Science and Fiction: Literary Darwinism MMLA Conference November 7-10, 2013

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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center from November 7-10, 2013.

I am seeking papers that explore the links between evolutionary psychology/biology and fiction. In what ways might evolutionary theory assist or hinder an understanding and analysis of fiction?
Papers might also examine fiction after Darwin.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief C.V. by May 31st to Kevin Swafford,

Chair: Kevin Swafford, Bradley University