Call for Papers for Two MELUS panels for MLA 2017, January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2016.
We invite colleagues to submit individual paper abstracts to the two following MELUS panels for the MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention on Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA:
1. “Ecocritical Engagements with American Multiethnic Literature”
This is a MELUS panel.
How do multiethnic literatures give shape to their narratives from an ecocritical perspective? How do ecocritical takes on multiethnic American literature inform our understanding of American literature writ large? Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Brief abstract and 1-page CV to Christopher González (Chris.Gonzalez@tamuc.edu) by Mar. 27, 2016.
2. “Multiethnic Voices in Graphic Medicine”
This is a MELUS panel.
How is graphic medicine informed by multiethnic literary approaches? How do such graphic narratives grapple simultaneously with illness and ethnicity? Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Brief abstract and 1-page CV to Christopher González (Chris.Gonzalez@tamuc.edu) by Mar. 27, 2016.
In your abstract, please include your full contact information: name, rank, email, institutional affiliation, which panel you submit your abstract to, and whether you request AV equipment. All panelists must be current members of MLA and MELUS in order for the abstracts to be accepted and to present in these two MELUS panels at the MLA 2017 convention. Thank you very much.
Call for Papers for 2 MELUS panels for ALA 2016,May 26-29, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Submission Deadline: January 25, 2016.
We invite individual paper abstracts for the two following MELUS panels for ALA (American Literature Association) 2016 conference on May 26-29, 2016, in San Francisco, CA:
- Race and Ethnicity in Graphic Narratives. How are the motifs, tropes, and themes of race and ethnicity narrated in one or more American multiethnic (African American, Asian American, Latino/a American, Jewish American, Italian American, Arab American, American Indian, etc.) graphic novels, comics, or sequential storytelling in general? Intersectional engagements with gender, class, sexuality and culture in graphic narratives are also welcome.
- Ethnofuturism in American Literature. How are conceptions and representations of race and ethnicity articulated in American speculative fiction? What do such examples of Ethnofuturism reveal about race and ethnicity in the United States? How have such authors as Ruth Ozeki, Sherman Alexie, Gerald Vizenor, Junot Díaz, Simon J. Ortiz, Karen Tei Yamashita, Toni Cade Bambara, Seth Graham Jones, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany and others helped shape Ethnofuturism in the United States?
Please submit your individual paper abstract of fewer than 250 words in Microsoft Word and a 1-page CV to Prof. Christopher González, MELUS Program Chair, at Chris.Gonzalez@tamuc.edu by Jan. 25, 2016. In your abstract please include your full contact information: your name, rank, institutional affiliation, email, the panel to which you are submitting, and whether you request AV equipment. Due to the high cost of AV equipment, we cannot guarantee that American Literature Association will honor all AV requests. All panelists must be current members of MELUS in order to present in these two MELUS panels in ALA 2016.