Migration and Terror (6/1/10; 11/4-11/7/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kepitt@uwm.edu

How do terror and migration intersect? This session seeks papers that explore ways in which migration is shaped or defined by the experiences or rhetoric of terror. How are discourses of terrorism and immigration linked? How do experiences of terror affect processes of immigration, asylum, and exile? How are our understandings of diaspora and globalization shaped by the language or institutions of security? All geographical, temporal, and generic foci welcome.

This panel is a Special Session at the Midwest Modern Language Association's 2010 Convention in Chicago, November 4-7, on the theme of Terror. Please send 250-word abstracts to Kristin Pitt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, kepitt@uwm.edu by June 1, 2010. Accepted panelists will need to be members of the M/MLA and registered for the convention by June 28, 2010.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond