The XVII Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society Conference: April 24-27, 2015

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The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society

The XVII Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference:
April 24-27, 2015

Shaker Village—Pleasant Hill, Kentucky
St. Catharine College—Springfield, Kentucky

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). (Address inquiries about purchasing these books to Conference Co-Directors Nickel & Stoneback, e-mail addresses below).

Titles and abstracts are due December 1, 2014. Papers should be no more than 15 minutes in oral presentation. Academic paper sessions will be held at Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill and St. Catharine College in Springfield.

E-mail title and abstract to both of the Co-Program Chairs: Jessica M. Nickel, (Misericordia University) and Daniel J. Pizappi, (SUNY New Paltz).

Direct all other conference inquiries to Conference Co-Directors: Matthew Nickel, (Dept. of English, Misericordia University) and H. R. Stoneback, (Dept. of English, SUNY New Paltz). Check the Society website——for conference updates and watch for e-mail announcements of exciting new conference locations and activities!