“Postwhat?! Literary Postmodernism in the 21st Century” - MLA 2014 - Abstracts by March 15, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Mullins / MLA
contact email: 
mmullins@sebts.edu

This panel tackles the question of whether or not postmodernism as a way of thinking about literary texts has truly run out of steam, or whether we are only now gaining enough critical distance to assess its impact on literature and literary studies.

Particularly welcome are proposals that consider the ways in which discussing postmodernism in the 21st century may help us reassess claims that postmodernism has gotten bogged down in, or become coterminous with, consumerism, radical otherness, irony, whiteness, masculinity, and nationalism, problems that it had hoped to deconstruct or move beyond.

Please send along a 300-word abstract no later than March 15 to Matthew Mullins: mmullins@sebts.edu

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