"Reimagining City Politics From the Margins"/ panel for ALA symposium "City and American Literature/ Abstract Deadline 7/28/15

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The University of Miami
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This panel welcomes papers that explore how contemporary literary genres attempt to think through the traditionally raced and class divided formulations (and representations) of the neoliberal city-scape. We particularly invite presenters to consider creative works that destabilize the city as the ultimate signifier of minority cultures and reimagine the spatial expanse of minority resistance. Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:

ideology and effect of 'urban renewal' /gentrification/displacements and dispossessions
urban discourse of raced deviance
new immigrant destinations

By June 28, please send abstracts and brief bio to mdg60@miami.edu