The Modern Language Association will hold its 126th convention in Los Angeles between January 6 and January 9, 2011. Among the many paper sessions, the following may interest The Standard‘s readers:
- Chaucer after Shakespeare. Models of authorship, editing traditions, or retrospective literary histories and pedagogies.
- Maritime Shakespeare. Oceanic proportions or circulation; sea crossings; sovereignty; ships, literal or allegorical; jurisdiction; privateering/piracy; ecologies; travel, traffic, or trade; horizons; sea monsters; internationalism; salt/brine; performances at sea; wrecks and romance.
- Shakespeare: Religion and Terror. Examine how Shakespeare offers a critical platform to understanding religion and terror both on a local and global scale.
- Christopher Marlowe’s Poetical Influence. Papers on the influence of Marlowe as a poet on dramatic and nondramatic poetry in his time or beyond.
- Spenser and Marlowe. Innovative discussion of the ways that Spenser and Marlowe intersect: narrative theory, prosidy, literary culture, and politics.
For complete details about these and other paper sessions at the MLA convention, go here.