Stephen Crane, “Legends” from The Bookman (1896)

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I. A man builded a bugle / for the storms to blow. / The focussed winds hurled him afar. / He said that the instrument was a failure.

II. When the suicide arrived at the sky, the people there asked / him: “Why?” He replied: “Because no one admired me.”

Bestsellers for March 1896:

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March 2016: Queries and Replies

Dear People,

There appears to be some question whether Burleigh was a real person yes or know.
I’ve a note from his printed letterhead revering to the Henry Ward Beecher case,
by writing down a poem by a Scotch woman poet.

His full address is printed on it.
Hence he likely was with Crane at Antietam (obviously taken by the way the poet had written about it)

Best Regards,
Ivo de Galan 16477947879
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Stephen Crane Panel at ALA 2016

Stephen Crane Society

Chair: Paul Sorrentino

  1.     “Falling Stories: Disability and Cinematic Naturalism in Stephen Crane’s City Sketches,” Donna Campbell, Washington State University
  1. “‘In this awkward situation he was simply perfect’: Awkwardly Unsettling Minstrel Humor and Lynching Apologetics in Crane’s “The Monster,” Ambar Meneses-Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1. “’‘Well, now, yer a hell of a t’ing, ain’ yeh?’: Collective Shaming and Individual Punishment in the Sexual Economy of the Bowery in Stephen Crane’sMaggie: A Girl of the Streets,” Eliza Wilcox, Winthrop University
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The Black Riders (word cloud)

All the words in The Black Ridersblackriderswordle

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Extended Deadline (1.17.16): Stephen Crane Panels at ALA

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.17.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane’s depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane’s depiction of the city

· Crane’s poetry

· Crane’s journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane’s lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O’Ruddy)

· Crane’s depiction of women

· Crane’s relationship with other writers, e. g., Garland, Howells, Conrad, or Frederic

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

You may also propose a roundtable discussion on, say, teaching Crane’s short stories.

Please email abstracts or papers of no more than ten double-spaced pages by January 17, 2016, to the program chair:
Paul Sorrentino

psorrent@vt.edu

For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at http://www.americanliterature.org. If you have specific questions about ALA, contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University, at ab23@princeton.edu.

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CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane’s depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane’s depiction of the city

· Crane’s poetry

· Crane’s journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane’s lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O’Ruddy)

· Crane’s depiction of women

· Crane’s relationship with other writers, e. g., Garland, Howells, Conrad, or Frederic

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

You may also propose a roundtable discussion on, say, teaching Crane’s short stories.

Please email abstracts or papers of no more than ten double-spaced pages by January 10, 2016, to the program chair:
Paul Sorrentino

psorrent@vt.edu

For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at http://www.americanliterature.org. If you have specific questions about ALA, contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University, at ab23@princeton.edu.

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On this day in 1895: PUBLISHERS’ WEEKLY announces publication of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

“1895. PUBLISHERS’ WEEKLY announces publication of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE.”

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