Emerson Society at Thoreau Society Annual Gathering

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering Call for Proposals
The theme of next year's Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (Concord: July 11-14, 2013) is "Mystic, Transcendentalist, and Natural Philosopher to Boot." The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Annual Gathering; the topic for 2013 is "Emerson as a Renaissance Man." The Emerson Society invites proposals for brief papers that consider the interplay of Emerson's many roles in public and private life: lecturer, friend, family man, individualist, essayist, journal keeper, traveler, minister, philosopher, mentor, reader, conversationalist. Papers also might address or interrogate his role in Americanist criticism as the leader of an "American Renaissance" movement. E-mail 300 word abstracts to David Dowling (david-dowling@uiowa.edu) and Leslie Eckel (leckel@suffolk.edu) by Jan. 15, 2013.

Emerson Society Graduate Student Travel Award
This award provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on one of the Emerson Society panels at the American Literature Association annual meeting or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering. Graduate students interested in applying should submit their abstracts by Jan. 15, 2013 to David Dowling (david-dowling@uiowa.edu) and Leslie Eckel (leckel@suffolk.edu) and indicate their desire for consideration.