Artistic Bodies in Literature, M/MLA, Nov 7-10, 2013, Milwaukee, WI

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
contact email: 
sophiadawn.christman-lavin@stonybrook.edu

In what ways do artistic constructions of the body appear in literature? The Fabricating the Body permanent section of the M/MLA is soliciting proposals for conference papers that analyze artistic constructions of human and non-human bodies in literature. From paintings, to sculpture, to drawings literary works portray bodies as ideal objects d’art, and also as grotesque manifestations. How do aesthetic, phenomenological, ecocritical, feminist and even animal-other theories inform our understanding of the artistic body in literary works? We seek papers that analyze any genre or time period of literature
Please send 500 word abstracts (along with brief CV) by May 31st to Sophie Lavin, sophiadawn.christman-lavin@stonybrook.edu

cfp categories: 
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
romantic
science_and_culture
victorian