Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

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The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) was organized in 1994 as the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics by a group of over 400 scholars troubled by what they saw as an over reliance on post-modern theory in the academy. Among the founding members were Robert Alter, Joseph Brodsky, Denis Donoghue, John Hollander, Alfred Kazin, Mary Lefkowitz, Richard Poirier, Christopher Ricks and Roger Shattuck, "a Who's Who of the American literary establishment."[1] Since 1999, the association has published a review, Literary Imagination.[2]


  1. ^ Grimes, William (7 December 1994). "In the Literary Field, An Upstart Alliance Based on Tradition". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "New Journal Aims to Refocus Literary Studies on Literature". Chronicle of Higher Education. April 23, 1999. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 

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