>From: "Sarah McFarland" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: When Nature Strikes Back (3/1/07; MLA '07)
>When Nature Strikes Back
>(MLA panel arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature
>and the Environment)
>Proposals are invited for presentations that explore how literary
>texts (including film) depict or personify natureŪs retribution for
>human attempts to control, change, or harm the land.
>For example, how does the environment create an inhospitable
>situation for humans that either appears natural (hurricanes, West
>Nile Virus, Avian Flu, Mad Cow disease) or supernatural (the flood in
>Their Eyes Were Watching God)?
>How does žnatureÓ have agency in literature and film?
>Submit 300-word abstracts by March 1, 2007 to Sarah McFarland at
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>Questions are welcome!
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