MLA 2024: The Global South and Ireland

deadline for submissions: 
March 17, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Irish Languages, Literatures and Cultures Forum
contact email: 

The Irish Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Forum invites proposals for a guaranteed roundtable at MLA 2024 (4-7 January) in Philadelphia, PA. 

This roundtable considers points of collision, comparison, and friction in the diasporic literary and cultural histories of the Global South and Ireland. How have different legacies of conquest, occupation, and resistance determined understandings of belonging to knowable communities? In turn, how have distinct practices and experiences of diaspora helped to effect specific forms of identity, affiliation, and tendency? And how have literary and cultural works served to articulate these relations into the fraught present? 

Proposals from scholars outside of Irish Studies are particularly welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract and short scholarly bio to Sarah Townsend ( by 17 March 2023.