MLA 2020 - Poetics and Politics of Defeat: Reconfiguring the Human after the Arab Spring

deadline for submissions: 
March 29, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Ala A. Alryyes (Queens College, CUNY); Rasha Chatta (EUME-Berlin)
contact email: 

This MLA 2020 panel reconsiders representations of the human / inhuman / posthuman in relation to the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Papers welcome on Arab literary and cultural responses to defeat.  Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Ala A. Alryyes ( and Rasha Chatta (