The Americas encompass a rich tradition of mythology, folklore, and legends. This panel explores the construction (and reconstruction) of cultural and national identity through myth, legend, and folklore in the literature, history, and oral traditions of the Americas up to 1860 (or so). Papers from all disciplines are welcome.
This is a special session at the 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in San Diego, CA, Nov. 1-3, 2013.
Please submit a proposal on the PAMLA website under the "Early American Myths, Legends, and Folklore" heading, the following links directly to appropriate page: