Three Panels at the ALA

The Research Society for American Periodicals is pleased to announce three panels at the upcoming 23rd annual Conference of the American Literature Association, May 24-27, 2012, in San Francisco. For more information about the conference, please refer to the ALA’s website. Exact times and days for our panels are yet to be determined. Check back with us for further panel scheduling updates.

PANEL 1. Periodicals and Working Class Cultures: 19th Century

Chair: Bob Scholnick, College of William and Mary

1. “Hidden Agendas: Editorial Disconnect in The Rural Magazine and Literary Evening Fire-Side (1820)” Callie Kostelich, Texas Christian University

2. “A Transatlantic Working-Class Consciousness? Poetry and Self-Representation in Working-Class Newspapers, 1830-1860,” Marianne Mallia Holohan, Duquesne University

3. “The Reaction of Professional Penmen to the late 19th Century Commercial and Office Revolution,” Michael Knies, University of Scranton

4. “Missed Opportunity: T.S. Arthur and Early Antebellum Baltimore
Working Class Periodicals,” Peter Molin, United States Military Academy


PANEL 2. Periodicals and Working Class Cultures: 20th Century

Chair: Cynthia Patterson, University of South Florida Polytechnic

1. “Julia Ruuttila, Radical Journalism, and the Transformation of Working-Class Politics, 1945-54,” Victoria Grieve, Utah State University

2. “Unity and the Making of Canadian Class-Consciousness in the 1930s,” Andrea Hasenbank, University of Alberta

3. “Shopping for Manhood: Black Mask Advertising and Working-Class Masculinity,” Clare Rolens, UC San Diego


PANEL 3. ProQuest & RSAP Article Prize Winners Roundtable – Strategies for Success

Chair: William J. Hardwig, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1. “‘Americans As They Really Are’: The Colored American and the Illustration of National Identity,” Benjamin Fagan, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2. “Boys Write Back: Self-Education and Periodical Authorship in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Story Papers,” Sara Lindey, St. Vincent College

3. “‘Their faces were like so many of the same sort at home’: American Responses to the Indian Rebellion of 1857,”
Nikhil Bilwakesh, University of Alabama