SAMLA 2015: Victorian Literature and Science (abstracts due June 1, 2015)

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Literary scholarship has long traced the intersections between Victorian fiction and 19th-century science, particularly with regard to Darwinian, Spencerian, or proto-Freudian influences on narrative structures and character portrayals. This panel invites submissions that consider the influence of 19th-century scientific and/or medical writings on literature in the broadest sense (fictional representations, plots, or poetry). Transatlantic considerations are particularly welcome. By June 1, 2015, please send an abstract of 250-500 words along with AV requests and a brief bio paragraph to Doreen Thierauf, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at