MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry

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Rebecca Mitchell, University of Texas-Pan American
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Call for Papers: MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry

Seattle, WA (5-8 January 2012)

2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the publication of Meredith's Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads. Paper proposals related to any of the poems from Modern Love, or Meredith's verse more broadly, are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Meredith and Victorian theories of the senses, Meredith's mannerism, class in Meredith's verse, fiction/verse intersections, Meredith and empiricist aesthetics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a brief CV by March 10th to Rebecca Mitchell (

Special sessions are subject to approval by the MLA; all panelists must be members of the MLA.