The Alabama Symposium is an annual event involving literary scholars, historians, and graduate students from colleges and universities in Alabama and surrounding states. Each year, a different institution hosts the event, which is focused on a topic related to our field. This free, one-day symposium includes a two-hour morning workshop/roundtable discussion on a shared set of readings and position papers (circulated in advance), followed by lunch and two talks in the afternoon. Auburn University at Montgomery will host the 2019 meeting, and this year’s theme is the Anthropocene.
More information about The Alabama Symposium 2019 can be found at http://www.aum.edu/alabamasymposium.
The symposium's schedule is as follows:
10–10:30 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Workshop/Roundtable Discussion
12–1 p.m. Lunch
1–1:45 p.m. Lecture by Lisa Ottum, Xavier University: "Monsters of Our Own Making: Mary Shelley and the Feel of the Anthropocene"
1:45–2:30 p.m. Lecture by Deanna Kreisel, University of Mississippi: "The Future and Its Discontents: Eco-Time in Two Victorian Poems"
2:30–3 p.m. Closing Remarks