Margaret Fuller Society at ALA 2022

Please join the Margaret Fuller Society at ALA this Saturday in Chicago for two terrific panels on the under-appreciated, often invisible, work of women editors:

Saturday, May 28, 10:00-11:20

Session 15-E Breaking the Editorial Ice: The Work of Women Editors (Salon 7)

Organized by the Margaret Fuller Society
Chair: Jana Argersinger, Independent Scholar
1. “Labor-Centered Data Creation: Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Fostering Black Community,” Demetra McBrayer, University of Delaware
2. “Printers’ Devil, Circulation Liar, and the Whole Shebang: Zoe Anderson Norris’s One-Woman Magazine, 1909–1914,” Eve Kahn, historian and journalist

3. “Stubbornness and Sustainability: Why Harriet Monroe’s Poetry Outlasted the Little Magazine Movement,” Windy Counsell Petrie, Azusa Pacific University

4. “The Uses of Great Women: The Revolution and the Canonization of Margaret Fuller,” Todd H. Richardson, Univ. of Texas, Permian Basin

5. Respondent, Susan Tomlinson, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Saturday, May 28, 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

Session 16-E Making and Using Scholarly Editions of Women Writers (Salon 7)
Organized by the Margaret Fuller Society
Chair: Mollie Barnes, University of South Carolina, Beaufort
1. “Her Great-Grandmother’s Diary: Editing the Diary of Frances (Frank) Rollin (Whipper),” Jennifer Putzi, The College of William & Mary
2. “Editing Margaret Fuller’s Woman in the Nineteenth Century for the Next Generation(s),” Leslie Eckel, Suffolk University
3. “Helen Deese and Daughter of Boston: Editing Caroline Healey Dall’s Diary,” Lydia Willsky-Ciollo, Fairfield University

Looking forward,

Jana Argersinger

First Vice President, Fuller Society

Scholarly Editing – Call for contributions (Deadline: 6.1.2022)

Dear colleagues, and with apologies for cross-posting— 

The editors of Scholarly Editing have extended our deadline for contributions for volume 40 to June 1, 2022  Please consider contributing! In addition to our several sections of the journal, I’d like to highlight “Uncovering and Sustaining the Cultural Record” (see below), as the word count is quite brief (1,250-4,000 words). You can see examples of this section in our recently published volume 39.

With all kind wishes,

Noelle A. Baker, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

Independent Scholar

Co-Editor in Chief, Scholarly Editing

Uncovering and Sustaining the Cultural Record

Editing primary sources for publication has extensive origins in multiple disciplines, as is evident from the membership of the Association for Documentary Editing, a multi-disciplinary organization that includes scholars from history, philosophy, literature, and musicology in the United States and abroad. We invite scholars, digital humanists, librarians, students, archivists, educators, and community members from outside these groups to contribute brief essays (1,250-4,000 words) about their experiences of uncovering and sustaining the cultural record as a set of practices, as a field, or as an act of recovery of silenced voices.

In issuing this invitation, we look forward to publishing a set of short essays that will demonstrate diversities of practice, perspective, and emphasis. Our goal is to explore capaciously the contexts of knowledge production as theorized by Roopika Risam in New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy (2019). Central questions include “how projects are designed, how material in them is framed, how data in them is managed, and what forms of labor are being used to create them.”

Reminder: Call for Proposals “Bearing Untold Stories” Symposium (Hybrid Event) – Deadline Today, April 1st

A reminder that the deadline for proposals for the “Bearing Untold Stories” symposium at Lancaster University is 1st April.

The symposium will showcase scholarship on the lives and works of women recovered from any time-period, and will also feature creative work that celebrates the lives of forgotten women in the form of visual art, music and creative writing. It is open to academics, independent researchers and university students (both undergraduate and postgraduate).

It will now be a hybrid event. 

The CFP is below and attached.

Best wishes,

Azelina Flint

Call for papers: Bearing Untold Stories Symposium, 31st May 2022

“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you”. So wrote Zora Neale Hurston in her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, a story of the untold lives of three generations of African American women.   

Responding to the growing movement to decolonise the curriculum, this event will endeavour to “allow space to what would otherwise be hidden, crossed out, mutilated” (Meena Alexander) by promoting the untold stories and forgotten works of female practitioners whose contributions to influential creative and cultural movements have been obscured on account of their race, sexuality, economic background, or disability, as well as their gender. 

Participants are invited to give 15–20-minute presentations on the lives and works of women they have recovered in creative non-fiction, life-writing and biographical projects; the forgotten women they have encountered in art history, history, music, and literary studies, and to share their commemorative acts of storytelling in written and visual media, curation, and syllabi design.   

Proposals on female civil rights activists, the forgotten women of foundational artistic and cultural circles, women who have been overshadowed by male relatives, and women who have intervened in male artistic traditions, especially iconography, are particularly welcome.   

This event is open to creative practitioners, researchers, and students of all levels, who are committed to sharing the untold stories of forgotten women whose lives bear testament to the important contributions of marginalised communities both to history, and the world as we know it today.   

Please send 300 word abstracts and a 100-200 word bio to Dr Azelina Flint at: bearinguntoldstories@gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is 1st April 

Call for Conference Reviewers – Early American Literature

Early American Literature seeks conference reviewers for the following conferences.  Conference reviews cover panels relevant to EAL’s readership, encompassing the overall range of the event and addressing key themes of particular interest to the reviewer. Conference reviews are generally 1500-2000 words in length, but they can be longer or shorter depending on the scope of the event.

We welcome reviewers at all ranks who study early American literature and encourage recommendations for other conferences with an early American literature presence.  We welcome reviewers for conferences, even if the event will be held virtually.EAL also welcomes proposals for digital conferences, symposia, and/or panel series.  If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Katy Chiles at kchiles1@utk.edu.  Please include the conference you’d like to review and a brief description (50 words) of your scholarly interests.

2022

Collecting, Curating, and Consuming American Popular Graphic Arts Yesterday and Today.  Library Company of Philadelphia, March 2022

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), March 2022

C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists Seventh Biennial Conference, March 2022

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Regional gatherings, March-June 2022

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, March 2022

Pursuing Wellness: Medicine and Healing in New England, Historic Deerfield, Inc. and the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College, March 2022

The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), April 202

SEA Seminar Series: Early American Studies Scholarship Beyond The Book; Friday, April 15

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), April 2022

Organization of American Historians (OAH), April 2022

The Fifth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, April 2022

“New Worlds, Old Worlds, Lost Worlds: Picturing Prehistory in American Art and Visual Culture,” Institut national d’histoire de l’art. The conference is organized by Jonathan Dentler, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, and by the Université Paris Nanterre (HAR) and the Université de Paris (LARCA). April 2022.

“Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place,” University of Waterloo, May 2022

BrANCA 5th Biennial Symposium: Opening Up; King’s College London and online, Friday 13th – Saturday 14th May 2022

Research Society for American Periodicals, May 2022

Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society, May 2022

American Literature Association, May 2022

Bearing Untold Stories Symposium, Lancaster University, May 2022

“Open Data: Reuse, Redistribution, and Risk,” American Philosophical Society, June 2022

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), June 2022

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC), June 2022

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), July 2022

Fifth International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies, September 2022

Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, September 2022

American Studies Association (ASA), October 2022

British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (BrANCA), December 2022

Virtual Event(s): Recovery Hub for American Women Writers – April 6th and May 4th

Thanks to all who joined us for our first Recovery Hub tech hour! Based on that conversation, we’ve developed a schedule of themed tech hours for the Spring 2022 semester. These tech hours will be led by Recovery Hub team members and explore different dimensions of digital recovery. While these have guiding themes and will sometimes include brief presentations, the format is still informal, and we encourage you to bring your thoughts, questions, and projects to discuss!

To receive the Zoom link, please visit this page here to register.

  • “Doing Feminist DH”
    Margaret Smith (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
    April 6, 3:30 PM (Central)

  • “DH in the Classroom”
    Kristen Lillvis (St. Catherine’s University) and Etta Madden (Missouri State University)
    May 4, 3:30 PM (Central)

CFP: Wharton and Ecology, Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review (Deadline: 9.15.2022 for completed essays)

Wharton and Ecology

Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review

Call for Papers

Guest editors Melanie Dawson and Jennifer Haytock seek contributions for a special issue of the Edith Wharton Review focusing on “Wharton and Ecology.” Essays may cover any aspect of Wharton’s writing about the natural world, gardening, surrounding environmental contexts/histories, deep time, animal nature(s), healthy and unhealthy ecosystems, and travel to and within specific environmental systems. “Ecologies” may also encompass systems and networks that include but also extend beyond the natural world. We welcome attention to all aspects of Wharton’s work (fiction, poetry, travel writing, plays, letters, gardens).

Essays are due by September 15, 2022 for publication in spring 2023. Essays should be between 20 and 30 pages long, including notes and Works Cited, in accordance with MLA guidelines. We welcome inquiries at mvdaws@wm.edu and jhaytock@brockport.edu.

Virtual Event(s): Recovery Hub for American Women Writers – March 16th, April 6th, and May 4th

Thanks to all who joined us for our first Recovery Hub tech hour! Based on that conversation, we’ve developed a schedule of themed tech hours for the Spring 2022 semester. These tech hours will be led by Recovery Hub team members and explore different dimensions of digital recovery. While these have guiding themes and will sometimes include brief presentations, the format is still informal, and we encourage you to bring your thoughts, questions, and projects to discuss!

To receive the Zoom link, please visit this page here to register.

  • “Starting a Digital Recovery Project: Writing a Project Charter”
    Ashley Reed (Virginia Tech)
    March 16, 3:30 PM (Central)

  • “Doing Feminist DH”
    Margaret Smith (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
    April 6, 3:30 PM (Central)

  • “DH in the Classroom”
    Kristen Lillvis (St. Catherine’s University) and Etta Madden (Missouri State University)
    May 4, 3:30 PM (Central)

Fellowship: 2022 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship (Deadline: 3.4.2022)

The deadline for the 2022 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship is March 4, 2022. 

2022 Fellowship Application Form

This competitive fellowship of $5,000 will be offered for research conducted in summer 2022. The stipend may be used to cover travel, housing, and other expenses during the recipient’s two-week stay in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Additional information, including the application form and a link to the Eudora Welty Collection description in our online catalog, are available here

For more details please contact Forrest Galey at fgaley@mdah.ms.gov

Sincerely, 

David M. Pilcher

Director, Archives and Record Services

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

CFP: Emily Dickinson International Society at MLA 2023 (Deadline: 3.10.2022)

Call for papers for the 2023 MLA Convention
an allied organization session sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International Society

Emily Dickinson in Her Time and Ours

We are interested in lively proposals on any aspect of Dickinson’s historical and contemporary resonance. Please send 250 word abstracts and a short bio to vrpollak@wustl.edu.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, 10 March 2022