Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature - ALA 2020 Roundtable

deadline for submissions: 
January 28, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Bayliss Society

Extended deadline 1/28/2020 - The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). 

The potential subjects for this topic are far too many to list, but a small beginning might include Jonathan Bayliss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, John Updike, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Groff, and Tayari Jones. 

Please submit abstract of 200-300 words to by January 15, 2020. Please include your mailing address, email, and telephone number.

Note: The Jonathan Bayliss Society supports Bayliss-related research or conference travel. For 2020, the Jonathan Bayliss Society will award recipients in each of the following categories:  (a) a reimbursement up to $500 in travel expenses to present an accepted Bayliss-related paper at the annual ALA conference in San Diego and (b) $350 to present an accepted paper on Bayliss at another relevant conference such as MLA or at the September 2020 Jonathan Bayliss Society Annual Conference in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Recipients must join the Jonathan Bayliss Society for the calendar year in which they receive their awards.