Wednesday, February 03, 2016
CFP: “Ecological Catastrophe: Past and Present" (MLA 2017)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jeffrey J Cohen (email@example.com) by March 15. The session is not guaranteed ... but we are optimistic. Please share this notice with anyone who might be interested.