Current executive committee:
Suyapa Portillo, Jan. 2021
Vanessa Valdes, Jan. 2022 (2020–Jan. 2021 Ch.)
Lillian Manzor, Jan. 2023 (2020–Jan. 2021 Sec.)
B. Christine Arce, Jan. 2024
[position unfilled on 2020–Jan. 2021 committee]
Jennifer M. Wilks replied to the topic CFP: Extra-Anthropcentric Subjects in and from the Global South (MLA 2021) in the discussion CLCS Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 6 months ago
Deadline extended to 3/31!
Vanessa Valdés started the topic CFP: Deportation and Affect: Mapping the Hemispheric Americas (MLA 2021 Toronto in the discussion CLCS Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 6 months ago
This panel explores a variety of methodological and disciplinary approaches to the topic of mass deportations and immigrant justice from the perspective of the humanities. Please submit 300-word abstracts and short presenter’s biographies to Laura Torres-Rodriguez, New York U (firstname.lastname@example.org ) Deadline for submissions: Thursday, 2 April 2020. (C…[Read more]
Vanessa Valdés started the topic CFP: Survival Strategies in the Americas (MLA 2021 Toronto) in the discussion CLCS Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 6 months ago
What can we learn from indigenous and Black strategies for survival in the Americas, as we face the enduring legacies of capitalist settler colonialism? Please send a 200-word abstract and a brief biographical statement to Vanessa K. Valdés (email@example.com) Please share broadly. Deadline for submissions: Friday, 3 April 2020
Vanessa Valdés started the topic Standing for Election of Executive Committee of CLCS Hemispheric American in the discussion CLCS Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 6 months ago
We invite you to stand for election to our Executive Committee — come guide our group in upcoming years! Note that you are only allowed to serve on one executive committee at a time. If you are interested, please email Vanessa K. Valdés (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. Thank you!
Jennifer M. Wilks started the topic CFP: Extra-Anthropcentric Subjects in and from the Global South (MLA 2021) in the discussion CLCS Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Extra- and non-anthropocentric subjects of the Global South, notably the Caribbean. Who/ what is the human-animal-other subject? Narratives/poetics extrinsic to the colonial mind/body split? Old materialisms ‘with soul’. 300 word abstract and 1 page CV by 3/15 to Jennifer M. Wilks (email@example.com) and Rosemary J. Jolly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Proposals
Media, Lingualisms, Translations: Technologies of Language and Power
Conference to be held November 13-14, 2020; hosted by the School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University, Tempe.
Keynote speakers: Jean-Noël Robert (Collège de France, Paris)
Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University, W…[Read more]
This course is a study of American literature’s address to and engagement with the hemisphere in the long nineteenth century. As such, it is first and foremost an inquiry into the concepts—“America,” “literature,” “address,” “hemisphere,” race and period—that animate our study. Our first task, then, is to turn these concepts into problems. What c…[Read more]
This course is a study of Latinx literatures and cultures produced in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will concentrate our attention on works by Chicanos, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Dominican Americans. We will consider how these works represent and participate in the upheavals that characterize the…[Read more]
Seeking presentations on the significance of the 1970s to cultural engagements with the Caribbean’s postcolonial history. 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Rafe Dalleo (email@example.com) and Sheri Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by March 15, 2019
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019
Jennifer M. Wilks started the topic CFP: Sylvia Wynter in the Undergraduate Classroom (MLA 2020) in the discussion CLCS Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 1 year, 6 months ago
Seeking presentations that discuss how to engage the significant theoretical principles of Sylvia Wynter’s work from a rigorous and non-jargonistic perspective in the undergraduate classroom. 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Kaiama L. Glover (email@example.com)
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019
Carol Zuses started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2019 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 2 years ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2019, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2019 convention in Chicago. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nom…[Read more]
In a 1972 poem about Vancouver Island, Mexican writer José Emilio Pacheco wonders, “Acaso fue el Aztlán de las mexicas / De allí partieron siete tribus.” Though Pacheco spent several years living in Vancouver during the late 1960s and early 1970s—and was published in a 1971 anthology of poetry “From Canada’s Unofficial Languages”—h…[Read more]
Rebecca Jane Stanton started the topic CFP for MLA 2019: The Global Far North: Arctic Literatures in the discussion Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 2 years, 6 months ago
<b>The Global Far North: Arctic Literatures</b>
The Global South has challenged Eurocentric narratives; what of the Global (Extreme) North? Colonial encounters; environmental extremes; imperial and indigenous literatures in the Arctic.
200-word abstract and CV or brief bio to Rebecca Stanton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by <b>March 18.</b>
(Sponsored by…[Read more]
CFP (MLA 2019), sponsored by CLCS 18th-Century: “Afterlives of the Enlightenment: Sovereignty.”
The eighteenth century world placed sovereignty in the heart of global political, economic, and cultural debates. In the past ten years, scholars have examined sovereignty in matters of aesthetics (Anderson, “Zombie Sovereignty”), literary cri…[Read more]
***CANCELLED***Due to the inclement weather, the CLCS Hemispheric American forum meeting that has been scheduled for 5 January 2018, 1:45-3:30 p.m, room Park 2, in the Sheraton New York Times Square has been cancelled.
Please join the CLCS Hemispheric American forum for a meeting that has been scheduled for 5 January 2018, 1:45-3:30 p.m, room Park 2, in the Sheraton New York Times Square. We look forward to seeing you! Maca
Forum: CLCS Hemispheric American and African American Studies (collaborative session)
What are the challenges of doing a transnational critique based on concepts from US academy ex: transnational racialization, queer studies? 250-word abstract; 2-page CV; short bio by 15 March 2016; Ana Paulina Lee (email@example.com) and Dana Williams (…[Read more]
Josef Raab started the topic CFP: Inter-American Studies Conference on "Human Rights in the Americas" in the discussion Hemispheric American on MLA Commons 4 years, 7 months ago
The Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS) will be held at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) October 4 through 6, 2016. The conference topic is on “Human Rights in the Americas.”
The conference organizers have decided to extend the deadline for submitting proposals for papers…[Read more]
Early American studies scholar and feminist literary critic, Annette Kolodny, offers three projects that she would take on if she were not now retiring from the profession. These three projects include a feminist analysis of women’s interactions on the earliest contact and frontier landscapes; the development of a cross- and inter-disciplinary…[Read more]
This article reads the smuggling of Aztec artifacts described in Lucha Corpi’s novel Black Widow’s Wardrobe in the context of new materialist philosophies of becoming.