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

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Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

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