ASLE Panel at MMLA (Nov 13-16); Abstracts due June 20

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Midwest MLA / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
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Ecocritical Perspectives on Cities [Deadline Extended]

In response to the 2014 MMLA conference theme, this panel seeks papers that explore "the lives of cities" from an ecocritical perspective. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to: literary or filmic representations of urban nature; recent trends in urban / suburban ecology (such as urban farming); cities' responses to natural disasters; the rhetoric of urban sustainability; environmental justice in urban settings; the role of the humanities in urban sustainability; and teaching ecocriticism in urban settings. Papers related to any period/genre are welcome.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract including a paper title to Dr. Lisa Ottum at by June 20th.

MMLA 2014 will be held in Detroit Nov. 13th-16th.