Evening with Stephen Crane at Manhattan Repertory Theatre August 24-25, 2018

An Evening with Stephen Crane at Manhattan Repertory Theatre August 24-25, 2018. Written by SCS member Phil Paradis. Reservations at www.manhattanrep.com.

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Manuscript of “The Blue Hotel” extant?

From Anthony Splendora:

  Is a known MS of “The Blue Hotel” extant anywhere?

I think I have detected an endemic misprint in “The Blue Hotel,” near the end of Ch.V, where cards are scattered when their board is upended, reflecting “the war that was waging above them.” I know that in Crane just about anything is possible, but nowhere else in his work do I find a transitive present participle (!) inverted like that. I think he might have meant, and perhaps actual wrote, “raging above them.” I cite for your considered delectation the 1984 Library of America version (ed. J.C. Levinson) of Crane’s “Hunting Wild Hogs” sketch of 1892, where “the yelp of the hounds” is rendered “the help of the hounds” (p. 484, I think).

As you know, “TBH” was written and published in 1898, so near the end of SC’s life in fact, and in America while he was living in England yet, that it is possible he never saw it again after sending it off across the ocean. Only a MS, if legible, can show what he wrote.

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Did Stephen Crane read Emily Dickinson? And was he inspired by her poetry?

Screen Shot 2013-11-29 at 9.36.25 AMDid Stephen Crane read Emily Dickinson? And was he inspired by her poetry?

If you’re in the mood for a literary mystery, here’s a post that traces the sources, here’s a post on the subject: https://donnamcampbell.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/did-stephen-crane-read-emily-dickinson-better-still-did-w-d-howells-read-dickinsons-poetry-to-crane/

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Stephen Crane Society at ALA: Friday, May 25

Friday, May 25, 2018 11:10 am – 12:30 pm

Session 9-C New Directions in Stephen Crane Scholarship (Pacific D)

Organized by the Stephen Crane Society

Chair: Adam H. Wood, Salisbury University

1. “‘Deep History’ in Crane’s Poetry,” Donald Vanouse, Emeritus, SUNY Oswego

2. “Humoring Affectation in Stephen Crane’s The Black Riders and War Is Kind,” Andrew Dorkin, University at Buffalo, SUNY

3. “The Peter Newell/Stephen Crane Collaboration in the Tales of Whilomville,” Patrick K. Dooley, St. Bonaventure University

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Stephen Crane Panel at ALA 2018

The Stephen Crane Society is sponsoring a session at ALA 2018 in San Francisco.  Here’s the entire program: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/

Session 9-C New Directions in Stephen Crane Scholarship Organized by the Stephen Crane Society

Friday, May 25 11:10-12:30

Chair: Adam H. Wood, Salisbury University

  1. “’Deep History’ in Crane’s Poetry,” Donald Vanouse, Emeritus, SUNY Oswego
  2. “Humoring Affectation in Stephen Crane’s The Black Riders and War Is Kind,” Andrew Dorkin, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  3. “The Peter Newell/Stephen Crane Collaboration in the Tales of Whilomville,” Patrick K. Dooley, St. Bonaventure University

Please join us!

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CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2018

  Call for Papers for the Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2018

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 24-27, 2018. 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

·      Crane’s influence on later writers

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 15, 2018, to the program chair:

Paul Sorrentino

psorrent@vt.edu

For more information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org. If you have specific questions about ALA, contact the conference director, Professor Leslie Petty, atpettyL@rhodes.edu, or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen, at ab23@princeton.edu.

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Stephen Crane Society Panel at ALA 2017 (Boston)

Saturday May 26, 2017 3:40 – 5:00 pm

Session 12-G New Directions in Stephen Crane Scholarship (Essex North East, 3rd Floor) Organized by the Stephen Crane Society

Chair: Thomas Morgan, University of Dayton

1. “Sonorous Warfare: Stephen Crane’s Use of the Sense of Hearing in The Red Badge of Courage,” Lucie Jammes, University of Toulouse II Jean Jaurès

2. “From Parody to Participation: The Evolution of Stephen Crane’s Antiwar Aesthetic,“ Evan Reibsome Lehigh University

3. “Illustrators and Their Images in the Initial Publications of Stephen Crane’s Works,” Patrick K. Dooley, St. Bonaventure University

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