Monday, January 31, 2011

CFP: MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry (3/10/2011, 1/5-8/2012)

Special Session on George Meredith’s Poetry
MLA 2012 Conference
5-8 January 2012
Seattle, WA

2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the publication of Meredith’s Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads. Paper proposals related to any of the poems from Modern Love, or Meredith's verse more broadly, are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Meredith and Victorian theories of the senses, Meredith's mannerism, class in Meredith's verse, fiction/verse intersections, and Meredith and empiricist aesthetics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a brief CV by March 10th to Rebecca Mitchell (

Special sessions are subject to approval by the MLA; all panelists must be members of the MLA.