Revisiting the American Grotesque

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September 30, 2020
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Area Studies, Contemporary History, Humanities, Literature

NeMLA 2021 Conference CFP (3/11/21-3/14/21, Philadelphia, PA)

This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:

Contact Info: 

Mary Balkun, Professor of English, Seton Hall University

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