Conferences

2019 American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA

The conference, scheduled for May 23-26, will take place at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. Conference details and information about hotel reservations will be available through the web site of the American Literature Association.

Darlene Unrue will chair the session. The topic of the session will be “Katherine Anne Porter’s Worlds.” This intentionally broad topic invites are variety of approaches to a study of Katherine Anne Porter and her works. Some possibilities include: the worlds of Porter’s fiction and the relevance of setting to theme; Porter’s moment in history and its influence on her style and characters; the interior worlds of Porter’s characters and their reflection of modernist movements; and Porter’s timelessness that addresses our contemporary world.

Please send a 200-word proposal and a brief biographical statement to Darlene Unrue at darleneunrue@gmail.com by December 1, 2018. The conference will take place May 23-26, in Boston, Massachusetts. Conference details and information about hotel reservations will be available through the Web site of the American Literature Association. Information about the Porter activities planned for the conference will be posted on the society’s Web site.

Past conferences

A list of papers presented at previous Katherine Anne Porter sessions is available here.

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