Conferences and Events

International Poe and Hawthorne Conference

In cooperation with the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan, the Poe Studies Association, and the Poe Society of Japan, the conference in Kyoto is underway! To follow the conference online via written updates, photographs, and video, go to or follow the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Facebook page.

Hawthorne and Things

Please join the NHS for our panel on Hawthorne and Things at MLA 2018 in New York. Here are the details:

Hawthorne and Things

Thursday, 4 January 1:45 pm-3:00 pm, Gramercy (Sheraton)

AV Equipment: Projector
Keywords: Nathaniel Hawthorne, It-narratives, vibrant matter, Thing Theory, weird realism
Sponsoring Entity: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

For related materials:

1. Fabrications, Lori A. Merish (Georgetown U) [#3281]

2. Hawthorne’s Houses as Material Culture, Erin Sweeney (U of California, Irvine) [#3283]

3. A is for Archive: (Un)Dead Things in Hawthorne’s ‘Custom-House’, Lindsay DiCuirci (U of Maryland, Baltimore) [#3282]

Charles Eaton Baraw (Southern Connecticut State U)

Patricia Valenti at the House of the Seven Gables

Patricia Valenti’s talk: “Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: Citizen of the World,” May 18, 2018, 6:00 pm

Teacher Professional Institute, Three Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the House of the Seven Gables, Salem MA, May 17-19, 2018.

International Poe & Hawthorne Conference

Hawthorne and Poe

Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel—Kyoto, Japan

The Poe Studies Association, The Poe Society of Japan, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan will hold a joint conference in Kyoto, Japan on June 21-24, 2018.

The CFP is closed, but please join us for three days of fabulous Hawthorne scholarship in beautiful Kyoto! Questions may be sent to

The Society meets annually at the MLA convention and again in late May with the American Literature Association. At both meetings, veteran and fresh voices share their findings, views, and insights about Hawthorne and his writing. Inquiries about presenting papers should be addressed to President Sandra Hughes.

The Society’s biennial summer meetings have been held in places important in Hawthorne’s life and works: in Salem, Boston, Cambridge, Concord, Pittsfield-Lenox, and North Adams, Massachusetts; in Brunswick and Raymond, Maine; in Rome and Florence, Italy, and at Oxford (UK). These meetings offer tours, special productions and exhibits, invited lectures, and keynote speakers. The Society has also held joint meetings with such groups as the Melville Society, the Henry James Society, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Margaret Fuller Society, and the Poe Studies Association.

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