Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society, Session I
Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Discovery and Recovery
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 in the context of Southern literature; Roberts and other writers (i.e., Roberts and Faulkner, Roberts and Yeats, Roberts and James Still, Roberts and Wendell Berry, Roberts and John Burroughs); Roberts and Southern Agrarianism; Roberts’s literary and stylistic influences (i.e., Synge, Hardy, Joyce, Homer, Hopkins, Beethoven); Roberts and nature writing; 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. By June 1, 2011, please submit a title and a 250-word abstract to Cristin Rogowski-Vita, Independent Scholar, at CrissyRogowski@gmail.com. Papers should run between fifteen and twenty minutes long.
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society, Session II
Elizabeth Madox Roberts and PoetryPapers for this session should deal with Elizabeth Madox Roberts and Poetry. Suggested topics include an analysis of the contrasting images and poems in In The Great Steep’s Garden, Roberts’ poetry as children’s verse (especially throughout Under the Tree and even Song in the Meadow), the historic and folkloric—even mythic—contexts of her poems, Roberts as mystical poet, Roberts and the ballad form, Roberts as an Imagist, intertextualities between Roberts and other poets, Roberts’s philosophy on poetry and art, and Roberts’s prose and dialogue as poetry. Papers should run between fifteen and twenty minutes long. By June 1, 2011, please submit a title and a 250-word abstract to Matthew Nickel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, at email@example.com.