American Naturalism at the MLA

If you’re heading to MLA this week, here are some panels about some American realist/naturalist authors. The “Animal Studies in Evolution” panel is at the same time I’m presenting, so I won’t be able to attend that one.

Stephen Crane, Ellen Glasgow, Ann Petry, W. D. Howells, Edith Summers Kelley, Kate Chopin — none

Theodore Dreiser — 337. The Genesis and Development of the Chicago Renaissance
Friday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 112, VCC West https://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=337&year=2015

Frank Norris and Jack London:
13. Animal Studies in the Age of Evolution Thursday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 115, VCC West https://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=13&year=2015

Edith Wharton
185. Edith Wharton and Sex Friday, 9 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 207, VCC West https://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=185&year=2015

295. Narratives of Reproductive Rights in American Literature
Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 223, VCC West
https://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=295&year=2015

Paul Laurence Dunbar: 
699. Black Optimism and Afro-Pessimism: The Politics of Pleasure and Pain in the African American Canon
Sunday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 222, VCC West
https://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=699&year=2015

John Dos Passos
339. Twentieth-Century American Literature and Sound Recording
Friday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 217, VCC West https://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=339&year=2015

306. Queer Capital: Transgressive Economies of Value in American Fiction
Friday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 216, VCC West https://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=306&year=2015

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