2014 Symposium: Great Excursions

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Great Excursions:
Travel and the 19th-Century Literary Imagination

4-7 June, 2014

Hilton St. Louis Downtown, St. Louis, MO

Join the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society for a symposium celebrating the work of Sedgwick and her contemporaries. The CMSS 2014 Symposium will open with an informal reception on Wednesday evening (4 June 2014) and will conclude Saturday evening (7 June 2014).

To register for the 2014 symposium, visit this page.

The Symposium will feature a keynote address from Dr. Melissa Homestead of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a plenary address by Dr. Kate Culkin of Bronx Community College as well as a banquet and numerous sightseeing opportunities in St. Louis. For the complete schedule, see this page.

The Hilton St. Louis Downtown is located in the heart of the city and is offering a discounted rate for Symposium attendees. For more details click here.

The Symposium’s location celebrates the 160th anniversary of Catharine Sedgwick’s westward journey to and along the Mississippi River. To read her account of that sketch in the September 1854 issue of Putnam’s Monthly, visit this site. (This link will open in a separate window; you will not leave the CMSS site.)

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