21st-Century War Veterans: Victims, Heroes, or Something Else?

deadline for submissions: 
January 20, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Peter Molin
contact email: 

Call for Papers:  American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA.

This panel invites investigation of fictional representations of veterans of war in Iraq and Afghanistan in works such as Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds, Roxana Robinson’s Sparta, Phil Klay’s Redeployment, and Roy Scranton’s War Porn, especially as they intersect with national debates about PTSD, “trauma heroes,” “thanking veterans for their service,” the “civil-military divide,” and current political trends.

Submit proposals of 250 words or less to Peter Molin at petermolin@msn.com by January 20, 2017.