3 CFPs – Global Arab and Arab American MLA Forum (Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019)

3 CFPs – Global Arab and Arab American MLA Forum (Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019)

The Global Arab and Arab American MLA Forum invites proposals for the following three panels at the MLA convention in Chicago, Illinois (Jan 3-6, 2019):
 
 

1/ Transacting Arab Literary Modernity

Paper proposals examining cross-cultural, global influences on Arab literary modernity in 19th-20th centuries (colonialism, Orientalism, philology, travel, literary / cultural exchange, translation, Nahda, etc.) invited for MLA 2019 session.  Short cv and 300-word abstract by 3/25/2018 to Karim Mattar karim.mattar@colorado.edu

2/ Global Transactional Cultures and Identities in/of the Mediterranean

Transactional engagement with Mediterranean cultures and identities; transhistorical, transcolonial, parallel textualities; rewriting. Short CV and 300-word abstract by 3/25/2018 to Nevine El Nossery (elnossery@wisc.edu) and Ahmed Idrissi (aidrissi@purdue.edu).

3/ Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans in Trump’s USA: Politics and Performance

Paper proposals examining politics and performance by Arab-American and Muslim-American youth cultures (hip hop, rap, slam poetry, theatre, etc.) invited for MLA 2019 session. Short cv and 300-word abstract by 3/25/2018 to Rasha Chatta rc49@soas.ac.uk.