Call for Papers: Modern Language Association

Thoreau portrait

In the wake of the 2017 bicentennial of Thoreau's birth and the publication of Laura Dassow Walls's Henry David Thoreau: A Life, the Thoreau Society panel at MLA 2019 will consider how biography and the biographical shape scholarship on Thoreau, the teaching of Thoreau, and Thoreau's reputation.  

How does biography shape Thoreau studies, including scholarship, teaching, and public perception? What elements of Thoreau’s biography would benefit from reconsideration? Send abstracts, no more than 300 words, by March 15, 2018 to James Finley ( Questions welcome.


Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019