“After the Eruption”: Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War (MLA, Vancouver, BC, 8-11 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Coleman Hutchison, UT-Austin/Melville Society
contact email: 
coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu

In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, “Negotiating Sites of Memory,” the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, “‘After the Eruption’: Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War.”

We welcome papers on any aspect of Melville’s representations of the American Civil War—especially how those representations helped to influence the cultural memory of the conflict in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Please send 300-word abstracts and brief CVs to Coleman Hutchison by 15 March 2014 (coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu).

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
international_conferences
poetry
twentieth_century_and_beyond