NeMLA 2012: “Of Queen’s Gardens”: Victorian Ecofeminism

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret S. Kennedy, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
mswright@ic.sunysb.edu

Call for Papers: “Of Queen’s Gardens”: Victorian Ecofeminism
This panel invites ecofeminist readings of Victorian literature
(novels, poetry, prose), wherein women are frequently given “natural” traits or are associated with the earth. Ecofeminist interpretations may highlight the damaging consequences of this link, or celebrate women’s potential to reform cultural/environmental attitudes because of it. In what ways does the woman/nature link function in Victorian literature? What do these interpretations reveal about Victorian attitudes about gender and the environment, and the treatment of each? Please e-mail abstracts of 300-500 words to Margaret Kennedy,
mswright@ic.sunysb.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2011
Please include with your abstract:
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A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester Host
Institution: St. John Fisher College Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad
340 sessions in all areas of modern language scholarship and teaching are now accepting abstracts: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html

The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

cfp categories: 
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
victorian