CFP | Due 15 Feb 2021 | Hawthorne and Fatherhood (American Literature Association 2021)

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Call for Papers: ALA 2021

The annual conference of the American Literature Association will be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA on July 7-11, 2021.

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society seeks proposals for the following panel:

Hawthorne and Fatherhood

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of “Hawthorne and Fatherhood.” This may include, but is not limited to: Hawthorne as father; Julian’s and Rose’s memories of their father; missing fathers (as in Hawthorne’s own); father stand-ins, such as grandfather in “Grandfather’s Chair”; Dimmesdale as deadbeat father or Chillingworth as want-to-be father, leaving his money to Pearl; Coverdale and Hollingsworth avoiding fatherhood, though the latter wants to be some great paternal figure; barren men and husbands, as in The House of Seven Gables; or other fathers in Hawthorne’s shorter fiction.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words to Nancy Sweet by February 15, 2021.