Saturday, August 9, 2014

EMR Conference April 2015

Call for Papers

The XVII Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference:   

April 24-27, 2015

St. Catharine College—Springfield, Kentucky

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 and 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 December 1, 2014. Papers should be no more than 15 minutes in oral presentation. Academic paper sessions will be held at St. Catharine College in Springfield.

E-mail title and abstract to both of the Co-Program Chairs: Jessica M. Nickel, (Misericordia University) and Daniel J. Pizappi, (SUNY New Paltz).

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