CFP: Emerson and ALA (12/15/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Thompson, Roger
contact email: 
ThompsonRC@vmi.edu

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society seeks papers for two conferences, the
American Literature Association's annual conference in San Francisco,
May 25-28, 2006 and the annual Thoreau Gathering in Concord, July 6-9,
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The Emerson Society's new Graduate Student Paper Award may provide up to
$500 to support travel to either event to present an accepted student
paper. Please note that presenters must be members of the Emerson
Society when they register for the event.=20

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AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

300-word abstracts to Joe Thomas at <jthomas_at_caldwell.edu> by December
15

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Session I: Emerson and Europe: English Traits at 150=20

This panel takes the sesquicentennial of the 1856 volume English Traits
as the occasion to examine the role of this book within Emerson's
thought or authorship, or his relations with England, or Emersonian
trans-Atlantic / cross-cultural issues more generally. =20

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Session II: Emerson and Later 19th-Century Writers

Emerson, and various constructions of Emerson, constituted a powerful
presence for writers in a wide range of genres and disciplines in the
later 19th century, whether as a beacon, antagonist, Oedipal figure, or
otherwise unavoidable cultural fact. For this panel the Society
requests papers addressing responses to the Emersonian inheritance in
the later 19th-century, roughly 1880-1915. =20

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THOREAU GATHERING

300-word abstracts to Joe Thomas at <jthomas_at_caldwell.edu> by November
15

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This year's conference theme is "Mountains, Seashores, and Moonlight:
Thoreau's Exploration of Wildness." In concert with this theme, the
Emerson Society solicits for its session at the Gathering papers
exploring some aspect of "Emerson and Wildness." =20

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