RMMLA 2017 Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Brad Lint / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 

CFP, RMMLA 2017 Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

We welcome paper proposals exploring the broad theme of “Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers” in Asian comparative literature and film. Papers might, for example, consider how national borders and cultural boundaries are circumscribed, maintained, crossed, modified, moved, or eliminated as well as their implications for identity, representation, conflict, and cooperation. Barriers might be considered in either a literal or figurative sense. Topics may include, but are not limited to

• Political and familial division

• Migration, travel, and the expatriate experience

• Postcolonial and diasporic identity

• Border studies

• Intercultural communication and conflict

• Language, dialect, and accent

• Technological limitations or barriers

• Religious, paranormal and supernatural boundaries

• PTSD and other traumatic experiences

• Regionalism, pluralism, and globalism

• Critical analysis of racial, ethnic, class, gender, and sexual boundaries 

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a short biography to blint@mansfield.edu and tongluli@iastate.edu by March 1, 2017. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out no later than March 30, 2017.


Tonglu Li, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University, tongluli@iastate.edu

Brad Lint, Department of English and World Languages, Mansfield University, blint@mansfield.edu