Stein-L is an interactive electronic forum dedicated to the discussion of the works of Gertrude Stein. This message contains a description of the list, its netiquette, and technical information on the subscription process.
What Stein-L is:
Stein-L is an academically inspired virtual salon for the discussion of all aspects regarding Gertrude Stein's life and work and the issues pertinent to it, such as Modernism/ Postmodernism, Women Writers, Expatriate Literature, Visual Arts, Sexuality and Gender, Politics, and many more. Targeted towards scholars, teachers, students, and Stein-aficionados, Stein-L also functions as a medium for announcements and bulletins, notes and queries, syllabi, lesson plans, conferences, publications, and scholarly papers. The purpose of Stein-L is to identify and establish a virtual community dedicated to the study and dissemination of Stein's work.
What Stein-L is not:
Stein-L is not a place to find someone to write a term paper for anyone else, or to do any basic research that can be accomplished by simply reading one of Stein's books and consulting a city or county library.
Who owns Stein-L:
The listowner's name is Sonja Streuber. Please feel free to e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about your subscription to Stein-L that this document does not answer.
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