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The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a session at SAMLA 86, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Meeting, to be held November 7-9th, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.   In accordance with the theme of the meeting, “Sustainability and the Humanities, we invite scholarly presentations on any aspect of environmentalism in the poetry and prose of Robert Frost.  Possible topics would include, but are not limited to, the resilience and fragility of nature, the effect of people on their environment, depictions of ecosystems, the effects of weather and climate, and the roles of waste and extravagance in nature.  By June 15, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract and A/V requirements to Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy, at  vsmith@usna.edu.  For more information about SAMLA 86, please go to the meeting website at http://samla.memberclicks.net/conference .

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The Robert Frost Review no. 22 features:
George Monteiro, "Frost’s Diplomatic Mission to Brazil"
Daniel Toomey,"'Believing It In': Robert Frost, Walter Hendricks, and the Creation of Marlboro College"
Gavin Smith, "Robert Frost’s Theory of Poetic Experience"
Tyler Mills, "The Ghost Ballad of Robert Frost’s The Hill Wife Sequence"
Timothy O’Brien, "Review: A Divided Poet: Robert Frost, North of Boston, and the Drama of Disappearance by David Sanders"
Paige Gray, "An Interview with Actor Gordon Clapp"

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 The Robert Frost Review is planning a special issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy’s Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). The Review welcomes all articles on any aspect of either book, their poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic copies of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu by July 15 for consideration.

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Call for Papers: The Robert Frost Review

 The Robert Frost Review is planning a special issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy’s Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). The Review welcomes all articles on any aspect of either book, their poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic copies of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu for consideration.

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Call for Papers: Dickinson Institute 

On Friday, August 8th, 2014, the EDIS “Dickinson Institute” will be held in Amherst, Massachusetts. The topic is “Emily Dickinson and New England Writers.” Individuals doing work on Dickinson’s relationship to other writers of her region should send 250-word abstracts of a paper to Elizabeth Petrino (EPetrino@fairfield.edu) and Alexandra Socarides (socaridesa@missouri.edu) by February 1, 2014. Accepted participants will be notified by Feb. 28th and will be asked to circulate completed, conference-length (8-10 page) papers to a small group by June 15th. Members will meet at the Institute with this group to discuss their work in detail. The Institute will also involve a plenary speaker and a gathering of all Institute members at its close to reflect on their work and the larger themes of the conference. The Institute is scheduled for the first day of the Emily Dickinson Annual Meeting, which all participants are welcome to attend.

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2014 American Literature Association Conference panel: Poetry and Popular Science
Organized by the Robert Frost Society

Chair:  Donald Sheehy, Edinboro University

1. "The Botanical Mystery of Frost's Purple-Fringed," Robert B. Hass, Edinboro University

2.  "Acquainted with the Night: Backyard Astronomy in the Poetry of Robert Frost," Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy 

3. "Staying Alive: The Actuarial Robert Frost," Mark Richardson, Doshisha University

 



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