CFP: NEMLA 2012 – due 9/30!

NeMLA 2012: “Of Queen’s Gardens”: Victorian Ecofeminism

contact: Margaret S. Kennedy
Call for Papers: “Of Queen’s Gardens”: Victorian Ecofeminism
This panel invites ecofeminist readings of Victorian literature (novels, poetry, prose), wherein women are frequently given “natural” traits or are associated with the earth. Ecofeminist interpretations may highlight the damaging consequences of this link, or celebrate women’s potential to reform cultural/environmental attitudes because of it. In what ways does the woman/nature link function in Victorian literature? What do these interpretations reveal about Victorian
attitudes about gender and the environment, and the treatment of each?
Please e-mail abstracts of 300-500 words to Margaret Kennedy,
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Please include with your abstract:
  • Name and Affiliation
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

This will be the 43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) and will be held March 15-18, 2012, in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Rochester. The Host Instituation is St. John Fisher College, and the keynote speaker is Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, (A Visit from the Goon Squad). For more information, please visit
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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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