Events & Calls for Papers

2020 ALA Call for Papers

The Percival Everett International Society (PEIS) invites abstracts of no more than 300 words from those wishing to make a presentation on Everett’s work at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (see in May 2020. Proposals for either individual papers or an entire panel may be submitted to the Society. Primary consideration will be given to scholarship that deals with one or more of the following topics, although any approach to Everett’s work is welcome:

  • Everett’s poetry
  • Everett’s blending of genres
  • The body in Everett’s work
  • Everett and history
  • Everett’s “one big novel”

ALA proposals should be submitted by email to Professor Anne-Laure Tissut ( no later than 10 January 2020. Two panels, each typically featuring three presenters, will be sponsored by the PEIS at the ALA conference.

Membership in the Society is welcome from anyone wishing to exchange information and ideas related to Everett scholarship (see, and membership is required of those whose papers are selected for presentation at ALA.