Call For Papers
American Literature Association
23rd Annual Convention
May 24- 27, 2012
San Francisco, CA
1. Home and Toni Morrison's Works
In all of her fiction, Morrison examines how the feeling of belonging and a sense of an identity have been put in jeopardy by the perils of history. Her fiction also explores how social, cultural, and political changes produce for individuals a sense of dispossession from their homes. Morrison herself has defined components of home as memory and ancestry as well as citizenship and belonging. We are pleased to accept papers for this panel that conceptualize and/or theorize representations of home; home and identity; home and repressed memory/trauma; and home and nostalgia.