Nathaniel Hawthorne Society CFPs
One for MLA and
One for a Special Issue of The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
MLA 2016 CFP:
"Hawthorne and Milton"
Co-sponsored by The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society and The Milton Society
Connections sought include images of nation; uses of bible and classical mythology; representations of gender and sexuality; race and racism; aesthetic theory; early and later careers.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics
Papers are sought for a special issue of The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review on this topic that will be edited by David Greven. Ideally, papers will focus on some aspect of Hawthorne's intertextual engagement with Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and/or Romanticism. Essays that explore the intersections among aesthetics, gender, sexuality, and/or race will be especially welcome, but any topic will be welcome. Once a prominent aspect of literary criticism and theory, the question of influence has been relegated to the sidelines and classified as redolent of a discarded "humanism." This special issue seeks to revisit the question of influence in order to engage anew with its aesthetic and political potentialities without reinstating its traditional conservatism. A major university press has expressed interest in an edited collection that will stem from this special issue.