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MLA Affiliate Status

As of 2010, the Western Literature Association has affiliate status with the Modern Language Association. What does this mean for WLA? This affiliate status guarantees the WLA to be able to present a panel at each MLA Conference. The first such panel will be presented during the January 6-9, 2011, MLA Conference in Los Angeles, California.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Session title: Remapping the American West
Submission requirements: 300-word abstract
Deadline for submissions: March 7, 2010

Description:

Seeking papers on the American West as geographically dynamic space. Topics may include the American West as zone of urbanism/cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, migration and immigration, postmodern geography, globalism, critical regionalism.

Please submit your 300-word abstract (due March 7) electronically to Alex Hunt, Assoc. Prof. of American Literature, Dept. of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages, West Texas A&M University.


Future MLA conventions will take place in Seattle (January 5-8, 2012) and Boston (January 3-6, 2013). WLA panel titles to be announced.

 

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