Postwar Area Literature Group CFP - American Literature Association 2023 Conference

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
January 15, 2023
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, American History / Studies

Postwar Area Literature Group CFP - American Literature Association 2023 Conference

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites submissions on the following postwar + contemporary topics for the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, which will be held in Boston, MA from May 25-28. Please send abstracts by January 15th, 2023 to Jacqueline Foertsch at Jacqueline.foertsch@unt.edu.

Postwar Gothics – Discussions of post-WWII poetry, drama, or prose that draws on the romance/horror tradition are welcome.  The uncanny in postwar literature; states of uncertainty or indeterminacy in postwar literature; violence, haunting, or nightmare in postwar literature.

Postwar Economies – Discussions of post-WWII poetry, drama, or prose focused on finances, monetary values, wealth or poverty, inheritance, insurance, etc. are welcome.  Class-based identities, peace and prosperity, production and reproduction (of labor, wealth, status), boomtimes and baby booms, strivers and social-climbers, keeping up with the Joneses, escape from poverty, and related themes.

Contemporary Gothics – Discussions of poetry, drama, or prose 1980-present that draws on the romance/horror tradition are welcome.  The uncanny in contemporary literature; states of uncertainty or indeterminacy in contemporary literature; violence, haunting, or nightmare in contemporary literature.

For information about the 2022 American Literature Association conference, please visit: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/

Contact Info: 

Jacqueline Foertsch

Co-chair of the Postwar Area Literature Group