Updike panels set for 30th ALA conference

The John Updike Society will be well represented at the 30th annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26. In addition to a business meeting scheduled for noon on Thursday, May 23, the society will sponsor two panels:

“Updike’s Global Reach: The Coup at 40″
Thursday, May 23, 10:30-11:50 a.m.
Moderator:  Sylvie Mathé, Aix-Marseille University
Kirk Curnutt, Troy University
Quentin Miller, Suffolk University
James Schiff, University of Cincinnati
Matthew Shipe, Washington University

“Updike’s The Maples Stories: Quirky or Quintessential Chronicle of a Marriage?”
Thursday, May 23, 4:30-5:50 p.m.
Moderator:  James Plath, Illinois Wesleyan University
Marshall Boswell, Rhodes College
Biljana Dojčinović, University of Belgrade
Lynn Leibowitz, Mercy College
Gail Sinclair, Rollins College

The society was launched 10 years ago at the ALA conference in Boston, so it also will be an anniversary celebration for those members who attend.

The Westin-Copley Place off Copley Square, site of the 30th ALA Conference.
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