CFP: MLA 2020 Early American

CFP: Early American Forum

at MLA 2020, Seattle, Wa


American Settler Colonialisms 
Settler colonialism transformed American ecologies, lifeways, cultural exchange, and aesthetic forms. How can this concept in indigenous, environmental, and CRT reorient American studies?

Please send 250-word abstracts to Monique Allewaert ( by March 15


Vast Early America

How does “Vast Early America,” a historiographical orientation from the Pacific and the continental West, change the spatial, temporal, and linguistic coordinates of the field?

Please send 250-word abstracts to Kirsten Silva Gruesz ( by March 15th.


Decolonizing Pedagogies in Early American Studies

What pedagogical strategies, methodological orientations, counter-geographies, canonical interventions, digital platforms, and/or critical fabulations best position the field to decolonize the early American classroom?

Please send 250-word abstracts to Duncan Faherty ( by March 15