Two free conferences examining the literature of Alta California, north and south - from immigration to innovation, from the desert to the coast. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, print and digital: It's all part of how California defines itself, going back to the earliest days. Regional distinctions are important, but most essential is the idea of California as a state with a culture and aesthetic all its own. What is our sensibility? How does the literature of California tell us who we are?
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About The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) is a center for scholarly investigation of the history and culture of California and the American West. Through sponsorship of innovative scholarship and research, ICW draws on the resources of the University of Southern California and The Huntington Library to build an innovative collaboration between a research university and a research library.