"Lady of the Lakes: Harriet Martineau and the New Age of Reason" MLA Convention Seattle January 5-8, 2012.

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The College English Association invites submissions on the topic of "Lady of the Lakes: Harriet Martineau and the New Age of Reason" for the MLA Convention in Seattle January 5-8, 2012.

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) remains a remarkable but understudied writer on many subjects who eventually settled in England's Lake District. One of the most progressive thinkers of the Victorian era, she was a physical as well as a mental traveler who bridged the world of the Wordsworths and the universe of the Darwins. Enormously well read, she became a noted abolitionist and persistent skeptic. CEA welcomes proposals on all aspects of her relationships to her various landscapes, real and intellectual, from the hills of Haiti and the deserts of the Holy Land to her home at Ambleside.

Send abstracts (no longer than 300 words) by 1 February 2012 to Bob or Karen Madison at rmadison[at]uark.edu or kmadison[at]uark.edu or by snailmail to either at Department of English, 331 Kimpel Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR 72701.