According to poet Frances Osgood, her friend Edgar Allan Poe finds his best voice in genres hospitable to the warmth of human intercourse: “It was in his conversations and his letters, far more than in his published poetry and prose writings, that the genius of Poe was most gloriously revealed”
Call for papers for a forthcoming special issue of The New Centennial Review (Michigan State UP):
“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
The 2018 conference theme, “Once Upon a Time in Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring Louisiana’s long and continued relationship with narrative. Presentation proposals on any aspect of Louisiana narratives, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.
L’AISNA (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani) bandisce il Premio Agostino Lombardo, assegnato alla migliore tesi di laurea di argomento americanistico discussa nel corso dell’anno precedente in un’università italiana.
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.
1968 is a momentous year in the global socio-political memory: it has come to be seen as the culmination and epitome of a series of processes involving protest, and the affirmation of previously silent or subaltern causes. Such processes and causes were predicated on challenges to established powers and mindsets, and hence on demands for change, that have had rich consequences in literature and the arts.
What: Il Premio di laurea «Paolo Zanotti» è patrocinato dall’Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia comparata della Letteratura (Compalit) e ha lo scopo di ricordare e promuovere l’opera di Paolo Zanotti, scrittore, ricercatore e critico letterario, scomparso prematuramente nel 2012. Viene conferito annualmente a una tesi di laurea magistrale (o equiparata) in studi letterari in uno dei seguenti ambiti: letteratura giovanile (fiaba, racconto d’avventure, romanzo di formazione); identità di genere nell’immaginario letterario; narrativa nell’età della globalizzazione.