Landscapes of Politics and Identity in American Literature

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

This panel investigates the concept of landscape in American literature.  For Americans, the landscape brings strong associations, whether cultural, political, historical, or commercial.  The landscape, in a sense, is central to the American identity. This session seeks proposals on the meaning of landscape in American literature.  How do Americans use landscape to create identity?  In what ways are landscapes used politically or culturally to create meaning?  This session encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the landscape in American literature, including the examination of literature and the visual arts. 

NEMLA 2020

Marriott Copely Place

Boston, MA

March 5-8, 2020

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Submit abstracts of 300 words for this session by September 30, 2019 to the NEMLA 2020 site: 

Dr. Kathleen Healey

Instructor of English

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA  01602