The New York Metro Regional Chapter of the American Studies Association (NYMASA) presents
a Panel Discussion
(Re)Making Canons: The Politics of US Literature Anthologies
Leonard Cassuto (Fordham University), co-editor of The Cambridge History of The American Novel
Gustavo Pérez Fermat (Columbia University), editor of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature
Karen Kilcup (UNC-Greensboro), editor of Native American Women’s Writing, c. 1800-1924: An Anthology and Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: An Anthology.
Cindy Weinstein (CalTech), co-editor of A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900-1950
Since the landmark publication of the Heath Anthology of American Literature in 1989, anthologies of US literatures have expanded their reach into a diversity of literary traditions. At the same time, what is defined as “literature” and “American” has also undergone a sea change. The members of this panel have contributed significantly to these changes, both by participating in anthologies of previously marginalized literatures and by rethinking US literary history more generally.
Thursday, April 25th at 7pm
8th Floor, West Building
Hunter College, CUNY
Lexington Avenue at 68th Street
Space is limited; rsvp to Sarah Chinn at firstname.lastname@example.org edu.