English I: Literature Before 1800

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2019
full name / name of organization: 

The English I permanent section seeks proposals that intersect with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” This is a capacious theme that resonates through the literature and culture of early modern and 18th-century England.


Some potential starting points might include the following:

  • Twins in drama
  • Actor/character dual identities
  • The (homo)erotics of doubling
  • Doubled narrative perspectives
  • Dual or conflicted motivations
  • Doubled literary sources
  • Dual, competing interpretations
  • Mistaken identities
  • Oppositional binaries

Please send a 250-word abstract and a short biography to sean.levenson@my.tccd.edu by April 5, 2019


This year the MMLA will meet in Chicago at the Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue. The conference is held November 14-17, 2019.