Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Call for Papers: Melville and Americanness

A one day international conference hosted by the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia on Friday 29th June 2012

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland

"Melville and Americanness: A Problem"
In 'Hawthorne and His Mosses' Melville wrote that 'no American writer should write like an Englishman, or a Frenchman; let him write like a man, for then he will be sure to write like an American.'

This conference invites participants to explore the ways in which Melville's 'Americanness' intersects with current thought on:

  • Religion, Faith and Multiculturalism
  • Race, Ethnicity and Individuality
  • Masculinity
  • The Space and Place of World Art
  • Conflict, War and Political Divides
  • Romanticism and the Gothic
(Proposals dealing with other topics are welcome)

One page Abstracts for 20 minute papers should be no more than 250 words and include a working title and the author's name and email address.

Please email abstracts to Dr Sarah Thwaites
S.Thwaites@uea.ac.uk by 1st May 2012

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