114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Down and Out: Narrativizing Poverty and Homelessness

Presiding Officer: 
Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

At the heart of this session is a direct question: in what ways is the concern with destitution, the poor, and/or the homeless endemic to the aesthetics and ethics of realism from the period of industrialization to globalization? The narrative representation of poverty and homelessness is inescapably political—but part of our task will be to intersect the political with the aesthetic and the ethical in our analysis of the representations of indigence.

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session