Monday, July 8, 2013

College English Association (Baltimore, March 27-29, 2014)



College English Association (Baltimore, March 27-29, 2014)
Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Past & Present
Papers for this session should deal with Roberts’ life and work. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: Roberts’ legacy past and present; Roberts and biography; Roberts and influence; Roberts and intertextuality; Roberts and Southern Literature; Roberts, Place and Time; Roberts and Regionalism; Roberts and Feminism; Roberts and neglect; the Roberts revival; Roberts and other writers (Pound, Faulkner, Hemingway, Eliot, Woolf, Joyce, Tate, etc). Please send 250 word abstract to Matthew Nickel at mattcnickel@gmail.com by 15 September 2013.

Elizabeth Madox Roberts Annual Conference 2014

The XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
April 26-28, 2014 Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts' hometown), KY
The XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference will be held April 19-21, 2014, at St. Catharine College (Springfield, KY) and the Beaumont Inn (Harrodsburg, KY). We welcome papers that deal intertextually with Roberts and other writers: especially Roberts and Earl Hamner, Roberts and C. E. Morgan; Roberts in the context of the Southern Renascence; Roberts viewed from regional and historical perspectives; Roberts and Modernism; Roberts and Southern history; Roberts and Religion, etc. First-time reader response papers or essays of discovery and celebration from new readers of Roberts are strongly encouraged. Conference directors also welcome papers on recently published works by Roberts. In 2012, the Reading Roberts Series published Roberts’ unfinished novel Flood (ed. Vicki Barker), manuscript fragments and poems in Reading Roberts: Prospect & Retrospect (eds. William Boyle, H. R. Stoneback, and Matthew Nickel), and Daniel Boone variants in Kentucky: Poets of Place (ed. Matthew Nickel).

Titles and abstracts are due January 7, 2014. Papers should be no more than 15 minutes in oral presentation. Academic paper sessions will be held at St. Catharine College in Springfield. The conference headquarters is the lovely and legendary Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg.

Email title and abstract to both of the Co-Program Chairs: Jessica Mackenzie Conti (SUNY New Paltz) at jesmackenzie@hotmail.com and Jamie Stamant (Texas A & M University) at stam202@tamu.edu.

Direct all other conference inquiries to the Co-Conference Directors: Matthew Nickel (Dept. of English, Misericordia University) at mattcnickel@gmail.com and H. R. Stoneback, (Dept. of English, SUNY New Paltz) at hrs714@gmail.com.

Earl Hamner and The Time of Man

As many of you are aware from our annual newsletter articles by H. R. Stoneback, Earl Hamner--creator of The Waltons and writer of numerous works, including, Fifty Roads to Town, Spencer's Mountain, You Can't Get There From Here, and others--has expressed his indebtedness to Elizabeth Madox Roberts and The Time of Man. Please read his own thoughts about Roberts on his blog here or here:
http://earlhamner.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-noble-writer.html?showComment=1373302996478#c8075089292126382021

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SAMLA in Atlanta 2013: EMR CFP

SAMLA is back in Atlanta, Nov 8-10, 2013. Please see the following two CFP's.



Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Prospect & Retrospect
Papers for this session may deal with all aspects of Roberts’s work and life. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Roberts and new work (particularly her posthumously published unfinished novel Flood); Roberts and her manuscripts; Roberts in the context of Southern literature; Roberts and Southern Agrarianism; Roberts’ literary and stylistic influences (i.e., Synge, Hardy, Joyce, Homer, Hopkins, Beethoven, Pound); Roberts and religion; Roberts and Modernism; Roberts and the novel; Roberts as poet; Roberts as writer of short fiction; Roberts and Regionalism; Roberts and the politics of literary reputation; Roberts and feminism; and, Roberts and Kentucky. Abstracts should be 250 words and sent by June 1, 2013 to Jessica Mackenzie Conti (SUNY-New Paltz) at jesmackenzie@hotmail.com.

Elizabeth Madox Roberts and Other Writers
Papers for this session should deal with Elizabeth Madox Roberts and other writers. Topics may include but are not limited to: Roberts and her contemporaries (Roberts and Pound, Roberts and Faulkner, Roberts and Hemingway, Roberts and Woolf, Roberts and Wescott, etc); Roberts and her influences; Roberts’ literary friendships; Roberts’ epistolary relationships; those influenced by Roberts; Roberts as Kentucky writer; Roberts as Southern Writer. Abstracts should be 250 words and sent by June 1, 2013 to Matthew Nickel (SUNY-New Paltz) at mattcnickel@gmail.com.

Friday, October 19, 2012

XV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference


Call for Papers

The XV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
April 20-22, 2013 Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts' hometown), KY


The XV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference will be held April 20-22, 2013, at St. Catharine College (Springfield, KY) and the Beaumont Inn (Harrodsburg, KY). We welcome papers that deal intertextually with Roberts and other writers; Roberts in the context of the Southern Renascence; Roberts viewed from regional and historical perspectives; Roberts and Modernism; Roberts and Southern history; Roberts and Religion, etc. First-time reader response papers or essays of discovery and celebration from new readers of Roberts are strongly encouraged. Conference directors also welcome papers on recently published works by Roberts. In 2012, the Reading Roberts Series published Roberts’ unfinished novel Flood (ed. Vicki Barker), manuscript fragments and poems in Reading Roberts: Prospect & Retrospect (eds. William Boyle, H. R. Stoneback, and Matthew Nickel), and Daniel Boone variants in Kentucky: Poets of Place (ed. Matthew Nickel).

Titles and abstracts are due January 7, 2013. Papers should be no more than 15 minutes in oral presentation. Academic paper sessions will be held at St. Catharine College in Springfield. The conference headquarters is the lovely and legendary Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg.

Email title and abstract to Jessica Mackenzie Conti (SUNY New Paltz), Program Chair at jesmackenzie@hotmail.com.

Direct all other conference inquiries to the Co-Conference Directors: Matthew Nickel (Dept. of English, SUNY New Paltz) at mattcnickel@gmail.com and H. R. Stoneback, (Dept. of English, SUNY New Paltz) at hrs714@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A New Edition of Roberts' The Great Meadow

Hesperus Press (UK, http://www.hesperuspress.com/web/) will be publishing a new edition of The Great Meadow.

Below is their press release information:



THE GREAT MEADOW
Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Introduction by competition winner
Michael Wynne
 
31 October 2012
9781843913887
B format PB
200pp
£8.99

Hesperus Press is very proud to be celebrating its 10th anniversary this autumn.
To honour the occasion, In June 2012 Hesperus Press launched a competition asking members of the public to nominate one out-of-print book they would like to see back in print.

The winning book, which will be published in October 2012 by Hesperus is
The Great Meadow by Elizabeth Madox Roberts.


First published in 1930 and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, The Great Meadow is a historical novel set in the early days of Kentucky settlement. Intertwined with a flowing romantic saga of young love on the Kentucky trail, are richly painted scenes colonial America.

Diony Hall has waited for many years for her betrothed to return to marry her. Trying to fathom the nature of identity and her place in the vast newly created America, Diony spends her time at the family hearthside, combining her love of reading with her roles within the family circle and the daily tasks on the homestead. When Berk Jarvis returns and they are married, they both bid farewell to Virginia, family, community and security to head out to found a new family and a new life together in the wilderness of Kentucky

What follows is a breathtaking story of love and death, as the settlers cross the Appalachian mountains and struggle to carve a new life on the unforgiving frontier at the mercy of shortages, harsh winters and the perpetual danger of Indian attack. This astonishing novel, with its rhythmic prose, has too long been forgotten

The winning entry came from Michael Wynne and the new Hesperus edition of The Great Meadow will contain a 500 word introduction written by him.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Reading Roberts Series


The Reading Roberts Series is a project committed to publishing a wide range of scholarly and literary volumes devoted to the work of Elizabeth Madox Roberts, including previously unpublished Roberts manuscripts, critical monographs on Roberts, collections of critical essays on Roberts and her legacy, volumes of poetry and other creative endeavors that illuminate the terroir of Roberts' work, reissued volumes of importance to Roberts Scholarship, and other works.
 
We currently have three books available for purchase now (and others currently under production--check back for news). 

1. Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Flood (an unpublished unfinished novel by Roberts). Editor, Vicki Barker
 
2. Reading Roberts: Prospect & Retrospect (a collection of essays on Roberts and her work). Editors, H. R. Stoneback, William Boyle, and Matthew Nickel

3. Kentucky: Poets of Place (and anthology of poetry). Editor, Matthew Nickel. 

The list price of the books in the series is $20 each. Send your order with updated mailing address (and check payable to “Tina Iraca”) to the EMRS Treasurer, Tina Iraca, 16 Montgomery St., Tivoli, NY 12583. Please encourage your library to order these books as well.