Joseph Conforti and students presented at Plimouth Plantation

JOSEPH CONFORTI, distinguished professor emeritus of American and New England Studies, participated in a plenary panel on the mythologies of Plymouth, Plimouth and New England at the New England American Studies Association conference in November at Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass. Four American and New England Studies students also presented at the conference. LUCINDA HARRINGTON presented “The Maps of 66: How Roadmaps Built an American Legend”; MICHELLE KEW presented “Answering the Woman Question: William Dean Howells and 19th Century Literary Discourse”; RACHEL MILLER presented “A Staple Winter Article of Not the Standard Caucasian Variety: Currier and Ives’ Darktown in the Northern Winter”; and MARIEKE VAN DER STEENHOVEN presented “Home Sweet Home: The Role of Homeownership in American Popular Imagination and Public Policy.”  Rachel Miller was recognized with an Honorable Mention for the Mary Kelley Prize, which is awarded to the best paper presented at the conference by a graduate student or non-tenure track scholar.

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