Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2013 (1/15/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

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The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston on May 23-26, 2013. All topics are welcome; we would especially welcome proposals on 1) any aspect of Dunbar's short fiction and 2) any aspect of the relationship between Paul and Alice. Other potential topics might include:

Dunbar's poetry: examining Dunbar's use of particular poetic forms (the sonnet, for example), his war poetry, the pastoral focus of his poetry (either in conjunction with or separate from his poetry in dialect), the relationship between photography and Dunbar's poetry in the six collections published in conjunction with the Hampton Institute Camera Club, and/or

Dunbar's lesser-known novels: The Uncalled, The Love of Landry, and The Fanatics

Dunbar's depictions of women

Dunbar's depictions of religion

Alice Dunbar-Nelson's writing, either by itself, or in connection to Paul's work

Dunbar's correspondence

Dunbar's essays

Dunbar's musicals and/or song lyrics and/or his relation to the history of minstrelsy

Dunbar's relationships with other authors, editors, or critics

Please e-mail abstracts by January 15, 2013 to:
Thomas Morgan at