CFPs for ALA Boston 2019

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 23-26, Boston, USA.

 Panel 1: Emerson and Pedagogy

The Emerson Society are inviting proposals that examine or encourage strategies for teaching Emerson, informed by disciplines other than English or methods other than literary criticism, for example, rhetoric, journalism and media studies, environmental studies, creative writing, philosophy and religion, gender studies, material culture, etc. The society is also interested in receiving proposals that consider pedagogies and approaches that engage the younger generation with the core ideas/ideals of Emerson, reviving them for the current age.

Panel 2: Twenty-First Century Emerson

The Emerson Society are inviting proposals that consider Emerson’s relevance in the twenty-first century. The proposals could engage with current scholarly work on climate, politics of resistance, the anthropocene, and/or affect. We would welcome proposals that re-examine Emerson in the light of twenty-first century critical/literary/philosophical theories, and invite papers on Emerson in conversation with 21st-century writers/artists/thinkers addressing the pressing questions “of the times.”

E-mail 300 word abstracts to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by Jan. 11, 2019. Membership in the Emerson Society is required of presenters.

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