Welcome to c19
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, is the first academic organization dedicated to nineteenth-century American literary studies. The third biennial conference of C19, on the theme of "Commons," took place at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in March 2014. The website for the 2014 conference is available here.
This conference continued the project begun in 2010 at Penn State, “Imagining-A-New-Century,” which inaugurated C19′s series of biennial conferences, animating conversations about imagination, textual production, aesthetics, community formation, and ethical democracy. C19 also publishes a journal, J19, whose first issue appeared in April 2013. J19 provides a forum for disseminating, debating, and implementing methodologies for the intra- and inter-disciplinary study of the long American nineteenth century (1789–1914).