Being Human in the (post)colonial: Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

deadline for submissions: 
March 20, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Affiliated Organization
contact email: 

NEW DEADLINE:  3/20/19

The situation of colonized and settled lands poses pointed questions about “being human,” starting from who gets to decide who is human, and continuing through questions of what qualifies as humane, humanitarian, human being or being human; and also the opposite: whose voice can cry out against the inhumane, dispute what is considered humanitarian, and offer alternative perspectives on what it means to “be human.”

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes 250-word abstracts for papers that rigorously engage with these questions through art, culture, media, and literature (generously considered).

Please note that AAALS is requesting to be included under the MLA theme. For a more detailed description from the MLA President, see:  https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2020/2020-Presidential-Theme

Submit 250-word abstracts by **March 20** to:  machosky@hawaii.edu