CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane’s depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane’s depiction of the city

· Crane’s poetry

· Crane’s journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane’s lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O’Ruddy)

· Crane’s depiction of women

· Crane’s relationship with other writers, e. g., Garland, Howells, Conrad, or Frederic

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

You may also propose a roundtable discussion on, say, teaching Crane’s short stories.

Please email abstracts or papers of no more than ten double-spaced pages by January 10, 2016, to the program chair:
Paul Sorrentino

psorrent@vt.edu

For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at http://www.americanliterature.org. If you have specific questions about ALA, contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University, at ab23@princeton.edu.

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On this day in 1895: PUBLISHERS’ WEEKLY announces publication of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

“1895. PUBLISHERS’ WEEKLY announces publication of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE.”

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ALA Symposium: Frontiers and Borders in American Literature (Deadline 10.15.15)

American Literature Association Symposium
Frontiers and Borders in American Literature

February 25-27, 2016
Sheraton Gunter HotelS
San Antonio, TX

Proposals are welcome for papers and panels on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction.

Send one page proposals or abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by October 15, 2015.

See American Literature Association website for further details on hotel accommodations

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Updated membership costs

Due to rising prices, the Stephen Crane Society is increasing its membership costs, which have remained the same since at least 1995.

individual (U.S.) $15

individual (foreign) $20

institution (U.S.) $25

institution (foreign) $30

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New Frank Norris Society Site

cropped-norris-bannerThe Frank Norris Society has a beautiful new site at http://franknorrissociety.org/, courtesy of Eric Carl Link, Steven Frye, and Hannah Huber.  There you can find a membership form and also the back issues of The American Literary Naturalism Newsletterwhich is indexed by the MLA.   

Congratulations to the FNS for putting together this resource!

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Stephen Crane Presentations at ALA 2015

Full ALA Program: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/

Saturday May 23, 2015

Session 17-I: 12:40-2:00
A discussion of Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage led by James Nagel, University of Georgia jnagel@uga.edu

Friday May 22, 2015 9:40 – 11:00 am
Session 8-M Stephen Crane and War (Parliament 7th Floor)

Organized by the Stephen Crane Society
Chair: Eric Carl Link, University of Memphis
1. “‘Keeping War at a Distance’: Good Deaths, Postmortem Imagery, and Unresolved Grief in The Red Badge of Courage.” Daniel Graham, University of Connecticut
2. “The Anatomy of Psychic Wound in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage.” Chaker Mohamed Ben Ali and Abdouallah Mechtouf, Skikda University, Algeria
3. “Theorizing War in Stephen Crane’s Poetry.” Donald Vanouse, SUNY Oswego

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:10-3:30 pm
Session 18-L New Ways of Reading Stephen Crane’s Fiction (North Star 7th Floor)

Organized by the Stephen Crane Society

Chair: Paul Sorrentino, Virginia Tech

1. “Narrative Construct and George’s Mother: Crane’s Temperance Battle Fictionally Repurposed,” Kristin Boluch, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY

2. “The Urban Antithesis: Crane’s Whilomville Sketches,” Maggie E. Morris Davis, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

3. “Stephen Crane’s Anti-Gothic: Disability and Race in ‘The Monster,’” Karyn Valerius, Hofstra University

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:40-5:00 pm

Session 19-M Business Meeting: Stephen Crane Society (North Star 7th Floor)

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February 1, 1895: Stephen Crane Meets Willa Cather

“1895. Crane arrives in Nebraska to cover the destitution and starvation wrought by the previous summer’s drought and the extremely cold winter of 1894-95. In the evening, he meets Willa Cather, who in December had copy edited THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE for the STATE JOURNAL.”

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