Roundtable: Alterity and the Body in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature and Culture

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Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson/ NeMLA

How do individuals negotiate the social world when their bodies do not clearly fit defined hegemonic frameworks such as: male/female, various racial binaries, gay/straight, citizen/non-citizen, able-bodied/disabled, natural/unnatural, and other binaries? This roundtable will examine representations of the body in the context of alterity and otherness in twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature and culture. Roundtable Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson.

Please submit abstracts by September 30, 2014 to