Wednesday, March 09, 2011

CFP: Fabricating the Playful Body (4/30/2011; 11/3-6/2011)

The Midwest Modern Language Association
2011 Conference "Play . . . No, Seriously"
St. Louis, MO  November 3-6, 2011

Topic: Fabricating the Playful Body
The Fabricating the Body permanent section of the M/MLA is soliciting proposals for conference papers that analyze the playful body in literature and culture. In what ways does play fabricate the body (or not)? How does play theory and acts of play inform our understanding the body? We seek papers that analyze any genre or time period of literature.

The Chair invites entries from the Victorian period; however, this session is not specific to any time period

Please email a 500 word abstract by April, 30 2011 and CV to: Chair, Tracy J. R. Collins, Central Michigan University,