DEADLINE EXTENDED: CFP Eugenics and the Body. MLA January 7-10, 2021 Toronto, ON

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Call for Papers
January 7, 2021
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Humanities, Literature, Race / Ethnic Studies

Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 23, 2020

We are seeking submissions for our panel, entitled "Eugenics and the Body," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to be held on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON.  

This panel seeks to consider how eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.). Please submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio.

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Kim Adams, New York U ( ) Mercedes Trigos, New York U (

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