Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association -- Deadline January 13, 2023

deadline for submissions: 
January 13, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Evelyn Scott Society
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The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963).

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism, naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola Ridge, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean Rhys, among others. 

The range of her work within these currents was wide, and included lyric poetry, modernist novels, an avant garde memoir, historical fiction, and political fiction. 

The American Literature Association’s 34thd annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place May 25-28, 2023 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). For further information or specific questions, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org or contact the conference director, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield, at carr@georgiasouthern.edu. or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University, at ab23@princeton.edu.

Please send abstracts and a curriculum vita to Caroline Maun at caroline.maun@wayne.edu on or before January 13, 2023.