James Fenimore Cooper Society ALA panel: Cooper's Regionalism(s)

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Call for Papers
January 24, 2022
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Literature

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will a panel at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022. For additional information: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/

Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper’s Regionalism(s)

While most often associated with the New York and Northeastern regions, the range of Cooper’s works extend across the nation (and globe) reflecting the geography, cultures, and experiences of a variety of locales. Reaching across the Great Lakes, the Gulf Coast, the Antarctic, the Prairies, and Michigan territory, to name but a few, Cooper’s novels imaginatively explored regional diversity both national and international. The James Fenimore Cooper Society invites proposals that examine the ways regionalism broadly defined finds expression in and/or across Cooper’s canon. Please 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 24, 2022. 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: (https://jfcoopersociety.org/)

               Panel chair: TBA

Please submit abstracts and accompanying materials to Luis A. Iglesias (luis.iglesias@usm.edu)

Contact Info: 

Luis A. Iglesias

Associate Professor of English

Vice President, James Fenimore Cooper Society

University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive, #5037

 Hattiesburg, MS  39406

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