Reimagining the American West (MLA 2025 Special Session)

deadline for submissions: 
March 25, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Nate Mickelson, New York University
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How are poets, novelists, filmmakers, and other artists reconfiguring the Western genre? How do 21st century Westerns challenge the genre's enduring exclusions and myths? What do indigenous, queer, feminist, Black, and Asian-American Westerns make visible?

Please send a 200-word proposals and brief bio