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About the Conference


The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 is now in its 40th year, and has become an international event attracting more than six hundred participants annually. Scholars in all languages and literatures are invited to submit proposals on any topic pertaining to literature and culture since 1900. The Conference also welcomes submissions by creative writers. Reading committees select the best critical and creative works; the papers are then grouped for presentation at sectional meetings held on our campus. The conference also hosts national and international Group Societies. Each year the Conference features keynote presentations by distinguished authors and critics

Special Guests

Each year the Conference features presentations by distinguished authors and critics. Past speakers have included: Judith Roof, Tobias Wolff, Harryette Mullen, Eavan Boland, Cary Nelson, Rosa Nissán, Steven Weisenburger, Robert Creeley, Marilyn Nelson, Gabriele Eckart, Gilda Holst, Tom Sleigh, Cristanne Miller, Rober von Hallberg and Edwidge Danticat, Frank Bidart, Sidonie Smith, Dale Bauer, Becky Hagenston, Eduardo Heras León, Charles Alteiri, C. D. Wright, Fernando Operé, Michael Ryan, Jeffrey Williams, Lyn Hejinian, Dominick LaCapra, Morris Beja, Fernando Operé, Catherine Sasanov, Austin Clarke, Katherine Hayles, Molly Peacock, Ronald Schleifer, Ana María Shua, Judy Veramendi, Octavia Butler, Samuel Weber, Alan Nadel, Bob Perelman, Mary Vásquez, Alain Badiou, Stanley Fish, Sena J. Naslund, Kenneth Reinhard, Cary Wolfe, Susan Wheeler, Cecilia Urbina, Sherman Alexie, Laura Kipnis, Bruce Robbins, Perla Suez, Nathaniel Mackey,Vicki Mahaffey, Percival Everett, Michael Davidson, Helena María Viramontes, Grant Aubrey Farred, José David Saldívar, Rae Armantrout.

Send correspondence to:
Alan Golding, info@thelouisvilleconference.com
Conference Director
Dept. of English
University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292

Consult our website for additional conference information.
Website: http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com


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