Collins in the City
Midwestern Modern Language Association 2014
November 13-16, 2014
Deadline: May 30, 2014
Session Organizers: Dr. Erika Behrisch Elce (Royal Military College) and Dr. Elizabeth
Anderman (University of Colorado Boulder)
This session seeks to explore how the massive urbanization of Nineteenth Century
Britain, with all its associated overcrowding, crime, and mixing of social classes,
permeates the works of Wilkie Collins. Taking inspiration from the work of Lara Whelan,
Tristam Hunt, Michelle Allen and others, it asks how Collins’ oeuvre reveals the tensions
between the individual and the crowd, the domestic and the outdoors, the police and the
criminal, the urban and the suburban.
Please submit proposals of 500 words and a brief bio to Dr. Erika Behrisch Elce and Dr. Elizabeth Anderman, (Erika.Behrisch.Elce@rmc.ca and firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 30, 2014.