American Literature Colloquium


The American Colloquium convenes graduate students and faculty interested broadly in the study of American literature at Harvard. We meet several times each semester to hear from guest speakers on literary scholarship and to discuss works-in-progress by current graduate students.

To be added our mailing list, to ask a question, or to make a suggestion, please contact Colloquium co-coordinators Christian Schegel and Tess McNulty. No matter your area of specialization, your department, or your university, we'd love to have you join us!

Fall 2017 Schedule

Wednesday, October 25
Deak Nabers (Brown University)
"Managerial Modernism: Rethinking the Aesthetics of Liberalism in 20th Century U.S. Culture"
Barker 114 @ 5:00pm

Thursday, November 16
Miles Osgood (G5)
"World Champion Style: The Modernist-Boxer and the Challenger-Celebrity"
Graduate Student Workshop
Barker 316 @ 5pm

Spring 2018 Schedule

Tuesday, January 30
Richard Jean So (McGill University)
"Race and Distant Reading"
Barker 114 @ 5PM
Co-sponsored with Race and Ethnicity Colloquium

Wednesday, February 7
Geoffrey Kirsch and Emmy Waldman
Graduate Student Workshop
Barker 316, 5pm

Thursday, March 1
Aarthi Vadde (Duke University)
Title TBA
Barker 114 @ 5PM
Co-sponsored with Brit Lit Colloquium

Wednesday, April 4
Charlie Tyson and Andy Donnelly
Graduate Student Workshop, TBA
Calls for Papers


See American listings at the University of Pennsylvania CFP site.

Journals in the Field

American Literary History
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American Literature
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Studies in American Fiction
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American Quarterly
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Arizona Quarterly
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Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters
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Early American Literature
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ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture
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Henry James Review
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J19: The Journal of the Nineteenth-Century Americanists
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Journal of American Studies
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Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers
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Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
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