Global South Panels at the 2018 MLA Convention

The MLA CLCS Global South Forum has organized three panels for the 2018 Modern Languages Association Convention in New York, NY. The details are as follows:

The World in Motion: Transnational Environmental Approaches to Forced Movements, Migrations, and Refuge Seeking
January 5, 2018, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Central Park West, Sheraton
Presiding: Rosemary J. Jolly, Penn State U, University Park
1. “The Local-Global Connections in Chinese Migrant Workers’ Literature,” Xiaojing Zhou, U of the Pacific
2. “The Documented and the Undocumented: Indigenous Migrants and Refuge-Seeking Immigrants,” Basuli Deb, City U of New York

Planetary Life in the Contemporary Petrosphere
January 5, 2018 3:30–4:45 p.m., New York, Hilton
Presiding: Anne Garland Mahler, U of Virginia
1. “Cultivating the Local in Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World and Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies,” Stacey Balkan, Florida Atlantic U
2. “Petro-Affect: Toward a Reading of Oil’s Ubiquity in Pelo Malo, by Mariana Rondón,” María Silvia Montenegro, U of Arizona
3. “Salvage and the Accidental Future,” Jennifer Wenzel, Columbia U
4. “Petro-Politics in the Ecological Crisis of Ecuador’s Progressive Government,” Jonathan Aguirre, Princeton U

South-South Translation and the Geopolitics and Geopoetics of Circulation
January 6, 2018, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Midtown, Hilton
Presiding: Mary Louise Pratt, New York U
1. “Circulation without Translation? Truth and Reconciliation Commission Discourses between Chile and South Africa,” Loren Kruger, U of Chicago
2. “Sentimental Translation in the Global South,” Jang Wook Huh, U of Washington, Seattle
3.“A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary Booms in a Comparative Perspective,” Roanne Kantor, Harvard U
4. “El realismo mágico in Arabic: Globalization, Best Sellers, and Other Problems in South-South Cultural Exchanges,” Eman Morsi, Dartmouth C