CFP: Elbert Hubbard, The Philistine, and the Roycroft Experiment (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

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Maryanne Felter
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Call for Papers: Northeast Modern Language Association

Topic: Elbert Hubbard, The Philistine, and the Roycroft Experiment

Date: April 10-13, 2008

Location: Buffalo, New York


Elbert Hubbard began to publish The Philistine: a Periodical of Protest in
June 1895 and it continued as a weekly periodical until his death on the
Lusitania in 1915. In addition to writing a number of novels and pamphlets,
Hubbard opened a print shop, established an artisan community in East Aurora
following William Morris's Arts and Crafts principles, and built a small
empire in upstate New York. Only 20 miles from Buffalo, East Aurora became a
hub of artistic activity with artists working in wood, copper, leather, and
paper, among other things. This panel will focus on the Roycroft experiment
as it relates to literature, but I will entertain papers on any aspect of
the Roycroft Community.


Deadline for abstracts or completed papers (September 15, 2008) .


Please include with your abstract:


Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)



Send to:

Maryanne Felter

English Department

Cayuga Community College

197 Franklin Street

Auburn NY 13021

315-255-1743 x 2245

Or electronic versions to :



The complete Call for Papers for the 2008 Convention will be posted in June:

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable.

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