Hawthorne Society invites eight- to ten-page papers (or 500-word proposals)
for presentation at the 2004 NHS conference, which will commemorate Hawthorne's
bicentennial, in Salem, MA, over the July 4 weekend. Papers will be selected
by a committee on a competitive basis. Authors might well bear in mind
the bicentennial occasion, Thus, for example, taking retrospective views
of Hawthorne scholarship (the comings and goings of critical-theoretical
perspectives, the rise and fall of attention given to certain works and
the cultural implications of such shifts, the continuing attraction of
some works and the reasons for such stability), as well as taking the
measure of current studies in Hawthorne and offering suggestions on what
directions seem opportune or necessary for future studies. This is not
to suggest, however, that innovative papers will be unacceptable.
Papers and proposals should be sent by December 2003 to
Frederick Newberry, Department of English, Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh, PA 15236.