The 22nd International James Fenimore Cooper/Susuan Fenimore Cooper Conference has been set for September 25-28, 2019, at SUNY Oneonta.
This years conference will examine Cooper within this tension between native purity and immigrant amalgamation.
Organizers have announced they are seeking papers that address the role of Cooper and his contemporaries in forging an American identity out of the cultural mixture of overlapping empires and immigration.
Topics may include (but are not restricted to) the following:
• Nativism and Immigration
• Slavery in New York
• Gender(s) and the Frontier
• (Dis)placing Native American Communities
• Populism and Democracy
• Exploration and Natural History
• Social Conflicts in Frontier Communities
• Landscape and Community
Organizers will consider any paper that addresses James Fenimore Cooper’s or Susan Fenimore Cooper’s work and their time. Papers should be 8-10 pages (20 minute presentation). Send paper proposals via e-mail to Dr. Roger W. Hecht ([email protected]).
Proposal Deadline is May 15, 2019.
For more information, contact Roger W. Hecht at [email protected]
Painting: “Apotheosis of Washington,” Constantino Brumidi (1865) courtesy of John Ecker, Pantheon Photography.