CFP: MLA 2015, deadline March 15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division of American Literature to 1800
contact email: 
kdonegan@berkeley.edu

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Executive Committee for Division of American Literature to 1800 invites submissions to the following calls for papers for the 2015 MLA Convention in Vancouver.

Atlantic Empiricisms: Metropolitan or provincial empiricisms in Atlantic aesthetics, natural histories, politics, economics, ecologies. What’s specific to Atlantic empiricisms? How does matter shape bodies, objects, and other structures? c.v., 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Monique Allewaert (allewaert@wisc.edu).

Colonial Soundings: Music and Memory: Sacred song, drumming, war cries, work songs, psalmody, ballads, performance: how did soundscapes function as sites of encounter, resistance, memory in early America? c.v.; 300-word abstract by 15 March 2014; Kathleen Donegan (kdonegan@berkeley.edu).

Indigenous Atlantic: Ancestral homelands and Amerindian migrations, localities and cosmologies, native language and land. How did indigenous geographies coexist alongside Euro-Atlantic imperialism, history, religion, or aesthetics? c.v., 300-word abstract by 15 March 2014; Sarah Rivett (srivett@princeton.edu).

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
general_announcements