The Public Life of Poems
Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists
February 28 - March 2, 2013
Recent years have seen a rich contextualization of early American and Atlantic prose forms. So although prose is infamous for being the kind of writing that does not have any place at all (prose, as Godzich and Kittay put it, has no place of its own but instead "assigns place"), early Americanists have worked hard to identify the significance of its social locations.