Eugenics and the Body

deadline for submissions: 
March 23, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
MLA January 7-10, 2021 Toronto, ON
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CFP for MLA 2021: Eugenics and the Body We are seeking submissions for our panel, entitled "Eugenics and the Body," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to be held on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON.  This panel seeks to consider how eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.). Please submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio.