Post45 is a collective of scholars working on American literature and culture since 1945. The group was founded in 2006 and has met annually since to discuss new work in the field. We celebrated our fifth year of existence with a larger conference at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, April 29 & 30th, 2011; an additional large conference is planned for April of 2014 in Memphis.
Post45 is committed to the discussion of work-in-progress among a relatively small group of scholars each year. The format of the symposium ensures lively and substantive discussion of cutting-edge work in the field, and allows participants to exchange ideas and receive feedback while the work is still in development. Regulars to the symposium mix with new participants each year as we continue to expand our vision of this newly vital field.
2006 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Hosted by Mary Esteve
2007 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hosted by J.D. Connor
2008 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Hosted by Amy Hungerford
2009 University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Hosted by Andrew Hoberek
2010 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Hosted by Deak Nabers
2011 Cal Tech, Pasadena, California. Hosted by Catherine Jurca and Michael Szalay
2012 Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Hosted by Mark McGurl and Michael Szalay
2013 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by Deborah Nelson. (coming in November, 2013)
J. D. Connor (Yale)
Florence Dore (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Mary Esteve (Concordia)
Andrew Hoberek (University of Missouri–Columbia)
Amy Hungerford (Yale)
Sean McCann (Wesleyan)
Deak Nabers (Brown)
Deborah Nelson (Chicago)
Michael Szalay (UC–Irvine)
This site was made possible through the generosity of the Office of the Provost, Yale University.