Public Groupactive 5 hours, 52 minutes ago
We welcome your participation in the Rust Belt Literature group.
This group will host discussions of all types of literary responses to living in the Rust Belt, defined here as industrial communities in the United States. Those who have been affected by the rust belt go beyond simply those who have grown up in these multilingual, mutli-ethnic towns. In a class-based society, people who have never lived anywhere near the rust belt may hold media-inspired attitudes about the Rust Belt and those who live there. We offer fresh exposure those not from the Rust belt, fresh air and news to those from the Rust Belt.
We may overlap at times with eco-literature, ethnic and race studies, labor fiction, and regional literature.
Our pardon for the omission of areas such as bordering Windsor, Canada, and Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico, both known as Rust Belts bordering our US RB. You are most welcome. We have revised our welcome message to reflect this change.
Also, we are seeking people who wish to host a Rust Belt Literature panel for the next MLA national convention.
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