ALA - May 22-25, 2014, "The Machine in the Garden 50 Years Later"

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American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2014
Washington, D.C.

In 1964, Leo Marx published his field changing study, *The Machine in the Garden*, raising new questions about the allure of the machine and of the pastoral in American literary and cultural history. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, this panel seeks papers that offer new insights into the study of American literature and technology in the twenty-first century. Papers on any aspect of literature and technology are invited to apply, whether they directly reflect on the legacy of Marx's monograph or emphasize divergent approaches to the study of technology and nature in the American literary imaginary.

Please send 250 word proposals and CVs to by December 1, 2013