LATE BREAKING NEWS: Call for Papers, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) announces its:

October 26-29, 2017 at University of Dallas
FEATURED SPEAKER: CHRISTOPHER RICKS, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities, Editorial Institute, Boston University, “Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize”
Please note: everybody who participates must be a current member of the ALSCW. We encourage participation by creative writers, scholars, critics, and secondary school teachers. The 2017 introductory membership rate for new members, graduate students, and retirees is $50. Renewals are $100. Visit our website for detailed information (
Proposals of 300 words and a C.V. should be sent as email attachments to Richard Rankin Russell at on or before June 10, 2017.” Facebook page with details on seminars and speakers is HERE. ALSCW Mission Statement, History and Goals HERE.


The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics announces 2017 Dissertation Fellowship

“The annual fellowship is designed to support an individual whose doctoral dissertation involves literary history and/or aesthetics by providing a three week residency at a cabin nestled on nine acres in the mountains of West Virginia. Preference is given to candidates whose dissertation is at an advanced stage. The cabin is fully equipped and has Internet service. The dates of the residency are flexible and to be determined by the fellowship recipient in consultation with the ALSCW. Applicants must submit a c.v., a chapter of their dissertation, a two page description of the entire dissertation, and three letters of recommendations. Materials should be submitted online to with the heading ALSCW Fellowship on the subject line of the email. Additional references and an occupancy agreement may be required. All applicants must be members of the ALSCW or sponsored by a member of the ALSCW. The deadline for submission is February 15th. The recipient of the fellowship will be notified by mid-March. Membership information is available at on our website (”