This collaborative blog is part of the ‘Cultural Connections: Transatlantic Literary Women’ series, which started in Glasgow in January 2017.

The project explores the lives and writings of transatlantic women in all genres from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Themes may include: female writers’ involvement in the transatlantic anti-slavery network, campaigning for (and against) suffrage, famous “others”, transatlanticism in a digital age, transatlantic modernisms, Edith Wharton: adaptations of transatlanticism, race and class, transatlantic poetics.

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

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What people have said about our events:

“…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

“That the series is open to all and free to attend is essential in creating an atmosphere where people can come and go freely, to express and exchange views. In addition to this, the combination of multiple genres demonstrates that the TLW series is not just about appreciation of existing literature and art, but also about encouraging the creation of new work. Due to wrap up in summer 2017, we can but hope that this unique addition to the exploration of women’s writing extends their presence.”

Kari Sund, U.S. Studies Online

This project is co-funded by the US Embassy and the British Association for American Studies.

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

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