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"A return to (what never was) normal: Discourses of (ab)normalcy in US culture, literature, arts and politics; past, present and future"

Universidad de Granada, March 28-30, 2023.


1) “When the Music Stops… Things Will Be Complicated": Post-Great Recession US or the Decade of Morbid Neoliberalism”
Panel Chair: Fabián Orán Llarena Institution: Universidad de la Laguna
E-mail: forallar@ull.edu.es


2) "Abnormal Houses as Sanctuary in US Literature"
Panel Chair: Cristina Alsina Rísquez, Universitat de Barcelona
E-mail: alsina@ub.edu  


3) "Questioning the Normalcy of the Domestic Space in American Literature"
Panel Chair: Rodrigo Andrés, Universitat de Barcelona
E-mail: rodrigoandres@ub.edu  


4) "Disposable Bodies: Textual and Visual Narratives that Challenge the (Ab)Normalcy of Human Waste"
Panel Chair: Rocío Cobo Piñero, Universidad de Sevilla
E-mail: rociocobo@us.es  


5) "(Ab)normalcy in the American West: Has the West Ever Been 'Normal'?"
Panel Chairs: Jesús Ángel González, Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo, Universidad de Cantabria, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV-EHU)
E-mail: gonzalezja@unican.es, amaia.ibarraran@ehu.eus  


6) "(Ab)Normal Humor? Literary/Cultural Manifestations and Interpretations of Humor in the US (and Beyond)"
Panel Chair: Carolina Núñez-Puente, Universidade da Coruña
E-mail: c.nunez@udc.es  


7) "Posthumanism and the Return to Normal: Questions and Challenges"
Panel Chair: Sonia Baelo-Allué, Universidad de Zaragoza
E-mail: baelo@unizar.es

8) "The Soundtrack of (Ab)Normalcy"
Panel Chair: Ángel Chaparro Sainz, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
E-mail: angel.chaparro@ehu.eus  


9) "Ominous Future, Damaged Present and Nostalgia for the Past: Return to Normalcy?"
Panel Chairs: Laura Álvarez Trigo, Anna Marta Marini, Universidad de Alcalá (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
E-mail: alvarez.trigo.laura@gmail.com, annamarta.marini@gmail.com  


10) "Illness, Recovery, and the American (Im)Possibility of Normative Bodies/Minds"
Panel Chair: Claudia Alonso-Recarte, Universitat de València
E-mail: Claudia.Alonso@uv.es  


11) "Normalized Assumptions about Inequality and Precarity in Contemporary US Fiction"
Panel Chair: Virginia Pignagnoli, Laura Roldán-Sevillano, Universidad de Zaragoza
E-mails: vpignagnoli@unizar.es, iroldan@unizar.es  


12) "Challenging the Assumptions of "Normalcy:" Reversal and Defamiliarization in Activist Discourses in the US"
Panel Chair: María Ángeles Toda Iglesia, Universidad de Sevilla
E-mail: mtoda@us.es  


13) "Deviant Encounters: Liminal Hospitality as Symbolic Resistance in American Literature and Culture"
Panel Chairs: Paula Barba Guerrero,Universidad de Salamanca
Mónica Fernández Jiménez, Universidad de Valladolid
E-mails: paulabarbaguerrero@usal.es, monica.fernandez@uva.es  


14) "The Limits of the (Ab)Normal: Native American Literature, Art, And Activism"
Panel Chair: Silvia Martínez Falquina, Universidad de Zaragoza
E-mail: smfalqui@unizar.es


15) "Does Normalcy Exist in Poetry?"
Panel Chair: Viorica Patea, Universidad de Salamanca
E-mail: "vioricap@usal.es  


16) "Deviation from the Norm: Intersectional Discourses in American Literature and Culture"
Panel Chair: María Laura Arce Álvarez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
E-Mail: laura.arce@uam.es  


17)"Cuando lo extraordinario se hace cotidiano: Revolutionary Histories of the Everyday"
Panel Chair: Daniel Widener, University of California, San Diego
E-mail: dwidener@ucsd.edu  


18) "Miscellaneous Panel"
Panel Chairs: Carmen M. Méndez García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Aitor Ibarrola Armendariz Universidad de Deusto




Abstracts of proposed papers are to be e-mailed directly to the chair of the selected panel using this form. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 15, 2022. Panel chairs are expected to accept/reject proposals and have panels set up by November 7.
IMPORTANT: Non-members of SAAS (of all nationalities) are welcome to participate in the conference, but will be required to pay membership dues for one year as well as the conference registration fee. Members of ASA (American Studies Association), AISNA (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nor-Americani), APEAA (Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies) and HELAAS (Hellenic Association for American Studies) need only pay the conference registration fee.



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