Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at MLA (January 2014)

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MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society: "Hawthorne in 1864"

In the last year of his life, Nathaniel Hawthorne faced a variety of challenges on the personal, professional, and national fronts: with a nation embroiled in an unthinkably bloody Civil War and with decreasing physical capacity, Hawthorne found himself unable to work and fretting about his legacy, his family, his finances, his health, and the state of his nation. To mark the 150th anniversary of Hawthorne's last year, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society solicits proposals for a session that examines "Hawthorne in 1864." All interpretations of this topic are welcome.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts and a short c.v. to Ellen Weinauer ( by March 15, 2013.