultural and literary studies, including how his legacy continues to infuse and inspire artists, writers, and scholars. We are especially interested in papers that tie his music to larger movements of black expression, such as blues traditions, black radical aesthetics, or the Black Arts Movement, as well as other innovative analyses inspired by affect theory and performance studies. 

Please submit abstracts (250-300 words) and brief bio to John Brooks at

Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 15, 2019