MLA 2020 - Orientalism, Philology, World Literature

deadline for submissions: 
March 29, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Karim Mattar (University of Colorado at Boulder); Ahmed Idrissi Alami (Purdue University)

This MLA 2020 panel explores the origins of “World Literature” in colonial history, and develops new, decolonizing critical methodologies for a worlded literary studies. Papers welcome on any author, genre, period, field, region, tradition, etc.  Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Karim Mattar ( and Ahmed Idrissi Alami (