Ecosocialism and the Late Victorians (MLA 2020)

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
William Morris Society in the United States/ Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, for the 2020 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):

The late nineteenth century saw writers, artists, and thinkers such as William Morris help plant the seeds of ecological concerns in socialist politics, leading to innovative approaches to both environmental and socialist ideas. We seek papers that explore any aspect of the ways (literary, artistic, political) that resultant ecosocialist impulses influenced or grew out of late Victorian culture. Submission instructions: send CV and a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper to Clare Echterling ( and KellyAnn Fitzpatrick ( no later than 15 March 2019.