Happy birthday to Frank Norris (March 5, 1870-October 25, 1902)! Reading through the reminiscences in Frank Norris Remembered, edited by Jesse S. Crisler and Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. (University of …
The Frank Norris Society is happy to announce the two panels it will be sponsoring at this year’s American Literature Association’s 28th Annual Conference in Boston, which will be held May 25th to the 28th.
Frank Norris and Popular Representation
- Chair: Eric Carl Link, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
- “Contingency, Contagion, and Pleasure in the Food Economies of The Pit and The Jungle,” Justin Rogers-Cooper, LaGuardia Community College
- “Temperance, Slovenliness, and the Domestic Food Economies of McTeague,” Lauren Navarro, LaGuardia Community College
- “Norris, Naturalism, and Sport,” Cara Erdheim Kilgallen, Sacred Heart University
- “Norris’s Domestic Discomfort in Vandover and the Brute,” Nicole de Fee, Louisiana Tech University
American Literary Naturalism: New Scholarship
- Chair: Steve Frye, California State University Bakersfield
- “A Cat and Mr. Corkle: Frank Norris and the Narration of Species Difference,” Victoria Googasian, Stanford University
- “‘A Significance That No Words Could Attain’: Frank Norris’s ‘A Memorandum of Sudden Death’ and the Limits of Representation,” Adam Wood, Salisbury University
- “’A Vivid Wakeful Fatigue, a Wan Lucidity of Mind’: Paradoxical Wakefulness and the Naturalist New Woman,” Hannah Huber, University of South Carolina
An interesting new addition to Jack London studies has just been published. The following announcement is shared from Dr. Donna Campbell, whose essay is featured in the handbook.
The Oxford Handbook of Jack London, edited by Jay Williams, has just been published. My essay in it is called “Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives.” Here’s the full Table …
We are excited to announce a recent publication in the study of Norris and literary naturalism:
The Frank Norris Society sends much thanks to Dr. Drizou for her contribution to Norris studies!
American Literature Association 28th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017 in Boston, MA
CALL FOR PAPERS–The Frank Norris Society
The Frank Norris Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, on May 25-28, 2017.
Papers on any aspect of Frank Norris’s work or life will be considered. Broader treatments of American literary naturalism (whether directly related to Frank Norris or not) will also be considered.
Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.
Please email abstracts or papers of no more than ten double-spaced pages by January 15, 2017, to the program chair:
Eric Carl Link firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org or contact the conference director, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield of Georgia Southern University at email@example.com with specific questions.
Source: Naturalism Panels at ALA 2016
The Frank Norris Society is excited to announce its 2016 panel for the American Literature Association’s 27th Annual Conference, which will be held May 26-29 in San Francisco, CA.
Conference Website: http://alaconf.org/
Panel Title: Frank Norris and American Literary Naturalism
Organized by the Frank Norris Society
Chair: Eric Carl Link, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
1. “’It Faces Every Child of Man’: Readers, Imagined Violence, and Culpability in American Literary Naturalism,” Adam Wood, Salisbury University
2. “’Erotic Economy’: Domesticity, Desire, and the Women of McTeague,” Nicole de Fee, Louisiana Tech University
3. “Foodways & Nation-Building: The Domestic Decline of The Octopus,” Lauren Navarro, LaGuardia Community College
4. “Frank Norris and the Legacy of Higher Biblical Criticism,” Steven Bembridge, University of East Anglia