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CFP: The North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference

The North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference

Dates: June 11–13, 2015

Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Keynotes: Martín Espada, Patricia Hampl, Steven Schwartz

The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. The editors invite proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels (3-4 panelists), or roundtable discussions (4-6 participants).

·      Critical papers, panels, and roundtables may be submitted on any literary or cultural topic, theme, author, art work, or text that has some connection to the North American Review. Group society proposals are welcome.

·      Creative Writing proposals may include readings of your own creative work, explorations of the craft and theory of writing, or discussions of creative writing pedagogy, the publishing world, the professionalization of creative writing, or creative writing as a discipline in the university.

Visit to upload your submission.

More details about the magazine and the conference can be found at

 The entire North American Review archives can be accessed digitally via the JSTOR database (; issues appearing from 1815 to 1899 can be searched or browsed at Cornell University’s Making of America Website (; and an index of authors and subjects in the North American Review from 1815 to 1877 is available through Google Books ( A list of notable contributors is available at

If you have a question or need assistance in locating a source, contact the conference director Jeremy Schraffenberger at

A note from Professor Schraffenberger:

The current NAR editors would be eager to include papers, panels, and/or roundtables focused on Howells in the context of the North American Review. As I’m sure you know, Howells was a frequent contributor to the magazine; in addition to many articles and reviews, his novel The Son of Royal Langbrith was serialized in its pages. We’re also amenable, of course, to papers that are not solely NAR-centric but still explore his work both critically and creatively.