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American Literature Association Annual Conference


Living Legacy: A Bicentennial Celebration of the Life and Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 -- 2004)

Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27th, 2004
Trinitarian Congregational Church
54 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742

Symposium Schedule
Morning Sessions: 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Afternoon Sessions: 2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Including a Teachers' Seminar & Lunch on Friday, June 25, 2004 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
(PDP’s will be awarded for participation in this event)

There will be a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00, which includes admission to the Symposium, Teacher’s Seminar, and Special Saturday evening reception. Registration is open to all but will be limited to 200 by the capacity of the facilities.

Minute Man National Historical Park in association with Minute Man National Park Association, Hawthorne Bicentenial Essay Committee, Concord Free Public Library, Concord Historical Commission, Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education Program, and The Trustees of Reservations-The Old Manse, invite you to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary,
how potent for good and evil they become,
in the hands of one who knows how to combine them!”
The American Notebooks

Cynthia E. Kryston—“ Historic Preservation and Interpretation: A National Park Service Commitment to Hawthorne’s Wayside”

Philip McFarland – “Settling down or trying to: The Three Concord Interludes in Hawthorne’s Life”

Thomas Woodson -- “Hawthorne in Emerson’s Concord”

Thomas Blanding -- “The Hidden Dialog of Hawthorne and Thoreau”

Leslie Perrin Wilson -- “ ‘One of Nature’s Ordained Priests’ and His ‘Good Old Soul’: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Elizabeth Palmer Peabody”

Rita K. Gollin -- “ ‘S. H.’ and Her ‘Dearest Peri’: Sophia Hawthorne’s Friendship with Annie Fields”

Arthur Riss – “Hawthorne and The Slavery Question: Are We Asking The Right Questions?”

Buford Jones -- “May 23, 1864: Hawthorne’s Funeral Service and Sermon”

Melissa Pennell -- “Hawthorne as we see him: The Evolution of Hawthorne Biography from Henry James to the Present”

Frederick Newberry -- “ Hawthorne’s Noncanonical Tales”

Gary Schmidt – “Shifting Audiences: Hawthorne’s Writings for Children”

Deborah Strong -- “Manning Hawthorne: A Family Member Keeping Hawthorne’s Memory Alive”

Terri Whitney & Mr. David Donavel – “ Hawthorne in the 21st century: The Hawthorne in Salem website project”

Presentation by the winner of the “Hawthorne In The 21st Century Essay Contest” To Be Announced

For more information please contact:
Robert Derry, Park Ranger, (978) 369-6993 x 29, e-mail: bob_derry@nps.gov
Melissa Saalfield, (978) 369-6993 x 38, e-mail: melissa_saalfield@nps.gov

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