CFP: SEA Biennial Conference

deadline for submissions: 
August 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists
contact email: 

Please submit a proposal for

The Society of Early Americanists 11th Biennial Conference

Hosted by The University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon ~ February 27th to March 2nd 2019


The Eugene biennial will be the SEA’s first on the West Coast. It will include sessions and talks exploring how the Pacific Rim and the Northwest are significant for Early American Studies.

The University of Oregon is a flagship research university with 23,600 students. Eugene is a city of 160,000 known for its organic agriculture, food, beer, and wine industries, and as “Track Town USA” for its history of famous athletes and championship meets.

Keynote speakers will include:

Prof. Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University: The Revolutionary Pacific: Transoceanic American Writing and the Calculus of Risk

Prof. Lisa Brooks, Amherst College, author of Our Beloved Kin: A New History of  King Philip’s War


Submit panel or paper proposals to the conference program site on at

Deadline for panel submissions: August 15, 2018; deadline for individual paper submissions: September 15, 2018


For questions contact Prof. Gordon Sayre, SEA President

 Gordon Sayre
Professor of English and Folklore
President, Society of Early Americanists

Office: 472 PLC
1286 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
ph. 541-346-1313  fax 541-346-1509