SSAWW 2015 Panel CFP: Doing Recovery in the 21st Century: A Legacy Features Panel (Deadline 11.15.14)

Doing Recovery in the 21st Century: A Legacy Features Panel (Deadline 11.15.14)

An SSAWW 2015 Conference Guaranteed Panel

This panel honors the role of Legacy Features—including Profiles, Reprints, and From the Archives—as a key venue for publishing recovery projects on American women writers.

What does recovery look like in the 21st century, when many of the traditional routes for publicizing recovery research are no longer readily available? Why do academics remain committed to recovery, particularly for the study of American women writers? What innovative strategies are necessary to make recovery academically relevant and professionally valued? What obstacles remain? How have previous recovery efforts shaped our approach to American women’s writing today?

Some potential topics include:

  • Biography as recovery
  • Teaching recovery methods
  • Teaching recovered materials
  • Recovery in the digital age
  • The limits of recovery
  • The politics of recovery
  • Failed recovery and its lessons
  • Collaborative recovery
  • Recovery and the profession
  • The legacy of early recovery research

Preference will be given to papers that present specific recovery projects as case studies, in addition to addressing larger critical questions about recovery scholarship and methods.

Please submit a short abstract (250-300 words) and biography (60 words) to Desirée Henderson at by November 15, 2014.

This Legacy-sponsored panel is guaranteed to appear on the conference program.  Presentations may be considered for publication as Legacy Features.