William Gay Panel

deadline for submissions: 
July 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
ALA Symposium "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance"
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In keeping with the symposium theme of "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," this panel proposes a new look at the works of William Gay.  A search of the MLA International Bibliography shows little work on Gay, and that which does exist locuses more on his first two novels (The Long Home and Provinces of Night) and his short fiction.  This panel welcomes papers on Gay's later published work, and especially on his work--The Lost Country, Little Sister Death, and Stoneburner--published posthoumously.  

Having just learned of the symposium and due to the quick deadline for submissions, I am happy to accept 250 word "sketches" of your ideas for a potential paper to be given at the conference in September.  Please send these to jingrao@utdallas.edu.