Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline for abstracts February 9, 2018

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Evelyn Scott Society
contact email: 

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado on November 7-11, 2018.  

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, letters, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. Following from the conference theme of “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas,” we are especially interested in papers that explore those themes in Scott’s work and/ or that of her contemporaries.  Conference themes include:

•Writing the fight: social justice, resistance, and protest in poetry and prose

•Confronting race, whiteness, invisibility, and labor in women’s writing

•Social and political resistance in American women’s writing

•Resistance to restrictive gender roles in women’s writing

•The role of writing in emotional recovery from systemic oppression

•Memoir as a genre of recovery and resistance

•Periodicals, newspapers, and magazines: women and textual engagement

•Recovering American women’s writing from the archives

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. Please send abstracts and a CV to Caroline Maun at caroline.maun@wayne.edu on or before February 9th, 2018. 

Please visit our website (evelynscott.org) to provide membership information for this dues-free organization.  All are welcome.