Future Directions in Byron Studies (MLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Byron Society of America
contact email: 
halinaad@udel.edu

The Byron Society of America solicits paper proposals featuring new research and fresh methodologies applied to any aspect of Byron’s life or works for the 2014 MLA. Paper proposals should demonstrate a desire to expand the field of Byron studies by placing the poet and his works in conversation with understudied aspects of Romanticism and/or innovative approaches. Topics may include but are not limited to: material culture studies, object-oriented criticism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, theories of empire, the “spatial turn,” digital humanities, and/or the history of the book.

Preference will be given to junior faculty and graduate students.

A 250-word abstract and brief autobiography (one paragraph) are due by 25 March. Please send materials and inquiries to: Halina Adams (halinaad@udel.edu).

cfp categories: 
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
eighteenth_century
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
postcolonial
romantic
theory
travel_writing
victorian