MLA 2021 - Bureaucratic Poetics

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Alexandra Irimia / Western University
contact email: 

This proposal for a special session panel at the 2021 MLA Convention (Toronto, Jan 7-10) invites 250-word abstracts for critical, theoretical, and comparative explorations of literary works involving bureaucratic subjects, settings, and tropes. Particular emphasis falls on clerk figures and paperwork, analyzed in their poetic and narrative complexities.


Please send your abstracts to by March 15.


Official call: