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

full name / name of organization: 
Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson/ NeMLA
contact email: 
stacie.mccormick@gmail.com

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 https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15030

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
theatre
theory