MLA 2022 CFP: Insurrection, Tyranny, and Resistance (guaranteed panel)

deadline for submissions: 
March 20, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
contact email: 

The CLCS Renaissance/Early Modern forum of the MLA invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We plan a panel on insurrection, tyranny, and resistance in a wide range of early modern contexts.  What political theories and literary traditions shape early modern writers’ understandings?  How do literary texts themselves respond to contemporary events, imagine alternative futures, and transform current conversations?  We particularly welcome comparative and transnational perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to Penelope Anderson by 20 March 2021.