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Kay Boyle Society’s Panel Session at ALA 2024 Chicago

New Insight into Kay Boyle’s Early Fiction

Chair: Thomas Austenfeld, Université de Fribourg

  • “The Politics of Failure in Kay Boyle’s Process,” Charles Sumner, University of Southern Mississippi
  • “‘Voice Enough to Shout About Other People’s Poetry’: The Circulation of Illness and Art in Kay Boyle’s Year Before Last,” Jess Rafalko, Penn State University
  • “‘What’s a Nice Irish Lass Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Miss Cafferty, Lady Glourie, and the Swans,” Kathryn Klein, The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Kay Boyle Society’s Panel Session at ALA 2023 Boston

Conversations: Boyle, Cowley, McKay, and Others

Chair: Thomas Austenfeld, Université de Fribourg

  • “Serendipitous Discoveries in Kay Boyle Scholarship,” Sandra Spanier, Penn State University
  • “Contestation and Cooperation: the Entangled Lives of Kay Boyle and Malcolm Cowley,” Hans Bak, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • “Claude McKay’s ‘Dinner in Douarnenez’ (1925) and Kay Boyle’s ‘Harbor Song’ (1925): Sentimental Modernism?” Anne Reynes-Delobel, Aix-Marseille Université

Kay Boyle Society’s VIRTUAL Panel Sessions at the 32nd American Literature Association Conference, July 7 -10, 2021

Panel session 1: Kay Boyle’s Life

Chair: Sandra Spanier, Pennsylvania State University

  • “The Writer and the Baron: How Joseph Franckenstein Shaped the Life and Work of Kay Boyle,” Anne Boyd Rioux, University of New Orleans
  • “Kay Boyle: Our Last Days Together,” Ian von Franckenstein, Independent Scholar
  • “Why it Matters that Kay Boyle’s Irises are Blooming in My Garden: The Challenge of Writing Truthful Fiction,” Carol Piasente, Independent Scholar
  • “Kay Boyle’s Correspondence with James Laughlin,” Krista Quesenberry, Albion College
Panel session 2: Vulnerable Bodies

Chair: Anne Boyd Rioux, University of New Orleans

  • “Thinking and Feeling Vulnerably through the Baroque Tropes of Mina Loy and Djuna Barnes,” Stamatina Dimakopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • “Vunerability as Lyric Gesture in Kay Boyle’s’Angels for Djuna Barnes’,” Anne Reynes-Delobel, Aix-Marseille Université
  • “Representations of Male Vulnerable Bodies in Works by Kay Boyle and Djuna Barnes,”Amy Wells, Université de Caen Normandie
  • “‘Irreparable Dummies’: Vulnerable Bodies in Mina Loy’s Late Works,” Yasna Bozhkova, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

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Kay Boyle Society’s Panel Sessions at ALA Conferences 2006-2019

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