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Reminder: NeMLA 2012 panel on Victorian Ecofeminism (9/30/2011; 3/15-18/2012)

“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, mskennedy@ic.sunysb.edu.

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)


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