Cooper and His Contemporaries: 18th James Fenimore Cooper Conference July 10-15, 2011; Deadline March 31, 2011

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18th James Fenimore Cooper Conference & Seminar/Department of English, SUNY Oneonta
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We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape. Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:

Literary and Artistic Collaborations

The Bread and Cheese Club

Painters of the Hudson River School

Cooper's Influence and Influences on Cooper

Literary Rivalries

Representations of the Frontier

Responses to Indian Relocation

The Anti-Rent War

Populism and Democracy

We are happy, of course, to consider any proposals that address Cooper's work and his time.

Papers should be 8-10 pages in length (20 minute presentation). Send proposals via e-mail to:

Dr. Roger W. Hecht

Proposal deadline is March 31, 2011.