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

(Mar 29, 2012)

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) .