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CFP: The Re-Greening of W.H. Hudson for 2015 MLA (3/15/2015; 1/7-10/2016)

The Re-Greening of W.H. Hudon (for 2016 MLA)
Austin, Texas
January 7-10, 2016
Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Re-Greening of W.H. Hudson”

The publication of “Green Mansions” (1904) rendered the naturalist/novelist W. H. Hudson (1841 –1922) a household name. An important, prolific, and beloved naturalist, who wrote children’s literature, science fiction, travel literature, and environmental fiction, Hudson was a forerunner of modern environmentalism.  “Green Mansions” was, for many years, mandatory reading in high school curricula, and was popular enough to have been produced as a film, starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins, in 1959 and subsequently was translated into comic book formats by Classic Comics and D.C. Hudson is now forgotten, or subordinated to more sensational novelists such as Haggard, Kipling, and du Maurier.

Please submit abstracts (300 words) that explore the work of Hudson, as a novelist, essayist, environmentalist, and activist to Alan Rauch (arauch@uncc.edu) by March 15th, 2015.

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