CFP: Alice Munro and the Body (2015 Northeastern MLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015) (Deadline 9.30.14)

Via Ali Arant:

In case some of you also work on Canadian women writers, here is a Call for Papers on Alice Munro for the 2015 Northeastern MLA conference, which will take place in Toronto from April 30-May 3, 2015.

Alice Munro and the Body

This panel seeks papers on representations of the body in fiction by Nobel laureate Alice Munro. How do Munro’s depictions of the body—and especially the body of the ‘other’—work within and against social conventions? What is the relationship between bodies and the language used to represent them? How do Munro’s treatments of the body engage with generic conventions including those associated with the Gothic and with regional literatures? Please submit 300- to 500-word abstracts to Alison Arant by September 30, 2014, by using the following link: