Category Archives: Call for Proposals

MELUS Call for Papers, The 2019 American Literature Association Conference (ALA)

Panel Topic: “‘Writing’ Wrongs: Notions of Justice and Civic Engagement in Multi-Ethnic American Literature”

MELUS invites individual papers that explore how multi-ethnic literature engages topics related to civic engagement and justice. Papers may consider literature that deals with legal and/or penal systems, but can also explore how civic engagement can promote justice (e.g.: political activism leads to more socially inclusive governing bodies/representative democracies; educational reform opens access to education for underrepresented/minority students; etc.) and also be limited by injustice (e.g.: wrongful convictions within racially-biased justice systems systematically strip ethnic minorities of the right to civic engagement).

Please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to Stella Setka at professorsetka@gmail.com by January 4, 2019.

Call for Proposals, MELUS panel at MLA 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: MELUS Panel at MLA 2020

January 9-12, 2020, Seattle, WA

Panel Title: Intersectionality in Fantastic and/or Magical Realist Multi-Ethnic Literature

We invite papers that examine the ways that race, gender, and/or sexuality intersect in American multi-ethnic texts that might be categorized as “magical realist” or “fantastic” and that promote the notion of coalition building. Must be a member of MELUS at the time of the MLA 2020 Convention.

Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019

Submit to Stella Setka, setkasn@wlac.edu

CONFERENCE TRAVEL AWARDS, MELUS 2020

Several travel awards are available: the Katharine Rodier Graduate Student Travel Award, the MELUS Graduate Student Travel Award, and the MELUS President’s Contingent Faculty Travel Award. To submit a travel award application, please email your conference abstract toKaylee Jangula Mootz, MELUS Graduate Student Representative, at kaylee.mootz@uconn.edu and specify the travel award(s) for which you wish to apply.

Visit also the conference website, and note that the deadline for submitting a conference abstract is October 1, 2019.

Conference website: https://melus2020.org/