CFP: The Library in the 21st Century
From the creation and destruction of the Occupy Library to the increasing limitations on the holdings and use of prison libraries to the relocation of personal libraries to intangible digitized "clouds": the library's significance for American society is regularly being demonstrated, challenged, and reconfigured. What is the role of the library in the 21st century? How does contemporary American literature situate libraries socially? Politically? How do changes in the cultural meaning of libraries affect our relationship to literature?
Proposals by 21 March 2012; Evie Shockley (firstname.lastname@example.org). The wording of the call is meant to be suggestive, rather than inclusive.