CFP: American Literature Association Symposium: The City and American Literature (6.30.15)

American Literature Association Symposium: The City and American Literature
New Orleans, LA

September 10-12, 2015 

Keynote Speaker: Ed Folsom, University of Iowa

 ALA symposia provide opportunities for scholars to meet in pleasant settings, present papers, and share ideas and resources. The September 2015 symposium will focus on representations of the city in American literature. We welcome proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions on any aspect of this important subject. Thematic possibilities include (but are by no means limited to):  City on a Hill, the ideal city, the city as nightmare, the architecture of the city, the racial city, the city in science fiction, the city of crime fiction, the gendered city, the sexualized city, the city and economics, the city and reform, suburbia and the city, urbanization, alienation, community, the urban landscape, etc. 

Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2201

Hotel Rate: Special rate of $175 (plus tax) per night for a single or double room.

Conference Fee:  $150
(Includes two lunches and three receptions)

Conference Director:

Leslie Petty, Rhodes College

Please email all proposals to Leslie Petty

before June 30, 2015

Further information is available on the symposium website: