Friday, February 04, 2011

CFP: MLA 2012: Three Special Sessions (3/2011; 1/5-8/2012)

2012 MLA CFPs
Three Special Sessions of Interest to Victorianists:

The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds

All aspects of The Brontë Sisters as transcreated in languages other than English and/or as received in different sociocultural contexts. Send your 300-word abstract and short vitae by 1 March 2011 to Shouhua Qi (

Literacy and the Victorian Gothic

Scenes of acquired literacy and literary indoctrination abound in nineteenth-century Gothic plots. How does literacy relate to the Gothic conventions of autodidacticism, self-transformation, transgression, and otherworldly possession? Send abstracts by 11 March 2011 to Bonita Rhoads (

Michael Field and the Arts

This panel analyzes the influence music, theatre, and art had on the construction of Michael Field’s dramas, verse, and diaries. Send a 300-word abstract and one-page CV by 5 March 2011 to Donna S. Parsons (

The next MLA conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, January 5-8, 2012.