Insecurities of the North American West - MLA 2018

deadline for submissions: 
March 29, 2017
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Western Literature Association Session at MLA 2018  (January 4-7, NYC)

In keeping with the Presidential Theme, #States of Insecurity, this proposed session seeks to explore the many ways in which insecurity, broadly defined, has shaped literatures of the North American West. Potential presentations should investigate how literatures aid in the work of stabilizing, destabilizing, exploring, challenging, interpreting, and otherwise navigating states of political, cultural, economic, and environmental insecurity. Both time period and genre are open as long as the works pertain to the North American West. Please submit a 250 word proposal to Dr. Kerry Fine by March 29th: Queries welcome.