116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Agency and Performativity of Place in 20th and 21st Century American Literature

Presiding Officer: 
Megan Cannella, University of Nevada, Reno

Using critical theories of testimony and witnessing, this panel seeks to explore the ways in which place transcends the function of mere setting in 20th and 21st century American literature. Employing broad definitions of both place and what it means to be classified as American literature, this panels seeks to analyze and grapple with evolving understandings and functions of place, with the understanding that its influence is no longer entirely bound by geography.

Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session