The CLCS Global Jewish forum welcomes abstracts for the two panels we are organizing at the MLA 2022 convention in Washington D.C., Jan 6-9, 2022.
Panel 1: Contagion in/around Jewish literature and culture
Submissions exploring diverse approaches to contagion in Jewish literature and culture; interpreting contagion, infectious affects and ideas, transnational/linguistic transmission, thematic proliferations, infodemics and political contaminations, illness/disease narratives.
Panel 2: Writing in a Jewish language
How do writers make languages Jewish or inject Jewishness into language? English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, etc. as Jewish languages; Anglish/Yinglish and other Jewish lexicons; Hebrew-Arabic crossovers; language as hybridity.
250-word abstracts and short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 8, 2021.