Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds

America. America. AmeRICA. The Americas. A mythologized New World, oceans apart from the Old, yet not a day younger. America: a projection that first obliterated and then replaced the reality of the dual continent before its existence, rhetorically undone, could be acknowledged. Re-textualized anew before they could be explored and exploited, contemporary Americas have since become a complex palimpsest: the oldest text barely visible from under the plethora others, inscribed upon the erasure ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
International American Studies Association: IASA 6th World Congress
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 to Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Event Location: 
Szczecin, Poland
Abstract due date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013
Categories: 
Postcolonial
American
Hispanic & Latino
Interdisciplinary
French
Popular Culture
World Literatures
African-American
Colonial
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