Suffolk University English Department faculty were active participants in the American Literature Association Convention in Boston in late May.

  • Elif Armbruster presented a paper on "Swamps and Orange Trees: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Postwar Florida" on the panel "Mapping Race in 19th-Century Travelogues."
  • Leslie Eckel presented a paper on "The Utopian Singularity of Thoreau" on the panel "Thoreau and Genre."
  • Quentin Miller presented during the roundtable discussion "James Baldwin after Ferguson."
  • Visiting Scholar Wang Yue presented the paper "Embracing Death: Aging in John Updike's Late Works."

The event draws scholars from around the world to present and discuss cutting-edge research on American writers.