Call for Papers - ALSCW 2019 Conference
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Twenty-Third Annual Conference
October 3-6, 2019 at The College of the Holy Cross
Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2019.
It is three weeks before the CFP deadline, and arrangements for the October conference are in full swing at Holy Cross. The CFP has been widely distributed. You can download the Call for Papers here.
Highlights for the 2019 ALSCW Annual Conference include: seventeen seminars and four plenary panels, with subjects ranging from classical to medieval to modern literature; poetry readings by A. E. Stallings, Major Jackson, and Rachel Hadas; a string quartet by Matthew Pinder; a banquet dinner; and much more.
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One of the seventeen seminars, number 8 in the Call for Papers, titled "Melville at 200," is moderated by John Burt, Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature, Brandeis University and Wyn Kelley, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Call for Papers for this seminar reads:
2019 is Herman Melville’s Bicentennial year. This seminar will welcome papers on any aspectof Melville’s work. Here are some suggested areas of interest in which scholarship on Melville is already brewing: Melville as a critic and analyst of politics and culture (as a theorist of race, as a critic of literature, as a philosopher and critic of philosophies, as a religious thinker) Melville’s poetry (his poems and collections, is lyrics embedded in prose works, his long narrative Clarel, his sources, influences, and genres). Melville's Lies Circumstantial and Lies Direct (Claggart as the last and most flagrant of M’s many liars, confidence-men, unreliable narrators, or the self-deceived) Teaching and Reading Melville in the Digital Age (Digital Archives and Editing, Mapping and literary cartography, new spatial and temporal paradigms) Papers on other aspects of Melville’s work are encouraged. We seek to encourage a wide variety of approaches to the subject and to engage writers, critics, and teachers at all levels (university, college, and high school).