19th-century British Novels and the Shape of British Writing Today (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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To what extent have 19th-century British novelists, such as Austen, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy, influenced the works of contemporary British writers? Is there a continuity of themes and styles, or have 21st-century British authors fundamentally broken away from examples of the past? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html