Call For Papers

“He was evidently a young man of considerable taste in reading.”
                                                         Persuasion, Vol. III, Ch. 11

The Metropolitan Kansas City Region, host of JASNA’s 2018 AGM, invites proposals for breakouts sessions relating specifically to Persuasion in full celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary.

Please read JASNA’s 2018 AGM theme page for inspiration.  We welcome proposals reflecting the theme, Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope, as well as those relating to any other aspect of Persuasion.

A few of the wide range of topics we hope to see:

A few considerations for speakers:

Submission Materials:

1. Cover letter about you
Include name, JASNA Region, college or university affiliation (if any), physical and email addresses, phone numbers, and a brief (max. 100 word) biography.  Indicate if you have been a speaker at previous JASNA AGMs.

2. One-page abstract about your session
Describe your presentation content and format.  Note how your session will be novel or unique to a JASNA audience.  Specify absolutely necessary AV equipment, understanding that equipment rental is costly and should be requested only when images are essential to the presentation.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017

Highly Encouraged Electronic Submissions to:
Julienne Gehrer
Coordinator, 2018 AGM

Mailed Submissions to:
Julienne Gehrer
Coordinator, 2018 AGM
4318 W. 74th Ter.
Prairie Village, KS 66208-2959


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