Arkansas Philological Society
Thirty-ninth Annual Conference

October 18 - 20, 2012

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
239 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

“Reading Between the Lines: Present, Past, and Future”

The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is proud to host the 2012 Arkansas Philological Association Conference October 18-20, 2012 (Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon) in historic Hot Springs, Arkansas. The APA welcomes scholarly papers on any topic pertaining to the literature of any nation or period, language, philosophy, popular culture, the teaching of writing, English education, as well as literary criticism from other places and periods. Creative writers are also encouraged to submit original works of poetry, drama, or fiction. For scholarly papers, please submit the title and a 500 word (maximum) abstract; for creative works, submit the entire work and a note of context, if useful. Please note if you would be interested in chairing a session. Note that the maximum reading time is twenty minutes.

Deadline for Electronic Submissions: Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to Hard copy submissions should be postmarked no later than Monday, September 17, 2012. Questions can be directed to or

Kevin Sanders
Department of English
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University Drive
Mail Slot 4980
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
Office: (870) 575-8617

There will be discounted rooms at the host hotel (the Arlington) until September 18, 2012. It is imperative that all reservations and credit card numbers are received by the cut-off date. Contact reservations at (501) 609-2566 or 1-800-629-9768.

Conference updates will appear on our Writing Center site: .

Conference Program for Hot Springs

APA 2012 Call for Papers

APA 2012 Registration Form