Thursday, March 8, 2012


Elizabeth Madox Roberts and Poetry

Papers 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 James Stamant, Texas A&M University, at

New Work By/About Elizabeth Madox Roberts

Especially desired are papers on Roberts' just-published FLOOD manuscript and other works in the Reading Roberts Series of the Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society. Other topics dealing with the life or works of Roberts will also be considered. Please send a brief abstract which reveals the focus of your paper by May 25, 2012 to Prof. Gregg Neikirk. Microsoft Word attachments are preferred ( (or mail to Dept. of English, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA 01086). Papers should not exceed 15 minutes in delivery.