MLA Special Session: Failure

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Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
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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 by March 15.

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