CFP: ALA Symposium on God and the American Writer (Deadline 12.1.14)

American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer
February 26-28, 2015
Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Deadline for proposals to extended to December 1, 2014.

This ALA Symposium on God and the American Writer brings together scholars from across the full spectrum of American literature to explore the ways in which American authors have confronted God. For the full CFP, go to

Keynote speakers are Harold K. Bush on Mark Twain and Jonathan Cook on Herman Melville. A poetry reading with the theme of women and spirituality, featuring Bonnie Lyons, poet and critic, and Enedina Vasquez,  poet, artist, and lay Episcopal minister, to be presented, as well as a screening of Terence Malik’s “The Tree of Life” with an informance by Stacey Peebles. A mariachi reception and  luncheons. Enedina Vasquez is at; Lots of good food and drink with tours of historic missions and the San Fernando Cathedral.


Steven Frye, California State University-Bakersfield
Eric Carl Link, University of Memphis
Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

Co-Sponsored by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, UTSA