Narrative Form in American Fiction - ALA 2023 Boston

deadline for submissions: 
January 25, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan bayliss Society
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The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor a roundtable panel at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

Narrative Form in American Fiction

deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023

Ever since Aristotle told us in the Poetics that a plot has a beginning, a middle, and an end, writers have been pushing back against that claim in interesting ways. In American fiction, we find examples in the work of Melville, Gertrude Stein, Faulkner, Gass, Gaddis, Acker, Toni Morrison, and Jonathan Bayliss, among many others. Submissions for the panel Narrative Form in American Fiction may focus on particular authors or genres, or on theoretical questions. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Gary Grieve-Carlson at by January 25, 2023. Please indicate if you have AV requirements.