MLA Austin 2016 Special Session: More-Than-Human Publics in Nineteenth-Century English Literature
Possible topics: animal-human encounters, pastoral or colonial representations of ecologies/life words, and narratives and poetics of living in common(s). We especially welcome papers attending to the affective, everyday nature of more-than-huamn encounters and eco-spheres, as invoked/mediated in Romantic poetry and Victorian fiction. The diverse, if diffuse, impact this period's representations of more-than-human publics have on contemporary or subsequent readings of nineteenth-century England and its empire, and, more broadly, on animating new relations/approaches to postcolonial studies, green studies, bio-politics, more-than-humanism, etc., are of particular interest to this panel.
Please send a 250-word abstract and 1-page bio to Shun Kiang (Ph.D. candidate at Northeastern U) at email@example.com
and Kaitlin Mondello (Ph.D. candidate at CUNY) at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13, 2015.