Edlie L. Wong, Jan. 2020
Gavin Jones, Jan. 2021
Claudia Stokes, Jan. 2022 (2020-Jan. 2021, Chair)
Nadia Nurhussein, Jan. 2023 (2021-Jan. 2022, Secretary)
Elizabeth Duquette, Jan. 2024
Travis Foster, Jan. 2025
Figures of the World: The Naturalist Novel and Transnational Form overturns Eurocentric genealogies and globalizing generalizations about “world literature” by examining the complex, contradictory history of naturalist fiction. Christopher Laing Hill traces the history of naturalist fiction from its emergence in France in the 1860s through its spr…[Read more]
This essay is an examination of “The World Split Open” by Ruth Rosen. Exploring various aspects of the Women’s Movement in the United States; the essay is a glimpse of female hunger for individual validation amidst collective needs of a nation.
“The New American Scholar” by John Hansen
Introduction to Genre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States (Oxford UP, 2019).
If your library doesn’t already own a copy, please consider submitting a purchase request.
Full citation: Travis M. Foster, Genre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).
The Late-19th- and and Early-20th-Century American Literature Forum invites members to stand for election as alternate candidates for the MLA delegate assembly. Elected delegates are expected to serve a three-year term and must attend the MLA convention for two out of three of those years. If you are interested, please email Claudia Stokes at c…[Read more]
My name is Silvia Guslandi. I hold a Ph.D. in Euro-American Comparative Literature and I am currently a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago (working on Emanuel Carnevali, among other things). Thank you for the honor of considering me as a candidate for the Delegate Assembly. As my research interests are situated…[Read more]
The R. F. Dietrich Research Scholarship for Shaw Studies is an annual award of $1,000 USD to support research into any aspect of the life and work of Bernard Shaw by a graduate student or early-career scholar. The award, which may be held in conjunction with other awards, is intended to help defray costs associated with visits to libraries and o…[Read more]
Marina Guiomar deposited The Self-aggrandizement Disguised As Self-flagellation As Even Higher Art Form Aspect: Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius in the group LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American on MLA Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
I can’t seem to forget the anecdotic episode that one of my Literature Professors used to tell the class: a deconstructionist acquaintance of theirs was so absorbed in their literal undertaking that their meals consisted only of letter-noodles soup, so that even the most mundane of tasks could intertwine itself with textuality. Farfetched as this…[Read more]
“Where do we find ourselves?” are Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Experience” first words. The query is the author’s starting point for a number of philosophical considerations; it’s also the point of departure for our making sense of pain, through the reading of both Emerson’s essay and James Joyce’s Ulysses.
The essay hipothesises that Joyce’s “We walk…[Read more]
This article covers an entire generation of American popular novels published between the Civil War and World War I: campus fictions, focusing all but exclusively on homosocial scenes of undergraduate merriment. Centering on the camaraderie of fraternal sociality, campus novels model friendship as a democratic ideal for dispensing with conflict,…[Read more]
In this article I ask what happens if we consider Jewett, who spent most of her adult life at the epicenter of New England intellectual culture, as a pivotal figure in the Western history of theorizing sexuality, and her 1884 novel, A Country Doctor, as a significant document in the history of theorizing sexual and gender deviation, perfectly…[Read more]
Sheila A Brennan deposited Building Histories of the National Mall: A Guide to Creating a Digital Public History Project in the group LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American on MLA Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
This guide details each phase of creating Histories of the NationalMall, mallhistory.org, including planning, interpretative approach, user experience and design, testing, and outreach efforts of the project team. Histories of the National Mall is a digital public history project developed by the RoyRosenzweig Center for History and New Media at…[Read more]
Will Fenton started the topic First Biennial Innovation Award, Library Company of Philadelphia (CFP) in the discussion LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American on MLA Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
First Biennial Innovation Award
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Call for Proposals
The Library Company of Philadelphia is delighted to welcome applications for its First Biennial Innovation Award. The recipient of the Innovation Award will receive a $2,000 prize, a spotlight interview in our “Talking in the Library” podcast, and reco…[Read more]
Explores how Henry James’s “The Beast in the Jungle” reads exactly as the sort of clinging back to a projected mother-figure, after freedom began to spell feelings of abandonment that psychically were proving increasingly intolerable, that object relations therapists finds in patients. Delineates how much of the story amounts to a tussle between…[Read more]
Analysis of how Jo creates her own femininity, apart from her mother’s, through effectively earning the trust and interest of increasingly impressive paternal imagos.
Edlie L. Wong started the topic Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American Forum Sessions at MLA 2019 in the discussion LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American on MLA Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
Please note the following four sessions organized by the Forum on Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century American Literature at MLA 2019. We hope to see some of you there.
084: American Lives: Whitman and Melville (co-organized with the Forum on Life Writing)
Date: Thursday, Jan 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM–4:45 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency – Roo…[Read more]
Timothy Robbins deposited A “Reconstructed Sociology”: Democratic Vistas and the American Social Science Movement in the group LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American on MLA Commons 2 years, 3 months ago
Situates the composition of Walt Whitman’s Democratic Vistas—from manuscript notes, source material, and pilot essays to its publication as an 84-page pamphlet—within the intellectual tendencies of the Reconstruction-era American social science movement to reveal Whitman’s text as an important case study in the nascent discipline. In his pro…[Read more]
Nicholas T Rinehart deposited Vernacular Soliloquy, Theatrical Gesture, and Embodied Consciousness in The Marrow of Tradition in the group LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American on MLA Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Charles Chesnutt’s Marrow of Tradition (1901) is overwhelmingly understood as an historical novel. Critics have again and again focused on its journalistic historicity; its ambivalent racial politics; its attitudes towards assimilation, separatism, vengeance, and resistance; and Chesnutt’s alleged biographical identification with various cha…[Read more]
Jonathan Senchyne deposited Libraries and Publisher Price Control: The Net Price System (1901–1914) and Contemporary E-book Pricing in the group LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American on MLA Commons 3 years, 1 month ago
This article explores how librarians have responded to publishers’ control
over book prices in two different, yet related, historical periods. It historicizes the net price
system, a book-price control system in the early twentieth century, within debates by librarians
about library book buying and price negotiation practices. Turning to s…[Read more]
Dear members of the Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American group:
Call for Papers
The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 24-27, 2018.
Panel One: Open Topic
Papers are invited on any topic concerning…[Read more]
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