ALA 2021, Boston: James Fenimore Cooper: War & Society

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Call for Papers
January 29, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Military History

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 32st Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA, May 27-31, 2021.

James Fenimore Cooper: War & Society

Throughout James Fenimore Cooper’s prolific writing career, his novels and non-fictional works have engaged with and revealed the complicated social, political, and cultural concerns of Antebellum America. The James Fenimore Cooper invites proposals for papers that explore the works of James Fenimore Cooper from any variety of perspectives. Submit a 250-word abstract, a brief CV (2-3 pages), and an indication of whether or not the paper may be published in the James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal by January 29, 2021. Please also indicate any audio-visual requirements. All proposals should be both pasted into the text of the email and included as attachments (word files or pdfs preferred). For additional information, please visit the James Fenimore Cooper Society webpage for resources and visual archives: ( 

Please submit abstracts and accompanying materials to Luis A. Iglesias (

Papers should be a maximum of 15-20 minutes (6-8 pages) in length. Brief discussion will follow the presentations. Presenters need not be members of the James Fenimore Cooper Society, though we certainly hope they will choose to join. Please note that per ALA guidelines, no one may present more than one paper at the conference. Papers presented at the conference will, with their authors' permission, be published in the James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal and made available online at the Cooper Society website. Papers may be mildly revised for publication.

Contact Info: 

Luis A. Iglesias

               Associate Professor, English

               Vice President, James Fenimore Cooper Society

               University of Southern Mississippi

               118 College Drive, #5037

               Hattiesburg, MS  39406

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