2020年06月19日

The Peabody Essex Museum’s special lecture by Prof. Richard Kopley

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以下は、The Peabody Essex Museumよりの案内文です。

One hundred and seventy years have passed since Nathaniel Hawthorne published The Scarlet Letter in 1850 − having written the manuscript while residing at 14 Mall Street in Salem, just steps from PEM. And it remains as popular as it was in its day. As we demonstrate in our current exhibition The Creative Legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections from the Phillips Library Collection (open through March 29), its characters and major themes continue to inspire artists in a variety of fields.

Join us as Richard Kopley, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Penn State DuBois, discusses his techniques of close reading, biographical analysis and archival research to provide insight into Hawthorne’s masterpiece. Kopley spent more than two decades researching the famed Salem author and unearthed a new critical source behind the classic novel.

posted by NHSJ at 15:56| 日記

2020年04月11日

Power of Greenness (CPF)

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論集企画への寄稿募集です。

発信元:

Sławomir
Studniarz, Ph.D.

University
of Warmia and Mazury

Olsztyn,
Poland







slawomistudniarz@wp.pl


本文:

CALL FOR  PAPERS



 



The call is addressed mainly, but not
exclusively, to scholars investigating the writings of Edgar Allan Poe,
Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville, who might be interested in
contributing to the volume The Power of
Greenness: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and American Environmentalist Discourse
.
 
The title of
the planned collection of essays is an allusion to the classic 1955 study by
Harry Levine The Power of Blackness. Poe,
Hawthorne, Melville.
A
s
the “greenness” in the title suggests, the volume proposes to reexamine the
fiction of Poe, Hawthorne, Melville with a view to establishing their contribution
to what John Opie and Norbert Elliot call “American environmentalist discourse,”
the literature that articulates a position on the natural world and man's relation
to it. Opie and Elliot in their essay
“Tracking the Elusive Jeremiad: The Rhetorical
Character of American Environmental Discourse” survey a wide range of
American  texts that “illuminate the ways
in which Americans have used language to advance positions about the
environment.” Their examples of environmental discourse include, to name a few,
such texts as Samuel Danforth’s sermon “A Brief Recognition of New England’s
Errand into the Wilderness” (1670); William Bartram’s Travels (1791); Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature (1836); Frederick Jackson Turner’s “Significance of the
Frontier in American History” (1893); John Muir’s Yosemite (1912), and  Aldo
Leopold’s “Land Ethic,” from A Sand
County Almanac
(1949).
Yet,
such a list might be easily broadened to incorporate selected writings of Poe,
Hawthorne, and Melville, which show obvious connections to the early ecological
thought in the mid-nineteenth century USA, best exemplified by American
Transcendentalism.



From the questioning of the errand into
the wilderness to the first prefigurings of the Gaia Hypothesis and the subversion
of the anthropocentric paradigm, some of the fiction of the three Romantic
novelists reveals a striking convergence with the present-day environmental
concerns engendered by
an imminent man-wrought ecological catastrophe,
variously dubbed as the sixth massive extinction or an ecocide.



Proposals for essays relevant to the topic of the volume should be sent
directly to Sławomir Studniarz, the editor of the volume, using the provided
e-mail: slawomirstudniarz@wp.pl
    

<本文終わり>
posted by NHSJ at 12:06| 日記

2020年03月24日

ALA2020 Conference CANCELLED

米ホーソーン協会会長Pacheco先生より、ALA2020がキャンセルされた旨のご連絡をくださいました。参加ご予定だった会員におかれては、ご注意ください。
Updated Message (March 20, 2020)
ALA Conference and Coronavirus:
 
I deeply regret to inform you that we have had to cancel the ALA conference scheduled for May 21-24, 2020 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The current situation in California and much of the rest of the country has made it impossible for us to hold this conference.  The hotel is suspending normal operations and has agreed to allow us to cancel without penalty.
 
Please cancel your travel plans and your hotel reservations.  If you have already paid the conference registration fee, you have three options:
1.     You may request a full refund and we will process those refunds in early April.
2.     You may request a credit that you can use to cover the full cost of registration for either the May 2021 conference in Boston or another ALA conference, including the upcoming symposia in Santa Fe in October 2020 and in Washington D.C. in February 2021.  Although the conference fees for both the symposia and the large conference will have to go up to $175, you can use this credit instead of receiving a refund of $125.
3.     You may choose to donate your refund to the new funds that the American Literature Association is setting up to support graduate student travel and the other activities of the organization.
If you have paid the registration fee, you can request any of these options by sending an email to Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield at carr@georgiasouthern.edu and informing her of your choice.
 
As you know, the American Literature Association will return to Boston for our May 2021 conference.  In addition, we will be hosting a symposium on the Historical Imagination in American Literature in Santa Fe on October 29-31, 2020 and a symposium on the Forms of the American Novel in Washington, D.C. on February 25-27, 202.  Information on all of these conference will be posted on the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org
 
Thank you for your ongoing support of the American Literature Association.
 
Alfred Bendixen, Executive Director    
Leslie Petty, 

2020 ALA Conference Director   
American Literature Association
posted by NHSJ at 09:28| 日記