[UPDATE] XV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society Conference: April 20-22, 2013

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[UPDATE: Official days of conference are April 20-22, 2013]

Call for Papers
The XV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
April 20-22, 2013 Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts' hometown), KY

The XV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference will be held April 20-22, 2013, at St. Catharine College (Springfield, KY) and the Beaumont Inn (Harrodsburg, KY).
Conference directors welcome papers on any aspect of Elizabeth Madox Roberts' life and work. Papers may deal intertextually with Roberts and other writers; Roberts in the context of the Southern Renascence; Roberts viewed from regional and historical perspectives; Roberts and Modernism; Roberts and Southern history; Roberts and Religion, etc. First-time reader response papers or essays of discovery and celebration from new readers of Roberts are strongly encouraged. Conference directors also highly desire work on: Roberts' just-published Flood manuscript; Roberts' The Great Meadow (which, as recently-announced, is being republished by Hesperus Press); and Roberts' poetry.

Titles and abstracts are due January 7, 2013. Papers should be no more than 15 minutes in oral presentation. Academic paper sessions will be held at St. Catharine College in Springfield. The conference headquarters is the lovely and legendary Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg.

Email title and abstract to Jessica Mackenzie Conti (SUNY New Paltz), Program Chair at jesmackenzie@hotmail.com.

Direct all other conference inquiries to the Co-Conference Directors: Matthew Nickel (Dept. of English, SUNY New Paltz) at mattcnickel@gmail.com and H. R. Stoneback (Dept. of English, SUNY New Paltz) at hrs714@gmail.com.