English I: English Literature Before 1800 -- MMLA 2017

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2017
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In line with the MMLA 2017 conference theme of Art and Activism, the English I permanent section seeks papers that explore how literature or culture before 1800 represent political action or serve to produce (or at least gesture towards) political action. We define political in the most broad terms possible and welcome submissions that explore ideology, the economy, political strategies for individual advancement, social change, religion, political commentary, and the politics of the reception of literature.  Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief vita to fb1941@wayne.edu by April 5, 2017.

The 2017 Midwest MLA is being held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotelin Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 9-12. You can learn more about the conference at its website: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/