Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about any aspect of Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism. Presenters are welcome to address the SAMLA 89 theme, as well as themes important to the study of Early Modern drama and Ecocriticism (i.e. nature, ecology, anthropocentrism, recycling, and sustainability). Responses to some of the following boundary transgressions in popular culture are particularly encouraged: How does Early Modern drama alert audiences to the materiality and interconnectivity of human subjectivity? How do the storms, anatomy lessons, catalogues of plants and animals, and forests in the old plays we read inform the contemporary climate crisis? How does Early Modern drama complicate the “anthropo” of the Anthropocene? By June 1, please email a 250-word abstract along with a current CV, and audio/visual requirements, to McKenna Rose at msrose@emory.edu