Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television (NEMLA 2013)

From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the ‘ordinariness’ of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Comparative
Interdisciplinary
Genre & Form
Popular Culture
20th & 21st Century
Narratology
Aesthetics
Anthropology/Sociology
Cultural Studies
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