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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ALA Symposium: Frontiers and Borders in American Literature (Deadline 10.15.15)

American Literature Association Symposium
Frontiers and Borders in American Literature

February 25-27, 2016
Sheraton Gunter HotelS
San Antonio, TX

Proposals are welcome for papers and panels on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction.

Send one page proposals or abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by October 15, 2015.

See American Literature Association website for further details on hotel accommodations

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Updated membership costs

Due to rising prices, the Stephen Crane Society is increasing its membership costs, which have remained the same since at least 1995.

individual (U.S.) $15

individual (foreign) $20

institution (U.S.) $25

institution (foreign) $30

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New Frank Norris Society Site

cropped-norris-bannerThe Frank Norris Society has a beautiful new site at http://franknorrissociety.org/, courtesy of Eric Carl Link, Steven Frye, and Hannah Huber.  There you can find a membership form and also the back issues of The American Literary Naturalism Newsletterwhich is indexed by the MLA.   

Congratulations to the FNS for putting together this resource!

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Stephen Crane Presentations at ALA 2015

Full ALA Program: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/

Saturday May 23, 2015

Session 17-I: 12:40-2:00
A discussion of Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage led by James Nagel, University of Georgia jnagel@uga.edu

Friday May 22, 2015 9:40 – 11:00 am
Session 8-M Stephen Crane and War (Parliament 7th Floor)

Organized by the Stephen Crane Society
Chair: Eric Carl Link, University of Memphis
1. “‘Keeping War at a Distance’: Good Deaths, Postmortem Imagery, and Unresolved Grief in The Red Badge of Courage.” Daniel Graham, University of Connecticut
2. “The Anatomy of Psychic Wound in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage.” Chaker Mohamed Ben Ali and Abdouallah Mechtouf, Skikda University, Algeria
3. “Theorizing War in Stephen Crane’s Poetry.” Donald Vanouse, SUNY Oswego

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:10-3:30 pm
Session 18-L New Ways of Reading Stephen Crane’s Fiction (North Star 7th Floor)

Organized by the Stephen Crane Society

Chair: Paul Sorrentino, Virginia Tech

1. “Narrative Construct and George’s Mother: Crane’s Temperance Battle Fictionally Repurposed,” Kristin Boluch, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY

2. “The Urban Antithesis: Crane’s Whilomville Sketches,” Maggie E. Morris Davis, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

3. “Stephen Crane’s Anti-Gothic: Disability and Race in ‘The Monster,’” Karyn Valerius, Hofstra University

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:40-5:00 pm

Session 19-M Business Meeting: Stephen Crane Society (North Star 7th Floor)

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February 1, 1895: Stephen Crane Meets Willa Cather

“1895. Crane arrives in Nebraska to cover the destitution and starvation wrought by the previous summer’s drought and the extremely cold winter of 1894-95. In the evening, he meets Willa Cather, who in December had copy edited THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE for the STATE JOURNAL.”

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CFP: ALA Symposium on God and the American Writer (Deadline 12.1.14)

Dear ALA Affiliated Societies:

Many of you have heard about this ALA-sponsored symposium through postings on other sites, but I wanted to make sure that all of the ALA affiliated groups new about the upcoming symposium on “God and the American Writer.”  The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, on February 26-28, 2015.  The deadline for paper proposals is December 1st.  All proposals should be sent to Jeanne Reesman at jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu

Aside from great panels with great papers, the symposium will also feature two keynote addresses, one by Harold K. Bush on Mark Twain and one by Jonathan Cook on Herman Melville.  We’ll also have a poetry reading with the theme of women and spirituality featuring Bonnie Lyons, poet and critic, and Enedina Vasquez, poet, artist, and lay Episcopal minister.  In addition, we’ll have a screening of Terence Malik’s film The Tree of Life with an informance by Stacey Peebles.  There will be a mariachi reception and luncheons and a tour of local historic missions and the San Fernando Cathedral.

Full conference details, as well as registration forms and paper proposal forms, can be found at the ALA website and at http://godandamericanwriter.wordpress.com. Continue reading

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