Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries (SAMLA 87)

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American Literature (Pre-1900) Session A
Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries.
This year's theme for SAMLA is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
-In writing on the natural environment, how did nature writers incorporate ekphrasis into their texts to bring the reader closer to the nature?
-What influence did America's visual artists (such as Audubon and Thomas Cole) have on American literature throughout the 19th century?
-In what ways did Americans writers of the late 18th through the 19th centuries incorporate illustrations and other art work into their texts and books as physical objects (e.g., book covers), whether as marketing ploys or ways to enhance the reader's experience of the text?
Conference will be November 13-15 in Durham, North Carolina.
By June 1, please email a 250-300 word abstract along with a current CV and audio/visual requirements to Benjamin Crawford at bcrawford@crimson.ua.edu
Information on SAMLA 87 can be found at:
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