Dear Cather community,

The Willa Cather Society seeks proposals for a roundtable and a panel at
the 30th annual conference of the American Literature Association in
Boston, held from May 23-26, 2019.

The roundtable will be comprised of either four or five brief (8-10 minute)
presentations dealing with some aspect of Cather’s fiction. We encourage
topics that consider Cather’s novels and short stories within a broadly
relevant, interdisciplinary framework. Potential topics could include (but
are not limited to) Childhood Studies, Eco-criticism, Sexuality Studies,
historical revisions, Native Studies, and experiences teaching Cather in
the age of Black Lives Matter and the resurgence of anti-immigrant rhetoric.

The panel seeks three proposals for longer (15-20 minute) papers dealing
with any aspect of Cather’s life and work.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 200 words for the roundtable and
300 for the panel no later than January 4, 2019 to Sarah Clere at
[log in to unmask] Please attach your abstract as a Word document and
paste the text into your e-mail message.