American Literature Association 2019 - Evelyn Scott Society

Country: USA

City: Boston

Abstr. due: 09.01.2019

Dates: 23.03.19 — 26.05.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Cultural science;

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Organizers: American Literature Association


The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott

(1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult

literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially

interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which

Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott

participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism,

naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola

Ridge, Kay Boyle, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean

Rhys, among others. The range of her work within these currents was wide, and included

lyric poetry, modernist novels, an avant garde memoir, historical fiction, and political fiction.

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