Seminar sessions are held on Thursdays from 5 – 7 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.
This seminar, debuting in 2013, provides a forum for works in progress that explore the history of American Literature. It does so at a moment when the field’s central concepts – of historicism as a mode of literary study, of national literatures, of the distinctiveness of the literary – are under some pressure. We are particularly interested in writing that in some way exemplifies, responds to or significantly acknowledges this pressure, while at the same time engaging specific literary or critical texts.
If you are interesting in presenting during the 2013-14 seminar, please see the Call for Proposals for instructions. Submissions are due April 25, 2013.
To attend, please read our Registration Information.