MMLA - "Post-Now" in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary America

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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The MMLA’s permanent session on American Literature pre-1870 seeks papers that engage with the conference theme, “Post-Now,” in a pre- and post-Revolutionary context. The moment of the Revolution was simultaneously a moment of explosive ideological change and continued oppression for millions of marginalized individuals in the colonies and subsequent United States. How do authors, artists, politicians, intellectuals, and writers of any background confront this division, and how are they able to propose a future for the new nation that recognizes continued tyranny in its social and political structures? Interdisciplinary and multinational perspectives welcome.

Please submit an approximately 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Sarah Dennis, , by April 15.