114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Permeable Body in Romantic and Victorian Literature

Presiding Officer: 
Kacie Wills, University of California, Riverside

This panel is devoted to the porous, permeable body in Romantic and Victorian Literature and seeks to better understand the boundaries of identity constructed in the bodies of texts from these periods and the bodies of readers. This panel will intervene both in conceptions of disembodied Romantic imaginings and in ideas of fixed, stable identity that may seem to mark these periods. By making the body and its interactions with space central to these discussions, we hope to demonstrate the ways in which boundaries of identity are fluid, undefined, and open to reinterpretation at the same time that they are intensely visceral.

Status: 
Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session