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Special Session CFPs for MLA 2016

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    Kimberly O’Neill

    I’m writing to ask about potential opportunities for discussion at MLA 2016.  Is the forum sponsoring any official panels?

    I’d also like to invite submissions to my special session proposal on 20th-21st-century Hemispheric Literary Studies:

    Gathering 8-10 emerging and established scholars for 5-minute Ignite talks; share your 20th-21st-c hemispheric project (methods, archives, ideas, issues). 200-word abstract and CV by 20 March 2015; Kimberly O’Neill (Kimberly.O’

    In addition to facilitating conversation among researchers, I hope to explore the plurality of possible projects that might share space in this capacious and fluid field.  I hope thus to gather scholars focusing on:

    • Print and visual cultural expression that traverse Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and/or the US.
    • Comparative/transnational issues of gender and race
    • Borders and the geopolitics of literature
    • Migration(s) and returns
    • Interstate violence and transnational activisms
    • Meta-scholarship on the state of the field/interrogations of the hemispheric frame
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