Saturday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 18A, ACC
Contemporary Literature and the Forever Wars
A special session. Presiding: Aaron DeRosa, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona
Speakers: Patrick Deer, New York Univ.; A. B. Huber, New York Univ.; Ikram Masmoudi, Univ. of Delaware, Newark; Peter Molin, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Stacey L. Peebles, Centre Coll.; Roy Scranton, Princeton Univ.
Panelists initiate a dialogue about the emergent body of Iraq and Afghanistan War writing at a moment in which the wars have reasserted themselves representationally after years of silence. Our diverse set of scholars seeks to engage contemporary war writing before it becomes crystallized into a canon or relegated to what Edna Longley has called the “ghetto of war literature.”
For position papers, visit https://contemporarywar.commons.mla.org/.