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244 Ernest H. Redekop is Associate Professor of English and Assistant Deani of Arts at the University of Western Ontario. His book on Margaret Avison was published in 1970. He is at work on a book on Cooper. Stephen Snyder is an Assistant Professor of English at the Universityof/ Manitoba. He has published an essay on Fellini in the Purdue Film Annual. 1 His book on Pasolini is forthcoming. He is as well co-editor of two collections f of essays on drama to be published by the University of Florida Press. Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Ottawa. She has published essays on Jack London, Theodore Dreiser, and William Dean Howells. Her book, Ernest Hemingway: l'educa. tion europeene de Nick Adams, will be published in France this fall. Suzanne Henning Uphaus is a Canadian teaching in the Department of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University. She has published essays in the Dalhousie Review, the University of Windsor Review, and the Journal of Narrative Technique. She published a review essayon Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada in the Spring 1977 number of the Review. She is at work on a book on Stephen Leacock. L. F. S. Upton is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. He has published several contributions to Loyalist history including a 1 biography of Chief Justice William South of New York and Quebec. Hel is currently studying the relationship of colonists and Micmac Indians in . the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Robert White is an Associate Professor of English and Humanities at York University. Most recently he has published an Introduction to the Portfolio, Photographs of the Farm Security Administration people in the Southin : the l930's, in volume one of Prospectives (1976). He is presently at work! on a study of Henry James and the Gilded Age. He is well known as 1 a founding editor of the Review. News Notes The Journal of American Studies, published by the Cambridge University Press for the British Association for American Studies, has new editors. With the first issue of Volume Eleven, April 1977, Dr. Howard Temperley. Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, replaced Professor Dennis Welland of the University of Manchester. Arnold Goldman, Professor of American Studies at the University of Keele, is the new Associate Editor. Daniel Aaron of Harvard and Allen Weinstein of Smith College have joined Hennig Cohen of Pennsylvania as American members of the Editorial Board. JAS publishes three times a year, and its size is newly enlarged to accommodate an increasing volume of articles and reviews. The present distribution is 1,500, approximately 1,000 copies going to North America, the remainder to institutiom 245 andsubscribers in Europe and elsewhere. Each issue contains 6-8 articles of about 5,000 words length on aspects of American Studies (History, literature, Politics, Sociology, Geography). Articles which cross convenuonalborders between disciplines are particularly welcome. The Editors haveeliminated their backlog of accepted material, and can promise both speedyconsideration and quick publication, the latter usually within a year fromthe submission of an article. The Editors note that at present literary articles are in short supply and are keenly desired. Historiansof the early national period of American history (approximately 1789-1830's) are organizing a group to encourage interest in that period. Tentativelycalled the EARLY NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY, the groupwill hold an organizational meeting at the American Historical Associationconvention in Dallas, 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 29, in theVista Room of the Fairmont Hotel. The group welcomes historians ofanytopical area - political, economic, social, intellectual, cultural, diplomatic ,demographic, military, etc. - which falls within the general chronologicalperiod . After formally organizing, the group expects to put out a newsletterdevoted to recent developments in the early national period, includingbook reviews, lists of new articles and dissertations, and notes onwork in progress. Persons desiring further information should contact JamesH. Broussard, Room 413, 140 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN46204. CROSSINGFRONTIERS: CANADIAN AND AMERICAN WESTERN LITERATURE.A conference bringing together scholars and writers from Canadaand the United States to compare the literatures of the two Wests inrelation to their cultural and historical backgrounds. To be...


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