Emerson Society ALA Panels Cfp

deadline for submissions: 
January 12, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held24-27, 2018, San Francisco, on the theme of Emerson and/in the Arts.


For more information about the conference visit: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/


Emerson and/in the Arts

As an essayist and a poet Emerson is, of course, a literary artist in his own right. But how have the other Arts seen Emerson or drawn on his influence? We invite presentations on ‘Emerson and/in the Arts’. These might consider depictions of Emerson or Emersonianism in fiction, music, the fine arts or cinema. We would also welcome presentations that would investigate the significance of Emerson’s aesthetics for the Arts broadly conceived. Also welcome would be presentations that explore the wider Transcendentalist movement and its place in the Arts.



E-mail 300 word abstracts to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by Jan. 12, 2018. Membership in the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society is required of presenters.