Muslims in America - a panel at SAMLA 92 (extended deadline June 14)

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Call for Papers
November 13, 2020
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists.

Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces. With the theme of SAMLA 92—Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts—panelists are asked to consider how these writers and artists employ different media in their articulation of assimilation, alterity, dissent, and transgression as Muslim Americans in high or low art forms. 

Please submit a 300-word abstract, with a short biography and A/V requirements, to Mahwash Shoaib ( by June 14.

Contact Info: 

Mahwash Shoaib