American Literature 1945- present (PAMLA 2022 panel)

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Carranza / UC Riverside
contact email: 

You are invited to submit a proposal for the standing session "American Literature from 1945- Present" at the 2022 PAMLA Conference, scheduled for Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

We invite proposals for papers dealing with American Literature from 1945 to the present. This virtual session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian," which may consider topics such as the spatial imagination of Los Angeles, migration/border crossings, the family and/or spaces of domesticity, homelessness, heterotopias and palimpsests, and literature that blends the genres of the "fantastic" and the "quotidian."

Some other topics of interest include:

• Ecocritical approaches to Post-World War II literature;

• Multicultural approaches to American literature after 1945;

• Psychological and/or sociological and/or political approaches to American literature after 1945;

• Aesthetic approaches to American literature after 1945.

 Please submit your proposal at View Session (