Postwar Area Literature Group - American Literature Association 2020 Conference CFPs

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2020
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Postwar Area Literature Group

CFPs for the 2020 American Literature Association Conference

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites abstract submissions for our panels at the 2020 meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. We will host two panels this year; please see the full CFPs below.

Climate and the Postwar Poem: Discussions of poetry, 1945-1975, examining climate and ecology. Topics might include poetry on the Atomic Bomb; revisions of classical forms and modes (pastoral, georgic) in an era of environmental devastation; the use of climate as political metaphor. Abstracts to and by 15 January 2020.


Post-45 State of the Field: Discussions of friction and continuity between the labels of post-45 and contemporary literature; contemporary reflections on post-45 writing; the friction between categories/labels like post-45, long mid-twentieth century, and contemporary; nonchronological approaches to postwar literature; postwar influence on contemporary literature. Abstracts to and by 15 January 2020.