For those of you who are interested, from Christopher Micklethwait:

top_mla_logoMLA Division on Arabic Literature and Culture is now inviting proposals to present on four sessions at the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago, January 9-12.

Please send brief abstracts and CVs to Chris Micklethwait at chrisdm – at – stedwards – dot – edu by March 8, 2013, and please forward to any interested parties.
1. “New Arabic Genres” – Seeking papers on new Arabic media, including electronic modes of writing, graphic narratives, and innovations in genres of Arabic writing.
2. “Novels of the Arab Diaspora” – Seeking papers on novels by Arab writers of the diaspora, early and contemporary topics welcome, including Arabic, Francophone, and Anglophone texts.
3. “Trans-Mediterranean Literature and Film” – Seeking papers that theorize a Trans-Mediterranean culture. Suggested topics include colonialism, cosmopolitanism, circuits of migration, and multinational/multilingual literature and cinema.
4. “Vulnerable Expression after the Arab Uprisings” – Seeking papers examining cultural freedoms since the Arab Uprisings, with an emphasis on legal and economic transformations in cultural production.
Yes, as Omar Berrada noted, it’s set for Chicago in…January.