Emily Dickinson International Society at ALA 2013--1/1/2013 Deadline for Proposals

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Emily Dickinson International Society

The American Literature Association (ALA) conference will be held in Boston, May 23-26, 2013. The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the conference.

Session 1) Dickinson and Queer Theory
We welcome papers that consider Dickinson's place within the queer literary canon. For example, panelists might examine the role queer theory has played in Dickinson scholarship, or the influence of Dickinson scholarship on the emergence of queer theory in the 1990s. Alternatively, papers might offer queer readings of Dickinson's texts, or explore Dickinson's 'queer' readings of the works of other writers.

Session 2) Open Topic
We welcome papers on any aspect of Emily Dickinson's life or literary work.

If you are interested in participating on either session, please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Páraic Finnerty, University of Portsmouth by email (paraic.finnerty@port.ac.uk) by January 1, 2013.