On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 2:23 PM Larry Howe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> All--
> The deadline for submitting proposals is one week away.  So if you've been
> putting off sending yours, delay no longer.  Here's the call:
> CFP Mark Twain Circle of America for ALA 2020
> Title: “Mark Twain Reading/Reading Mark Twain”
> Mark Twain was an avid—and participatory—reader, combing through texts
> with pencil in hand, marking and annotating as he went. His characters
> read, too--and they leave evidence of their reading in their dialogue and
> their own writings.  Furthermore, Twain’s own readers show the impact of
> his writings in the plots, characters, and satirical episodes written in
> Twain’s wake.  The MTC call for proposals for the 2020 ALA conference
> focuses on reading broadly defined, including--but not limited to--what,
> how, and where Twain read, the influence of his reading on his writings,
> and the impact of Twain’s own works on subsequent writers.
> We enthusiastically encourage junior and emerging scholars to present
> their work.  Graduate students chosen to present may apply for a grant from
> Mark Twain Circle’s Louis Budd Travel Fund to help defray some of the costs
> of attending the conference.
> While we seek submissions without restriction, all presenters must be
> active members of the Mark Twain Circle at the time of the conference
> (information about membership is available at our website
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__marktwaincircle.org_join-2Dthe-2Dmark-2Dtwain-2Dcircle-2Dof-2Damerica-2D2_join_&d=DwIF-g&c=a-IB_GMEfAZCNvTl5o6ZExYKmR-HZTqw1M_ZxQv8eiY&r=M7fe_5tVzFcSaDV_TGyMVieQKup7oSC-0rxoDyxcCJY&m=pRa9nmOaBS1w9DXVBgB_cjHqoWHBsQzecGwxtgjOaLc&s=TLRywYb7JEC8UlczZy7pQDkGazcAydA13fPetYlnspY&e=
> Presentations sponsored by the Mark Twain Circle are often developed into
> articles that appear in the Mark Twain Annual, published by Penn State
> University Press.
> Send proposals (400 words or fewer) by January 15, 2020 to Larry Howe,
> president of the Mark Twain Circle ([log in to unmask]).
> I look forward to being deluged,
> --LH
> Larry Howe
> Professor of English & Film Studies
> Department of Literature and Languages
> Roosevelt University
> Editor, Studies in American Humor
> President, Mark Twain Circle of America

Ben Click
Professor, English
Director, Writing & Speaking Center
Editor, *The* *Mark Twain Annual*
Director, Twain Lecture Series on
American Humor and Culture
(240) 895-4253
St. Mary's College of Maryland