Modernist Ecologies (Modernist Studies Association, October 6-9, 2011)

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Behind, beside or within the Unreal Cities of modernism, are there also Unreal Natures? Among the sparks, ghosts and shells of the human, are there also Unreal Animals? Abstracts are solicited for an MSA 13 panel of three to four papers that consider non-realist, avant-garde or fantasy representations of nature and the animal in modern literature, comics, painting or other arts. How are such representations susceptible to the ecological or economic discourses of ecocriticism, or to the biopolitical stakes of human-animal studies? Send a paragraph abstract and scholarly bio of 2 to 3 sentences to Glenn Willmott at by April 7, 2011.