The Graduate Student Council (GSC) was established to provide a forum for graduate students across all the disciplines in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. Each year the GSC works on a diverse array of student life and learning issues including healthcare, housing, and travel and research funding. The GSC also hosts a Graduate Student Research Symposium which features presentations delivered by graduate students from a variety of departments in ASE as well as the Fletcher School.
A coalition of societies devoted to the study of American authors. The American Literature Association is committed to exploring the richness and diversity of American writing and welcomes all forms of scholarship. It is not limited to any specific critical methodology or dogma.
The African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS) initiates and encourages critical dialogue, scholarly publications, conferences, programs, and projects devoted to the study of the African American Literature and Culture.
The American Comparative Literature Association is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.
ARLS explores the mutual influence of religion and literature in American culture. It welcomes a variety of scholarly approaches and methodologies that will put the traditional religion and literature canon in conversation with new texts and perspectives.
The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all aspects of the period...from the later seventeenth through the early nineteenth century. ASECS is a pioneer in interdisciplinary investigation, and it therefore welcomes as members those working in all areas of scholarly inquiry pertinent to eighteenth-century studies.
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) offers access to emerging conversations and debates, innovative classroom work, as well as some of the finest environmental writing you will find anywhere.
The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies wishes to provide scholars of Asian American literature an arena for focused discussion of Asian American authors and texts and of relevant literary and cultural theory.
MELUS endeavors to expand the definition of new, more broadly conceived US literature through the study and teaching of Latino, Native American, African American, Asian and Pacific American, and ethnically specific Euro-American literary works, their authors, and their cultural contexts.
The Modern Humanities Research Association encourages and promotes advanced study and research in the field of the modern humanities, especially modern European languages and literature, including English, and also cinema.
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages. Most members are professors and students at colleges and universities from New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and eastern Canada.
The Popular Culture Association offers a venue to come together and share ideas and interests about the field or about a particular subject within the field. It also provides publication opportunities and sponsors the PCA Endowment.
SFRA is the oldest professional organization for the study of science fiction and fantasy literature and film. SFRA was organized to improve classroom teaching; to encourage and assist scholarship; and to evaluate and publicize new books and magazines dealing with fantastic literature and film, teaching methods and materials, and allied media performances.
SHARP was founded to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines. Research addresses the composition, mediation, reception, survival, and transformation of written communication in material forms from marks on stone to new media.
SSAWW was established to promote and advance the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. It is the goal of the Society to strengthen relations among persons and institutions both in the United States and internationally who are undertaking such studies, and to broaden knowledge widely among the general public about American women writers.
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature is a nonprofit organization devoted to scholarship on writings and writers of the American South. Membership is open to all who have an interest in the literature of the South.
WLA is a scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present. WLA publishes scholarship, promotes work in the field and gathers scholars, artists, environmentalists, and community leaders who value the West’s literary and cultural contributions to American and world cultures.