Re-evaluating the Pre-Raphaelites (MLA 2020)

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
William Morris Society in the United States

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following guaranteed session for MLA 2020:

In the past decade, a number of exhibitions from Manchester to Moscow have reassessed Pre-Raphaelite art and design, from William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision at the Manchester Art Gallery in 2009 to the traveling exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement at venues through 2021.  These displays have positioned the intersection of art, design, and literature as defining features of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts movement, marking them as both “avant-garde” and deeply engaged with the past.  We seek papers that respond to these recent re-evaluations of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts movement (including critical responses).
Submission instructions: send CV and a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper to KellyAnn Fitzpatrick ( no later than 1 March 2019.