Archive of Announcements and Updates

Additions and dates: 

  • 1 February 2005. Howells Sessions at ALA 2005.
  • 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 Queries
  • 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 in October.
  • 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 restaurants.
  • 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 queries.
  • 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 Queries pages.
  • 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 Queries pages.
  • 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 2003.
  • 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.
    7 March. New texts added to those at the WDHS site (searchable).
    18 February 2002. Additions to the bibliography of Recent Criticism.Also, New 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 
    Links to this site appear on the Howells's Works page.

  • 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. 

  • PicoSearch

    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 Practice
    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 Howellsian available. 

    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 Study" page
    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 Works page. 

    13 June 2000. Links to excerpts from Howells's Venetian Life are available on the Howells's works page. 

    19 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

    Search This Site
    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 been posted.

  • September 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 page.
    August 26, 1999. The William Dean Howells Society now has an easier address to remember:
    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 N. Murfree.
  •  May 3, 1999. Announcement: Call for nominations for the Association for Documentary Editing's Boydston Prize.

  • 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 and poems.
  • 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.

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