CFP: New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11 in the Obama Era -- Proposals due 5/31/2013
Call for Papers Date:
Chairpersons of the 2012-2014 SAMLA 9/11 and Literature special sessions seek high quality, previously unpublished submissions to supplement a strong collection of essays emerging from (but not limited to) the 2012 and 2013 annual SAMLA conventions, entitled New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era. The aim of this collection is to open discussion on a new wave of cultural response to 9/11 and we invite scholarly essays (6,000-7,000 words) on topics relating to the newer representations and/or interpretations of 9/11, including both visual and literary texts that express the real complexity and conflictedness of 9/11 as an event and disaster.
Proposals should consider these and/or other important considerations in post-9/11 literary and visual representation, including but not limited to:
• Post 9/11 trauma / otherness / terror and terrorists / commemoration / space/boundaries
• New American exceptionalism
• The problems/uses of theory in post-9/11 culture
• 9/11 and The War on Terror / Afghanistan / Iraq / Hurricane Katrina and Disaster capitalism
Please submit a 500-word proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2013. Final drafts of essays are due by September 1, 2013.
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