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CFP: Arab/Arabic Panels at MLA 2015

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 (tgnasser@aucegypt.edu) and Waïl S. Hassan (whassan@illinois.edu).

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: kudsieh@gmail.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:  kudsieh@gmail.com.

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: kudsieh@gmail.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: kudsieh@gmail.com.


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