CFP: [20th] MLA Special Session: Representations of the Body in Modernist Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Tanner
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This proposed MLA special session will focus on the body as a site for
negotiating theoretical, narrative and cultural tensions in American and
British fiction between the world wars. Topics might include the role of
the body in considering the relationship between subject and object;
disabled bodies; bodies of war; the body and technology; reproductive
bodies; the relationship between fictional bodies and their counterparts
in advertising, popular culture, painting, photography or film; the body
in pain; the experiential body and the sensory world; the body and space;
nationhood and the body. Send 500-word abstracts and a short c.v. by
March 5th to Laura Tanner ( Please copy the text
into the body of the email and also send as an attachment.

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