'The Green Breast of the New World': Visions of America's Promise [NEMLA; 8/2]
This session welcomes papers or presentations on visions of America, the American Dream, and the American landscape. As Nick Carraway describes at the end of The Great Gatsby, America has held promise for generations of dreamers. Even though we are drawn back 'ceaselessly into the past,' we continue to lay our dreams on America's shores. How has an understanding of the Dream changed? Any exploration of questions surrounding the myth and reality of the American Dream--from early explorers to current immigrants--is welcome. 250-word abstract due August 2.
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