Hawthorne Society--South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) Nov. 9-11, 2012 (CFP deadline 30 May 2012)

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Title: Hawthorne and the Journey
Affiliation: Hawthorne Society

Abstract: Robin of "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" steps out of the boat on a moonlit night in a New England town, searching for his kinsman. In the House of Seven Gables, Phoebe emigrates to a new home. While Robin is unwelcome in the New England village, Phoebe eventually gains the love and trust of her friends and family. Many of Hawthorne's tales, like these, deal with travel, immigration, and exile. Hawthorne, himself, spent many years traveling both domestically and around the world. This panel seeks papers which focus on the conference theme of "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile." Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

--Hawthorne's notebooks, domestic and abroad
--How Hawthorne's literature reflects his own travel, immigration, and exile
--Characters and themes relevant to travel, immigration, and exile
--How memoir, travel, immigration, and exile help to shape Hawthorne's texts

Please send 250-word abstracts to Zachary A. Rhone by 30 May 2012 at z.a.rhone@iup.edu.