CFP: Joseph Conrad Society Panels, MLA 2016

Please see the two Calls for Papers for sessions organized by the Joseph Conrad Society, in the MLA convention in 2016 (Austin, TX).

The first CFP is for the Affiliated Society’s guaranteed session; the second is for a session the Society will propose as an additional session.

Title:  Conrad and the Body
Description:  Navigating the body in Conrad – including beautiful, grotesque, erotic(ized) bodies; corpses; the body as a site where ideology is contested and reinforced. 250-500 word abstracts, 1 March 2015; Alexia Hannis (alexia.hannis@humber.ca).
Title:  Conrad’s Animals
Description:  What roles do animals play in Conrad? How does Conrad theorize the animal? What do his animals figure forth? 250 word abstracts to Joseph Conrad Society, c/o Stephen Ross (saross@uvic.ca) by 15 March.