The CLCS Global Arab and Arab American forum is interested in works of the Arab diaspora, including the cultural production of Arab American and global Arab writers. The category “Global Arab” allows for a broad conceptualization of diasporic and multilingual work situated within the various national, ethnic, religious, and cultural contexts of the Arab world and the Middle East. The designation “Arab American” is linked to the category “Global Arab” yet deserves special attention as a distinct subfield within American literature that engages with the discourses of race and ethnicity in the United States as well as with the history of Arab and Middle Eastern migrations to the Americas.
The theme of waiting permeates two poems by the late Syrian poet Nizār Qabbānī. The verse in both poems ‘Waiting for Godot’, and ‘A television interview with an Arab Godot’, describes an arduous wait, at once distressing and unpredictable. In the first poem, the poet urges Godot to arrive, as the savior who will appear in the form of the Messia…[Read more]
In his seminal study, Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation, Eyal Weizman argues how the Israeli occupation has forced a new imagined space to emerge, which is at once confining to the Palestinians and increases their sense of marginalization and loss. Changing the landscape through imposing architecture construction is a way to…[Read more]
Considers theoretical and political questions raised by the model of “trans-indigeneity” paying attention to indigenous mythologies, histories of settler colonialism, and questions of comparison, translation, resistance, language, and appropriation. 300-word abstract and short bio.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 20 Mar…[Read more]
Karim Mattar started the topic CLCS Global Arab and Arab American Panels at MLA 2020 in the discussion CLCS Global Arab and Arab American on MLA Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
We write to invite submissions for one or both of the CLCS Global Arab and Arab American Panels at MLA 2020:
- Poetics and Politics of Defeat: Reconfiguring the Human after the Arab Spring. This panel reconsiders representations of the human / inhuman / posthuman in relation to the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Papers welcome on…
The Nakba not only resulted in the loss of the homeland, but also caused the dispersal and ruin of entire Palestinian communities. Even though the term Nakba refers to a singular historic event, the consequence of 1948 has symptomatically become part of Palestinian identity, and the element that demarcates who the Palestinian is. Palestinian exile…[Read more]
Ghenwa Hayek started the topic ACLA CfP: Palestine/Israel: The Vocabulary of the Conflict and its Circulation in the discussion Global Arab and Arab American on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
We invite submissions of proposals to participate in our ACLA seminar titled “Palestine/Israel: The Vocabulary of the Conflict and its Circulation.” A detailed description of the seminar here and at the end of this email. Feel free to contact us for more information. The deadline for submission through the ACLA website is Sept. 20.
Many thanks an…[Read more]
If anyone is doing work in theater or performance studies, please submit to our working group at ASTR for the fall. We would be delighted to have you. Info. below:
Arab Arousal: Embodying Arab Identity in Performance
Hala Baki, University of California, Santa Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Potter, Valparaiso University,…[Read more]
“Race, Difference, and Public Space”_CFP
43rd Annual American Studies Symposium
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 28-29, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018
*Travel support is available
The American Studies Program at Purdue University announces its 43rd Annual Symposium to be held April 28-29, 2018. This event focuses on t…[Read more]
Graduate students in GAAA Studies, please apply to MEHAT! Those of you who teach graduate students, please encourage your students to apply:
33rd Annual Middle East History & Theory Conference
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
May 4-5, 2018
We invite proposals for papers and pre-arranged panels from graduate students, faculty, and…[Read more]
Hania A.M. Nashef deposited A dialogue beyond the nation-state: Darwish’s Mural and Shehadeh’s A Rift in Time: Travels with my Ottoman Uncle in the group CLCS Global Arab and Arab American on MLA Commons 2 years, 6 months ago
Even though postcolonial theory has helped in the critique of non-western texts, it has for the most part failed to engage with the Arab region and its literatures in spite of Edward Said’s seminal book, Orientalism. Robert Young argues that postcolonial theory since its inception has been concerned with the politics of invisibility, striving to m…[Read more]
I am happy to join this group. I would like to be considered for nomination for membership in the executive committee. Thanks for your consideration.
I write to nominate myself for the upcoming election to the forum’s committee. I am an advanced doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and am currently working on a dissertation on Arab diasporic literature in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. I look forward to seeing you all at the social hour…[Read more]
Please join the Global Arab and Arab American forum at the following sessions during MLA 2018. This is a very crucial time for those engaged in Arab and Islamic topics at the MLA – and our solidarity is more essential than ever.
44A: Global Arab Precarity and the Contemporary US Academy: Race, Religion, Profession: Thursday,…[Read more]
Pauline Homsi Vinson started the topic Deadline Extended until September 30 – Amerasia Special Issue: Arab/Americas in the discussion Global Arab and Arab American on MLA Commons 3 years ago
The deadline for submissions to the Amerasia Special Issue: Arab/Americas has been extended until September 30th. Please consider submitting your work and spread the word. Below is the text of the CFP:
Call for Papers for a special issue of Amerasia – Deadline Extended till September 30, 2017
Guest Editors: Dr. Sarah Gualtieri (…[Read more]
Pauline Homsi Vinson started the topic CFP: Amerasia Journal Special Issue – Arab/Americas: Locations and Iterations in the discussion Global Arab and Arab American on MLA Commons 3 years, 2 months ago
In her introduction to her path-breaking book, Bint Arab, Evelyn Shakir notes that most of the Arab immigrants and children of immigrants of her generation from the 1910s and 1920s called themselves “Syrian,” then repackaged themselves as “Lebanese” in the 1940s, only to recast themselves in the 1960s as “Arabs.” This special issue of Amerasia ai…[Read more]
Hatem Akil started the topic Reminder re. Global Arab and Arab American Forum MLA 2018 CFPs in the discussion Global Arab and Arab American on MLA Commons 3 years, 5 months ago
Time is closing on submissions to the MLA 2018 convention panels organized by the Forum on Global Arab and Arab American Literature (GAAM). Please review and circulate as may be necessary.
Environmental Insecurities and Global Arab Humanities
Teaching Global Arab Comics in the U.S.
Below are the detailed CFPs:
CFP for MLA 2018 in New York City: Session Proposed by CLCS Global Arab and Arab American
Environmental Insecurities and Global Arab Humanities
Areas to consider for this panel might include: Global Arab texts/contexts and environmental flashpoints: economy, imperialism, petro-despotism, climate-change, pollution, resource scarcity, war,…[Read more]
Dina Hassan replied to the topic CFP for 2018 MLA convention collaborative panel – Teaching Global Arab Comics in the discussion Global Arab and Arab American on MLA Commons 3 years, 6 months ago
That makes sense. That you so much for your reply.
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