“Late London” Panel at the 2018 Jack London Society Symposium

deadline for submissions: 
June 20, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Jack London Society
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“Late London” Panel at the 2018 Jack London Society Symposium CFP

The majority of Jack London’s publications were penned during the last seven years of his career—from 1909, when he abandoned the Snark voyage, to 1916, when he died. Yet this final period of literary production has been overshadowed by the author’s more famous earlier works. We invite paper proposals for a special panel dedicated to “Late London.” How do we talk about such a short span of time that contained such a wide array of materials? How do London’s various genres—science fiction, rural realism, nautical adventure, atavistic memoir, postapocalyptic fantasy—speak to each other in these later years? How does this final flourishing of experimental narrative modes and styles change the way we characterize London’s overall career as a writer?

Paper proposals should include an abstract of 200–300 words (noting any audio/visual requests) and complete contact information. They can be emailed to John Hay at john.hay@unlv.edu.

Proposal Deadline: June 20, 2018

The 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, October 11–14, 2018. The general focus of the symposium will be Jack London, the West, and the Environment, and the organizers also welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and work. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Presenters and attendees must be members of the Jack London Society. Visit the Jack London Society Website for member registration and symposium updates: http://jacklondonsociety.org/