Poverty and Whiteness in 20th Century American Literature Panel: ALA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jolene Hubbs / Veronica Watson

We are seeking a third presenter for a proposed panel at the American Literature Association in Boston (May 26-29, 2011). This panel aims to explore representations of poor whites and/or the intersections of whiteness and social class in twentieth-century works.  One confirmed paper will examine intertextuality as a form of poor white class consciousness in Barbara Robinette Moss's _Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter_; the other will explore white femininity and class mobility in Zora Neale Hurston's _Seraph on the Suwanee_.  Comparative approaches--across races, works, time periods--and papers examining individual works related to the panel theme are equally welcome.

Please submit a 500-word abstract and a brief CV to Jolene Hubbs (jhubbs@bama.ua.edu), University of Alabama, and Veronica Watson (Veronica.Watson@iup.edu), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, by November 30, 2010.  Notification by December 17, 2010.