Postwar Area Literature Group CFP - ALA 2022 Chicago

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Literature Group
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The Postwar Area Literature Group invites abstract submissions for our panels at the 2022 meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022. We will host two panels this year; please see the full CFPs below:

Postwar Stases and Entrapments (1945-1980):  Welcoming papers in poetry, drama, memoir, or fiction that discuss women’s and/or men’s monotonies, paralyses, frigidities, conformities, etc.  Post-WWII gothic states of live burial and entrapment; the literatures of being trapped in cities due to redlining or at the back of the bus due to Jim Crow, stuck in the suburbs, and related themes.  Abstracts by January 15 to Nicole Dib


Postwar Mobilities (1945-1980): Welcoming papers on depictions of mobility in post-WWII literature including poetry, drama, memoir, or fiction; different technologies of travel in post-1945 America; pleasure and leisure on the road; flight or escape from norms and conventions; transit and its limitations; cruising and queer texts in the city or outside of it; new ways of conceptualizing or reimagining transport, whether physical or psychic, and related themes.  Abstracts by January 15 to Nicole Dib


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