Hello 5 Bank Street,

The American Literature Association Committee (Sarah Clere, Charmion Gustke, Barry Hudke, Matt Lavin, and myself) are organizing two panels for the upcoming ALA 2020 Conference, which will be held in San Diego, CA, May 21-24. Please see the panel descriptions below. We encourage you to apply, and please send or encourage others to apply as well! For more information on the ALA, please see their website: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/

Kelsey Squire

 

Panel Title: “Willa Cather and the 1920s”: The 1920s mark the most productive decade of Willa Cather’s career. In this panel, we invite participants to examine Cather’s works of the 1920s and their relationship to larger literary, social, and cultural issues of the decade. Topics might include, but are not limited to: explorations of Cather’s first publication of the 1920s, the short story collection Youth and the Bright Medusa; Cather’s relationship to various places in the 1920s; connections between Cather’s writing and other writers of the 1920s; studies of Cather in light of 1920s aesthetics, culture, economics, and / or history.

Please send 300 word proposals for individual papers and a brief CV to Kelsey Squire ([log in to unmask]) by January 3, 2020. Include any AV requests. The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to announce that travel scholarships for graduate students are available. Please see the section titled "Willa Cather Foundation Scholarship for Student Research" on the WCF’s Scholarship page: https://www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships

 

Panel Title: “Cather and Her Readers”: In this panel, we invite participants to explore Cather’s readers and the reception of her works. Topics might include, but are not limited to: the use of new archives and digital technologies to shed light on Cather’s readers; tensions between middlebrow and highbrow readers in Cather’s reception; Cather’s reception among diverse populations (gender, race, sexuality, economic status, and / or nationality); Cather’s relevance to 21st century readers.

Please send 300 word proposals for individual papers and a brief CV to Kelsey Squire ([log in to unmask]) by January 3, 2020. Include any AV requests. The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to announce that travel scholarships for graduate students are available. Please see the section titled "Willa Cather Foundation Scholarship for Student Research" on the WCF’s Scholarship page: https://www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships