Deadline Extended for the MLA’s First International Symposium

The deadline for proposals for the MLA’s first conference outside the United States and Canada has been extended to 15 September. The symposium, Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations, will be held in Düsseldorf from 23 to 25 June 2016 and is organized in collaboration with the Heinrich Heine University. Anthony Appiah, 2016 MLA president, will open the symposium, which will also include a reading and reflection by the authors Aminatta Forna, Eva Hoffmann, and Yoko Tawada. The conference will feature keynote talks and roundtables, as well as traditional sessions with three or four fifteen-minute papers, workshops with precirculated papers, and roundtable conversations based on five-minute presentations. To propose a paper, panel, session, or workshop, please write to To learn more about the conference, including proposal requirements, please visit the conference site on MLA Commons. The registration fee for the conference will be 150 euros for MLA members; complete registration and travel information will be available on the conference site in winter 2015–16.