Liminality in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA
contact email: 
msimental@gmail.com

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personas, and liminal landscapres in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

Please submit all formal proposals at www.pamla.org. and include your name, the name of the organization/institution with which you are affiliated, the title of your submission, and a proposal for your paper (approximately 250 words).

Please direct any and all questions or informal submissions to Michael G. Simental (msimental@gmail.com).

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