Upcoming Events

MLA Convention in New York City, January 4-8, 2018

Photo courtesy of Christina Katopodis

Margaret Fuller Society members will be at the MLA 2018 Convention in New York City on January 4-7. The presidential theme this year is States of Insecurity. Sessions will be held in the New York Hilton Midtown, the Sheraton New York Times Square, and the New York Marriott Marquis. Click here for more information.

Fuller Society Executive Secretary Jeffrey Steele will be chairing the panel “Margaret Fuller: New Critical Approaches,” including papers that take innovative approaches to Fuller and gender fluidity, queer theory, environmental criticism, affect and public feeling, transnational mobility, critical race studies, new feminist materialism, and new aesthetics.

“Critique as Affect in Margaret Fuller’s Transcendentalist Writings”
by Mark Russell Gallagher

“The Trouble with Gender for Margaret Fuller”
by Christina Katopodis

“Haunting Affect in Fuller and Thoreau”
by Katie Simon

Read more about the panelists and their paper titles here.

American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018

Photo via Google Maps

The Margaret Fuller Society has issued a Call for Papers for the 29th Annual ALA Conference in San Francisco, CA. The society is organizing two panels, “Margaret Fuller: In the Classroom and Beyond” and “Margaret Fuller: Out of New England.” Please send a one-page proposal to Charlene Avallone avallone000@gmail.com by 15 January 2018.


Transcendentalist Intersections Conference at Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany, July 2018

640px-Heidelberg_Universitätsbibliothek_2003 (1)
University of Heidelberg Library, built in 1905

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Margaret Fuller Society, and the Anglistisches Seminar and Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg

In the spirit of The Dial, and with its subtitle too, the organizers of “Transcendentalist Intersections” invite paper proposals seeking to do justice to that breadth and depth of the movement, generously construed. For this multi-disciplinary, international conference dedicated to new scholarship on American Transcendentalism, we are particularly interested in proposals engaging literature, philosophy, and religion, and especially encourage not only literary scholars but historians, philosophers, theologians, and others to share their ideas. Read the full Call for Papers here.

For more information about our hosts, see http://www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/index_en.html and http://www.as.uni-heidelberg.de/. Conference planning subcommittee: Charlene Avallone avallone000@gmail.com, Dan Malachuk ds-malachuk@wiu.edu, or Jan Stievermann jstievermann@hca.uni-heidelberg.de.

Featured image by Jan Beckendorf  via “Heidelberg University,” wikipedia