MMLA 2015: American Literature Before 1870 Permanent Section CFP

Deadline: April 5, 2015

Dates: November 12-15, 2015

Location: Columbus, OH

CFP Link for Permanent Sections / CFP for Special Sessions 

With the theme of “Arts and Sciences” in mind, we welcome papers exploring the relationship between the artistic and the scientific in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of artistic or scientific innovation or discovery, explorations of pseudo-science and its cultural effects, the influence of literary texts on scientific and/or medical knowledge and practice, the influence of scientific and/or medical progress on the literary imagination, doctors and/or patients as characters in literary texts, art and/or artifice as theme, and the role of the arts and/or the sciences within the larger American culture. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief academic bio by April 5th to panel chair, Dr. Shawna Rushford-Spence, at srushford-spence@lourdes.edu.

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