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782. Geospatial Literary Studies

Thursday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Ontario, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: David Joseph Wrisley, American Univ. of Beirut

David Joseph Wrisley's Annotation:
I am @DJWrisley on twitter. Follow #MLA14 #782 for our session.

1. "The Meanings of the City: A Data-Mining Approach to Mapping Early Modern London," Anupam Basu, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

2. "Locating the Bookstore: Antebellum Literary Landscapes and Contemporary Interpretive Practice," Kristen Doyle Highland, New York Univ.

3. "Mapping (Dis)Ease: Narratives of Influenza and Migration during the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic," Anne Stachura, Univ. of Texas–Pan American

4. "Mapping Knowledge Networks in British Newspapers of the Long Eighteenth Century," Rachael King, New York Univ.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Electronic Technology (Teaching, Research, and Theory)

  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

Author Comment
Subject: Geocriticism and Spatiality Studies
I really regret that I have to miss this panel, as my plane leaves at Noon. However, I'd be very interested in seeing abstracts or papers, if the participants are willing. Also, you may be interested in a new book series of Palgrave Macmillan that I edit, "Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies," and I am also arranging a special issue of *Reconstruction* on the subject. Please let me know if you wish to learn more, and have a great session.

Robert T. Tally Jr.
Subject: Follow-up on Geospatial Literary Studies panel
Thank you, Dr. Tally, for recommending your upcoming Geocriticism series and Reconstructions issue on geospatial literary studies. I've read the CFPs online and look forward to reading more.
I'm happy to send you a copy of my proposal, and if you're interested in the full presentation, I can forward that later on. Thanks again for your interest and all best wishes.

-Kristen Highland