What’s New/Announcements

Newest Early American Literature TOC

The Newest Early American Literature TOC is now available! The Table of Contents for Early American Literature, Volume 54, Number 1, 2019, is now posted on the SEA EAL Journal page. Thank you!

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Early American Literature Podcast

The Early American Literature Podcast is officially online! You can find episodes for 53.3 and 54.1 on the EAL website, here: https://english.as.uky.edu/podcasts/early-american-literature-podcast Please visit the SEA EAL Journal page for additional information about the journal. Thank you!

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SEA Junior Scholar of the Month for February 2019: Thomas Doran

–How did you become interested in studying early American literature? My undergrad early American lit survey took hold of me the moment we started in on Anne Bradstreet and Juana Inés de la Cruz. I remember being captivated by the strangeness of colonial history as read through imaginative literature rather than history books, and my…

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SEA Scholar of the Month for February 2019: Martin Bruckner

How did you become interested in studying early American literature? I came to early American literature following a rather circuitous path. After a stint working as a land surveyor in the army, I finished a Master’s degree in American Studies and Geography in my native Germany, where—attracted by the call to “always historicize”—I became fascinated…

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SEA EC Elections 2019, Results!

Dear SEA members and Early Americanist Community, The Executive Committee of the Society of Early Americanists is pleased to announce the election of Sandra Gustafson, Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, as our next Executive Coordinator.  Sandra is well-known in our field and beyond as the former editor of Early American Literature…

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SEA Junior Scholar of the Month for January 2019: Daniel Diez Couch

How did you become interested in studying early American literature? My interest in pre-1865 American literature started as an undergraduate, when I took a fantastic seminar from Barbara Packer on Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. She not only helped change how I viewed those poets, but also helped develop my understanding of poetry as a…

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SEA Essay Contest Winner: Alex Mazzaferro

We are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 winner: Alex Mazzaferro for his essay, “Compasses and Christians: Richard Ligon’s Political Theology of Slavery” The committee also wishes to recognize two other submissions for Honorable Mention: Mary Caton Lingold, Virginia Commonwealth University, for “Digital Performance and the Musical Archive of Slavery: ‘Like Running Home’” and…

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SEA Scholar of the Month for January 2019: Tara Bynum

Stacey Dearing, the SEA social media specialist, conducted the email interview with Prof. Bynum and with the other Scholars and Junior Scholars of the Month. Thanks to Stacey and to her predecessor Kirsten Iden for running the SOTM feature for more than a year now. It has been a big success. 1.         How did you become…

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2018 Early American Literature Book Prize

The editor and publisher of the SEA’s affiliate journal, Early American Literature, announced on Dec. 20th the winner of their annual book prize:  Professor Caroline Wigginton of the University of Mississippi has been selected to receive the 2018 Early American Literature Book Prize, which is awarded in even calendar years to a first monograph published in the…

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SEA Junior Scholar of the Month for December: Leila Mansouri

How did you become interested in studying early American literature? Creative writing is what got me into literary study. I’m a writer and a scholar – I teach fiction workshops as well as American literature courses. When I was an M.F.A. student, I had all these questions about the “rules” of craft I was being…

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What's New/Announcements

Newest Early American Literature TOC February 19, 2019

The Newest Early American Literature TOC is now available! The Table of Contents for Early American Litera...

Early American Literature Podcast February 15, 2019

The Early American Literature Podcast is officially online! You can find episodes for 53.3 and 54.1 on the ...

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month for February 2019: Thomas Doran February 13, 2019

--How did you become interested in studying early American literature? My undergrad early American lit surv...

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