Emerson Society Panel at the Thoreau Gathering, Concord, July 2018

Waldo and Henry: Points of Parting

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society is sponsoring one panel at annual Thoreau Gathering, 2018, in Concord, MA. With the theme ‘Waldo and Henry: Points of Parting.’ The influence of Emerson on Thoreau, and of Thoreau on Emerson, is well known. But this should not hide their differences. In this panel, ‘Waldo and Henry: Points of Parting’, we would welcome papers that productively explore the differences between these two transcendentalists. Themes of particular interest would be: writing, politics, philosophy, influence, friendship, nature, the past, race, the self, gender and the environment.

E-mail 300 word abstracts to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by Jan. 12, 2018. Membership in the Emerson Society is required of presenters.

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Emerson and/in the Arts – CFP – ALA May 24-27, 2018, San Francisco

Emerson and/in the Arts

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society is sponsoring two panels at the 2018 ALA in San Francisco, on the theme ‘Emerson and/in the Arts.’ As an essayist and a poet Emerson is, of course, a literary artist in his own right. But how have the other Arts seen Emerson or drawn on his influence? We invite presentations on ‘Emerson and/in the Arts’. These might consider depictions of Emerson or Emersonianism in fiction, music, the fine arts or cinema. We would also welcome presentations that would investigate the significance of Emerson’s aesthetics for the Arts broadly conceived. Also welcome would be presentations that explore the wider Transcendentalist movement and its place in the Arts.

 

E-mail 300 word abstracts to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by Jan. 12, 2018. Membership in the Emerson Society is required of presenters.

Awards Announcements, 2018

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards

for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

 *Graduate Student Paper Award*

Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2018) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2018). Submit a 300-word abstract to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by January 12, 2018. Abstracts should address the 2018 CFPs posted at emersonsociety.org

 *Research Grant*

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2018.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*

Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2018.

 *Subvention Award*

Provides up to $500 to support costs attending the publication of a scholarly book or article on Emerson and his circle. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page proposal, including an abstract of the forthcoming work and a description of publication expenses, by April 1, 2018.

 Send Research, Pedagogy/Community, and Subvention proposals to:

 Prentiss Clark (Prentiss.Clark@usd.edu) and

Kristina West (k.j.west@reading.ac.uk)

Award recipients must become members of the Society; membership applications are available at http://www.emersonsociety.org/membership/