CFP: Ellen Glasgow Society Panels (ALA; 1.6.2014)

ALA CALL FOR PAPERs: The Ellen Glasgow Society

The Ellen Glasgow Society seeks paper proposals for two sessions at the 25th Annual American Literature Association Conference. 

Session I:  The Political Ellen Glasgow

Apropos to the site of this year’s meeting, the nation’s capital, this session will feature presentations exploring the full range of Glasgow’s political interests and involvement, with “political” defined broadly.  Essays may explore the intersections between Glasgow’s life and work and local, state, or national governmental politics; social and humanitarian causes the author devoted herself to, such as the ASPCA and women’s suffrage; disability issues; gender politics; and cultural changes with political implications, such as social class upheaval in the New South, to name just a few examples.  Many more areas of inquiry are possible.   

Please submit 250- to 300-word proposals for 20-minute presentations as an attachment to an email at the address listed below

Session II: Open Forum on Ellen Glasgow’s Canon

Papers that explore any aspect or work in Glasgow’s canon are welcome, but essays that address lesser-known or lesser-regarded texts (even by the author herself) are particularly desirable.  

In the interest of the celebrating the diversity of Glasgow’s oeuvre and in an effort to practice innovative scheduling, please submit to the email address below 250- to 300-word proposals for presentations no shorter than 12, but no longer than,  20 minutes (6 to 10 pages, respectively).  This session’s panel can be made up of up to five shorter presentations or a combination of longer and shorter presentations totaling 60 minutes of reading time and 20 minutes for questions and discussion.  Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students welcome.

Mark Graves (Morehead State University (KY) m.graves@moreheadstate.eduAll proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on January 6, 2014.