Emerson Society ALA Panels May 2019
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 23-26, Boston, USA.
Panel 1: Emerson and Pedagogy
The Emerson Society are inviting proposals that examine or encourage strategies for teaching Emerson, informed by disciplines other than English or methods other than literary criticism, for example, rhetoric, journalism and media studies, environmental studies, creative writing, philosophy and religion, gender studies, material culture, etc. The society is also interested in receiving proposals that consider pedagogies and approaches that engage the younger generation with the core ideas/ideals of Emerson, reviving them for the current age.
Panel 2: Twenty-First Century Emerson
The Emerson Society are inviting proposals that consider Emerson’s relevance in the twenty-first century. The proposals could engage with current scholarly work on climate, politics of resistance, the anthropocene, formalism, and/or affect. We would welcome proposals that re-examine Emerson in the light of twenty-first century critical/literary/philosophical theories, and invite papers on Emerson in conversation with 21st-century writers/artists/thinkers addressing the pressing questions "of the times."
E-mail 300 word abstracts to David Greenham (email@example.com) by Jan. 11, 2019. Membership in the Emerson Society is required of presenters.
*Graduate Student Paper Award*
Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2019) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2019). If you are a graduate student, please make this clear on your abstract.