MMLA 2014 Special Session: Wilkie Collins in the City

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Midwest Modern Language Association (November 2014)

This panel seeks to explore how the massive urbanization of nineteenth-century Britain, with all its associated overcrowding, crime, and mixing of social classes, permeates the works of Wilkie Collins. Taking inspiration from the work of Lara Whelan, Tristam Hunt, Michelle Allen and others, it asks how Collins's oeuvre reveals the tensions between the individual and the crowd, the domestic and the outdoors, the police and the criminal, the urban and the suburban. Proposals on Collins's circle are also welcome.

Please send 500-word proposals to Erika Behrisch Elce (Royal Military College of Canada) and Elizabeth Anderman (UC Boulder) by 30 May, 2014.