[UPDATE: NEW DEADLINE] Cooper at Sea, 19th James Fenimore Cooper Conference, Oneonta, NY, July 8-12, 2012, due April 15, 2013

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19th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference/Seminar
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The International James Fenimore Cooper Conference celebrates the work of James Fenimore Cooper and his daughter, Susan Fenimore Cooper. For the 2013 conference we are seeking papers that consider Cooper's contribution to maritime literature, naval history, and his influence on subsequent authors of sea adventure and sea travel. Our keynote discussion will be lead by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Why Read Moby-Dick, In the Heart of the Sea, and Sea of Glory.

Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:
Cooper's naval career
Cooper's History of the Navy
Cooper's seascapes and landscapes
Cooper's smugglers and buccaneers
The American Revolution at Sea
Cooper's influences on Dana, Melville, Conrad
The sea novel before Cooper

We are happy, of course, to consider any proposals that address any of the works of James Fenimore Cooper, Susan Fenimore Cooper, and their times.
Papers should be 8-10 pages in length (20 minute presentation).
Send proposals via e-mail to:

Dr. Roger W. Hecht