Fabricating the Body (Permanent Section): MMLA (Milwaukee, WI; Nov. 5-8)--EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31, 2020

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
MMLA: Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

EXTENDED deadline for submissions: May 31, 2020 full name / name of organization: Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) contact email: tslankard@bakeru.edu 


convention information:


Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 5-8, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI.

Conference Theme: "Cultures of Collectivity"


session CFP information:

Fabricating the Body:

This panel welcomes a wide range of proposals for scholarly presentations that seek to apply this year’s MMLA conference theme—“Cultures of Collectivity”—to literary, artistic or cultural portrayals of “the body”.

Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:

  • the multivalent body
  • the exposed or objectified body
  • the fetishized body
  • the ambiguous body
  • cyborgs, androids, or the post-human body
  • monsters
  • corpses
  • marked bodies
  • marketed bodies
  • damaged bodies
  • adapted or altered bodies
  • performed or staged bodies
  • fragmented/reconfigured/rearranged bodies
  • the constructed body
  • the fabricated body
  • queer bodies
  • racialized bodies
  • labelled bodies
  • uncontainable bodies

Please send a 250-word abstract and one-page CV or brief bio by May 31 to Tamara Slankard: tslankard@bakeru.edu.