English I: Literature Before 1800
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.