Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association -- Deadline for abstracts January 5, 2018
29th Annual American Literature Association
May 24-27, 2018
The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott
(1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult
literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially
interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which
Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott
participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism,
naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola
Ridge, Kay Boyle, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean
Rhys, among others. The range of her work within these currents was wide, and included
lyric poetry, modernist novels, an avant garde memoir, historical fiction, and political fiction.
Please send abstracts and a CV to Caroline Maun at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before
January 5th, 2018.
The American Literature Association’s 29th annual conference will meet in San Francisco on
May 24-27, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). For further
information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
Please visit our website (evelynscott.org) to provide membership information for this dues free
organization. All are welcome.