Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

deadline for submissions: 
April 19, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
contact email: 

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel for MMLA 2019

General Conference Topic: “Doubles, Duality, Doppelgangers”

General Conference Information: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with every aspect of the theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” for the 2019 conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 14-17, 2019. A general description of this theme can be found here.

Our permanent panel will explore this theme in the context of peace studies, literature, and pedagogy. The list of topics provided by MMLA is a good starting point for us as well, for the intersection between peace studies, literature, and pedagogy opens many lines of inquiry. Here are some others:

  • the role of the writer/teacher/student in society

  • teaching and active citizenship

  • satire as a tool of resistance/change/revolution

  • protest literature and the literature of protest

  • the place of liberal arts education in contemporary society

  • the co-opting of art and social advocacy by dominant cultural institutions

  • the literature of witness

  • environmental literature and criticism

  • gender and LGBTQ studies

  • identity and cultural power

  • feminism and womanism

  • shifting literacies and modes of production

  • disability studies

  • pop culture in the college classroom

  • free speech and states of exception

  • the public intellectual

  • online rhetoric and cultural participation

  • truth, fiction, and poetic license

We encourage submission on any of these topics or others that promote discussion of (a) peaceful conflict resolution, (b) literature about peace or its absence, and (c) pedagogical concerns related to peace studies. We are especially interested in proposals that explore the intersection of all three. Please submit a Word document, electronically via email attachment, containing a 250-word abstract, your name, institution, email information, and paper title to Dr. Matthew Horton (matthew.horton@ung.edu) by April 19, 2019.

Chair: Dr. Matthew Horton (matthew.horton@ung.edu), University of North Georgia.

Secretary: Dr. Laura Ng (laura.ng@ung.edu), University of North Georgia.