Archive of Announcements and Updates
Additions and dates:
1 February 2005. Howells Sessions at ALA
17 January 2005. Updates to the Current Bibliography.
21 December. Article on
Hamilton, Ohio, reprinted in Howells in the News.
1 December. New Queries: Familiar
Spanish Travels (Reply posted 12/22/04)
16 November. New Queries and Student
7 October. Updates to the Recent
Works on Howells list.
28 September. Call for Papers for ALA 2005. Howells-l
is temporarily out of service due to technical problems; to post messages
to a separate page, click here
Call for Articles for Facts on File (Deadline:
1 November 2004).
24 August. Three new Queries on Howells.
19 July 2004. New replies and new queries; flyer
on Howells's boyhood in Hamilton, Ohio. Information on the tour also
available in "Howells in the News."
9 July 2004. New Queries (Howells's essay
on Charleston) and Student Queries (poems
by Mildred Howells); Howells Session at SCMLA
26 May. Reminder: Howells Society Panels,
business meeting, and reception at ALA 2004.
25 April. Note for ALA conference attendees: John Crichton of the Brick
Row Book Shop will host a reception for the Howells Society on Friday,
May 28th, 5-7, at the Book Club of California, 312 Sutter St., Suite 510,
San Francisco, CA 94108.
1 April. New Student Queries (on a Howells
quotation) and new replies to Queries.
18 March. Dedication of a literary marker on Howells (see
W.D. Howells in the News).
1 March. Happy birthday to W. D. Howells (1837-1920).
23 February 2004. Reception for
the Howells Society at ALA
17 February 2004. Translation question
on "The Shadow of a Dream."
10 February 2004. New Replies to queries
about Howells's "Thanksgiving" and Manhattan
8 February 2004. New feature: W.
D. Howells in the News; Coordinator Wanted for the Annotated
Online Bibliography of Howells Criticism at this site.
4 February 2004. Updates to Student
Queries (reception of The Rise of Silas Lapham)
1 February 2004. New Student Queries (Howells
and Theodor Fontane); Panels at ALA 2004
25 January 2004. New Student
Queries (reception of The Rise of SIlas Lapham)
1 January 2004. New Queries (Howells
Quotation on Kosciusko)
20 November 2003. New annotations listing
works covered in the "Editor's Study," vol. 73.
1 October 2003. New replies to
30 September 2003. New Queries, including
one on Howells's reading.
20 September 2003. Call for Papers
for ALA 2004. Deadline is December 1, 2003
31 August 2003. Updates to the Queries page.
28 August 2003. Additions to the Queries and Student
10 July 2003. Updates to the Recent Bibliography page.
6 June 2003. Additions to the Queries page
(about Holmes's letters to Howells)
30 May 2003. New officers were elected at this year's business
meeting at ALA; see list below.
12 May 2003. Additions to the Queries and Student
27 April 2003. More information about the Howells
celebration in Hamilton, Ohio, on the May 10 weekend, including information
on accommodations and registration for the luncheon. Reservations
for the luncheon are due May 5, 2003.
20 April 2003. Panel information (times and
dates) for ALA 2003.
4 April. Reply to the query about Howells's
address; Updates to the Recent Bibliography page and
to the Online Bibliography by Howells-L members.
28 March 2003. Information on a Howells
celebration in Hamilton, Ohio; new queries (on
Howells's residence on W. 9th St. in New York).
10 March 2003. New Queries. (on Howells,
Owen Wister, and cowboys; on Howells and the "Recent Literature" column
in The Atlantic)
1 March 2003. Happy 166th birthday to W. D. Howells!
23 January 2003. New Queries. Updates
to the Frank Norris bibliography.
16 January 2003. Panels for ALA
12 December 2002. New edition of The
Howellsian. Also, links to current announcements will now be placed
on the opening page of this site.
11 December 2002. Updates to the Queries page.
3 October 2002. Call
for Papers for ALA 2003.
19 September 2002. Additions to the Queries page.
14 March 2002. Additions to the New
Queries and Student Queries pages. 1 June 2001. A
Modern Instance. This important Howells novel has
just been put into e-text form and donated to the Howells Society by
Eric Eldred of Eldritch Press.
1 June 2001. A new Search feature has been added. This features
searches only Howells's works at the site and not the messages or bibliographies. You
can find out how many times Howells uses a particular word or phrase and
in which works by using the box below.
7 March. New texts added to those at the WDHS site (searchable).
18 February 2002. Additions to the bibliography of Recent
Queries and Student Queries.
23 November 2001. New
Queries and Student Queries; new responses.
3 October 2001. The Call for Papers for ALA 2001 is now available on the Conference page.
6 June 2001. Jim Zwick has added new Howells materials to his extensive Twain
site, including many of Howells's reviews of Twain, at
this site appear on the Howells's Works page.
More texts will be added from the wealth of new Project Gutenberg texts. To
see which texts are included, go to the index page:
16 April 2001. New
Howells texts. Project Gutenberg has released its August 2002 texts
ahead of schedule, and the many Howells texts have nearly doubled the number
of his works available on the web.
29 March 2001. Information
on Howells panels at ALA
Information on the William
Dean Howells conference in May 2001.
20 March 2001. Links to more
Howells texts, including A Hazard of New Fortunes and Dr. Breen's
17 March 2001. Links to additional
Howells texts, including A Chance Acquaintance.
6 February 2001. Howells's
response to Twain's "To the Person Sitting in Darkness."
3 January 2001. New
e-texts in text and .pdb format.
7 December. Bibliography
of Howells Criticism by Howells-L members updates.
2 December. New issue of The
24 November. Short bibliography of articles on "Editha."
23 November. Additions to the Recent
Books and Articles on Howells page; redesign of the page to make
current entries available by year.
9 November. Additions to the Recent
Books and Articles on Howells page.
30 September. Complete update: all new links on the "Editor's
28 September. Link
to a new play, A Previous Engagement (Harper's, 1895).
11 August. Links
to poems by Winifred Howells and an article on Howells by James Tuttleton.
6 July 2000. Abstracts
from the ALA conference in Long Beach; new novels, sketches, poetry, and
plays available online, including Annie Kilburn and The Minister's
Charge on the Howells's
13 June 2000. Links to excerpts from Howells's Venetian Life are available
on the Howells's
February 2000. Help
for Students, a new set of links on the Sites
and Information page.
12 February 2000. Panel
information for the Howells session at ALA.
Updates to the Online
Annotated Bibliography of Howells criticism.
11 January 2000. A new
feature looks only at the Howells Society site and searches all the texts available
here as well.
December 28, 1999. New text
added: "Christmas Every Day" in HTML
format and .PDB
format for PalmPilot.
December 19, 1999. New additions to the Calls
for Papers page.
December 6, 1999. A new Queries
and Replies feature has been added to the site.
October 24, 1999. New calls
for papers for related author societies.
October 1, 1999. The January
1999 and June
1999 issues of The Howellsian have been posted to the site. The Call
for Papers for the American Literature Association in 2000 has also
19, 1999. Updates to the "Recent
Books and Articles on Howells (1994-present)" page.
September 13, 1999. The HOWELLS-L list is now archived automatically.
This means that it is
easy to follow a particular thread or to look up a particular message. The
archive is located at
. It will be available as a permanent link from the HOWELLS-L
August 26, 1999. The William Dean
Howells Society now has an easier address to remember: http://www.gonzaga.edu/howells
July 11, 1999. Link to
pictures of the William
Dean Howells house in St. Augustine.
July 7, 1999. Howells
Chronology revised and updated.
June 22, 1999. Brief summaries of conference
papers from ALA 1999.
June 19, 1999. Search feature
link added to the site.
June15, 1999. New links to comments
on Howells by his contemporaries.
May 24, 1999. Don
L. Cook's review of William Dean Howells in St. Augustine.
May 7, 1999. Announcement: American
Literary Realism is moving to the University of Illinois Press..
May 5, 1999. Links for Paul
Laurence Dunbar (including Howells's introduction to Lyrics of Lowly
Life) and Mary
May 3, 1999. Announcement: Call
for nominations for the Association for Documentary Editing's Boydston
April 12, 1999. The comprehensive Constance
Fenimore Woolson Society page is now online, thanks to Victoria Brehm of
Grand Valley State University; permanent links from the Howells Society's CFW
page and the Howells
and his Contemporaries page are available.
April 5, 1999. Frank
Norris: Recent Criticism, 1989-1999.
March 26, 1999. Updated links
on the Constance
Fenimore Woolson page; Cheryl Torsney's list of Woolson's
letters in research libraries.
March 16, 1999. Program
for Howells sessions at the ALA convention, including time and site
information on the Conference page.
March 1, 1999. Howells-L members' annotated Online
Bibliography of Howells Criticism posted to the site.
February 14, 1999. Link
to the Howells papers at the University of Rochester
February 16, 1999. Charles
W. Chesnutt links and bibliography updated (Charles W. Chesnutt
Association link added 4/6/99).
February 17, 1999. Links to page images of April
Hopes and The
World of Chance as well as plays
February 13, 1999. A Howells
Chronology of the life and works.
February 3, 1999. Howells-L members' updates to the Recommended
Criticism on Howells page.