UPDATE: [MELUS] Religion & U.S. Ethnic Lit (deadline extended Nov. 4)

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J. Stephen Pearson, U of North Georgia and Rachel Luckenbill, Duquesne University
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We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Submissions are welcome through Nov. 4, 2015. Please send a 1-page abstract (including working title, your campus, and any a/v needs) to Rachel Luckenbill at luckenbillr@duq.edu. Presentations run either 15 or 20 minutes (7 or 9 pages). Panelists will be notified within a week of the deadline. Papers not chosen can still be submitted to the general pool by November 15.

All presenters, chairs, and moderators must be members of MELUS by the time of the conference. Membership information can be found on the MELUS website at www.melus.org/members.