June 9, 2019

NEMLA Panel: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

NeMLA 2020 Conference March 5-8, 2020 Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA

Call for Panel Abstracts:  New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and ...