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Annette Kolodny (1941-2019)

Prof. Annette Kolodny, an important founder of feminist scholarship in American Literature, of eco-feminism, and an influential voice in higher ed. Administration, passed away last week in Tucson. She was a longstanding SEA member and a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the MLA section on American Literature to 1800. We all remember Annette’s…

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SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, September 2019: Michael Monescalchi

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, September 2019: Michael Monescalchi How did you become interested in studying early American literature?  In the summer before my sophomore year at SUNY-Albany, I changed majors and decided to take the first course required of all students who major or minor in English. It just so happened that the…

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SEA Scholar of the Month, September 2019: James M. Greene

SEA Scholar of the Month, September 2019: James M. Greene How did you become interested in studying early American literature?    As an undergrad, I read one of Greil Marcus’s books on Bob Dylan that made several references to F. O. Matthiessen and American Renaissance. Reading Matthiessen (well, skimming—I was still just an undergrad!) led…

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SEA Scholar of the Month, August 2019: Patrick Erben

SEA Scholar of the Month, August 2019: Patrick Erben   How did you become interested in studying early American literature? Like many Germans, I grew up sharing a fascination with American frontier stories and noble savage narratives, especially by the late Romanticist German novelist Karl May. As a student in the American Studies (Amerikanistik) Department…

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SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, August 2019: Andy Ross

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, August 2019: Andy Ross How did you become interested in studying early American literature? I wrote part of my master’s thesis about the “chrono-culture” of Thomas Cole’s series of paintings The Course of Empire, which got me interested in early American visual and literary landscapes. But my interest really…

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SEA Scholar of the Month Archive

A SEA Scholar of the Month Archive is now on the SEA website in the “Archive” section under the “About Us” header. Please check it out! Thank you to Stacey Dearing for creating the Scholar of the Month feature.

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SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, July 2019: Sam Sommers

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, July 2019: Sam Sommers How did you become interested in studying early American literature? I had been interested in design and print production since early high school and thought I might go into magazine publishing after college. Learning that I could write about texts as visual and material objects…

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SEA Scholar of the Month, July 2019: Kathleen Donegan

SEA Scholar of the Month, July 2019: Kathleen Donegan

Created by Stacey Dearing How did you become interested in studying early American literature? This may sound funny, but I was interested in early America from a young age.  I grew up in a central Massachusetts town called Holden, which was founded in 1741.  I was always very conscious of its history – not necessarily…

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New Early American Literature TOC

The Newest Early American Literature TOC is now available! The Table of Contents for Early American Literature, Volume 54, Number 2, 2019, is now posted on the SEA EAL Journal page. Thank you!

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SEA Junior Scholar of the Month for June 2019: Shelby Johnson

How did you become interested in studying early American literature? I grew up in Tennessee, so from a young age I was surrounded by colonial and early national narratives of westward expansion and Indigenous displacement, and I was drawn to early American literature for the ways it expanded (and critically destabilized) the narratives I grew…

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What's New/Announcements

Annette Kolodny (1941-2019) September 16, 2019

Prof. Annette Kolodny, an important founder of feminist scholarship in American Literature, of eco-feminis...

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, September 2019: Michael Monescalchi September 11, 2019

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month, September 2019: Michael Monescalchi How did you become interested in studyi...

SEA Scholar of the Month, September 2019: James M. Greene September 4, 2019

SEA Scholar of the Month, September 2019: James M. Greene How did you become interested in studying early Ame...

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