Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MLA 2012 Romantic and Victorian Periods Collaborative Panel: Style, Early and Late (3/15/11; 1/5-8/12)

Style, Early and Late
a proposed collaborative panel sponsored by the MLA Divisions on The English Romantic Period and The Victorian Period

We seek papers that consider the concept, theory, practice, and/or reception of style in the long nineteenth century. Possible topics include historical and/or individual styles (Gothicism, realism/Wordsworth, Eliot); temporal inflections (the retro, the en avant); comparisons of early and late style within careers (Scott, Dickens, or Carlyle) or between them (early Blake and late Hardy); social styles (arriving late, departing early); political styles (Radical, Tory, Whig); disciplinary styles; staying in style (Austen), going out of style (Bulwer Lytton), and coming into (Blake) or back into (Hemans, Oliphant) style.
Send 250-350 word proposals by 15 March to Eileen Gillooly ( and Celeste Langan (

MLA 2012 Conference
Seattle, 5-8 January