The TC Sexuality Studies forum represents those with a major interest in queer studies and theory, LGBTQ studies and theory, LGBTQ history and culture.

Call for Papers for 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle Working Group: Affective Approaches to the Study of Contemporary Spanish LGBTQ Culture

This working group welcomes papers approaching the study of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Peninsular LGBTQI cultural products (literature, film, visual culture, music) through Affect and Emotion Studies in any language of the Spanish State. Submit 250-words abstract to

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 8 2019

Organizers: Gema Pérez-Sánchez, U of Miami (; Enrique Álvarez, U of Florida (; and Alfredo Martínez Expósito (

Note: This working group is not yet accepted to the 2020 MLA Convention. After the March 8 deadline, we will proceed to select 9 papers among the submissions and we will send a formal proposal to the MLA. The MLA’s selection process for working groups is the same as for Special Sessions.

About MLA Working groups: They “are proposed by individual members who post a call for participation and then engage eight to twelve participants to meet together to discuss their work in two or three sessions during the convention, working toward a collective project or outcome. All approved working groups will be required to establish groups on MLA Commons, through which papers and other materials must be circulated to participants and auditors before the convention. Session time will then be used for very brief presentations and extended discussion rather than for the reading of papers. Working groups extend over more than one session, so participants in a working group will not be able to participate in any other sessions.”

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