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MLA 2016 Call for Papers: Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 MLA Convention to be held in Austin, TX  January 7-10, 2016.   In accordance with the announced theme of the meeting, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic community of his time. Papers might address the following, or related questions:  Who was and is the audience for his work? Does Frost’s s public persona coincide with the public’s perception of him? What is the nature of that public? Please submit an abstract and A/V requirements to Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy, at by March 23, 2015.  For more information about the 2016 MLA Convention, please go to


MLA 2016 Call for Papers: Wallace Stevens and Robert Frost 

The Robert Frost Society and the Wallace Stevens Society invite abstracts for papers for the 2015 Modern Literature Association Conference (January 7-10, 2016; Austin, TX)

This jointly sponsored roundtable invites comparative discussions of any aspect of Frost’s and Stevens’ life and writing. Possible topics include their relationship to 19th-century traditions and romanticism; their status as quintessential American, or regional, versus global poets; their wide-ranging interests in contemporary science and philosophy; their imaginative geographies or relationship to nature and to place; their letters, prose, or plays; the surprising parallels in some of their lived experiences; their writing in verse modes beyond the lyric; their versification and ideas about the nature of poetic sound.

Send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to and by March 1, 2015.


2015 American Literature Association conference

The Robert Frost Society is sponsoring the following panel at the 26th annual American Literature Association conference, taking place May 21-24, 2015, in Boston, MA. We hope to see you there!

Sounding Frost

Chair: Lisa A. Seale, Rose State College

1.    “Frost’s Vital Sentence and a Global Theory of Discourse Grammar,” Natalie Gerber, The State University of New York at Fredonia

2.   “’To be wild with nothing to be wild about’: Being About in Frost’s Early Poetry,” Jeffrey Blevins, University of California, Berkeley

3.   “Local Emblems of Adversity: Seamus Heaney and the Sounds of Frost’s Sense,” William Fogarty, University of Oregon


The Robert Frost Review no. 23/24 features:

David Mason, "Old Man Walking"
Welford Dunaway Taylor,"Frost and Lankes, Together and Apart"
Mark Scott, "North of Boston and Frost’s 'Great Debt' to William Dean Howells"
Steven Knepper, "Political Foundations of 'Mending Wall'"
David Sanders, "Correcting the Record: Frost,'Good Hours' and North of Boston"
Nancy Nahra, "'My Kind of Fooling': Robert Frost’s 'A Hundred Collars' and North of Boston’s Variations on Horace"

B. J. Sokol, "Physics and Tolerance in Robert Frost’s 'The Ax-Helve'"
Lesley Lee Francis
, "Robert Frost: Franconia Christmas 1915"
Timothy O'Brien, "Review: The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 1: 1886-1920, ed. Donald Sheehy, Mark Richarsdon, and Robert Faggen"
Sean Heuston
, "Review: The Art of Robert Frost by Tim Kendall"


Robert Frost in the News
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Series Spotlights Robert Frost and Early Music
State Looking to Brush Up Frost Homestead
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