2017 SCMLA Special Session on Robert Penn Warren

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
The Robert Penn Warren Circle
contact email: 

“Robert Penn Warren & Time”

Deadline: 2/15/2017

Most of Warren’s oeuvre concerns itself with Time in one way or another, whether through personal memory, metaphysical speculation, “official” history, cultural traditions, or prognostication.  While the historical and socio-historical elements of Warren’s work remain of permanent interest, we particularly encourage studies that explore Time in its relation to Warren’s metaphysical quest, or “yearning,” and/or in its relation to his aesthetics. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Classicism & Idealism
  • Travel & Nostalgia
  • The Western Tradition & Warren’s Forms
  • Warren’s “vital image,” Memory, & Epistemology
  • Time as Transformative
  • Personal & Collective Histories in Warren
  • Narrative & Culture
  • Warren as an Historical Personage
  • Writers Who Influenced Warren, or Were Influenced by Warren

Email abstracts (250 words) to koverall@twu.edu and 05boyne@cua.edu.