Thursday, November 8, 2012

A graduate conference in Yale

"American Literature in the World" Graduate Conference.  Yale University,
April 19, 2013

Margaret Fuller and Herman Melville.  Edith Wharton and Mark
Twain.  Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound.  Langston Hughes and Elizabeth
Bishop.  Leslie Silko and Lyn Hejinian.  Edwidge Danticat and Junot
Diaz.  Jhumpa Lahiri and Dave Eggers.  To study these and countless
other authors is to see that the United States and the world are
neither separate nor antithetical, but part of the same analytic
fabric.  We invite papers exploring these complex networks on a
variety of platforms: from the human bodies and cultural archives
migrating across the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Caribbean, to the
dynamic interactions between indigenous populations and those from
other continents; from the publishing circuits and institutions of
print, to the new genres and media making up the digital globalism of
the twenty-first century.

This is a conference with a strong emphasis on research and
publication, anchored by a publication workshop led by Gordon Hutner,
editor of American Literary History, who will be working closely with
conference participants to develop individual essays.  Research
drawing on the collections at the Beinecke Library is especially

The conference is generously supported by the Beinecke Library, the
English Department, and the American Studies Program at Yale
University.  Speakers traveling to New Haven from outside the
tri-state area can apply for a travel stipend of up to $300.  Please
send papers (8-10 pages, double space) or detailed abstracts
to by December 1.