Shirley Jackson & Garlic in Fiction: (Still) Beyond the Gothic

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Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900
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This proposed panel seeks to continue the conversation begun at the "Shirley Jackson: Beyond the Gothic" panel at the American Literature Association Conference in May 2014 in Washington, DC. With so much renewed attention in Jackson's work (a collection of previously unpublished works is set to be released by Random House in 2015), this panel is interested in readings of Jackson's work that go beyond the gothic or horror. The range of possible topics is broad, but of particular interest are essays that address her lesser known essays, short stories, or novels, speak to her influence on contemporary or current authors, or use emergent theoretical reading practices (i.e. material feminism, cultural studies, critical race theory, disability studies, ecocriticism, queer studies, etc.)
Please submit two separate files: 1. an abstract of approximately 300-500 words and 2. a cover sheet that lists: name (as your would like it appear in program), home address and email address, academic affiliation (if applicable), title of paper/work (as it will appear in the program), national origin/genre of work discussed (please be specific), and personal biographical note (100-150 words). Submissions should be emailed to Jill E. Anderson ( and are due August 30, 2014.