MLA 2012 - Digital Humanities and the Record of Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Klein, The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
lklein@post.harvard.edu

Call for Papers - Special Session
MLA 2012, Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

How can the theories, tools, and techniques of digital humanities scholarship illuminate the literary and/or archival record of Atlantic-world slavery? We seek presentations that address issues of authorship and authenticity, narrative structure and style, geospatial and geographical concerns, relations among texts and across archives, oral and visual archival forms, and more.

250-word abstract and short CV by March 1, 2011 to:

Lauren Klein
Department of English
The Graduate Center, CUNY
lklein@post.harvard.edu

All panel participants must be members of the MLA by April 1, 2011.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary