CFP: Kay Boyle at 25 (ALA; Deadline: 1.15.2014)

The Kay Boyle Society panel session at the American Literature Association
25th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2014

Hyatt Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20001

Kay Boyle at 25

For the 25th anniversary of the ALA, the Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on early Kay Boyle, a topic deserving close attention, as recent scholarly work indicates. We encourage papers examining Boyle’s American background —including her literary friendship with Lola Ridge, William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore— as well as new investigation into her first novel Process. Boyle’s early years in France —including her collaboration to American and expatriate little journals— is also of foremost interest. The aim of this session is to shed new light on these formative years so as to show how they influenced Boyle’s decisions, as an American writer and citizen, but also as a woman. We welcome papers questioning these issues in relation with Boyle’s early prose, poetry, and letters, or with her later autobiography (Being Geniuses Together).

Papers proposals should be sent by January 15th to Anne Reynes-Delobel,