New release – a book by our contributor Denis Zakharov is coming off the press:

Commentary on the novel by Truman Capote “Answered Prayers”. Saint-Petersburg: Naidi lesoruba publ., 2019.- 400 pp.

The book is timed to coincide with the first publication in Russia of Capote's unfinished novel “Answered Prayers” (AST Publishing House).

Truman Capote’s Unfinished Novel “Answered Prayers”: On the History of Creation and Publication - Denis Zakharov's article on the Capote's novel - was published in Literature of the Americas (№6, 2019)

Today Andrey Kofman, editor of the Literature of the Americas, Deputy Director of IWL RAS, Head of the Department of European and American Literature of the Modern Time, Doctor Hab. in Philology, one of the leading  specialists in Latin American literary history, celebrates his birthday.

Literature of the Americas editorial board extends its warmest congratulations to Andrey Kofman and wishes him good health, professional success and creative achievements!

Philosophical and Aesthetic Constants in the USA Literature in the Dynamics of Literary Trends, ed. Ekaterina Stetsenko. Moscow: IMLI RAN Publ., 2019. - 336 pp.

The last collective work prepared by IWL RAS Chief Research Associate, Doctor Hab. in Philology Ekaterina Stetsenko, considers ideological and aesthetic constants, genres, problems and authors of the American literature, demonstrative for the whole picture of national literary process. The book investigates the role and evolution of the categories of due and real, the phenomenon of correlation of sentimental and romantic, the movement of the narrators point of view from romanticism to modernism, the dialectics of canon as literary factor, transformation of the model of black race in the mainstream literary tradition, genesis of postmodern detective, the influence of English romanticism on the American poetry, synthesis of various trends in the works of W. Faulkner that demonstrates the common tendency of the contemporary literature.

International conference Transatlantic Relations in American and European Literature will be held at the Saint Petersburg State University on June 19–20, 2019.

The conference aims to bring together research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on the dynamic processes and cultural transfer in the Northern Atlantic region.

Here is the Program of the Conference

May 15–16, 2019 • Russian State University for the Humanities • Moscow

VI Zverev International Biennial Conference оn American Studies on Collective memory: Power of the Past in Sociocultural Life of America will be held at the Russian State University for the Humanities on May 15–16, 2019.

The conference program includes the Round Table on The 200th Anniversary of Herman Melville’s Birth and the Student Round Table on World War II in Collective Memories of Russian and American Students.

Here is the Program of the Conference

On January 1, 1919, one hundred years ago, American writer J.D. Salinger (Jan 1, 1919 – Jan 27, 2010) was born in New York.

Commemorating the centenary of his birth we publish the article by Andrey Astvatsaturov Salinger's Mirrors (in Russian).

(published on the webpage Gorky, January 1, 2019)

It’s time for New Year and Christmas greetings! This magical holiday season we would like to thank our editors, publishers, authors, and readers — thanks to all of you our journal was born exactly two years ago. During this time, your talents, your high professionalism, your work and your friendly support made The Literature of the Americas an exciting intellectual adventure and meeting point for all those who are involved and interested in the literary history of the New World. Thank you - and may the New Year bring you joy, warmth, peace and prosperity! We will meet in the New Year on the pages of LoA


Congratulations to our editor Victoria Popova for successfully defending her PhD thesis on Sociocultural Experiment and the Image of a Future Civilization in Waldo Frank's Work and to our dear author Evgenia Butenina for defending her Habilitation thesis on Russian Classics Intertext in American Modernist Prose: Concerning the Problem of the Cultural Transfer!