This collaborative blog is part of the ‘Cultural Connections: Transatlantic Literary Women’ series, which started in Glasgow in January 2017. We are delighted to be funded by the the US Embassy and the British Association for American Studies Small Grants Programme.

The project explores the lives and writings of transatlantic women in all genres from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Themes to date have included: transatlantic modernisms, women in the trenches, creative writing workshops, book clubs, transatlantic magazine cultures, modernity and ageing, Edith Wharton, Sylvia Plath, transatlantic African American women writers and racial justice, and a women’s suffrage centenary celebration weekend.

Regular updates and events will be posted here. Join us and help shape the series. Everyone welcome!

Information on upcoming events is available here. Our first event of 2018-19 is Women and the Archives, at the National Library of Scotland on 25th September.


What people have said about our events:

[The Transatlantic Literary Women organisers] are conscious that academia can be an ivory tower of knowledge, seemingly impossible to break into, but “having the discussion online also means that it’s accessible to anyone, at any time, provided that they have internet connection.”

Katie Goh, The Skinny

…a project like the Transatlantic Literary Women Series seems more crucial than ever in recalling the colourful and heartwarming narratives of cultural exchange and social transformation inspired by transatlantic experiences.

Maria Sledmere, U.S. Studies Online

The day’s discussions were thought-provoking and engaging, in a time when coverage of senseless conflicts and rampant inequality still dominate the media.

Alistair Millar, U.S. Studies Online

Click here to read more.

Our logo, posters and designs were created by the wonderful Katrina Falco.

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In 2016/17 the project was also funded by the the US Embassy and the British Association for American Studies Small Grants Programme, as well as the Chancellor’s Fund at the University of Glasgow.

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