Ellen Glasgow Society at ALA

deadline for submissions: 
January 19, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Glasgow Society

The Ellen Glasgow Society seeks paper proposals for two sessions at the
30th Annual American Literature Association Conference.


Ellen Glasgow: Across the Canon I and II

Papers that explore any aspect of or work in Glasgow’s canon and career are welcome.  Studies of works historically lacking significant critical assessment are particularly welcome. The following titles suggest a variety of possible topics and approaches:


The Urban Ellen Glasgow

Glasgow as Travel Writer

Cross-Genre Analysis: Glasgow’s Fiction vs. Poetry

Glasgow and the Critical Tradition Surrounding Her Canon

Glasgow Family Values

Glasgow and Animal Studies

Will Success Spoil Ellen Glasgow?: Glasgow in the Classroom

Who’s Afraid of Ellen Glasgow?: The Author and the Publishing Establishment


In the interest of celebrating the diversity of Glasgow’s oeuvre and in an effort to practice innovative scheduling, please submit to the email address below 250- to 300-word proposals for presentations no shorter than 12, but no longer than, 20 minutes (6 to 10 pages, respectively).  These panels each can consist of up to five shorter presentations or a combination of longer and shorter presentations totaling 60 minutes of reading time and 20 minutes for questions and discussion per panel. 


Graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.  Authors are encouraged to submit completed essays for publication in an upcoming issue of the Society journal, The Ellen Glasgow Journal of Southern Women Writers.


Mark Graves (Morehead State University (KY) m.graves@moreheadstate.eduAll proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. (EST) on January 19, 2019