The Flexibility, Durability, and Portability of the Short Story
American Literature Association Conversations
by Kirk
2y ago
In our second installment of the ALA Conversations series, Society for the Study of the American Short Story president James Nagel speaks with Kasia Boddy (University of Cambridge) and Oliver Scheiding (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) about the almost alchemical ability of the short story to adapt to new narrative platforms. The unique tenacity of the genre has allowed it to remain vibrant and relevant while competing prose forms like the novel struggle to accommodate evolving patterns of literary consumption. Ranging from the short story's roots in oral tradition to its contemporary comp ..read more
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Worlds of the Imaginary Ep 1: H. G. Wells's The Time Machine
American Literature Association Conversations
by Jason Frye and Kirk Curnutt
2y ago
In this inaugural episode of our subseries Worlds of the Imaginary, Troy University freshman Jason Frye and Kirk Curnutt discuss the grandfather of all sci-fi novels: H. G. Wells's The Time Machine, first published in 1895 when its author was still in his twenties. Although not the first-ever time travel adventure (Wells himself had previously published a story called "The Chronic Argonauts"), the story of an unnamed scientist who roars 800,000 years into the future established the template for humanity's desire to rocket around the clock. Our hosts discuss the political symbolism of the two r ..read more
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Teaching American Literature Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Push for Social Justice
American Literature Association Conversations
by Kirk
2y ago
ALA executive director Alfred Bendixen explores with a roundtable of faculty from diverse institutions the challenges of teaching American literature during the Coronavirus crisis and the imperative of addressing social-justice issues in the aftermath of May 2020 George Floyd murder. Speakers include Hubert Cook (Connecticut College), Kirk Curnutt (Troy University), Karen Kilcup (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Leslie Petty (Rhodes College), Oliver Scheiding (University of Mainz), Evie Shockley (Rutgers University), and Candace Waid (University of California, Santa Barbara).  ..read more
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Worlds of the Imaginary Ep 1: H. G. Wells's The Time Machine
American Literature Association Conversations
by Jason Frye and Kirk Curnutt
3y ago
In this inaugural episode of our subseries Worlds of the Imaginary, Troy University freshman Jason Frye and Kirk Curnutt discuss the grandfather of all sci-fi novels: H. G. Wells's The Time Machine, first published in 1895 when its author was still in his twenties. Although not the first-ever time travel adventure (Wells himself had previously published a story called "The Chronic Argonauts"), the story of an unnamed scientist who roars 800,000 years into the future established the template for humanity's desire to rocket around the clock. Our hosts discuss the political symbolism of the two r ..read more
Visit website
The Flexibility, Durability, and Portability of the Short Story
American Literature Association Conversations
by Kirk
3y ago
In our second installment of the ALA Conversations series, Society for the Study of the American Short Story president James Nagel speaks with Kasia Boddy (University of Cambridge) and Oliver Scheiding (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) about the almost alchemical ability of the short story to adapt to new narrative platforms. The unique tenacity of the genre has allowed it to remain vibrant and relevant while competing prose forms like the novel struggle to accommodate evolving patterns of literary consumption. Ranging from the short story's roots in oral tradition to its contemporary comp ..read more
Visit website
Teaching American Literature Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Push for Social Justice
American Literature Association Conversations
by Kirk
3y ago
ALA executive director Alfred Bendixen explores with a roundtable of faculty from diverse institutions the challenges of teaching American literature during the Coronavirus crisis and the imperative of addressing social-justice issues in the aftermath of May 2020 George Floyd murder. Speakers include Hubert Cook (Connecticut College), Kirk Curnutt (Troy University), Karen Kilcup (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Leslie Petty (Rhodes College), Oliver Scheiding (University of Mainz), Evie Shockley (Rutgers University), and Candace Waid (University of California, Santa Barbara).  ..read more
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