Emily Dickinson International Society at MLA (3.1.15)

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites submissions for the following two sessions  at next year’s MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas:
1. Allied organization guaranteed session: Lyrical Ecologies
Submission requirements: 300-words abstracts, short cvs
Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2015
Description: Presentations engaging the circulation of Dickinson’s writings through human communities, or of non-human entities through her work. Reflections on textual and material ecologies, the posthuman, etc.
 Please submit cvs and abstracts by March 1 to:
Eliza Richards (eliza_richards@unc.edu ) and Marta Werner (wernerm@dyc.edu )
2. The Melville Society and the Emily Dickinson International Society invite submissions for a proposed joint session for next year’s Annual MLA meeting in Austin:
Title of proposed session: Melville, Dickinson, and 19c Experimentalism
Submission requirements: cv and 300-word proposal
Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2015
Description: Melville/Dickinson as departure point for discussion of “experimentalism,” broadly defined, in 19c poetry and the cultural field: dispersed authorial sovereignty, animality/the posthuman, etc.
Email submissions to Eliza Richards ( ecr@email.unc.edu ) and Peter Riley
( P.Riley@exeter.ac.uk )