The Consortium on the Novel seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussion of the novel among students and faculty from disparate departments to encourage cross-pollination of ideas on topics pertaining to the novel that transcend particular national traditions. If you would like to be on our mailing list, or would like to get involved with one of our events, please contact Leila Mansouri (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Margaret Kolb (email@example.com).
The African American Literature Working Group seeks to consider a more expansive approach to the African American literary tradition beyond its literary import and contributions. We approach literature as a lens to analyze the development of the American social landscape, particularly by foregrounding the interrelationships among literary, historical, cultural and political components of American society. Our aim is to reconsider the contributions of African American literature to American culture and