These panels are seeking proposals for the 130th annual convention of the Modern Language Association in Vancouver from January 8-11, 2015.
Arab-Latin American Literary Encounters:
Arab-Latin American literary relations, including Arab diaspora, networks of mutual influence, translation, adaptation, representation in literature and popular culture. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Tahia Abdel Nasser (email@example.com) and Waïl S. Hassan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following panels are sponsored by the Division of Arabic Literature and Culture:
Untiming the Medieval:
Significance of the medieval period to modern times; the problematic construction of “medieval” in Arabic literature and culture in pre-modern, Nahda, and modern times. 300-400 word abstracts by 15 March 2014 to: email@example.com.
Adaptation and Appropriation in Palestinian Literature and Culture:
Appropriation of conventional genres; transformation of traditional or pre-modern motifs; forging new forms and cultural politics. 300-400 word abstracts by 15 March, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twenty-First Century Turns in Arabic Literature and Culture:
Papers that examine experimental works and novels, new genres and trajectories, and stylistic shifts are welcome. 300-400 word abstracts by 15 March, 2014 to: email@example.com.
Memory, Trauma and Violence in Arabic Literature and Culture:
How have acts of trauma and violence been remembered, invoked and commemorated (e.g. in Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, and elsewhere)? 300-400 word abstracts by 15 March, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.