The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) will sponsor three sessions at the 2011 American Literature Association conference at The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA May 26-29, 2011. Presenters are expected to be current members of RSAP at the time of the conference. Information about RSAP, including membership forms, is available at . Membership includes an annual subscription to the society’s journal, American Periodicals, published in cooperation with Ohio State University Press.
The deadline has been extended for the following panel:
2. Periodicals and Genre in American Literature
Periodicals have functioned throughout American history as not just an important vehicle for disseminating literature and cultivating literary taste, but as a site of literary experimentation. This panel, sponsored by the RSAP, will examine the role played by periodicals in the formation of American literary genres. Proposals may examine the development of specific genres (including ones yet to be widely recognized) such as the essay, the review, the short story, serial fiction, "blood and thunder tales," serial columns, the magazine anecdote, the memoir, poetic forms, the graphic novel, and so on-- or can examine actual periodical types including the almanac, the miscellany, the little magazine, etc., as literary genres in their own right. Proposals examining specific periodicals from the colonial period to the present also welcomed. 250-word proposals should be submitted to Jean Lee Cole, Department of English, Loyola University of Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD 21210; or via email to jlcole@ loyola.edu by FEBRUARY 1, 2011.
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