MLA 2015 Panels: Overview

UPDATE: New Panels added to MLA website:

18th Century British:

“Postclassical Goethe and the Pleasure of the Senses”–deadline: March 1, 2014

“Spatial Poetics” (Romanticism)–deadline: March 15, 2014

“18th Century and Modern Causalities”–deadline: March 10, 2014

“What is Judgment?”–deadline: March 5, 2014

“Scaling Romanticism: Local to Global, Abstract to Concrete”–deadline: March 14, 2014

“Afterlives of Allegory”--deadline: March 15, 2014

“Literary Science”–deadline: March 15, 2014

“Unsociable Feelings”–deadline: March 15, 2014

19th Century American:

“The Canadian Hemingway”–deadline: March 15, 2014

“Margaret Fuller’s Circles”–deadline: March 15, 2014

“Comparative Treatments of Hawthorne and Poe”–deadline: March 14, 2014

“Hawthorne and Class”–deadline: March 15, 2014

“Atlantic Empiricisms”–deadline: March 15, 2014

“Colonial Soundings: Music and Memory”–deadline: March 15, 2014

“Indigenous Atlantic”–deadline: March 15, 2014

20th Century American & British:

“Labryinthine Modernisms in Pirandellian Times”–deadline: March 10, 2014
“Comparative Studies of the Long (or Short) 20th Centuries”–deadline: March 15, 2014

American Regional Lit:

“Memory as Resistance in Midwest Urban Spaces”–deadline: March 16, 2014“Imperialism in/and the South”–deadline: March 15, 2014“Small Screen Souths: Interrogating the Televisual Archive”–deadline: March 15, 2014

To consolidate MLA information, here’s a listing (with links to the original post on Athenaeum’s website) of panels that might be of interest to those of us in the transatlantic long-nineteenth century:

18th Century British:

“Romantic Lifewriting”

19th Century American:

“Disability, Race, and Slavery in 19th-Century American Literature”

“Faulkner and Education”

“Faulkner and Foodways”

“Poe in the 21st Century”

“‘Serious’ Autobiography and Comic Dimensions”

“Vulnerable Twain”


“Victorian Animals”

“Victorian Ecologies”

“Dickens: Surface, Depth, Close, Distant”

“Narratological Dickens”

“The Pre-Raphaelites: The Ecological and the Oceanic”

“William Morris and Old Norse”


The Rainbow and War”

“Queer Theory and the Modernist Author”

Theoretical/Genre Trends:

“Affect and Masculinity”

“Canonizing Narratives of Trauma”

“Infant Mortality: Loss, Mourning, Meaning”

“Queer Ethics”

“Conrad and Joyce: Comparative Angles”

“Wharton and Sex”


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