“FOR TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY IS BETTER THAN TO ARRIVE” – TALES OF IMMIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT (SAMLA; 11/9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Myrna Santos/Nova Southeastern University
contact email: 
smyrna@nova.edu

“FOR TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY IS BETTER THAN TO ARRIVE” – TALES OF IMMIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT--South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Durham, NC--November 9-11, 2012

Many of us can trace our heritage back to another country, whether in the time frame of our parents, grandparents, or ourselves. Each of us has a tale to tell, a tale that depicts who we are and how we came to be that person. Within this process of achieving our identity, we travel many paths, make many choices, and have encountered many experiences . . . good and bad. As an immigrant, one may have felt a deep sense of displacement and the feeling of “being alone on a wide, wide, sea.” But, we travel on with hope in our hearts for the realization of a better life. This panel will examine and explore stories of immigration and the feelings evoked by displacement. Personal experiences and connections to authored works and literature on all related topics are welcome. By June 15, 2012, please submit 250-word abstracts to Myrna Santos, Nova Southeastern University, at smyrna@nova.edu. Conference website: http://samla.gsu.edu/convention/convention.htm

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian