This panel seeks papers in genre studies that touch on the production of the imagination in the literature of the early republic and antebellum America. Proposals may consider, but are not limited to, the politics of genre and the popular imagination in literature and period reviews, formulations about identity construction and generic instability, the (cross-)cultural work of the imagination in hybrid texts, generic hybridity and imagining the nation, genre and the production of an historical imagination, and writers (re)imagining their literary labors in experimental and unfamiliar genres. Submit 250-word abstract and cv to Keat Murray at email@example.com by September 26.
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