The Robinson Jeffers Association welcomes papers addressing Jeffers’s place and stature in American Literature 50 years after his death. Essays may consider such topics as Jeffers’s own ideas on literary reputation; Jeffers as modernist or anti-modernist; Jeffers and the critics, past and present; Jeffers as a nature writer; Jeffers as a scientific writer; teaching Jeffers in high school and college; Jeffers and the anthologies; Jeffers and his contemporaries; Jeffers’s friends and acquaintances (i.e. the Steinbeck circle); Jeffers as prophet; Jeffers and war; the influence of Jeffers; Jeffers’s poetics and/or aesthetic principles; the letters of Jeffers; Flagons and Apples; or any topic that assesses Jeffers’s abiding contribution and significance.
May 25-27, 2012, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
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