Archive for January, 2014

A final reminder…

Just us at the MLA Convention, Chicago!

9 – 12 January, 2014

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The Doris Lessing Society has organized a special event to mark the passing of Doris Lessing. All are welcome. Cash bar and refreshments.

Doris Lessing Memorial

Saturday, 11 January, 8:45–10:00 p.m.,

Chicago G, Chicago Marriott

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held immediately after this special event.

Doris Lessing Society panel:

Sunday, 12 January

694. Émigrés, Expats, and Exiles: Doris Lessing in Postwar London

8:30–9:45 a.m.; Chicago G, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society

1. “‘Unanchored Fragments of Print’: Lessing’s Experiments with Drama and Poetry in the Late 1950s,” Nick Bentley, Keele Univ.

2. “Of Pigeons and Expats: Doris Lessing, Sam Selvon, and Zadie Smith,” Alice Rachel Ridout, Algoma Univ.

3. “Doris Lessing and Moidi Jokl: A Reassessment,” Terry Reilly, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks

4. “Lessing’s First Postwar London Novel: Retreat to Innocence,” Robin E. Visel, Furman Univ.

Doris Lessing Society roundtable:

Friday, 10 January

197. Learned Society Journals: Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-First Century

8:30–9:45 a.m.; Mayfair, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society

Presiding: Alice Rachel Ridout, Algoma Univ.

Speakers: Martha J. Cutter, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs; Betty Leigh Hutcheson, College Art Assn.; Sheri Spaine Long, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte; David Lee Miller, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; Karma Waltonen, Univ. of California, Davis

This roundtable will focus on learned society journals and will consider the journal within this context. Participants will consider matters beyond the strictly editorial, addressing issues such as the function of journals in relation to societies’ membership, the transition to electronic publication, and the place of journals in learned societies’ finances

Here is a more detailed description of the roundtable.

Details about how to register to attend the MLA Convention are available on the MLA website: http://www.mla.org/convention


Doris Lessing Society Annual General Meeting at the MLA Convention

The Annual General Meeting will be held immediately after the Memorial for Doris Lessing.


Join us at the MLA Convention

694. Émigrés, Expats, and Exiles: Doris Lessing in Postwar London

Sunday, 12 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Chicago G, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society

Presiding: Tonya M. Krouse, Northern Kentucky Univ.

1. “‘Unanchored Fragments of Print’: Lessing’s Experiments with Drama and Poetry in the Late 1950s,” Nick Bentley, Keele Univ.

2. “Of Pigeons and Expats: Doris Lessing, Sam Selvon, and Zadie Smith,” Alice Rachel Ridout, Algoma Univ.

3. “Doris Lessing and Moidi Jokl: A Reassessment,” Terry Reilly, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks

4. “Lessing’s First Postwar London Novel: Retreat to Innocence,” Robin E. Visel, Furman Univ.


The Doris Lessing Society organizes a Special Memorial Event at the MLA Convention in Chicago, 2014

Doris Lessing Memorial

Saturday, 11 January, 8:45–10:00 p.m., Chicago G, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society

All are welcome. There will be a cash bar and refreshments.

Paul Schlueter, founding member of the Society, one of the first Lessing scholars, and long-time friend of Doris Lessing will share a few words with the membership.