Announcing an Exciting New Publication in Norris Studies!

We are excited to announce a recent publication in the study of Norris and literary naturalism:

The most recent volume of the journal Excavatio has published an article by Dr. Myrto Drizou of Valdosta State University entitled “The Politics of Time in Frank Norris’s Criticism and Fiction.”

The Frank Norris Society sends much thanks to Dr. Drizou for her contribution to Norris studies!

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ALA 2017 Call for Papers

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 eric.link@ipfw.edu

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 carr@georgiasouthern.edu with specific questions.

Announcing the FNS Panel for 2016 ALA

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

ALA 2016–Call for Papers

American Literature Association 27th Annual Conference

May 26-29, 2016

San Francisco, CA

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Frank Norris Society

The Frank Norris 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.

Session One: Issues in American Literary Naturalism. This session will focus on broader treatments of American literary naturalism (whether directly related to Frank Norris or not). Possible topics might include definitional studies, treatments of American literary naturalism in the context of late nineteenth-century culture and history, examinations of literary naturalism in the twentieth century, and related topics.

Session Two: Open Topic. Any aspect of Frank Norris’s work or life will 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, 2016, to the program chair:

Eric Carl Link eric.link@ipfw.edu

For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at http://www.americanliteratureassociation.org or contact the conference director, Professor

Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University at ab23@princeton.edu with specific questions.