As in the last two years, Josefa Ros Velasco, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCM, is proposing a seminar in the scope of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting to be held on April 8-11, 2021. In 2018, Ros Velasco organized in Los Angeles the Seminar on Literature and Boredom, and, in 2019, that one on Literature and Depression, in Washington DC. This year, the topic will be Literature and Suicide, and all people interested are welcome to submit an abstract for this seminar focused particularly on contemporary writers who committed (or tried to commit) suicide to encourage a dialogue on the causes and reasons for their suicide, and how they are related to their writings.
Please, find more information on the seminar webpage: https://acla.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/2/sessiongallery/10. As a novelty, this seminar will be fully virtual and ACLA fees have been reduced considerably. You can find more information on the ACLA website: https://acla.secure-platform.com/a/. Abstracts can be sent from 1to 31 October. Proposals submitted to this seminar will be taken into account to be part of volume two of the series Suicide and Literature initiated with volume one Suicide in Modern Literature (currently contracted to be published under the publishing house Springer and focused on addressing suicide through the examination of fictional characters).