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Call for Papers for MLA 2013: Urban Ethnicity: Work, Protest, and the American Dream

(Mar 01, 2012)

For a panel at the Modern Language Association annual meeting in January, 2013, MELUS seeks proposals that investigate the impact of corporate greed on America’s middle and working classes in recent multiethnic literature. Specifically, the panel invites papers that demonstrate the processes of disintegration of the middle class and stagnation of social mobility among the working class.
   We particularly welcome papers that examine works set in America’s major metropolises in the period of recent economic volatility from the dot com boom and bust in the late 1990s to the current great recession brought on by the burst of the real estate bubble. 250-word abstract and 2-page CV by 20 March 2012; Wenxin Li (liw@sunysuffolk.edu) .
   Founded in 1973, MELUS endeavors to expand the definition of American literature through the study and teaching of Latino American, Native American, African American, Asian and Pacific American, and ethnically specific Euro-American literary works, their authors, and their cultural contexts.