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Landscapes of Politics and Identity in American Literature (NEMLA 51st Annual Convention)

Boston, MA
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Event: NEMLA 51st Annual Convention
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2020-03-05 to 2020-03-08 Abstract Due: 2019-09-30

For Americans, the landscape brings strong associations, whether cultural, political, historical, or commercial. The landscape, in a sense, is central to the American identity. This session seeks proposals on the meaning of landscape in American literature. How do Americans use the landscape to create identity? In what ways are landscapes used politically or culturally to create meaning? This session encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the landscape in American literature, including examination of literature and the visual arts.

For questions, contact Dr. Kathleen Healey, session chair, at khealey@worcester.edu.

Submit 300 word abstracts to this session to the NEMLA 2020 site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17923.

khealey@worcester.edu

Kathleen Healey