Editor's Introduction

Allison Laubach Wright

Abstract


Place is an important term in both literary studies, where the location of author and narrative have undeniable influences on a text, and in composition studies, where we create entire courses devoted to the study of a place and the people and language practices in that place. It is because of our interest in the term and our connection to Houston that we chose to focus our second issue of Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature on the topic of place, from the metaphorical to the discursive to the material.


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Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature