2016 Permanent Section: English II: English Literature1800-1900

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Midwest Modern Language Association
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This year the Midwest Modern Language Association's 58th Annual Convention will take place at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016

In keeping with the general theme of this year's conference, I welcome proposals that address and analyze literal and/or figurative "border states" of the long 19th century. Possible topics might include: the intersecting borders between Romantics, Victorians, Aesthetes, and Moderns; the border states of class; the boundaries of respectability; outcasts/others; the boundaries of dwelling—urban, suburban, and rural spaces; the margins of Nation and Empire; the borders of past, present, and future; ethical borders; the point of transgression, "going too far," "crossing the line"; the boundaries of taste and judgment; the demarcation and intersections of public and private life; the boundaries of "being" and "becoming"; the lines between innocence and experience, youth and maturity; the borders of desire. The possibilities are endless!

Please send a 500-word abstract, a brief C.V., and a brief bio to Kevin Swafford at swafford@bradley.edu. Abstract, C.V. and bio are due on April 5, 2016

For more information about the MMLA and the conference please visit http://luc.edu/mmla/convention/