NEW CALL

IRCS PANEL AT THE MIDWEST MODERN LANGAUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION

November 9-12, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio

Permanent Section Call for Papers: The International Raymond Carver Society

Panel: Artists and Activists in Raymond Carver’s Writing.

 

In keeping with the 2017 conference theme of Artists and Activists, the International Raymond Carver Society is issuing a call for papers that explore figures of artists and activists in Raymond Carver’s poetry and prose.  Artists include writers, painters, actors, aerialist, and fire-eaters; activists include Native Americans and mailmen, though it could be argued that Carver himself was a literary and aesthetic activist as he pursued his vision of the short story.  Papers on any aspect of Carver’s work, regardless of the conference theme, will be considered.  Keep papers to 10-12 minutes so that there can engaging dialogue with panel attendees.

 

Please submit a 100-200 word abstract that outlines the content of your paper. A brief CV (1-2 pages) should also be submitted, indicating your name, contact information, institutional affiliation and rank (or independent scholar/writer status), and relevant publications (book or journals) and selected representative presentations (title of panel/paper and conferences). 

 

The deadline for submitting abstracts and CV is April 1, 2017.  Send to Robert Miltner, Kent State University Stark and Editor, The Raymond Carver Review, rmiltner@kent.edu.  Your abstract and CV should be contained in one doc or docx file.  Contact Robert Miltner if you have any questions. 

 

FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE INFO, CONSULT THE MMLA:

 

http://luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers


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OLD CALL:
The IRCS is planning to hold one or more panels at the 2017 ALA in Boston, May 25-28
http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/
The proposed title for a panel is :
"Reading/Teaching Carver in the Age of Trump"
The IRCS will read abstracts for papers until January 20, 2017. Please send a 200-word description of your talk and a 50-word bio to
ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org
 
OLD CALL:

The IRCS is hosting a panel at the 2016 MMLA Convention
in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13.
The informal convention theme is "Border States"
The IRCS will accept proposals for 20-minute papers at an open panel
on Carver and Carver Studies (it is optional to relate your paper to
the convention theme).
Please send a 250-word abstract and a 100-word biosketch to:
ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org
no later than April 5, 2016.
For all convention info, please consult the MMLA website:
http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/

CALL CLOSED:

The IRCS will be hosting panels and/or a Roundtable at the 2016
American Literature Conference in San Francisco,
May 26-29.
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted.
Please send a 250-word abstract to:
ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org
no later than January 5, 2016.

The IRCS is hosting a panel at the 2015 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.
See the MMLA website for details:
http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/2015programbook/


CLOSED CALL:
THE IRCS WILL BE HOSTING A PANEL AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, MAY 21-24 2015
This is an open panel and we will be accepting proposals for talks (15-20 minutes) on any aspect of Raymond Carver's life and works.
Please send a 200-word abstract and a 50-word bio to
ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org


Deadline for proposals:
January 15, 2015

All of the relevant conference information can be found at:
http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/

CALL CLOSED:

Raymond Carver’s Life, Legacy, and Works
The Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 13-16, 2014
Detroit, Michigan
Panel hosted by the International Raymond Carver Society (IRCS)

The IRCS regularly hosts panels at the annual MMLA convention in November.
For all convention info, please see their website:
http://www.luc.edu/mmla/annualconvention.html

The IRCS invites proposals for 20-minute talks on any aspect of
Raymond Carver's life, legacy, and works.
Please send a 250-300 word abstract and a 100-word biosketch to:

ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org

no later than May 15, 2014.
There are no IRCS fees but you must be or become a member of the MMLA to participate.



CLOSED CALL

The IRCS will be hosting a panel at the 2013 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
in Milwaukee, WI, November 7-10.

Topic: Art and Artifice in the Works of Raymond Carver

Carver is known for his deceptively realistic fiction that has been termed variously as autobiographical and hyper-real. He has been compared to painters such as Edward Hopper, and Robert Adelman's iconic book CARVER COUNTRY has captured the essence of his writings in photographs. Carver's widow Tess Gallagher has noted that in her introductory essay to  A New Path to the Waterfall that his “poetry involved a dismantling of artifice to a degree not even [William Carlos] Williams, whom he had admired early on, could have anticipated.”  In this panel we invite topics on any form of art and artifice related to the works of Carver, and/or comparisons of his works with other art forms.

Please send 200-word abstracts for papers of 15-20 minutes by May 31st to:

ircs@internationalraymondcarversociety.org 

Panelists must pay the MMLA convention and membership fees to participate, see their website:

http://luc.edu/mmla/annualconvention.html

 
CLOSED CALL
THE IRCS WILL BE HOSTING PANELS AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, MAY 23-26, 2013

The IRCS is proposing a panel on: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Raymond Carver"
Panelists are invited to submit 200-word abstracts on any interdisciplinary topic including, but not limited to: music, painting, film, TV, science, medicine, etc.
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Panelists who wish to discuss the Carver-Lish topic should propose a separate Panel or Roundtable session. If there is enough interest we will have both sessions.

Please send abstracts to : cfp AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org
no later than January 15, 2013

For more information, see the conference website:
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/

CALL CLOSED
CALLS FOR PAPERS
EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE IRCS

The 54th Annual MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION Convention will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio  November 8-11, 2012. The 2012 informal convention theme is "Debt."

Associated Organizations

International Raymond Carver Society

Topic:  Debt, Indebtedness, Paychecks, and Paybacks

Given Carver’s working class, or out of work class, and the busted dreams of “Carver country,” the International Raymond Carver Society seeks 300-400 word abstracts for paper as part of a panel connected to the conference theme of “Debt,” based upon the writer’s meaningful interpretation.  Papers on Carver’s poetry are of particular interest so as to augment papers on his fiction, as are papers comparing poems and stories or multiple versions of the same story.  Fresh approaches to well-studied stories will be considered as well as close studies of less-well-known Carver stories, or archival studies of the Carver manuscripts or letters.  See conference call for further ideas and details: http://luc.edu/mmla/annualconvention.html

Abstracts should be sent by May 15 to Robert Miltner, Kent State University at Stark, rmiltner@kent.edu  Selected presenters will be informed by June 15, 2012 and must register for the conference by July 1, 2012.

Chair: Robert Miltner, Kent State University at Stark, rmiltner@kent.edu



CALL CLOSED

THE IRCS WILL BE HOSTING A PANEL AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 24-27, 2012
The following panel topics have been proposed for this event:
Abstracts for individual papers (maximum 20 minutes) for these panels will be read until until January 10, 2012. Please limit your abstract to 250 words and submit with a 100 word biosketch to

cfp AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org

All submissions will receive an answer by January 15, 2012.
For complete information on the conference please see
ALA 2012


OLD CALL

THE IRCS WILL BE HOSTING A PANEL AT THE 2011 MMLA CONVENTION IN ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 3-6

Topic: Serious Play in the Works of Raymond Carver

Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (250 words) for papers on any aspect of "serious play" in the works of Raymond Carver, or comparative talks on Carver and other writers. The topic is open to interpretation and may include, but is not limited to, playing with genres, lives, minds, and genders, in addition to playing with the truth (i.e. fact versus fiction). Abstracts will be read until May 20, 2011. Presenters must be/come members of the MMLA to participate.
For complete information on the conference please consult the MMLA web site: http://luc.edu/mmla/
Please send abstracts to:

cfp AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org



OLD CALL

THE IRCS WILL BE HOSTING PANELS AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, MAY 26-29, 2011
The following panel topics have been proposed for this event:
Abstracts for individual papers (maximum 20 minutes) for these panels will be read until until January 5, 2011. Please limit your abstract to 250 words and submit to

cfp AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org

Members of the IRCS may still submit suggestions for panel or roundtable topics, please do so by December 15, 2010.
For more information on the Boston Conference please see the ALA site
ALA 2011 Conference

OLD CALLS

THE IRCS IS HOSTING A PANEL AT THE 2010 M/MLA CONVENTION IN CHICAGO: "Terror in the works of Raymond Carver"

Raymond Carver has stated in his essay "On Writing" that "I like it when there is some feeling of threat or sense of menace in short stories. I think a little menace is fine to have in a story". In keeping with the 2010 convention theme, the IRCS invites papers for a panel on terror/menace in the works and/or life of Raymond Carver. The topic is not limited to a discussion of Carver's short stories; panelists are invited to consider any aspect of terror relating to his fiction, poetry, film adapatations, life and times. Panelists must be/come members of the M/MLA. Please send abstracts (200 words) to: ircs@internationalraymondcarversociety.org

Call Closed

Panel Friday November 5th, 2010

48. The International Raymond Carver Society

1:40-3:10 p.m. (Convention Center Room 23 C)

Topic: Terror in the Works of Raymond Carver
Chair: Sandra Kleppe, Hedmark University College, Norway

1. Discomposure: Carver and the Other
Robert Miltner, Kent State University

2. Raymond Carver's Grunge Fictions
Angela Sorby begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Marquette University

3. Raymond Carver's Self-Referential Poetry
Sandra Kleppe, Hedmark University College, Norway

THE IRCS HOSTED TWO PANELS AT THE 2010 AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION IN SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 27-30
OUR PANELS WERE ON FRIDAY, MAY 28




  OLD CALLS

 

PAST CALLS, CLOSED
1. The Raymond Carver Review has extended its call for Issue 3:

CFP Issue 3

 
2. CARVER PANELS AT THE 2009 AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON, MAY 21-24 2009
The IRCS will be hosting an open panel, a Rountable session on "Teaching Raymond Carver" and a business meeting at the 2009 ALA conference in Boston.
Open panel topics should be 15-20 minutes in length. Send a 200-word abstract and 100-word bio to the address below.
Rountable talks should be 8-10 minutes. Rountable presenters will be chosen both from the pool of contributors to the book (above) as well as from others interested in talking about their teaching experiences. Send a title and a 100-word bio to:

cfp AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org

CALL CLOSED