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Sylvia Wynter’s “No Humans Involved”: Towards the Rewriting of Knowledge and Undoing Truths

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 4:46pm
MLA 2023 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

This panel considers Wynter’s letter as a call to challenge present truths of biocentrism, classifications of humanness, and the condemnation of “the speech of the street” to cultivate new modes of knowing/feeling. 250 word abstract. Contact: Amari Mitchell (amari.mitchell@rutgers.edu) or Diana Molina (diana.molina@rutgers.edu). 

  • If you are invited to participate in a 2023 session, you must be an MLA member by 7 April 2022. 

  • All session participants must register for the convention.

Topics may include but not limited to:

"Monsters" or "monstrosity" in artworks intended for children

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:45pm
KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The journal is seeking submissions of between 6000 and 8000 words on the topic of "monsters" or "monstrosity" in artworks intended for children.  The works can be from literature, but also from film, internet, or other media, in any national tradition or historical period.  Submissions may include inquiries into how the monstrous or the figure of the monster functions metaphorically, or otherwise serves to interpret or mediate the adult world to children. The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2022.