In order to emphasize conversation and interactive dialogue, we will introduce seminars to the C19 conference this year. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity to have a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Seminars will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by a leader with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read in advance by the other participants so that seminar time can be reserved for discussion. Seminar participants will be listed in the program. Seminar topics are listed below.  For information on submitting a seminar proposal, click here.

The Hemispheric South and the (Un)Common Ground of Comparability
with Anna Brickhouse and Kirsten Silva Gruesz

Native American Commons
with Lisa Brooks and Mark Rifkin

Public Domains: Print and the Commons in the 19th Century U.S.
with Meredith McGill

Nineteenth-Century Natural Knowledge and the Loss of the Commons
with Laura Dassow Walls

Counterpublic Formations in 19th Century America
with Michael Warner

American Literature: New Narratives, New Paradigms
with Kenneth Warren

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