Literary Matters

Literary Matters (previously the ALSC Newsletter) is published online quarterly and are available to view or download below. You may need to download the Adobe PDF reader to view LM.

We are pleased to welcome Samantha Madway as the new editor of Literary Matters. Issue 4.2 (Spring 2011) was her first issue. Her predecessor, Leslie Harkema, served as editor of LM for the previous eight issues, starting in 2009. Leslie was awarded a Fulbright research grant to complete her doctoral dissertation in Spain. We wish her all the best in her research and writing.

Submissions for future issues of Literary Matters should be sent to literarymatters@alscw.org


Literary Matters 7.1

 

7.1 - Spring 2014

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
New Publications by Members
On Water Chasing Water, G. Held
On The Night Alive and Plays: Three, B. Foster
On Foucault's History of Sexuality, J. Wallen
Perceiving Reality in Calderón, Maupassant, and James K. Gibby
Poets' Corner
2014 Conference Schedule
Membership Form

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Literary Matters 6.4

 

6.4 - Winter 2013

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
Awards and Honors
New Publications by Members
On Maxine Swan's The Foreigners, J. Croft
We Are Still Here: How American Indian Literature Re-visions the American Indian Experience, J. Smelcer
2014 Conference Call for Papers
Transformations into Truth: Shakespearean Reworkings of Ovid, J. Cohen
Poets' Corner

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Literary Matters 6.3

Literary Matters 6.2

6.3 - Fall 2013

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
Meeting Reports
In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney, M. Tyler
In Memoriam: John Hollander, J. Lewin
New Publications by Members
Titular Diversion, D. San
Lodging a Poem, G. Drew
Book Reviews
Poets' Corner
2013 Membership Form

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6.2 - Summer 2013

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
New Publications by Members
2013 Elections: Candidate Profiles
Book Review, R. Warren
Magic, Illusion and Other Realities: A Writer's Primer, S. Perchik
What Did Burton Really Think?, J. Wallen
Poets' Corner
2013 Membership Form


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Literary Matters 6.1

 

6.1 - Spring 2013

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
Kenneth Gross wins George Jean Nathan Award
New Publications by Members
Book Reviews
Report on the 2013 Annual Conference
Stanza Test, Debra San
And Joy Must Flee, Nora Battelle
Poets' Corner


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Literary Matters 5.4

 

5.4 - Special Issue

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
Donor Profile: Stephen J. Meringoff
Fiction Award Portraits
Poetry Award Portraits
Non-fiction Award Portraits
High School Essay Award Portraits
2013 Conference Program
2013 Membership Form
2013 Conference Registration Form

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Literary Matters 5.3

 

5.3 - Fall/Winter 2012

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
Local Meeting Reports
Freedom and Limitation at the Vermont Studio Center, Caitlyn Doyle
Othello's Last Speech: The Why of It, John Freund
Poet's Corner
2013 Membership Form
2013 Conference Registration Form

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Literary Matters 5.2

5.2 - Spring/Summer 2012

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
In Memoriam: Remembering Norman Fruman
On "Montale Early and Late"
2012 ALSCW Elections: Vice President and Councilor Candidate Positions
A Report on the Claremont Conference
Reflections on "The Moose"
Reading Bishop's "At the Fishhouses" through the Critics
Poet's Corner
2013 Conference Call for Papers
2012 Membership Form

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Literary Matters 5.1

5.1 - Winter 2012

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Column
News and Announcements
New publications by members
Meet the Interns
Profile: Allison Vanouse
Time & The River at the Vermont Studio Center
Literary Darwinism: A “Bargain with the Devil”
or a Source of Professional Renewal?
Cold Comfort: 6 Poems in Winter
Reflections on "Long Ago Way" by M. Connolly
Poet's Corner
2012 Membership Form

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Literary Matters 4.4

4.4 - Winter 2011

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
President's Bulletin
News and Announcements
Profile on Ben Mazer
In Memoriam: Stanton B. Garner
2nd Annual LiT forum, a cooperative effort of the ALSCW and VSC
The 2011 Annual Conference Report
Teaching Homeric Hymns and Callimachus in Middle School
Poet's Corner
ALSCW/VSC Fellowship Application
2012 Membership Form
2012 Annual Conference Registration Form

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Literary Matters 4.3

4.3 - Fall 2011

Inside This Issue

Letter from the Editor
Letter from the President
News and Announcements
New publications by members
Reflections on "Long Ago Way" by M. Connolly
Poet's Corner
An Interview with Outgoing President, G. Delanty
A Profile on Incoming President, John Burt
Meringoff Essay Award Winner Gabriella Garr's Hamlet Essay

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Literary Matters 4.2

 

4.2 - Spring 2011

Inside This Issue

Letter from the (New) Editor Samantha Madway
The President's Column (Greg Delanty)
News and Announcements (Local Meetings, Prizes and Honors, Association Postings)
OUP Report on Literary Imagination
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship: A Portrait
Neglected Author William Ellery Leonard
A History of the ALSCW Internships Program
Poems by ALSCW Members
2011 ALSCW Election: Candidate Bios
17th Annual Conference: Call For Papers

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Literary Matters 4.1

4.1 - Winter 2011

Inside This Issue

Round Table: Teaching Huckleberry Finn
The President's Column
Report on the 2010 Annual Conference
Great Books and the World of Ideas
Aristophanes in Middle School: Frogs
News and Announcements
Meringoff Matching Fund
Welcome, New Members

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Literary Matters 3.4

 

 

3.4 - Year-End 2010

Inside This Issue

The President's Column: The Year Past, The Year Ahead
News and Announcements
Meet the Interns
Poem by Robert Gibb
Neglected Authors Column: Byron Herbert Reece, by Rosanna Warren
A Tribute to Brent Joseph Wells, by Adelaide Russo
Portrait of a Donor: Francis O'Neill, by Greg Delanty
Secondary School Essay Contest Winners
Welcome New Members!

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Literary Matters 3.3

3.3 - Summer 2010

Inside This Issue

The President's Column: The Sound of Shelley's Wind
News and Announcements
Meet the Interns
Poem by Robert Gibb
Neglected Authors Column: Byron Herbert Reece, by Rosanna Warren
A Tribute to Brent Joseph Wells, by Adelaide Russo
Portrait of a Donor: Francis O'Neill, by Greg Delanty
Secondary School Essay Contest Winners
Welcome New Members!

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Literary Matters 3.2

3.2 - Spring 2010

Inside This Issue

The President's Column: Reading Form without Formalism; postscript
Hopkins, Coleridge and Grammar in Middle School,
by Helaine Smith
Secondary School Essay Contest
Candidate Profiles for 2010 Election
The Once and Future Sonnet, by Adelaide Russo
The Coffin, a poem by Michael Chitwood
Raymond Danowski Has Your Chapbook
Portrait of Our Donors Daniel and Joanna Rose
2010 Conference in Princeton

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