CFP: William Gilmore Simms and 19th Century American Literature Conference (12/15/05; 4/27/06-4/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
David Newton
contact email: 
dnewton@westga.edu

Call for Papers

 
William Gilmore Simms Conference: Simms and the Geography of Americanism
A Bicentennial Celebration of the Author's Life and Writings, 1806-2006
April 27-29, 2006
Pennsylvania Historical Society
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Call for Papers / Invitation to Attend

We invite literary scholars, historians, and scholars from other disciplines
to submit paper proposals on topics related to Simms's life and achievements
as a writer. We especially invite papers that situate Simms in a broader
national as well as international context, interrogating the circles of
culture in which he lived and wrote. These may include:

Simms's place and participation in the development of a national literary
tradition
Simms's interrelationships with national and international writers, actors,
and intellectuals
Simms and the construction/performance of American culture
Simms's and the history of the book or histories of publishing
Simms and the Young America Movement

Send 1-2 page abstract / paper proposal by December 15, 2005 to
Dr. David W. Newton, WGSS Society
Department of English, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118
Phone: (678) 839-4877 / Email: dnewton_at_westga.edu

CASH PRIZES FOR BEST GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS
Reduced registration fees are also available for graduate students who
present papers and/or attend.

Another session on Simms and South Carolina will be held at the Caroliniana
Library at the University of South Carolina, April 6-8, 2006 as part of the
Bicentennial Celebration of Simms's life and writings. For additional
information on both conferences (including registration forms) visit
http://www.westga.edu/~simms

Sponsored by the William Gilmore Simms Society

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David W. Newton, Ph.D.
Department of English
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118
Voice 678-839-4877 / FAX 678-839-4849
dnewton_at_westga.edu

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