Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) | Guaranteed Panel

The Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures invites submissions for a guaranteed panel on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) to be presented at the 2020 MLA Convention taking place 9-12 January 2020 in Seattle, Washington.

We invite submissions on literatures concerning Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Including, but not limited to, writings on the following related topics: National Day of Awareness for MMIWG, Women’s Memorial March, Highway of Tears, Canadian National Inquiry, Washington State House Bill 2951, Annual Indigenous Women’s Candlelight Memorial Vigil in Seattle, Anna Mae Aquash, REDress Project, the 2017 film Wind River, the Who Killed Alberta Williams? podcast, the community-based art installation Walking with Our Sisters, Sisters in Spirit Vigils, the play Big Green Sky, #AmINext or #idlenomore or other social media outlets, and/or additional MMIWG literatures.

Please send 300-word abstracts, brief (1-2 pp.) CVs, and AV requests to Brian J Twenter (University of Minnesota Morris) and Laura De Vos (University of Washington) at btwenter@morris.umn.edu and lmdevos@uw.edu by 27 March 2019.

Presenters must be members of the Modern Languages Association by 7 April 2019. This is a guaranteed panel, the session proposal will be accepted, and selected panelists will be informed before 1 April 2019. Information on membership is available on the MLA website: https://www.mla.org/.

 

Indigenous Comics and Graphic Novels | Special Session

The Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL) invites submissions for a special panel on Indigenous comics and graphic novels to be presented at the 2020 MLA Convention taking place January 9-12 in Seattle, Washington.

We invite submissions on Indigenous comics from around the world, including collections like Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, Sovereign Traces, or Deer Woman: An Anthology. Papers could focus on any of the many comics and graphic novels coming from First Nation writers around Canada as well. Presenters could also focus on Indigenous comics institutions, including publishing presses (High Water Press, Native Realties Press), Indigenous led and focused comic shops (Red Planet Books and Comics), or the annual Indigenous Comic Con held in Albuquerque, NM.

Please send 300-word abstracts, brief (1-2 pp.) CVs, and AV Requests to Jeremy M. Carnes (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) at jcarnes@uwm.edu by March 30, 2019.

Selected Panelists will be notified by April 2, 2019 and must be members of the Modern Language Association by April 7, 2019. Information on membership is available on the MLA website: http://mla.org/.

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