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Christopher Pexa, Jan. 2022 (2021 Ch.)
Margaret A. Noodin, Jan. 2023 (2021 Sec.)
Eric Gary Anderson, Jan. 2024
Angela Calcaterra, Jan. 2025
Kelly Wisecup, Delegate Assembly Representative, Jan. 2023

Southeast Asia-Focused CFPs for MLA 2020

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    Sheela Jane Menon

    Having a hard time keeping track of all the awesome Southeast Asia-focused CFPs for MLA 2020? Here are the short descriptions of all 4 CFPs, with longer descriptions included in the attached PDF. Please feel free to circulate widely and submit!

    Southeast Asia and Australia: Literary and Cultural ConnectionsCollaboration between Southeast Asia Forum and Australasian Literary Studies. Explores literary-cultural connections between Southeast Asia and Australia in different genres, media, and languages. 250-word abstract and bio to Weihsin Gui (weihsing@ucr.edu) by Mar. 15.

    Transmedia Engagement and the Performance of Place in Southeast Asia: How does transmedia storytelling transform the performance of locality and subjectivity in Southeast Asia? What are the implications of such performances for multidirectional critique? Submit 300 word abstract and short bio to Brian Bernards (bernards@usc.edu) by Mar. 15.

    Settler Colonialism in Southeast Asia: How do texts from Southeast Asia illuminate the ways in which place, power, and politics shape settler colonialism in the region? Comparative approaches to genres, contexts, languages, and time periods welcome. Submit 300-word abstract and bio to Sheela Jane Menon (menons@dickinson.edu) by Mar. 15.

    Southeast Asia and the Oceanic: How are Southeast Asian literary and cultural texts conceptualized in the region’s multiple oceanic and maritime contexts? What might other critical confluences like Nusantara, Nanyang, Indian Ocean and Transpacific studies offer? 250-word abstract, 100-word bio to Joanne Leow, U of Saskatchewan (joanne.leow@usask.ca); Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore U of Tech. and Design (nazry_bahrawi@sutd.edu.sg) by Mar. 15.

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