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Poe and Hawthorne Conference--Kyoto, Japan

Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2017
Name of organization: Sandy Hughes, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society and Poe Studies Association
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Poe & Hawthorne Conference

Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel—Kyoto, Japan

The Poe Studies Association, The Poe Society of Japan, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan invite paper and session proposals for a joint conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan on June 21-24, 2018. Our banquet speaker will be Michael J. Colacurcio, and our plenary speaker will be Takayuki Tatsumi. Some travel grants will be available. Contact Sandra Hughes at for details.

All topics related to these two authors, together or separately, are welcome. Please send 250-word proposals to Philip Edward Phillips, Program Committee Chair, at by August 1, 2017. Any requests for A/V equipment must accompany the proposal.

Session proposals of up to 1,000 words, also due by August 1, 2017, should include organizer and speaker names and affiliations, as well as paper titles and abstracts.  Slots for papers will be twenty minutes apiece.

Possible topics include:

Poe/Hawthorne and Asia

Poe/Hawthorne and Japan

The (Mutual) Influence of Poe and Hawthorne

Poe and/or Hawthorne, reception and reputation

Teaching Poe and/or Hawthorne

Interpreting Poe and/or Hawthorne

Poe, Hawthorne, and the visual or performing arts

Poe and/or Hawthorne and science (or pseudo-science)

The Gothic in Poe and/or Hawthorne

Allegory in Poe and/or Hawthorne

Poe and/or Hawthorne at home and/or abroad

Biographies of Poe and/or Hawthorne

Poe and/or Hawthorne and the Digital Humanities

Literary, philosophical, scientific, or cultural influences on Poe or Hawthorne

Literary influence of Poe and/or Hawthorne

Poe, Hawthorne, and literary theory

Poe, Hawthorne, and the supernatural

Poe and/or Hawthorne and race, class, gender, or sexuality

Poe and/or Hawthorne and politics

Poe and/or Hawthorne and transatlantic, transpacific, or global studies

Poe and/or Hawthorne, aesthetics and genre

Poe and/or Hawthorne in cinema, or other popular media (graphic novels, television, video games, etc.)

Poe and/or Hawthorne in translation

Poe and/or Hawthorne and language

All those whose proposals are accepted for the conference must become members of one of the four sponsoring organizations to present.
Michele Brittany