Association for Mormon Letters, Annual Conference 2019
Abstr. due: 15.01.2019
Dates: 29.03.19 — 31.03.19
Organizing comittee e-mail: email@example.com
Organizers: Association for Mormon Letters
Since its inception in 1976, the Association for Mormon Letters (AML) has defined “Mormon Letters” in the broadest terms. In 1969, M. Ephraim Hatch first provided the definition of Mormon Art as “art which is created by Mormons, art which is created for Mormons, or art which is created about Mormons.” Despite that inclusive definition, the debate over how to define Mormon Letters has been ongoing. Now in its fifth decade, the AML is interested in looking outward. In a spirit of growth and maturation, the AML issues a call for papers that explore the Mormon experience outside of Utah and outside of the United States. We hope to see academic attention given to the work of international artists as they interpret and consider the global spread, reception, and transformation of Latter-day Saint ideas, religion, and culture. This conference marks the first time the AML has met in California since 1984, and we especially welcome proposals exploring California’s rich heritage of Mormon writers and artists.
As always, any proposals that examine work by, for, or about Latter-day Saints and their culture will be considered. While our focus is on the literary, we also accept proposals on other forms of Mormon Arts.
In the spirit of looking outward, we welcome both academic and non-academic papers and presentations. Academic papers will be presented primarily on Friday (March 29), while Saturday (March 30) will primarily focus on non-academic proposals. We encourage presentations, panels, readings, workshops, debates, and other ways to discuss and showcase Mormon Letters in ways that will appeal to a broad audience.