CFP MLA 2020 Panel Theme LLC Japanese Literature Since 1900
Guaranteed Panel: “At the Borders of the Human in Japanese Literature and Culture since 1900”
Following the MLA Presidential Theme of “Being Human,” the LLC Forum Japanese since 1900 executive committee invites submissions for proposals for our guaranteed panel on the theme of “Boundaries of the Human in Japanese Literature and Culture since 1900.” Some of the questions to reflect on include, but are not limited to: What distinguishes the human from the non-human?
Please send 250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2019 to Kyoko Omori (firstname.lastname@example.org). Presenters must be MLA members. (proposed by Kyoko Omori)
MLA Presidential Theme for next year: BEING HUMAN
Simon Gikandi, the 2019–20 president of the MLA, has chosen Being Human as the presidential theme for the 2020 MLA Annual Convention in Seattle. The theme invites members to reflect on the role of literature and language in defining the nature of the human in the face of what appears to be its diminishment and to provoke debates on the role of the humanities in a changing world.
Members are encouraged to think about these questions from the greatest range of perspectives possible—ethics and ethnicity, linguistics and literary history, environmental studies, gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, criticism, writing, composition studies, pedagogy, public culture, and civic engagement. In addition to the main theme, panels can be imagined in a number of clusters and subthemes: defining the human, literature and human rights, citizenship and belonging, technology and the new media, encounters in the classroom and workplace, and the public sphere.
Only members can participate in this group's discussions.