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Alumnus to be Published in the Steinbeck Review

Alumnus Peter Yancey (MA English, 2011)  will publish an article about John Steinbeck and proletarian literature in the Steinbeck Review, a prestigious peer-reviewed bi-annual journal that explores the life and works of novelist John Steinbeck through scholarly articles; notes; essays; book and performance reviews; creative writing; original artwork; and other pieces offering new perspectives on the celebrated writer.

The journal is part of the highly lauded American Literature Collection, an online collection of exceptional journals devoted to the study of American authors. 

Mr. Yancey's article is titled "John Steinbeck’s Relationship to Proletarian Literature." Proletarian literature refers to a literature tradition created by proletarian authors, or working class writers. It generally possesses several characteristics related to a working-class background or a working class social milieu.

Steinbeck is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) , the novel East of Eden (1952), and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). He penned 27 books in total, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories; Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.