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 Arab literary and cultural responses to defeat. Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Ala A. Alryyes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rasha Chatta (email@example.com) by 3/29/2019.
Orientalism, Philology, World Literature. This panel explores the origins of “World Literature” in colonial history, and develops new, decolonizing critical methodologies for a worlded literary studies. Papers welcome on any author, genre, period, field, region, tradition, etc. Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Karim Mattar (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ahmed Idrissi Alami (email@example.com) by 3/29/2019.