From its beginnings in the Naturalism of Dreiser and Wharton, through the Modernism of William Faulkner and the Lost Generation, the emergence of new voices in African-American, Native, and other minority writing, to more recent developments in the commercialisation of publishing houses, the growth of creative writing departments in colleges across North America, and the giving way of Hugh Kenner’s Pound Era to Mark McGurl’s Program Era, the dramatic history of North America in the twentieth century has been reflected in its literature.
In print since 1984, Legacy is the only scholarly journal to focus specifically on American women’s writing, broadly defined, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. We are interested in projects that examine the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women’s literature; historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women’s lives and literary works; and myriad other topics.
2018 Western Literature Association Conference
Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States
The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.” Leggi tutto “15/06/2018 – CFP: Western Literature Association Conference 2018”
The enfranchisement process throughout the English-speaking world has all but been a simultaneous one. In addition to the repeal of religious bans in the early 19th c., no less than six electoral reforms (Representation of the People Acts) were passed by the British Parliament between the mid-19th c. and the late 1960s, first enlarging the electorate on a property basis − but still within the confines of an exclusively male electorate −, then extending the right to vote to women
International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism
Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI)
ISCAP-P.PORTO, 28-29-30 March 2019
Call for Papers Leggi tutto “30/06/2018 – CFP: ICIM 2019 International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI)”
The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing invites proposals for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado. November 7-11, 2018. Leggi tutto “15\04\2018 – CFP: Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference”
Speaking in Tongues:
Celebrating Walt Whitman in Translation
Université Paris-Est Créteil
June 13-14, 2019
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“Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices”
February 14-17, 2019, Grainau, Germany
40th Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies
in German-Speaking Countries (GKS) Leggi tutto “31/05/2018 – CFP: 40th annual GKS conference”
Nationalism: Hyper and Post
The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism.