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 San Francisco, January 5-8, 2023. The program for the 2023 MLA session on John Clare has been announced:

 

John Clare: Now and Then

Program arranged by the John Clare Society of North America

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

Date, time, and location to be announced

1. "Rewilding with John Clare," Tobias Menely, University of California, Davis

2. "Hedging Against Enclosure: Clare's Hesitations," Brian McGrath, Clemson University

3. "Clare Among the Ruins," Karen Swann, Williams College

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 2024 MLA Convention will be held in Phildelphia, January 4-7, 2024. 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