CFP: [American] Emerson Society Panels and Travel Award (12/15/07; 05/08; 07/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd H. Richardson
contact email: 
richardson_t@utpb.edu

The Emerson Society solicits papers for two panels at the American
Literature Association annual conference in San Francisco in May, 2008 and
for one panel at the Thoreau Society Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts in
July, 2008. Read below for panel and graduate student travel award
descriptions.

Emerson Society Graduate Student Travel Award

Provides up to $750 of travel support to one of the panels described below.
 Submit your 300-word abstract by Dec. 15, 2007 to Todd H. Richardson at
Richardson_t_at_utpb.edu and indicate your desire for consideration.

Panel I: American Literature Association, May 2008. Emerson’s
Representations of Asia, Asia’s Representations of Emerson

Given the recent interest in Emerson and transnational studies, as well as
Emerson’s well-known interest in Asian culture, the Emerson Society invites
paper proposals on all aspects of Emerson and transpacific cultural
interchange. Email 300-word abstracts to Todd H. Richardson
(Richardson_t_at_utpb.edu) by December 15.

Panel II: American Literature Association, May 2008. Emerson and War

Given our persistently bellicose world, the Emerson Society invites paper
proposals on Emerson and war, considered philosophically, historically, or
biographically. Possible approaches could, for example, examine the
development or disconnect of his thought regarding war or his relation to
major conflicts involving the U.S. military or other world powers. Email
300-word abstracts to Todd H. Richardson (Richardson_t_at_utpb.edu) by
December 15.

Thoreau Society Gathering, July 2008. Emerson and Social Reform

In concert with the Thoreau Gathering's 2008 theme, "The Individual and the
State: The Politics of Thoreau in Our Time," for its panel the Emerson
Society solicits papers that explore Emerson's engagement with the
practical ethics of reform in his life, writings, or influence. Reform
movements and political interests which have received relatively little
attention are particularly welcome. Please email 300-word abstracts by
November 15 to Todd H. Richardson at Richardson_t_at_utpb.edu.

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