Conference 2012

Claremont Mckenna

Please join us at our Eighteenth Annual Conference, March 9-11, 2012 at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. It will be an exciting conference, with sessions on Ariosto, Perfection and Imperfection in Medieval Literature, Lincoln and American Culture, Poetry and Philosophy, Literature and Culture of the Stalin Era, Literature of California, and Roman Elegy. Our Meringoff Seminar on Ralph Ellison will be hosted by Adam Bradley, the editor of Ellison's Three Days Before the Shooting. Other seminars will be about Critical Editions, Names and Naming, and History as Literature. In addition, we will have poetry readings by B. H. Fairchild, Robert Mezey and Timothy Steele, and a musical performance (in connection with the panel on Literature of the Stalin Era) by Steven Cassedy.

There will also be a Pre-Convention Open Mike Reading on Thursday, March 8 at 8 PM. Please see the conference program for more information.

Click here to download a one-page schedule of the time blocks


Click here to download the complete conference program

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers gives a complete description of all the panels and seminars.

Proposals were due on December 15, and a list of session participants is currently being finalized.

Book Display Registration

This year, the Annual Conference will feature a new book display that will exhibit the books of members attending the Conference. The books will not be for sale at the Conference, however, the Book Display Registration form, provides space for participants to include information on how to purchase the work so that interested parties may acquire copies after the Conference.

All those attending should consider submitting their publications to the book display. You may send us as many different works as you like, but please only send one copy of each publication. If you are interested in having your book(s) displayed, please fill out one Book Display form for each work you are submitting, print your completed form(s), and attach it/them to the relevant book(s). The lower half of the form will be inserted into the display copy to provide the publication and purchasing information to those viewing the exhibit, so if you plan to send multiple books, please be sure to fill out a form for each work. Books with attached forms can be sent to the ALSCW's Boston office at 650 Beacon St, Suite 510, Boston, MA 02215.