Call for Papers
American Literature Association Symposium
September 7-9, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
American regional writing, as a literary movement, often has a limited association with a few decades during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. At times, many writers have cringed at being described as “regional,” fearing limiting or marginalizing classification. Other writers have embraced the term. However, more recent research has often argued for a renewed importance in regional scholarship or the scholarship of place and has redefined how we look at canonical definitions of regionalism and place. This symposium seeks to deepen our understanding of the importance of regionalism and place in past and present American literature by continuing to question spatial boundaries and definitions.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Steiner, Emeritus Professor of American Studies, California State University, Fullerton One page proposals or panel suggestions can be sent to program director Dr. Sara Kosiba at email@example.com by May 15th, 2017.
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