Papers needed for May 26-29 ALA in San Francisco

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Last year in Boston The John Updike Society sponsored two panels, and we hope to get enough participants for two this year as well. Young scholars especially are encouraged to submit proposals or short abstracts. ALA is a great chance to network, to get a taste of what other societies are doing, and to meet fellow Updike enthusiasts. And yes, to get your foot in the academic door.

This year’s ALA will be held May 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero, in San Francisco, Calif. The hotel is right by a cable car stop, within walking distance of Chinatown, and a few blocks away from a bus route that takes you to all the piers, including the jumping off points for the Golden Gate Bridge park and Alcatraz.

Any topic is suitable, even comparative studies. The society must send a final program to ALA by January 30, so to give us time to do that we need to receive all proposals and abstracts by January 20. Everyone who presents must register for the conference.

Send abstracts or proposals to James Plath,

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