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Hawthorne Society MLA 2021

updated: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 10:53am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hawthorne and the EcoGothic

The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Toronto on January 7-10, 2021. The editors of Gothic Nature observe that the Gothic now serves as a primary means to articulate the horrors of climate change and our current environmental crisis. EcoGothic, however, has been a fundamental component of American literature since William Bradford recoiled from the continent’s “hideous & desolate wilderness.” A recent spate of articles not only acknowledges this strange continuity but has begun to situate Nathaniel Hawthorne as one of the tradition’s key figures. This panel invites papers that further investigate Hawthorne’s entanglement with the ecoGothic.

Hawthorne Society ALA 2020

updated: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:20am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Extended Deadline: Jan. 24,2020. The American Literature Association’s Annual Conference will meet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA on May 21-24, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society is issuing two CFPs for the conference:

1) Hawthorne and Neo-Aesthetics

Instructive, Astonishing, and Laughable: P.T. Barnum’s American Museum, 1841-1865

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:39am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blurring distinctions between the morally edifying, instructive, and perverse, P.T. Barnum’s American Museum at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York was central to the emerging culture of popular entertainment in the 1840s-1860s. Les Harrison estimates that by 1865, forty-one million visitors attended P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York: nearly six million more than the total population of the United States at the conclusion of the Civil War.

 

Maxine Hong Kingston and Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Call for Papers

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

San Diego, CA

Panel Topic: “Maxine Hong Kingston and Protest”