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Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:33:03 -0500
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Does anyone think they may need a little sunshine and mariachi in
February?  Please consider joining us in one of America's unheralded
gem-cities...  -hb

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Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Subject: [Howells-l] CFP: God and the American Writer
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 Dear ALA Affiliated Societies:

Many of you have heard about this ALA-sponsored symposium through postings
on other sites, but I wanted to make sure that all of the ALA affiliated
groups new about the upcoming symposium on “God and the American Writer.”
The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio,
Texas, on February 26-28, 2015.  The deadline for paper proposals is
December 1st.  All proposals should be sent to Jeanne Reesman at
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Aside from great panels with great papers, the symposium will also feature
two keynote addresses, one by Harold K. Bush on Mark Twain and one by
Jonathan Cook on Herman Melville.  We’ll also have a poetry reading with
the theme of women and spirituality featuring Bonnie Lyons, poet and
critic, and Enedina Vasquez, poet, artist, and lay Episcopal minister.  In
addition, we’ll have a screening of Terence Malik’s film *The Tree of
Life *with
an informance by Stacey Peebles.  There will be a mariachi reception and
luncheons and a tour of local historic missions and the San Fernando

Full conference details, as well as registration forms and paper proposal
forms, can be found at the ALA website and at

If this coming winter is anything like the last one, spending a few days in
February in San Antonio might be just what we all need.

 The conference directors (Jeanne Reesman, Steve Frye, and Eric Carl Link)
hope that you’ll attend the conference, and if you are able, please send
this information out to the memberships of your respective societies and
encourage them to submit proposals.  And, please consider sponsoring a
panel at the symposium: we’d love to have lots of participation from the
ALA affiliates.  Send all proposals/panels to Jeanne Reesman by December

 All best,


Eric Carl Link

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of American Literature

University of Memphis

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