New Approaches to Sutton E. Griggs [ALA Panel--May 26-29, 2016]

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Call for Papers: New Approaches to Sutton E. Griggs

American Literature Association Conference, 26-29 May 2016, Hyatt Regency San Francisco

An African American Baptist minister based in the South throughout his career, Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933) self-published over thirty-five books and pamphlets, including five novels that appeared in print between 1899 and 1908. On the heels of the recent essay collection Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs (University of Georgia Press 2013) and in anticipation of the scholarly editions of all five of the author's novels (to be brought out by West Virginia University Press beginning in 2017), we are calling for papers that bring new methodological and theoretical approaches to bear on Griggs's fiction and nonfiction.

Please send 300-word abstracts and 1-page bios to John C. Barton ( and John Gruesser
( by 1/15/16