[UPDATE] XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society Conference [Date change: April 26-28, 2014]

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The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society

Call for Papers

The XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
April 26-28, 2014
Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts' hometown), KY

The XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference will be held April 26-28, 2014,
at St. Catharine College (Springfield, KY) and the Beaumont Inn (Harrodsburg, KY).

We welcome papers that deal intertextually with Roberts and other writers: especially Roberts and Earl Hamner, Roberts and C. E. Morgan; 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 welcome papers on recently published works by Roberts. In 2012, the Reading Roberts Series published Roberts' unfinished novel Flood (ed. Vicki Barker), manuscript fragments and poems in Reading Roberts: Prospect and Retrospect (eds. William Boyle, H. R. Stoneback, and Matthew Nickel), and Daniel Boone variants in Kentucky: Poets of Place (ed. Matthew Nickel).

Titles and abstracts are due January 7, 2014. 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.

E-mail title and abstract to both of the Co-Program Chairs: Jessica Mackenzie Nickel at jesmackenzie@hotmail.com (SUNY New Paltz) and Jamie Stamant at stam202@tamu.edu (Texas A & M University).

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