Voice, Silencing, and Appropriation (MLA 2021)

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Propst / Clarkson University
contact email: 

This session addresses tensions between efforts to combat injustice or silencing through literary/artistic representation and dangers of appropriating other people’s stories; formal strategies that negotiate the dangers of appropriation; ways of asserting responsibility to the people depicted on the page rather than authority over their stories. Discussion of all genres and media welcome. Please send 250w abstract and brief bio to lpropst@clarkson.edu and ewulanda@clarkson.edu by March 15.

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto.