Ernest J. Gaines Society Sessions 2015 American Literature Association Conference Boston, Massachusetts May 21-24, 2015

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Matthew Teutsch/ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Ernest J. Gaines Society invites proposals for papers on any aspect of the work of Ernest J. Gaines for the Gaines Society's sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference. Please send a proposal (300 to 500 words) and a short CV to Marcia Gaudet at by January 15, 2015. All relevant proposals will be considered. For more information on the society, please see the Ernest J. Gaines Center's website

The American Literature Association's 26th annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 21-24, 2015 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2015. For further information, please consult the ALA website at or contact the conference director, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield at with specific questions.

Please note: The January 30, 2015, deadline is for proposals to the conference director for the general program. Proposals for sessions sponsored by author societies should follow the guidelines and deadlines posted for each society. As noted above, the proposal deadline for the Ernest J. Gaines Society sessions is January 15, 2015. For further information about the Gaines Society sessions, please contact Marcia Gaudet at