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Southeast Asia session proposals for 2019 MLA (deadline March 15)

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    Weihsin Gui

    Dear academic colleagues: there’s still time (deadline March 15) to submit a paper to one of these three proposed sessions about Southeast Asia for the 2019 MLA conference in Chicago. Details below.

    * “Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia”: What aesthetics (or anesthetics) do diasporic movements into/out of/within Southeast Asia generate? Comparative and multimedia approaches welcomed. 300 word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2018; Cheryl Narumi Naruse (

    * “Southeast Asian Textual Translations and Transactions”: How does one teach/research/compare Southeast Asian texts (literature, cinema, etc.) from different linguistic/national/cultural contexts in translation? 300-word abstracts and short bios by 15 March 2018; Brian Bernards (

    * “Race, Nation, and Empire in Southeast Asian Life Writing”: How does Southeast Asian life writing reframe questions of race, nation, empire, and history? Comparative approaches welcomed. 300-word abstract and short bio to John David Zuern ( and Sheela Jane Menon ( due 15 March 2018

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