The SEA hosts and sponsors annual conferences. In odd-numbered years, the Society hosts an open-topic general conference known as the Biennial Conference. In even-numbered years, it sponsors Special Topics conferences and workshops. The SEA also sponsors panels at our affiliated societies: the American Literature Association & the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. For more information about the SEA’s Upcoming, Recent, and Past Conferences, please “Read More” below. The SEA welcomes applications for seed grants to support biennial topical conferences (usually to take place in the spring or summer of even-numbered years) and workshops (to take place annually, usually in the fall), for more information, please see: SEA_Grants_Topical_Conferences_Workshops

What's New/Announcements

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month for April: Christine “Xine” Yao April 16, 2018

How did you become interested in studying early American literature? As a Canadian I had very little ex...

SEA Scholar of the Month for April: Rebecca Lush April 2, 2018

Society of Early Americanists’ Scholar of the Month: Rebecca Lush How did you become interested in stu...

New SEA Liaisons for Affiliated Societies March 31, 2018

The SEA is pleased to announce new liaisons with two of our affiliated societies: Professor Lisa Logan, Univer...