The Harvard report on the Humanities has been an eagerly anticipated document. It has just been released. The report can be found in .pdf by following the link below:
The Humanities Project
The full text of the report can be accessed in sections by clicking the blue titles in the right-hand margin.
The national debate over the new Common Core’s English language standards, and over whether and how the new standards should be implemented in the schools, is of great importance to educators and the general public. The role of literature and the literary imagination in K-12 education is of particular concern to the ALSCW. The association is here posting a carefully articulated and detailed set of English Language Arts standards prepared by Sandra Stotsky. It will contribute to the national conversation by emphasizing the importance of literary study in the education of the young.
Please find the document in PDF by following the link below.
2013 ELA Curriculum Framework
A local meeting of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Editorial Institute, 143 Bay State Road, 5 p.m. – 6.45 p.m. Wine.
Laura Quinney (Brandeis): Time and Enjambment in W.S. Merwin.
Please let us know (either at the ALSCW office or at the Editorial Institute)
by Monday 22 April whether you can come.
There have been some slight changes to the 2013 conference program, specifically to the schedule. An updated version of the program with the correct times will be available at the registration table.
The Holiday Inn Athens has extended the cut-off date for the conference rate until Monday March 25 at midnight. After that date rooms will not be available at the conference rate and may not be available in Athens. Please make your hotel reservations ASAP.
Booking information for the Holiday Inn Athens, including our group code, can be found here:
The Battersea Review #2, edited by ALSCW manager Ben Mazer, and featuring poetry by Literary Imagination editor Saskia Hamilton, among many other works of poetry and criticism, is now published online, and may be read here: http://thebatterseareview.com/
Literary Matters Issue 5.4 is now available for your reading pleasure on the Literary Matters page of the ALSCW website, or right here in this useful link. This special issue contains the four winning submissions for this year’s Meringoff Awards, as well as a profile on Stephen J. Meringoff himself. Enjoy!
We are pleased to announce that the ALSCW will be present at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & Bookfair. The conference will be held at the Hynes Convention Center & Sheraton Boston Hotel on March 6 – 9, 2013. We will be sharing a table with Better: Culture & Literature (Table Z-11) on Thursday & Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday, 8 AM – 3 PM. We hope to see you there!
A rave review of ALSCW Immediate Past President John Burt’s new book, Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism (Harvard U.P.), was featured on the front page of this week’s Sunday New York Times Book Review. A link to the review is available here.
John’s podcast conversation with Sam Tannenhaus can be downloaded here.
Please join us on February 6 at 5pm for the next ALSCW Local Meeting.
Kate Womersley will talk on “Beckett’s Funny Turns.”
After reading English at Cambridge, Kate Womersley came to Harvard for a Master’s in History of Science. She has worked on Beckett and T.S. Eliot, and her thesis is about the metaphor of the biological clock.
Editorial Institute, Boston University, 143 Bay State Rd.
Free to the public