GEORGE ORWELL: VISION AND PRACTICE

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2018
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MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
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  • 018 MMLA Conference Theme

    "Consuming Cultures"

    Kansas City, MO. November 15-18, 2018

  • George Orwell was one of the great prose stylists and critical writers of the mid-twentieth century. He was an avowed socialist who opposed all forms of authoritarianism and political domination, writing against the British class/imperial system he had come to loath and all forms of  European fascism. He was also a writer who seemed to cherish and feel deeply connected to a particular sense of English culture. In this session, we will seek to understand and articulate the links between Orwell's art, his political commitment, and his sense of culture (as a "whole way of life").
  • Please send a 250 abstract and brief C.V. to Kevin Swafford at swafford@bradley.edu. The deadline is April 15, 2018.