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2014 Simms Society Biennial Conference

Woodlands Plantation, South Carolina

September 25-27, 2014



Invitation to Attend


The Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that the 2014 Simms Conference will be held on September 25-27, 2014 at historic Woodlands Plantation in South Carolina, Simms's home for most his adult life. Please mark this date on your calendar. We will have a full conference schedule that includes panel sessions on Simms's life and writings, as well as other activities and events that should interest everyone. Professional scholars, students, members of the Simms family, others with an interest in Southern history, literature, and culture are cordially invited to attend. Check back here for further information about registration and submission of scholarly abstracts.


For additional information, contact Dr. Kevin Collins, WGSS President

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Student Research Awards


If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and are interested in attending the 2014 conference at Woodlands, the society is sponsoring several student research awards that will include a cash prize, a reduced conference registration fee, and an opportunity to present your research essay at the conference. Deadline for submission of essays is April 15, 2014. For more information click HERE (PDF File) or contact Dr. Kevin Collins, WGSS President

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Previous Conferences

William Gilmore Simms's Place in the Development of American Letters
September 27- 29, 2012

The University Libraries of South Carolina

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


A PDF version of the 2012 conference information is available HERE.






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