At Stanford, September 19: Jack London: Apostle of the American West

Jack London: Apostle of the American West

Centennial Celebration, Symposium, and Exhibition at Stanford

Monday, September 19, 2016

4:15 – 6:45 pm

Note: This event is currently at capacity. Registered attendees will be admitted up to capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. A recorded broadcast by C-SPAN will be made available to after the event for those who are unable to attend.


Jeanne C. Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio, Professor of English

Sara (Sue) Hodson, Huntington Library, Curator of the Jack London Papers
·   Both Reesman and Hodson will be presenting on Jack London and his photojournalism.

Donna M. Campbell, Washington State University, Professor of English
·   Campbell will be presenting on Jack London’s literary influences on the American imagination and his relationship to other western fiction writers.

Peter Blodgett, Huntington Library, Chief Curator of Western Manuscripts
·   Blodgett will be presenting on the history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in California and the historical and cultural events that shaped Jack London’s literary themes and lifestyle.

Moderated by Professor Bruce Cain, Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director Bill Lane Center for the American West

With fellow panelists Jeanne Campbell Reesman (UTSA), Peter Blodgett (Huntington Library), and Sara S.Hodson (Huntington Library), I spoke last night at the inaugural event of The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. A great audience turned out for the talks, which will be broadcast on C-SPAN in October. Our thanks go out to the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Marc Levin, Bruce E. Cain, and Preeti Hehmeyer for this wonderful experience.

#mla2014 Session 601: Naturalism and Poverty: New Perspectives in Comparative Context

One of the sessions related to the Presidential Theme, Vulnerable Times

601. Naturalism and Poverty: New Perspectives in Comparative Context
Saturday, 11 January3:30–4:45 p.m., Mississippi, Sheraton Chicago

A special session
Presiding: Eleni Eva Coundouriotis, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

1. “No Money, No Money, No Money: Renaturalizing Jean Rhys,” Andrea P. Zemgulys, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2. “Wasted Bodies: Poverty, Disability, and Cinematic Naturalism in Wharton, Crane, and Early Film,” Donna M. Campbell, Washington State Univ., Pullman

3. “The Adulterous Geopolitical Aesthetic: Naturalism and the Literary Channel before Zola,”Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana