The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
“Literature and Post-Political Theory”
MLA 2020 Panel
This MLA panel seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and literary studies. The main question the panel aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?
Late Romanticism, Past and Present
University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019
- Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
- Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)
- Sara Guyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“The Work of Community Colleges”
11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV
Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s.