MLA 2017 Call for Papers, Panels and Palestine

Looking for MLA 2017 panels to submit Palestine-related papers? Below is a selection of CFPs Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 10.42.03 AMon topics that might include papers related to Palestine, BDS, settler colonialism, apartheid, dispossession, transnational justice, orientalism, etc. Deadlines for submission of paper abstracts are in early and mid March.  Browse the list of MLA CFPs: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_browse

Alternatively put together a special session and submit it by April 1, 2016. The Presidential theme is Boundary Conditions.

Let’s make sure Palestine is a presence in the 2017 MLA program!

Beyond Bounds: The Refugee in Global Arab/Arab American Studies” (Forum: CLCS Global Arab and Arab American

Interrogating concepts of cosmopolitanism, exile, globality through the figure of the Arab refugee across historical/epistemic/disciplinary/geographical boundaries. 250-word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2016; Pauline Homsi Vinson (phvinson@gmail.com).

La Raza y Gaza (Forum: LLC Chicana and Chicano)

Papers engaging the political resonances of Palestine for Chican@s. Intersections in various texts, teaching, or other topics. 200-300-word abstract; 1-page cv by 15 March 2016; José Navarro (jnavar17@calpoly.edu).

The Balfour Declaration a Century Later (Forum: LLC Arabic)

Effects of the Balfour Declaration, debates, reactions, responses, and perspectives in literature and culture. 250 word abstracts to Tahia Abdel Nasser. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Waïl S. Hassan (whassan@illinois.edu) and Tahia Abdel Nasser (tgnasser@aucegypt.edu).

Dispossession: West Asian Contexts (Forum: LLC West Asian)

Panel on past and current practices of dispossession in West Asia: statelessness, apartheid, genocide, migration, the forms and rhetorics of resistance. 300-word abstract by 7 March 2016; Nergis Ertürk (nerturk@psu.edu) and Amy Motlagh (amotlagh@aucegypt.edu).

Colonialism, Cinema, Cartographic Imaginaries (Forum: MS Screen Arts and Culture)

How are colonial spaces imagined, by colonized and colonizer? How does mapping, literal or metaphorical, infuse power relations into geographic imaginaries? 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Siobhan Craig (craig026@umn.edu).

Writing Resistance (Forum: TC History and Literature)

Historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”: narrative construction of historical incidents of resistance, writing history as resistance, resistance to historico-literary approaches in our discipline. 300 word abstracts by 10 March 2016; Marguerite Helen Helmers (helmers@uwosh.edu).

Transnational Justice and the Literary Imagination (Forum: TC Law and the Humanities)

How do imaginative texts explore questions of justice that transcend national borders? Papers on all genres, periods, and regions welcome. 300-word abstract and brief cv by 12 March 2016; Melissa J. Ganz (melissa.ganz@marquette.edu).

Walter Benjamin in Palestine
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8925

Teaching Difficult Topics
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_9068

South-South Policing: Security, Markets, and the Laboring Body
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8614

Border Conflicts: Migration, Refugees, and Diaspora in Children’s Literature
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8663

Fear, Flight, Form: Agency in Refugee Life Writing
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8765

“Orientalism” Revisited: Travel Writing & Neo-Orientalism
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8615

American Jews and Poetic Experiment
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8845
(something on Amiel Alcalay, for example?)

GLOBAL APARTHEID
ps://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8732

Alternate Histories, Alternate Memories
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8744

Religion in the Contact Zones
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8508

Biopolitics and the Postcolonial
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8682

Graffiti as Political Protest
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_9179

Orientalism Redux in Popular Visual Culture
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_9127

Political Literature
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8867

Postcolonial Nations’ Colonialism
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8712

Representing Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary Literatures and Films
https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8805

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