Reconstructing Class Analysis (Potential Panel for C19 2022)
CFP – Panel Submission – C19 2022 (Coral Cables Florida, March 31-April 2)
Reconstructing Class Analysis
We seek papers for a potential panel that rethink, revise, renovate, or recommit to class as a category of analysis for nineteenth-century U.S. literature. We are interested in theoretical meditations on the renewal of class analysis in response to developments that define our present, from climate emergency and BLM to methodological debates about critique. We are especially interested in papers on the role class analysis can play in reconstructing U.S. literary history along intersectional, multiracial, and transnational lines. We encourage work that engages materials from across the long nineteenth century, including overlooked archives and texts not commonly viewed as explicitly “about” class.