The Graduate Student Caucus typically organizes two panels at the annual meeting of the MLA. For more information on the panels, please contact the First Vice-President of the caucus. The CFPs will be circulated on familiar listservs, and any graduate student in the modern languages is eligible to participate. Additional events relevant to graduate students will also be posted below.
Calls for papers (closed) 2017 MLA annual meeting in Philadelphia January 2017, 5-7
1.Technology and Social Media: The End of Boundaries? How do these positively or negatively affect the life, work (teaching and/or researching), and wellness of graduate students? 2.Questioning boundaries in postcolonial studies In a field defined as post-national, transcultural, multilingual, etc., how can we rethink postcolonial boundaries in literature and the visual arts? (both panels organized and moderated by Jeanne Jégousso)
MLA 2016: 1.*Subject(s) matter: genealogies of sympathy in texts" 2.*Grad experiences: past, present, future" (both panels organized and moderated by Alexandrine Mailhé)
MLA 2015: 1."Travel, Translation and Circulation in Latin America" 2."Pursuing Two Passions: On Being a Grad Student and Something Else" (both panels organized and moderated by Kristal Bivona)
MLA 2014: 1. "Exile, Death, Sacrifice: The Poetics of Suffering in Francophone Literature" 2."Compromising, Negotiating: Roundtable Discussion on Being a Graduate Student" (both panels organized and moderated by Loic Bourdeau)