CfP (MLA 2017): Post/Colonial Affect

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    Jeronimo Arellano

    This panel invites papers that rethink the affective turn in the humanities from the vantage of colonial and postcolonial histories.  The proposed focus in an exploration of colonial and postcolonial affects, both in general terms as well as in relation to specific cultural practices, visual objects, or written texts. How do we theorize and historicize affect in the context of colonialism and coloniality? What objects, practices, or texts might we take as case studies? What new variables do questions of this nature introduce into the affective turn in the humanities? Papers selected for this special session might be included as part of a special issue on the topic. CV and 300 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Jeronimo Arellano (

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