Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction – CFP for ALA Roundtable May 2019

deadline for submissions: 
January 9, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Bayliss Society
contact email: 

The annual conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor one roundtable discussion on Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction.

American fiction abounds in experimental narrative form, from Melville, Dos Passos, and Djuna Barnes through Faulkner, Kerouac, Barth, Kathy Acker, Jonathan Bayliss, and many others.  The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals on American novels that engage in such experiment.

The roundtable will be comprised of several brief (8-10 minute) presentations.

Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals.

Please send an abstract of 100-250 words to Jonathan Bayliss Society at info@jonathanbayliss.org. Please include your mailing address, email, and telephone number.

More information about the American Literature Association and the annual conference is available at http://americanliteratureassociation.org. Information about the Jonathan Bayliss Society is at https://jonathanbayliss.org/.