C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
CALS was pleased to host the fourth biennial conference for C19, the first academic organization dedicated to nineteenth-century American literary studies. The conference took place at the Nittany Lion Inn at Penn State University, March 17-20, 2016. CALS also hosted the inaugural conference in 2010 at Penn State.
The 2016 theme, “Unsettling,” challenged the notion of a defined field of study, seeking instead to explore approaches, methodologies, geographies, languages and texts that disturb and agitate American literary, historical and cultural studies.
More information about the organization and its conferences can be found on the C19 website. C19 is also home to J19: the Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, co-edited by Dana Nelson and Penn State Americanist Christopher Castiglia.
Read more about the development of the society and updates for the 2016 conference here.
- To join the C19 listserv, send an email with no subject and no content to L-C19-Americanistsemail@example.com.
- C19 can also be found on Facebook.
Right, Trish Loughran addresses a packed room on the morning of the first day of C19's inaugural conference.