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National Narratives of the Far Right: The new American Mythopoeia (SAMLA)

Jacksonville, Florida
Organization: South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
Event: SAMLA
Categories: Popular Culture, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Narratology, Cultural Studies, History
Event Date: 2024-11-15 to 2024-11-17 Abstract Due: 2024-06-30

This year’s South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference theme, Seen and Unseen, considers how the perceptual lens influences our vision of the world around us. All national narratives are iterative projects that never quite arrive at the truth, but the (re)mainstreaming of far-right ideologies across American society has engendered a collection of false histories and mythopoetic frameworks shaped in their image, often aggressively vying for space in the public imagination. This session invites papers and multimedia presentations examining the development, dissemination, or impact of alternate visions/versions of any component of the American story and the principles that have animated it. Projects centered on fiction, nonfiction, and non-traditional materials are all welcome.

SAMLA 96 will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, November 15-17, 2024.

By June 30, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Laura Jeffries, Florida State College at Jacksonville, at jeffries@fscj.edu.



Laura Jeffries