Imagery and Influence: Hawthorne and Melville

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Melville Society & Hawthorne Society
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Imagery and Influence: Hawthorne and Melville

This collaborative panel (which may become a roundtable) explores the ways in which Hawthorne and Melville shared influences, influenced each other, and/or incorporated classical images into their work. What specific classical and other literary intertexts did the authors share? In what specific ways did they influence each other while in turn influencing later writers? What is and is not "classical" about their work? What were their sources for classical images, narratives, and themes?

Proposal and short CV to Joseph Fruscione (josephk@email.gwu.edu) and David Greven (dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu) by March 15, 2013.