NeMLA 2021: Addiction and Healing in 19th-Century American Literature and Culture

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Eric Bjornson / NeMLA
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This panel will explore early forms of recovery in American culture from Washingtonian temperance to inebriate homes of the late 19th century. Panelists may consider Native American revitalization movements, temperance meetings, recovery narratives, medical and philosophical systems, among other topics. Of particular interest is how early, non-coercive forms of healing reclaim or reconceive notions of selfhood and agency, including for historically disenfranchised persons.

Please submit abstracts by Sept 30th at