MLA session 2018 Literatures in/of Crisis

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

Dear Colleagues,

We are soliciting paper submissions for a potential MLA session that we shall be organising in New York City (4 to 7 January, 2018). Our CFP may seem a bit short but it should contain just a maximum of 35 words according to the MLA instructions. After deciding on our session participants, we shall submit a longer session proposal to MLA. If you are interested, please send us your proposals to the following emails: and by March 15, 2017.

Title: Literatures in/of Crisis

How do contemporary narratives in English (from the 1980s onwards) present the demise of the sovereign self when confronted with environmental disasters, exile, terrorism, and radicalism? 300-word abstract by 15 March 2017.


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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts about the CFP or the topic you would like to address if you are interested in participating in our session.


With all best regards,


Dr Silvia Pellicer-Ortín and Dr Merve Sarıkaya-Şen