C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
3rd Biennial Conference — "Commons"
Professors Jane Thrailkill and Eliza Richards, with the generous support of the Department of English & Comparative Literature, the Institute for the Arts & Humanities, and the College of Arts & Sciences, will host C19, the prestigious biennial conference of the Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists. UNC extends special thanks to members of the C19 Executive Committee for selecting UNC-Chapel Hill as the site of the 2014 conference.
The conference theme, "Commons," offers an occasion to think about gathering spaces not just as abstractions but as material places informed by historical limits and possibilities. As the oldest public university in the United States, UNC is just such a place. Three panels located at important common sites on campus—the Ackland Museum, the Wilson Special Collections Library, and the old quad where monuments stand in uneasy, thought-provoking juxtaposition—explore the history and possibilities of UNC's common grounds.
The conference will take place at the Carolina Inn, with a welcome reception on Friday, March 14. UNC will welcome scholars from across the country and globe. Several UNC colleagues, graduate students, and alumni will be presenting as well.
The C19 Conference Schedule can be found here. Please visit the C19 website for more information regarding the program and registration. Additionally, contact Ben Sammons, Assistant Conference Coordinator, for more information.