Message from MLA:


Call for Papers

MLA 2015 in Vancouver

I am writing on behalf of the MLA Division for East Asian Languages and
Literatures after 1900. In the interests of promoting the participation of
Asianists in the Modern Languages Association, we would like to pass on
the MLA’s call for panel proposals to our colleagues in the field. While

we cannot guarantee the acceptance of these proposals by the MLA, we on
the committee (which comprises Japanologists, Sinologists and Koreanists)
would like to offer our guidance in negotiating the MLA special session
application process. You do have to be a member of the MLA to
propose/participate. Interested parties should consult the following page
for the basic guidelines:

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to email me
personally at

Cross-border and/interdisciplinary panels are likely to be of particular
interest, but panels confined to a single national tradition are also
welcome. MLA is also calling for other innovative formats:

Exciting changes benefiting Asianists at the MLA are in the near future.
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver in January 2015!

Very best regards,

Melek Ortabasi <>

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