American Literature Association Panel: Alternative Realities

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Call for Papers
January 15, 2020
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Indigenous Studies, Literature

ALA Panel Topic: Alternative Realities

This panel aims to explore alternative realities or perspectives that can be applied to and appear in American literature.  Through this exploration, it is possible to discover new avenues of discussion and interpretation of popular and/or canonical texts, which in turn allows for deeper cultural and social understanding.  Examining work that literally and figurative create alternative realities illuminates social anxieties, era-tied socio-cultural psyches, and continuing cultural patterns of oppression.

This panel is open to any American text, whether it is literature, graphic fiction, TV, video games and so on. 

This is a panel proposal that we wish to submit to the ALA for their conference on May 21-24 in San Diego, California.  To submit the panel proposal we need to have 3-4 panelists with their paper proposals and paper titles. To make the deadline, paper proposal need to be submitted by January 15th, 2020. 

Please submit a 100-250 word paper proposal with your name, affliation and contact information to Robyn Johnson,

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Robyn Johnson

University of Riverside

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