Constance Post Delivers Plenary Address at International Conference
Constance Post, Associate Professor of English, gave the opening plenary lecture at the 2012 Transatlantic Studies Conference in Cork, Ireland on July 9. The title of her talk was "Particle, Wave, and Field: Momentum and the Transatlantic Turn in Literary and Cultural Studies."
Short Biographical Statement
Dr. Post's scholarship focuses on autobiography and biography, early American women writers, transatlantic studies, and U. S. multicultural literatures. Professor Post is currently working on a biography of Isabel Brown Crook. Her edited collection on the writing of Hannah Mather Crocker, Observations on the Real Rights of Women and Other Writings, was published in 2011.
Brief History of Conference
The inauguration of the Transatlantic Studies Association took place on 11 July 2002 with the first of its annual conferences. Lord Robertson, Secretary General of NATO welcomed the delegates with a video message commending the new initiative. The conferences have grown in strength ever since and now attract over 100 delegates each year drawn mainly from North America (35%), from Europe excluding the UK (25%), and UK (35%). In 2008 the Association was granted charitable status and formally adopted its constitution with Alan Dobson as Chair (Dundee University), David Ryan as Vice Chair (University College Cork), Tony McCulloch as Secretary (Canterbury Christ Church University), and Tony Jackson as Treasurer (Dundee University) with Joe McKinney (Baylor University) and Fiona Venn (Essex University) as founding trustees.