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MLA 2025 New Orleans Call for Papers: Thoreau and the (in)Visible


The Thoreau Society at the 2025 Modern Language Association

Meeting in New Orleans: Call for Papers

Thoreau and the (in)Visible

Proposals invited on any aspect of visibility/invisibility, seen/unseen, spirit/matter in Thoreau’s works. What did he see/comprehend/envision—or not? How do (and what) theoretical and/or archival and/or other approaches to his works render the invisible visible—or vice-versa?

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Kathleen Coyne Kelly, Northeastern University (

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