This panel seeks papers that explore the mythic and iconic qualities oflandscapes in American literature, whether they be rural, wild, regional, or urban, to further examine human/nature intersections as constituents of place.
We also seek papers that theorize ecocritically about the formationof mythic landscapes in the individual, regional, cultural, or social mind,and the boundedness or unboundedness of mythic places.
We encourage papers on regions and locations ranging from iconic cities (New York, Los Angeles,New Orleans, etc.) to national parks, from sites like the Grand Canyon and Okefenokee Swamp to the inscribing of the small town or regional identity
(the Black Hills).