CFP: "Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent" (MLA)

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    Juan Meneses

    CFP: “Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent”

    MLA Special Session (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)


    This non-guaranteed, MLA special seeks papers that examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that dominates the contemporary occasion.

    Potential participants may consider, among others, the following topics and issues:

    • National time vs. geological time
    • Asynchronous simultaneity
    • Transhistorical connections
    • International trade
    • Migratory movements
    • Workers’ movements
    • Postcolonialism and Neoimperialism
    • Spatial resistance
    • Urban development
    • Repetition and cyclicality
    • Information dissemination
    • Pro-democracy activism and radical politics


    Please note that this is a proposed special session and is not guaranteed by MLA.

    Please send abstracts to Juan Meneses ( by March 15, 2016.

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