112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

This page is about the 2014 conference. For 2015 conference info, go to PAMLA 2015.

Comparative American Ethnic Literature

Presiding Officer: 
Melanie Hernandez, California State University, Fresno

E[race]d:  Methodology of the Repressed

This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields.  Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

In keeping with the 2014 conference’s theme of “Familiar Spirits,” 2014’s Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel will invite papers that address the topic of the racialized U.S. Gothicism, acts of silencing, erasure, and retribution.  This year’s panel situates itself at the theoretical intersection of Freud’s “return of the repressed” and Chela Sandoval’s Methodology of the Oppressed… hence, it’s title!

Status: 
Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session