MLA Special Session: Failure

full name / name of organization: 
Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
contact email: 
dxm388@psu.edu

Failure, although an important part of American cultural mythology, has not been recognized in American theory. While the American Dream has been worshiped, failure is associated with shame and personal fiascos even though it permeates all the social, political, and cultural strata of the U.S. Proposals on 20th and 21st century literature, up to 250 words, should be sent to dxm388@psu.edu by March 15.

Dr. Damjana Mraovic-O’Hare
Department of English
Pennsylvania State University

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond