Author Archives: Margaret Blair Young

Report on AML Conference 2013 and List of Awards

The AML conference of 2013 was a huge success.  Awards are posted below, with citations.  All citations were written by the judges in the various categories. I will be submitting grant proposals so that AML can continue in full force, … Continue reading

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Association for Mormon Letters Conference 2013

We are excited for the upcoming AML conference.  It’s looking like a stellar couple of days.  Please spread the word.  The conference begins on March 29th in the evening, and goes all day on March 30 (Saturday).  It’s free and … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS–AML CONFERENCE 2013

Call for Papers Association for Mormon Letters March 29-30, 2013 Utah Valley University Theme: Depictions of Christ in LDS literature, film, and art: Does it matter how we portray Him? From Arnold Friberg to Levi Peterson to Jack Harrell, we … Continue reading

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That Dang Cockroach in the Ice Cream

Yes, I deleted a provocative story from my syllabus in a maternal impulse.  I happen to know one of my students, and I know he has a pornography addiction. (However, I might be writing about a previous semester.)  I attend … Continue reading

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Theme for Upcoming AML Conference

THEME FOR THE 2013 AML CONFERENCE (dates TBA):  “How We Depict the Savior in Art, Film, and Literature: Does it Matter?” My review of The Color of Christ follows to ignite some ideas and discussion.  Consider Levi Petersen’s controversial “Cowboy … Continue reading

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Richard Cracroft: Go Gentle

I knew him first as a presence: an unbearded Santa Claus with thin lips, glasses, and a good pate of gray hair parted on the side. He could tell funny stories until his audience was slap-laugh-crying. I remember him imitating … Continue reading

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