TopicCFP for 2016 MLA

The cfp for our guaranteed MLA session is now available on the MLA website: Theory Now Where is theory in relation to posthumanism or the post-humanities, new materialisms, object-oriented ontology, the neural turn and other recent developments? 500 word abstracts by 8 March 2015; Lauren Lacey ( and Tilottama Rajan (

TopicCFP Catastrophe: Special issue of The Comparatist

We welcome contributions that examine the notion of catastrophe in comparative studies and literary theory. Thinking catastrophe today raises multiple questions. What constitutes a catastrophe? How do we bear witness to a catastrophe? What historical catastrophes serve an exemplary or paradigmatic function? Whose catastrophe is heard and whose catastrophe remains silenced? Is catastrophe another name […]