News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Nash to write for Cambridge UP
Ilana Nash has been asked to contribute a chapter to a new volume in The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction, to be edited by Catherine Nickerson of Emory University. Dr Nash's chapter, drawing upon her book American Sweethearts, will focus on the paradox of competing ideologies (freedom and containment) that co-exist in popular literature for youth in the early/mid 20th century, highlighting the simultaneous historical developments of adolescent peer-culture and the discourses of juvenile delinquency.