Wednesday, February 03, 2016

CFP: “Ecological Catastrophe: Past and Present" (MLA 2017)

by J J Cohen

Academics in all periods! The Middle English Forum and the Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities Forum will propose a co-sponsored roundtable for MLA 2017 (Philadelphia). Our topic is “Ecological Catastrophe: Past and Present."

How do we read ecological catastrophe across periods? Bringing together scholars of contemporary and premodern environmental literature, this roundtable seeks to generate a conversation about the representation of ecological crisis, natural disasters, environmental degradation, and/or apocalyptic images or rhetoric.

Abstracts should be sent to Shannon Gayk ( and Jeffrey J Cohen ( by March 15. The session is not guaranteed ... but we are optimistic. Please share this notice with anyone who might be interested.

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