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2009-2010 Events

2009-2010 was an exciting year for the Center for American Literary Studies, as it saw the inaugural conference of C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists, as well as the beginning of our partnership with the Centre County Reads for the a community read of The Maltese Falcon.

Philadelphia in the Age of Revolution: the Josephine Berry Weiss Interdisciplinary Humanities Seminar
Institute for the Arts and Humanities' Third Annual Moments of Change Initiative--Fall 2009

Celebrating Contemporary African American Literature: The Novel since 1998
October 23-24, 2009

Community Read 2010: Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon 
Spring 2010; in partnership with Centre County Reads

"Imagining: A New Century." 
The inaugural conference of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
May 20-23, 2010, Nittany Lion Inn


Left: Christopher Looby talks about the question of scale in American literary studies on the first day of C19