RMMLA 2019 Asian Comparative Literature and Film

deadline for submissions: 
April 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Abstract submission deadline extended to April 1, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

2019 RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association) Annual Convention

Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas

October 10-12, 2019 

We welcome paper proposals exploring the broad theme of “Memory, Margins, and Motion.” Papers might, for example, consider how works of literature and/or film address historical, cultural, or personal memory. Alternatively, papers might examine movement across or between national and/or cultural borders as well as genres. We encourage contributions from a wide variety of fields on topics that may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Transculturation, reconstruction, and/or preservation of history and memory
  • Intra-Asian or East-West intercultural communication, conflict, encounters, translation, and/or adaptation
  • Interdisciplinary connections between literature, film, performance, and/or related genres
  • Social, personal, or collective memory related to activism (for example, climate change)
  • Memory and trauma
  • Intertextuality within and beyond Asia
  • Border studies, esp. cultural collaborations investigating or traversingnational boundaries
  • Power dynamics between Asian texts and global cultural discourses, including regionalism, pluralism, and globalism
  • Political and familial memory and/or migration
  • Language, dialect, and accent
  • Digital humanities, media, and technology
  • Critical analysis of postcolonial and diasporic identity, race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and/or ecocriticism

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a short biography to both xiaoxue@ucsb.edu and blint@mansfield.edu by April 1, 2019. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out in April.

 

Chairs:

Wendy Sun, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California Santa Barbara

xiaoxue@ucsb.edu

Brad Lint, Department of English and World Languages, Mansfield University

blint@mansfield.edu