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 New York City, January 4-7, 2018. The program for the 2018 MLA session on John Clare has been announced:

 

Session 554.  John Clare: Encounters

Program arranged by the John Clare Society of North America

Presiding: Erica McAlpine, University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall

Saturday, January 6, 12:00-1:15 p.m.

1. "'The Invitation': Periodical Border Wars and the Poetics of Encounter," Marie-Christine Hyland, New York University

2. "'Like a Ruin of the Past All Alone': Encountering History in John Clare's Remembrances," Timothy Heimlich, University of California, Berkeley

3. "'Thou Lowly Cot': Rudimentary Architecture in John Clare and Robert Frost," Marissa Grunes, Harvard University

Call for Papers: 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. Abstracts (250-300 words) are invited on any aspect of John Clare's writings, his life and times, and the work of his contemporaries. Please submit abstract and short bio by email to Dr. Erica McAlpine.

The next MLA Convention will be held in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019. 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