Science and Fiction: Literary Darwinism

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association, November 7-10, 2013
contact email: 
swafford@bradley.edu

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

Topic: Literary Darwinism

I am still seeking papers that explore Darwin and Literature. What are the links between evolutionary psychology/biology and fiction? In what ways might evolutionary theory assist in the understanding and analysis of fiction? This panel will focus on fiction through biology and evolutionary theory.

Please send 250-word abstracts by May 31st to Kevin Swafford, swafford@bradley.edu

Chair: Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
interdisciplinary
poetry
romantic
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian