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William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA 2013, May 23 – 26

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 23 – 26.

Panel 1: The Short Howells

We are looking for papers that examine Howells’s shorter works, including his literary criticism, poems, short stories, plays, travel writings, occasional pieces, and reviews. Though rightfully lauded for his novels, Howells was a remarkably sustained and prolific writer across genres throughout his career: how might his shorter works engage with typical articulations of his aesthetics and interests? Who is Howells the poet, the playwright, the letter-writer, the eulogist? Which works deserve more attention?

Panel 2: Open Topic

We are looking for insightful, original papers that address any aspect of Howells’s work.

Please submit your 200-250 word abstract and a current CV (or any questions) to Dan Mrozowski at by November 1, 2012


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