A New ‘Lost’ Generation? The Future of Mormon Scholarship ‘Lost Generation” has been used to refer both to a generation of American expatriate writers after World War I and to a Utah/Mormon group of writer-intellectuals of the same period. The Mormon generation just after World War II has been rich in intellectual and literary accomplishments, but many wonder about the succeeding generation. Does “lost generation” apply to the contemporary “unsponsored sector” of Mormonism? Has a new generation appeared? Is one on the horizon? Have we skipped a generation? What social, economic, and institutional factors now influence the viability of a new intellectual generation?
Janet Kincaid, Mary Ellen Roberston, Allen D. Roberts