At the upcoming ALA Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2017), one of the Poe Studies Association’s panels will focus on Poe in the light of anthologies. Earning a living as a professional writer for newspapers and magazines, Poe was constantly occupied with publishing enterprises, and he had his own ideas about anthologizing others (the monumental The Living Writers of America) as well as himself (Tales of the Folio Club, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, The Raven and Other Poems). Poe was obsessed with displaying both unity and diversity in his body of work, and that literary corpus was both dismantled and reconstructed during his lifetime and afterwards by several influential editors. According to Alan C.
Frank Yerby, over the course of his literary career, published thirty-three books. Throughout his lifetime, he sold millions of copies of those books becoming a millionaire in the process. Even with these successes, Yerby remains a footnote in the histories of American literature. As such, we seek to organize a panel for the 2017 College Language Association in Columbia, Missouri, on Frank Yerby’s work and life.
This is a cfp for my panel, "Urban Pastoralism," at NeMLA's 2017 conference in Baltimore, MD from March 23rd to March 26th. Please see the following paragraphs for information on the panel as well as how to submit abstracts.
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Roundtable: (Early) American Disgust
From David Simon’s Homicide, The Corner, and The Wire to the novels of George Pelecanos, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s books and blog, and Jelani Cobb’s journalistic histories of the city, Baltimore has become a focus of cultural and scholarly engagements with issues of race, class, community, justice, and identity in contemporary America. In this roundtable, we’ll consider these and other voices and texts, using their works and Baltimore itself to help us discuss and analyze the place and role of artistic, journalistic, and public scholarly engagements with 21st-century America.
This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.
In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.
Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World
This seminar proposal is for an ACLA 2017 seminar, which will be held in Utrecht from July 6-9, 2017.