CFP: Rethinking the Lower Middle Class (4/16/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Kuchta
contact email: 
todd.kuchta@wmich.edu

Rethinking the Lower Middle Class
Call for Papers for Proposed Session at MMLA 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio (November 8-11)

Despite Rita Felski’s celebrated call to reconsider the lower middle class, literary and cultural critics have been slow to take up her challenge. This panel seeks to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary representations of the British lower middle class. Especially welcome are

-- alternative genealogies of the lower middle class’s emergence, development, and relationship to other class formations

-- new theories of reading the lower middle class

-- considerations of lower-middle-class affect or habitus

-- analyses of the lower middle class’s role in suburban expansion, mass culture, empire, or literary/artistic movements

-- the lower middle class’s relation to realist, naturalist, modernist, or postmodern modes of representation

Please send any queries and 200-300 word abstracts by April 16 to todd.kuchta_at_wmich.edu.

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