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Palestine Panels/Arabic Forum MLA 2025, New Orleans, call for papers

Deadline March 15, 2024

News vom 29.02.2024

Refqa Abu-Remaileh: On behalf of the Arabic Forum, we welcome abstracts for the below 4 panels for MLA 2025 (New Orleans):

The Question of Palestine Now

Drawing on or thinking beyond Edward Said's The Question of Palestine, we invite papers that consider new directions, methodologies/approaches, conceptual frames, translation, representation, the Palestine exception, intersectionality, transmediality, multilingualism, digital humanities.

~ 250 word abstracts to r.remaileh@fu-berlin.de and dayoub@middlebury.edu  by March 15, 2024

Reading the Classical in the Modern / Reading the Modern in the Classical

This panel invites papers that engage Arabic literature transhistorically. Possible topics include modern engagements with classical genres, new theoretical approaches to classical texts, or applications of classical literary theory in the modern period.

~ 250 word abstracts to (rebeccacjohnson@northwestern.edu and sb4033@columbia.edu by March 15, 2024

Teaching Palestine

Reflections on teaching, syllabi, curricula, pedagogy, translation, sources, archives, history, culture, periods, texts, censorship, silencing, and suppression in the academy. New methods; the possibilities and limits of dialogue.

~ 250 word abstracts to r.remaileh@fu-berlin.de and dayoub@middlebury.edu by March 15, 2024

Palestine and Postcolonial Studies

This joint session panel (Arabic/Postcolonial Studies Forums) seeks to trouble the place, or absence, of Palestine in postcolonial studies. We invite theoretical models, conceptual paradigms, or geospatial configurations in any period or genre.

~ 300 word abstracts to rebeccacjohnson@northwestern.edu and kalyan.nadiminti@northwestern.edu by March 15, 2024



All MLA 2025 CfPs can be found via this link.

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