CFP: "Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent" MLA Panel (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2016
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Film and Film History, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Literature, Nationalism History / Studies

CFP: "Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent"

MLA Special Session (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)


This non-guaranteed, MLA special seeks papers that examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that dominates the contemporary occasion.

Potential participants may consider, among others, the following topics and issues:

  • National time vs. geological time
  • Asynchronous simultaneity
  • Transhistorical connections
  • International trade
  • Migratory movements
  • Workers’ movements
  • Postcolonialism and Neoimperialism
  • Spatial resistance
  • Urban development
  • Repetition and cyclicality
  • Information dissemination
  • Pro-democracy activism and radical politics


Please note that this is a proposed special session and is not guaranteed by MLA.

Please send abstracts to Juan Meneses ( by March 15, 2016.