Ellen Glasgow Society CFPs for 2012 American Literature Association [May 24-27; deadline January 6]

full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Glasgow Society and American Literature Association
contact email: 
ashley.lear@erau.edu

Glasgow Scholarship will be represented at the American Literature Association’s 2012 meeting in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012, in two ways:

Ellen Glasgow and Other Writers: Professional Influences

The Ellen Glasgow Society will sponsor one panel on the relationships Ellen Glasgow forged with other writers during her lifetime with an emphasis on how such relationships influenced Glagow’s writing and thematic parallels among the literary works of Glasgow and her cohort. Papers may focus on personal and professional relationships with other writers.

We hope to gather three to five scholars to present work on different writers with whom Glasgow corresponded to reveal the ways in which Glasgow was influenced by other writers. Proposals of 300-500 words for 20-minute papers should be sent electronically to Ashley Lear, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ashley.lear@erau.edu) by Friday, January 6, 2012.

Proposals might include (but are not limited to)

-- comparative analyses of literary works by Glasgow and an author with whome she corresponded;
-- comparative historical analysis of Glasgow’s relationship with another writer through textual artifacts;
-- comparative analyses of the Glasgow and another writer in their portrayals of gender, sexuality, regionalism, race, etc.

Current Ellen Glasgow Criticism

The Ellen Glasgow Society will sponsor one general panel of papers on Ellen Glasgow and her work. Topics and approaches are open. We seek innovative work in Glasgow scholarship.

Please send 300-500 word proposals for 20-minute papers electronically to Ashley Lear, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ashley.lear@erau.edu) by Friday, January 6, 2012.

Conference Information: The American Literature Association’s 23rd annual conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency in Embarcadero Center in San Francisco on May 24-27, 2012 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Texas A & M University at abendixen@tamu.edu with specific questions.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
twentieth_century_and_beyond