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Nominations sought for the MLA forum CLCS: Global Arab and Arab American (due Jan 26, 2015)

Nominations sought for the MLA forum CLCS: Global Arab and Arab American

The Global Arab and Arab American Forum is seeking to fill two positions on its Executive Committee during the 2015 elections. One is a replacement position extending from Jan. 11, 2016 to the close of the Jan. 2020 convention (a four-year term). The person elected to this position will be secretary in his or her second year (Jan. 9 2017 through the close of the Jan. 2018 convention) and will assume the duties of chair in his or her third year (8 Jan. 2018 through the close of the Jan. 2019 convention). The other elected position on the executive committee extends from Jan. 11, 2016 to the close of the Jan. 2021 convention (a five-year term). The person elected to the 2016-2021 term will be secretary in the year leading up to and including the January 2019 convention and will assume the duties of chair in the year leading up to and including the January 2020 convention. Eligible nominees should be MLA members and should not be currently serving on another MLA Forum’s Executive Committee.

Please send your nominations (including self-nominations) for either position to Pauline Homsi Vinson at phvinson@gmail.com by January 26, 2015, and include your CV and a 100 -150 word statement of interest in the position.

 
Description of CLCS Global Arab and Arab American Forum The Global Arab and Arab American forum is interested in works of the Arab diaspora, including the cultural production of Arab American and global Arab writers. The category “Global Arab” allows for a broad conceptualization of diasporic and multilingual work situated within the various national, ethnic, religious, and cultural contexts of the Arab world and the Middle East. The designation “Arab American” is linked to the category “Global Arab” yet deserves special attention as a distinct subfield within American literature that engages with the discourses of race and ethnicity in the United States as well as with the history of Arab and Middle Eastern migrations to the Americas.

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