Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting, "RPW and Education"

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Robert Penn Warren Circle
contact email: 

Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2019
Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay
State University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Bowling Green & Guthrie, KY, and Clarksville, TN

"Robert Penn Warren and Education"

For this year’s meeting, we are especially interested in proposals addressing the
following ideas:
 Teaching Warren’s work
 Warren as teacher
 Warren’s students
 Warren’s textbooks
 Warren’s influence on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, etc.
 New Criticism in the classroom

Not later than January 15, 2019, please send proposals to
Circle Secretary Kyle Taylor via email at
We invite abstracts for papers, panels, or roundtables addressing any aspect of
Robert Penn Warren’s work. For panel proposals, please include panel title, name
and affiliation of each presenter, and individual abstracts of 50 – 100 words with
paper title. For individual paper proposals, please send paper title and abstract of
50-100 words. For roundtables, please send an abstract of 50-100 words and a
brief bio of each speaker.

Graduate students are welcome to propose individual papers (15 minutes in
length) or panels of 3-4 speakers. If your abstract is accepted, and you wish to be
considered for the Eleanor Clark Award, which carries a stipend of $100, please
send your completed paper by April 1, 2019.

Robert Penn Warren Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published by Western
Kentucky University, publishes proceedings from our annual Circle meeting as our
fall edition and is actively soliciting scholarly articles and book reviews for our
spring volume. Having recently moved to an online format, we welcome
contributions that take advantage of our new electronic medium. For more
information, please visit the RPW Studies homepage: