Modern Language Association - 2016 - Austin, TX
January 7 - 10
Melville's Late Fiction, or Radical Inhabitation
Dickinson, Melville, and Posthuman Poetics: Flash Talks
Melville Society and Joint Melville Society/Emily Dickinson Panels
Here are the lineups, finalized, with schedules, for the Melville Society/Emily Dickinson International Society panels at MLA 2016 in Austin, Texas. Dinner tentatively planned for Friday night - details will be forthcoming.
Friday, 8 January
331. Melville’s Late Fiction; or, Radical Inhabitation
Program arranged by the Melville Society
Presiding: Colin Dewey, Vanderbilt University
1. "Converting the Heathen at Home," Justine S. Murison, University of Illinois, Urbana
2. "The Iron Cross of Lombardy: Melville’s Algetic Landscape," Michael D. Snediker, University of Houston, University Park
3. "Melvillean Mimesis," Kim Leilani Evans, Cornell University
Respondent: James D. Lilley, Univ. at Albany, State University of New York
Saturday, 9 January
684. Dickinson, Melville, and Posthuman Poetics: Flash Talks
Program arranged by the Emily Dickinson International Society and the Melville Society
Presiding: Eliza Richards, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The panel explores the ways that androcentric traditions of literary criticism have limited our understanding of nineteenth-century poetic experimentation with categories of body, form, and environment. In five 8-minute formal papers, panelists investigate how nineteenth-century poets identified by their experimental poetics located authorial sovereignty at an indeterminate juncture between the human and the nonhuman.
Speakers: Stephanie Youngblood, Tulsa Community Coll., OK, Karen Leona Anderson, Saint Mary's Coll. of Maryland; Jason Bell, Yale Univ.; Michael Jonik, Univ. of Sussex; Brian Yothers, Univ. of Texas, El Paso
For titles and abstracts, click here to visit the Emily Dickinson International Society website.