On this MLA Commons group, you can sign the petition for a potential new forum approved by the Executive Council as part of the association’s restructuring of division and discussion groups. To learn more about this initiative, please read a letter from Margaret W. Ferguson and Marianne Hirsch. To petition for the creation of this new forum, you may add your name as a comment in the Petition thread of the forum discussion. (Please note that members may sign no more than five new forum petitions during the 2014 membership year.)

The Program Committee will evaluate those prospective forums that obtained at least thirty-five signatures and five leadership volunteers by 15 June. Though that deadline has passed, we still encourage you to join groups that interest you and voice your support by signing the petition and volunteering. Support for prospective forums will be evaluated periodically. Additional information about establishing new forums and the full list of new forums are available in the Instructions for Establishing New Forums.

Petition {new thread]

8 replies, 9 voices Last updated by  Lily Saint 1 week ago
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    Nienke Boer
    Participant
    @nienkeboer

    I am interested in trying to get this forum created, and the previous petition thread seems to be inactive, so I’ve started this one. Please sign below if you endorse the creation of this forum, and indicate if you want to volunteer for a leadership position. You can contact me at nienke.boer@yale-nus.edu.sg if you have thoughts about this!

    #1016779

    Gaurav G. Desai
    Participant
    @gaurav

    I support the creation of this forum!

    Gaurav Desai

    #1016783

    Sean Kennedy
    Participant
    @smkennedy

    I support the creation of this forum, and I’d be interested in volunteering as one of the co-leaders. Thank you for your initiative, Nienke!

    #1016788

    Neelofer Qadir
    Participant
    @neelofer

    Thanks for reviving this petition, Nienke!

    I support the creation of this forum and would like to volunteer for one of the co-leadership positions.

    #1016819

    Weihsin Gui
    Participant
    @weihsingui

    I support the creation of this forum. As a member of the Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic CLCS Forum, I think the creation of a CLCS Forum focused on the Indian Ocean will contribute to the study of historical and contemporary connections and exchanges between Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

    #1016839

    Maryam Fatima
    Participant
    @maryamfatima

    I support the creation of this forum. As someone working within a global south framework, I’ve found Indian Ocean perspectives particularly insightful for uncovering south-south connections. This forum will contribute to the study of this very rich literary and geopolitical space. Thank you for putting this together!

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  Maryam Fatima.
    #1016855

    Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra
    Participant
    @magali

    I support the creation of this forum,

    Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

    #1016963

    Leigh Anne Duck
    Participant
    @laduck

    I support the creation of this forum!

    #1017060

    Lily Saint
    Participant
    @lilysaint

    I support the creation of this forum as well,

    Lily

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