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Hawthorne at Salem

Hawthorne - Literature

You can now explore the Hawthorne in Salem Website.

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Charles Osgood, 1840 (courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum) The Hawthorne in Salem site at  had to be removed from the internet because of security vulnerabilities.
Some of the material from the site is  available on this lib guide. We hope to be able
            to expand this lib guide site to include more of the original Hawthorne in Salem
            material, but we may have to attempt to find another institution to host the site. If
            your institution is interested in hosting the site, please contact Terri Whitney at:

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Charles Osgood, 1840
(courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum) 

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Website last updated: February 26, 2023


Join The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Individual memberships include physical copies of and online access to the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review (published twice yearly). Members may also present papers at the MLA, ALA, and Hawthorne Society Conferences and participate in other sponsored activities.
Single Year Membership: $30
Student Membership: $15

Checks may be sent to the Treasurer:

Michael Martin
Department of English, Modern Languages, and Cultural Studies
Nicholls State University
906 E. First St.
Thibodaux, La 70301


The American Literature Association Conference in Boston
May 25-28, 2023

The American Literature Association’s 34th annual conference will meet in Boston at the Westin Copley Place from May 25-28, 2023. For more information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at or contact the conference director, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield, at or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University, at

Recommended Book
Certain Concealments

Poe, Hawthorne, and Early Nineteenth-Century Abortion
by Dana Medoro

Published by: University of Massachusetts Press, hardcover and paperback, in July 2022

Examines ideas regarding race, abortion, and nationalism in works by Poe and Hawthorne in regard to the increase in abortions in antebellum America and the role of Madame Restell in her support of women’s reproductive rights.