CFP: [American] Transatlantic Literary Influences

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Susan Ray
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Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference on Nineteenth
Century Transatlanticism

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

Panel Topic:

Transatlantic Literary Influences: American and British Literature
from the Long Nineteenth Century

This panel will examine transatlantic literary influence during the
(long) nineteenth century. Influential friendships and
correspondence emerged between American and British authors such as
George Eliot and Harriett Beecher Stowe, Charles Dickens and Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow, and Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Popular authors such as Dickens and Thackeray made speaking tours of
the United States (inspiring a generation of American writers) while
noted American authors toured Europe; Henry James remained abroad and
indelibly changed the face of both American and British literature.
This panel invites papers that examine any aspect of transatlantic
literary influence, including (but not limited to)
friendships/correspondences, the widespread influence of particular
authors and critics, and how each nation's copyright laws and
publishing trends potentially shaped the other's.

Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to, no later
than August 15, 2008

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