THE JOHN CLARE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA

 

The John Clare Society of North America organizes an annual session at the Modern Language Association Convention.


The MLA Convention will be held in Vancouver, Canada, January 8-11, 2015.
The program for the January 2015 MLA session on John Clare has been announced:

John Clare: Vanishings

Presiding: Erica McAlpine, Keble College, Oxford

1. John Clare: Lost Poet of No Place,” Simon Kövesi, Oxford Brookes University

2. Clare’s Poetics of Love and the Vanishing of Subjectivity,” Seth Reno, Auburn University at Montgomery

3. The Itinerant ‘I’: John Clare’s Lyric Defiance,” Michael Nicholson, University of California, Los Angeles

Program arranged by the John Clare Society of North America

Proposals for the annual session organized by the John Clare Society of North America at the MLA Convention are due by March 15 of each year. 2016 topic: "After John Clare." Scholarship on any aspect of Clare's influence on 19th, 20th, or 21st century writers and/or his poetry's continuing relevance to the field of lyric studies. Please submit abstract and short bio by email to Dr. Erica McAlpine by March 15, 2015.

The next MLA Convention will be held in Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. Individuals who plan to attend academic sessions at the MLA Convention must register for the convention in advance.

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MLA session organized by the John Clare Society of North America in 2004.

Left to right: Misty Beck, Alan Vardy, Tim Ziegenhagen, James McKusick