Call for Papers
Hawthorne in Concord: Eden and Beyond
On July 10, 1842, newly-married Sophia Hawthorne wrote to her mother of her arrival with husband Nathaniel at The Old Manse: "It is a perfect Eden round us. . . . We are Adam and Eve and see no persons round." The organizers of the 2010 Hawthorne Conference invite paper proposals relating to the Hawthornes' years in Concord: 1842–45 (The Old Manse), 1852–53, and 1860–64 (The Wayside). We invite abstracts on a range of topics, including Hawthorne and his family, his short fiction, Hawthorne and the Transcendentalists, his reading, his reputation, his politics, Hawthorne and the Civil War, and his unfinished manuscripts.
Please send paper proposals of 200 words by January 31, 2010, to:
39 Pratt Street
Providence RI 02906
The conference will be held at The Colonial Inn in Concord, Massachusetts, from June 10 to 13, 2010. Featured speakers will be Jane Langton and Lawrence Buell.
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