(UPDATE) “The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature” NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
aboveagosto@gmail.com

Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove, aboveagosto@gmail.com.

cfp categories: 
romantic
theory
victorian