Imprisonment and Resistance (Special Session MLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Katy Ryan / West Virginia University
contact email: 
kohearnr@mail.wvu.edu

Interested in papers on 20-century American literature and imprisonment, with a focus on abolitionist visions and struggles. How have writers imagined or recounted the experiences of imprisonment? How has literature and film impacted public perception? Especially eager for ideas about new directions in prison literary studies. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2013.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
poetry
theatre