This chapter examines the relationship between American Westerns and Brazilian Nordesterns, films set in the arid northeastern region known as the sertão. US cultural and economic imperialism, in Brazil and throughout Latin America, is both cause and effect of persistent underdevelopment. The northward flow of natural resources has long been…[Read more]
2024 marks the centennial of the Surrealist Manifesto. Roundtable participants will examine the conceptual, verbal, and formal tools and strategies at stake in this preeminent artistic and critical stance in 20th-century French studies. They will explore the evolving ways in which surrealism still manifests in today’s cultural and literary imagina…[Read more]
Elena Machado Sáez started the topic “What the New York Times gets wrong about the “American Dirt” controversy” in the discussion 2022 MLA Convention on MLA Commons 9 months, 2 weeks ago
An op-ed article I co-wrote with Latinx Studies colleagues David J. Vázquez and Magdalena L. Barrera was just published in Salon. Check it out!
“What the New York Times gets wrong about the “American Dirt” controversy: Who gets to wield the power of representation might be important to columnist Pamela Paul, but it’s a…[Read more]
The Association of Language Companies (ALC) has been working to increase connections, relationships, and shared learning between the professional and academic sides of the language services supply chain. From these efforts, the ALC
Bridge was born. The American Translators Association is a member of this initiative.
This talk introduces the concept of “prosthetic narration,” a narrative technique that mediates the engagement of disabled cognition such that the reader is invited to reimagine how one thinks and perceives. In his essay, “The Novel,” Émile Zola establishes the “intimate union” between the author and “the reality of the scene” as a premise of fic…[Read more]
Examines the intersection between Chan Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism during the Southern Song dynasty period (1126-1279) in China.
What started as a theoretical analysis of multilingual international high school students teaching at a local learning center for refugees in Jakarta became a closer look at how translanguaging appears within and around these community exchanges. More specifically, through first-person accounts, this paper highlights dialogue as a suitable…[Read more]
Please consider submitting your paper to the following panels organized for the Luso-Brazilian forum for the MLA 2023. Presentations in English or Portuguese will be accepted. Proposals are due by March 15, 2022.
Black and Indigenous Literatures in Portuguese. Papers examining literature written in Portuguese by people of African and Indigenous…[Read more]
Thank you to everyone who came to our “Sadness” panel yesterday, featuring papers by Haiyan Lee, Anna Shields, Lisa Zunshine, and Ya Zuo! It was extremely well attended and featured a wonderful discussion. Kudos to our chair Benjamin Ridgway for bringing together “cognitive” and historicist perspective of emotion, drawing on Chinese literature.
Lisa Zunshine started the topic Session # 645, “Life Writing and Cognition” (Sunday) in the discussion 2022 MLA Convention on MLA Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
Please join us for “Life-Writing and Cognition” (session # 645, Sunday), which will feature papers by Laura Otis, Ralph James Savarese, Ellen Spolsky, and Lisa Zunshine.
Join us at MLA 2022 tomorrow at 1:45 pm for Ecofeminist Imaginings https://mla.confex.com/mla/2022/meetingapp.cgi/Session/12655
Rielle Navitski started the topic MS Screen Arts and Culture Virtual Panels and Postponement in the discussion 2022 MLA Convention on MLA Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
As the 2022 convention approaches, a quick update on the Screen Arts and Culture Forum sessions.
The following sessions will now be held virtually:
Viral Media – Thursday, January 6, 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Presider: Rielle Navitski
A Very Smart Bug: Viral Intelligence and Contagion Theory Bishnupriya Ghosh, U of California, Santa…[Read more]
If you’re looking for more information about how to share your convention materials, this post has details about how to share work in CORE or in Docs. CORE assigns your work a DOI and gives you the option to share the deposit with groups. Work in CORE is publicly accessible–no log-in necessary to read or download. If you want to…[Read more]
Rosi Song started the topic UPDATE: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian Studies Online Panels in the discussion 2022 MLA Convention on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
Due to the surge in coronavirus cases and members changing travel plans, the executive committee of the LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian Studies has moved the following panels online.
Please join us by attending the virtual panels listed below. We look forward to listening to our panelists and engaging in a lively discussion…[Read more]
The MLA Adaptation Studies Forum is pleased to announce three online panels, the final one co-sponsored with the Translation Studies Forum. We were sorry to have to cancel the Adaptation/Translation Studies Cash Bar but hope to see you this coming week virtually at the events below (links provided for information on…[Read more]
Elena Machado Sáez started the topic Update re: US Latinx Studies @ 2022 MLA Convention in the discussion 2022 MLA Convention on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
Due to the surge in coronavirus cases, the executive committee of the LLC Latina/Latino Forum has cancelled the cash bar reception and moved all of our panels online.
We’re still looking forward to vibrant conversations about US Latinx Studies at the 2022 MLA convention, so please join us by attending the virtual panels listed b…[Read more]
Victoria Saramago started the topic Reminder Journal of Lusophone Studies CFP: Apocalyptic Imaginaries in Portuguese in the discussion LLC Luso-Brazilian on MLA Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Please consider submitting an article!
The apocalypse is perhaps the most intractable of phenomena, open to religious, ideological, environmental, technological, and epidemiological interpretations of the end of civilization. The apocalypse has traditionally operated as a fringe hermeneutic,…[Read more]
Dan Connor started the topic INSCREVA-SE PARA UMA BOLSA DE MLA INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY in the discussion LLC Luso-Brazilian on MLA Commons 2 years, 9 months ago
INSCREVA-SE PARA UMA BOLSA DE MLA INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
O prazo de inscrição é 1º de abril de 2021
O MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) está aceitando inscrições para bolsas de três anos para bibliógrafos externos. Os bolsistas do MLAIB atuam como bibliógrafos externos que examinam textos acadêmicos, escrevem resumos informativ…[Read more]
Teaching the Cultures of Portuguese Speaking Countries
This session is interested in discussing the methodological and epistemological challenges/opportunities of teaching the cultures of the Portuguese speaking countries around the world. 200-word abstract + short bio.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021
Marcus V. C. B…[Read more]
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