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Call for Papers Archive

Keynote lecturer: Leonard Diepeveen


The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in St. Louis. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, submitted as Word or PDF documents, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2019, to, with the subject heading “conference proposal.”

Each year the Society awards a prize to the best paper given by an early-career Eliot scholar. Graduate students and recent PhDs are eligible (degree received in 2015 or later for those not yet employed in a tenure-track position; 2017 or later for those holding a tenure-track position). If you are eligible for the award, please mention this fact in your submission. The Fathman Young Scholar Award, which includes a monetary prize, will be announced at the final session of the meeting.

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1. Eliot and Sexuality, led by Janine Utell

2. Early Eliot, led by Frances Dickey and John Morgenstern

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Participants will pre-circulate short position papers (5 pages) by September 1; peer seminars will meet to discuss the papers for two hours on the first day of the 2019 Eliot Society conference, Friday, September 27. Membership in each peer seminar is limited to twelve on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please enroll by July 15, by sending an email with the subject line \"peer seminar\" to with your contact information.

The Society will award a prize, sponsored by the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, to the best seminar paper presented by an early-career scholar. Graduate students and recent PhDs who attend a seminar are eligible (degree received within the past four years for those not yet employed in a tenure-track position; the past two years for those holding a tenure-track position). For consideration, papers must be submitted as Microsoft Word attachments to by September 1 with the subject line \"Seminar Prize Submission.\" The winning paper will present original research and a persuasive argument in clear and fluent prose; it will also respect the length requirements of a typical position paper (5 pp. double spaced). The winner will receive a monetary prize and a copy of the following year\'s Annual.

Conference Location: St Louis, US
Conference Starts: September 27, 2019
Conference Ends: September 29, 2019

CFP Submission Deadline: June 01, 2019

For more information, contact: Jayme Stayer