Sunday, October 26, 2008

Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference


APRIL 18-20, 2009

Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts’ hometown), KY

The XI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference will be held April 18-20, 2009, at St. Catharine College (Springfield, KY) and the Beaumont Inn (Harrodsburg, KY).

Conference directors welcome papers on any aspect of Elizabeth Madox Roberts’ life and work. Papers may also 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; stylistic studies, etc. First time reader response papers or essays of discovery and celebration from new readers of Roberts are strongly encouraged.

Titles and abstracts are due January 10, 2009. Papers should be no more than 15 minutes in oral presentation. Academic paper sessions will be held at St. Catharine College, Springfield. The conference headquarters is the lovely and legendary Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg.

Email title and abstract to:
Nicole McDaniel (Texas A&M), Program Chair, at

Please send a copy also to at least one other member of the Program Committee:
Goretti Vianney-Benca (SUNY New Paltz) at; Vicki Barker (Carson-Newman College) at; William Boyle (University of Mississippi) at; Matthew Nickel (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) at; Alex Shakespeare (Boston College) at; Natalie Khoury (University of Georgia) at; or Gisele Sigal (Universite de Pau, France) at

Direct all other conference inquiries to the Conference Co-directors: Brad McDuffie, Dept. of English, Nyack College ( and H. R. Stoneback, Dept. of English, SUNY New Paltz, 75 S. Manheim Blvd., New Paltz, NY 12561 (

See the Roberts Society website ( for further information, archived newsletters, and recent critical studies of Roberts.