Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)
I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.
Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.
I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced
transatlantic imperial competition between England, fresh from carving up Africa, and the U.S., rising world power and former English colony,
millennial discourses of utopia or dystopia,
gender, changing concepts of masculinity, and/or New Women, and
views of non-human animals.
Please send a 200-word abstract and a brief, 1-page CV to email@example.com by April 1, 2010.