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Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group – Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

You are invited to the Summer 2016 meeting of the Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group, which will take place at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. The meeting will be on Saturday, June 25th from 12:00-1:30pm.  Hor d’oeurves will be provided by the Whitworth English Department.  We will be meeting in Conference Room ABC in the Hixson Union Building.

The common texts for this meeting are four short pieces by Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Trials of a Housekeeper,” “What is Home,” “Servants,” and “Home Decoration.”  The readings total approximately 15 pages and will be sent out to all participants via PDF prior to the study group.  They come from The Oxford Harriet Beecher Stowe Reader, edited by Joan Hedrick.  If you would like to purchase the full book, the link to it is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Harriet-Beecher-Stowe-Reader/dp/0195091175/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461624880&sr=8-1&keywords=oxford+harriet+beecher+stowe+reader

Please send an RSVP email by May 23rd to ldamico@whitworth.edu to let us know if you plan to attend the event, so we can plan refreshments accordingly. If you would like additional information about staying in the Whitworth dorms or about the Spokane area—or if you have any general questions about the plans for this summer’s study group—please feel free to contact us at anytime. New participants are certainly welcome.

This year’s study group is being held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary Harriet Beecher Stowe Conference, which will be hosted at Whitworth from June 24-25. The conference will feature academic presentations, teaching roundtables, and even a one-person play about Stowe’s work with another abolitionist.  Our keynote is Dr. Laura Korobkin from Boston University, who will be discussing Stowe’s relationship with Charles Dickens.  More information about the Stowe conference can be found here:  https://stowespokane16.wordpress.com/

You are welcome to come to the study group alone, attend the full conference, or attend the keynote dinner and the study group.  As always, the study group is free.  The conference is $55.00 for faculty and $45.00 for graduate students.  To attend the keynote dinner only, the fee is $25.00.  We’d love to have you at any or all of these events, as it promises to be an exciting time to come together to read, talk, and think about Stowe’s life and writings.

We are looking forward to an enlivening discussion.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

LuElla D’Amico (ldamico@whitworth.edu)

Marlowe Daly-Galeano (hmdalygaleano@lcsc.edu)

Regional Study Groups: Texas SSAWW on April 2 (RSVP by 3.21.16)

The next meeting of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the University of Texas Dallas, hosted by Sabrina Starnaman. The common reading is a selection from Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction and one of the editors of this volume, Lisa Yaszek, will be our special guest participant.

Please RSVP to Sabrina Starnaman (sabrinastarnaman@gmail.com) by March 21.

For more information about the common reading, location, parking, lodging, and meals: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__txssaww.wordpress.com_&d=CwID-g&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=n8KnPhTmisUpXoY4NGXbeKtx27cxjpM5Q14A7aFFZc8&m=WS1ZA7hZVdx3qBCr5cKHCO5kbrGsCsfhtnhuIFu9xFs&s=FaXEZDMkoAHb0MjvKELpFCaiD7ZptbgKPIZGDxRG1mo&e=

The Study Group is an informal gathering of professors, graduate students, and independent scholars who share an interest in American women’s writing. We share a lunch (provided by the host campus), spend the afternoon discussing the common reading, and have dinner at a local restaurant (paid individually). We welcome new participants to join the conversation, which is always rich and stimulating, and often touches on larger professional concerns (teaching, publishing, mentoring, etc.).

Join our Facebook Group for updates: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_groups_610099049036426_&d=CwID-g&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=n8KnPhTmisUpXoY4NGXbeKtx27cxjpM5Q14A7aFFZc8&m=WS1ZA7hZVdx3qBCr5cKHCO5kbrGsCsfhtnhuIFu9xFs&s=5nF7xJEvPMgscpvMgRn1to_4gz-Z7P-AJjZpMXylJvI&e=  or search Facebook for “Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group.”

Study Groups: SSAWW Mid-Atlantic Study Group (RSVP by 2.27.15)

Just a reminder.  We can accept RSVPs a bit longer than we originally anticipated; please let me or Maria Sanchez know if you’re coming by Fri. 2/27. From SSAWW-L:

From: Catherine E. Saunders
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:19 PM
To: Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Subject: Discussion of Bondwoman’s Narrative w/ Gregg Hecimovich, Cambridge, MA, 3/21/15; RSVP by 2/23

The Mid-Atlantic Study Group is migrating northward for its spring meeting; we’ll meet on March 21st on the campus of Harvard University (where our host, SSAWW-MA member María Carla Sánchez, is currently a fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research).  As with all our meetings, anyone who is interested (with or without affiliation with the “Mid-Atlantic,” however construed) is welcome to join us. (more…)

SSAWW Study Groups: Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group (RSVP by 1.28.15)

The Spring 2015 meeting of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group will take place on February 28, 2015 at University of Houston-Downtown, hosted by DoVeanna Fulton. The common reading will be Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge (1838), edited by Joycelyn Moody (West Virginia UP 2014) and Dr. Moody will be a special guest participant.

* RSVP by January 28th by emailing Danielle Scott (ScottD@uhd.edu), and please indicate whether you will stay for dinner.

More details regarding location, lodging, parking, etc. will be available soon at our website: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/

The Study Group is an informal gathering of professors, graduate students, and independent scholars who share an interest in American women’s writing. We share a lunch (provided by the host campus), spend the afternoon discussing the common reading, and have dinner at a local restaurant (paid individually). We welcome new participants to join the conversation, which is always rich and stimulating, and often touches on larger professional concerns (teaching, publishing, mentoring, etc.).

To purchase the Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge (1838): http://www.wvupressonline.com/moody_memoirs_of_elleanor_eldridge_9781935978237

Regional Study Groups: Southern California SSAWW Sessions at PAMLA

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference – Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sessions Sponsored by the Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers

www.pamla.org

Session 4: Friday 3:45-5:15pm

4-01 – A Discussion of Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House and SCSSAWW Annual Meeting

Friday, October 31, 2014 – 3:45pm to 5:15pm (Marriott Salon I)

Session Chair: Lina Geriguis, Chapman University

The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers will offer a moderated discussion on Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868). We will discuss the use of this text in graduate and undergraduate courses. We welcome all who are interested. Many attendees will wish to read Keckley’s account (ideally the Penguin edition) in preparation for the discussion. A brief membership meeting will follow the discussion (approx. 15 minutes). (more…)

Regional Study Groups: SSAWW Pacific Northwest (RSVP by 9.24.14 for meeting on 10.18.14)

You are invited to the Fall 2014 meeting of the Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group, which will take place at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. The meeting will be on Saturday, October 18th from 12:30-3:30pm, and lunch will be provided by the Whitworth English Department and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning. We will be meeting in Conference Room ABC in the Hixson Union Building.

The common text for the meeting is Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tavin, which was released in June of this year. Elizabeth Duquette will be there as our special guest participant. You may purchase the text at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Stuart-Phelps-Selected-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0803243979/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407447242&sr=8-1&keywords=elizabeth+stuart+phelps

Or at the University of Nebraska Press Website:

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Elizabeth-Stuart-Phelps,675830.aspx

Please send an RSVP email by September 24th to ldamico@whitworth.edu to let us know if you plan to attend the event, so we can plan refreshments accordingly. If you would like additional information about hotels or the Spokane area—or if you have any general questions about the plans for this fall’s study group—please feel free to contact us at anytime. New participants are certainly welcome. We look forward to an engaging and thoughtful discussion!

Sincerely,

LuElla D’Amico (ldamico@whitworth.edu)

Christina Roberts (robertsch@seattleu.edu)

 

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Regional Study Groups: Pacific Northwest Meeting on 10.18.14 (Respond by 9.24.14)

You are invited to the Fall 2014 meeting of the Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group, which will take place at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. The meeting will be on Saturday, October 18th from 12:30-3:30pm, and lunch will be provided by the Whitworth English Department and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning. We will be meeting in George’s Place in the Hixson Union Building.

The common text for the meeting is Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tavin, which was released in June of this year. You may purchase the text at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Stuart-Phelps-Selected-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0803243979/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407447242&sr=8-1&keywords=elizabeth+stuart+phelps

Or at the University of Nebraska Press Website: (more…)

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