NeMLA 2012 Conference, March 15-18, Rochester, NY
Transnational Literatures Area
This panel explores commodities of empire as symbols and agents in later twentieth- and twenty-first century literature. How is postcolonial subjectivity structured by interactions with commodities? How do commodities materialize relationships between diverse peoples and states, harnessing the influence of the past to the contemporary moment? Proposals approaching post-1945 literature from diverse disciplinary and theoretical angles are welcome. 250-word abstracts and short biographical statements to Jennifer Nesbitt, email@example.com, by September 30, 2011.