ALA Boston 2019

The Elizabeth Bishop Society will feature two panels at the annual American Literature Association conference in Boston from May 23-26, 2019:

Bishop and the Literary Archive
Moderator, Bethany Hicok, Williams College, Massachusetts

1. “Elizabeth Bishop and Race in the Archive,” Marvin Campbell, the College of Wooster
2. “’I miss all that bright, detailed flatness’: Bishop in Brevard,” Charla Hughes, Louisiana State University
3. “’All the untidy activity’: Travel & the Picturesque in Bishop’s Writings,” Yaël Schlick, Queens University
4. “The Matter of Bishop’s Professionalism,” Claire Seiler, Dickinson College
5. “’Too Shy to Stop’: Elizabeth Bishop and the Scene of Reading,” Heather Treseler, Worcester State University and Visiting Scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center
6. “Odd Job: Bishop’s ‘The Fairy Toll-Taker,’” John Emil Vincent, Montreal-based poet, editor, & archivist

Bishop and Humor
Chair, Angus Cleghorn, Seneca College, Toronto

1. “Luminous Frogs: The Wit of Words in Air,” Thomas Travisano, Hartwick College
2. “’A mystic three-legged carrot’: Comical Absurdities and Apologies in Bishop’s Manuelzinho,” Amy Waite, Roehampton University
3. “Love and Comical Inadequacy,” Rachel Trousdale, Framington State University
4. “’Humorous Elbowings’: Funny Turns in Bishop’s Poems & Stories,” Jonathan Ellis, Sheffield University


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