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by Dan Tripp last modified Jun 10, 2015 01:19 PM

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, announces a 2015 Membership Drive

This is an important year for C19. Since the Society’s founding in 2009, we have hosted three successful conferences: at Penn State (May 2010), at UC Berkeley (April 2012), and at UNC Chapel Hill (March 2014).  In Spring 2016, the conference—with the theme “Unsettling”—will return to State College, PA.

The C19 listserv continues to grow, serving as a lively forum for scholarly exchange.  This year we initiated the C19 Circuit, short regional events and workshops — in the spirit of the nineteenth-century lyceum circuit — focused on bringing together students, teachers, and scholars to discuss topics related to nineteenth-century America. C19 Cluster Groups enable those with special interests to develop institutional and intellectual connections. The community of C19 members has been the driving force behind the organization’s development.

In 2013, C19 launched its official journal J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, co-edited by Chris Castiglia and Dana Nelson and published twice annually by the University of Pennsylvania Press. J19 welcomes interdisciplinary work representing the most innovative research on and analysis of the “long nineteenth century” (1789-1914). The journal includes features such as “state of the field” polemics, reproductions of new and significant archival materials, roundtables, and special issues on topics of general interest to nineteenth-century Americanists.

To support J19 and the organization as a whole, we ask now that you join or renew your membership in C19. As a member, you will:

  • Receive the journal, J19 (both hard copy and on-line)
  • Be eligible to participate in the Society’s biennial conference  (conference registration will be separate)
  • Vote in C19 leadership elections and matters of concern to the organization
  • Learn about upcoming conferences and other Society events
  • Help to strengthen and shape C19 as a vibrant, interdisciplinary, diverse organization representing many approaches to nineteenth-century scholarship


Membership in C19 is administered by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Presently Membership is organized by calendar year. A new or renewal membership will run from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Beginning with 2016/17 C19 is moving to a two-year membership cycle to correspond to our conference cycle. The new two-year rates will represent a savings for all members over the old membership model.

Membership for 2015:

Full-time faculty: $65
Students, part-time faculty, independent scholars, and emeriti: $35
Institution: $85

Membership 2016/17:

Full-time tenured faculty: $120
Full-time pre-tenured Faculty: $100
Students/part-time and contingent faculty/postdoctoral fellows/independent scholars/emeriti: $60

Institution: $85 per year


Please note that while it is possible to subscribe only to the journal and not join C19, we hope that you will support the organization as a whole. For more information about membership and subscription rates, and to join or renew, please click the link below:

University of Pennsylvania Press: C19 Membership

To check your membership status, please email

For other membership queries, please email Membership Chair Jesse Alemán.

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