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SSAWW 2003, Fort Worth, TX

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Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Second International Conference
September 24-27, 2003
The Renaissance Worthington Hotel
Fort Worth, Texas
 
Renaissance Worthington Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102 
Phone:  1-817-870-1000; FAX:  1-817-338-9176

Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Bridge, Mezzanine Level
Program Information

Conference Registration and Book Exhibits
Registration Area, 2:00-7:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, September 24
Live Oak 5, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday,
September 25; Friday, September 26
Live Oak 5, 8:00 a.m.-noon, Saturday,
September 27
Meeting Rooms for Sessions
Bur Oak, Post Oak, Brazos I and II, Pecos I
and II, and The Bridge—Mezzanine Level
Live Oak 1-5—Third Floor
The Conference at a Glance:

Wednesday, September 24, 2003
2:00-7:00 p.m.—Registration
5:00-7:00 p.m.—Opening Reception

Thursday, September 25, 2003
7:15-8:30 a.m., Complimentary Continental Breakfast for Graduate Students
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Registration and Book
Exhibits
8:30-10:00 a.m., 6 concurrent sessions
10:30 a.m.-noon, 6 concurrent sessions
12:15-1:45 p.m., 4 concurrent sessions
2:00-3:30 p.m., 6 concurrent sessions
4:00-5:30 p.m., 6 concurrent sessions

Friday, September 26, 2003
7:30-8:45 a.m., Roundtable Breakfasts
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Registration and Book
Exhibits
9:00-10:30 a.m., 6 concurrent sessions
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 6 concurrent sessions
12:30-2:00 p.m., 6 concurrent sessions
2:15-3:45 p.m., 6 concurrent sessions
4:00-5:30 p.m., 6 concurrent sessions
8:00-10:00 p.m., Plenary Session

Saturday, September 27, 2003
8:00 a.m.-noon, Registration and Book
Exhibits
8:30-10:00 a.m., 6 concurrent sessions
10:30 a.m.-noon, 6 concurrent sessions
12:15-1:45 p.m., 1 session
2:00-3:30 p.m., 6 concurrent sessions
4:00-6:00 p.m., Plenary Session
6:30-8:00 p.m., Closing Reception

Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Session 1:  Thursday, September 25, 2003, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
1.  Crossing the Gender Divide:  Out of Body Out of Time, Bur Oak
Chair:  Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware
1. “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Man-Woman’: Playing with Gender in Oldtown Folks,” Linda Morris, University of California, Davis
2. “Mary E.B. Lane’s Mizora: Inevitable Gender, Inevitable Race,” Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware
3.  “Gender Play and Generational Disarray in Joanna Russ, Kate Bornstein, and  Hillary Brougher,” Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis

  1. Woolson, Race, and Reconstruction, Live Oak 1
    Chair: Karen Tracey, University of Northern Iowa and the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
    1. “Keeping Memory: Woolson’s Critique of Postbellum Memory,” Elizabethada A.Wright, Rivier College
    2. “Post-Civil War Dementia: Passing in Woolson’s ‘Far Edgerly,’” Carolyn Hall, Grand Valley State University
    3. “Reconstructing the South: Race, Gender, and Violence in the Political Unconscious of Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Southern Fiction,” Caroline Gebhard, Tuskegee University
  2. Early American Women Writers in the 21st Century, Post Oak
    Chair: Zabelle Stodola, University of Arkansas-Little Rock and the Society of Early Americanists
    1. “The Politics of Translating the Past,” Dorothy Z. Baker, University of Houston
    2. “Seventeenth-Century Euro-American Women Writers,” Tamara Harvey, University of Southern Mississippi
    3. “Recovering Ourselves: New Theoretical Paradigms and the Politics of Twenty-First Century Academic Identities,” Lisa Logan, University of Central Florida
    Respondent:  Sharon M. Harris, Texas Christian University
  3. Contemporary Women Writers:  Open Topic, Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Charlotte Hogg, Texas Christian University
    1. “Captured Within Autobiography:  the ‘Parallel Universe’ of Women’s Mental Illness,” Julie S. Amberg, York College of Pennsylvania
    2. “‘The Eyes in the Trees’:  Fantastic Devices and Feminist Narrative Practice in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible,” Katherine J. Weese, Hampden-Sydney College
    3. “The Significance of Naming in Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Maggie Romigh, New Mexico Highlands University
  4. Poetic God-Talk I: American Women’s Poetry and/as Theology, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Roxanne Harde, Cornell University
    1. “A Self-Made Religious Writer: The Case of Anne Sexton,” Floriana Puglisi, University of Catania
    2. “Adrienne Rich’s Sources and Liberation Theology,” Melissa Hamilton Hayes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    3. “Ecofeminist Spirituality in the Poetry of Denise Levertov,” Katherine Hanson, Marquette University
    4. “Re-deeming Scripture: Women Writers and Contemporary Midrash,” Alicia Ostriker, Rutgers University
  5. Queen Lili’uokalani: Hawaiian Historiography and the Politics of Resistance:  A Roundtable Discussion, Live Oak 4
    Participants:  Noenoe K. Silva, University of Hawai’i-Manoa; Momi Kamahele, University  of Hawai’i –Leeward Community College; Lydia K. Kualapai, Schreiner University

Session 2:  Thursday, September 25, 2003, 10:30 a.m.-noon
7.  Feeling Change: Emotion and Social Reform in Nineteenth-Century Women’s  Writings, Bur Oak
Chair:  Etta Madden, Southwest Missouri State University
1. “‘In the hot-bed of novel reading’: Emotions and Citizenship in the Writings of Judith Sargent Murray,” Heidi LM Jacobs, University of Windsor
2. “From Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s ‘The Sinless Child’ to Woman and Her Needs: Going Beyond Feeling,” Lorraine C. DiCicco, King’s College
3. “‘Many persons say I am a “‘Mono Maniac’”: Sarah Wakefield’s 1863 Letters to Stephen Riggs,” Zabelle Stodola, University of Arkansas-Little Rock
4. “Playing Angry: The Politics of Reform in S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema,” Cari M. Carpenter, Kalamazoo College

  1. Graduate Students and the Job Market:  A Roundtable Discussion, Live Oak 1
    Moderator:  Kelli Randall, Emory University
    Participants: Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lisa Long, North Central College; Dora Ramirez-Dhoore, The University of Texas-Pan American
  2. The Ends of the Earth: Women Writing the Environment, Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Daniel Patterson, Central Michigan University and the Association for the
    Study of Literature and Environment
    1. “Nature and Paradox in Kirkland’s A New Home,” Anne Perrin, University of Houston
    2. “Barbara Kingsolver’s The Prodigal Summer and Sandra Steingraber’s Having Faith: Pregnancy and the Ecosystem,” Mary DeJong Obuchowski, Central Michigan University
    3. “Littoral Women: Women Nature Writers Explore the Marginal World,” Susan Rosen, Anne Arundel Community College
  3. Nineteenth-Century Women Writers:  Open Topics I, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Jennifer Collins-Friedrichs, Highline Community College
    1. “Politics of Identity:  Searching for a Voice as Woman, Searching for a Voice as Jew in Nineteenth-Century America,” Orit Rabkin, University of Oklahoma
    2. “‘Love and bread and butter’:  Fanny Fern and the Literary Wife,” Erin Gayton, University of California, San Diego
    3. “Alice Cary:  Roots of the Regionalist/Realist Tradition,” Jennifer Collins-Friedrichs, Highline Community College
    4. “Mary Jane Holmes and the ‘Americanness’ of American Literature,” Earl F. Yarington, Indiana University of Pennsylania
  4. The 1920s, Post Oak
    Chair:  Holly Hassel, University of Wisconsin, Marathon County
    1. “Race, Sex, Region:  Julia Peterkin’s Scarlet Sister Mary,” Priscilla Leder, Southwest Texas State University
    2. “‘Lousy Sports and Good Eggs’:  Gendered Performance and Drinking in Dorothy Parker’s ‘Big Blonde,’” Holly Hassel, University of Wisconsin, Marathon County
    3. “‘If the desert were a woman’:  Mary Austin’s Feminist Reclamation of Metaphor in Cactus Thorn,” KarenDe Herman, Pennsylvania State University
    4. “Turning the Common into Poetry: Ruth Suckow’s Iowa Interiors,” Isabel Alves, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
  5. The Modest, the Matronly, and the Maudlin: Collusions with Feminine Character in Women’s Early National Texts, Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Stacy Hinthorn Van Beek, University of California, Irvine
    1. “‘Undone’ from the Start: Seduced by Freedom in The Coquette,” Linda Chandler, University of California, Berkeley
    2. “‘Tears’ in Character: Lydia Maria Child’s Mary French and Susan Easton and the Color of Liberal Humanism,” Naomi Greyser, University of California, Irvine
    3. “Natural Aristocracy’s Princesses: Martha Meredith Read’s Margaretta and Problems of Feminine Vulnerability,” Stacy Hinthorn Van Beek, University of California, Irvine

Session 3:  Thursday, September 25, 2003, 12:15-1:45 p.m.
13.  The Rise of America’s Woman Playwright, 1790-1945:  Presentation and Discussion, Bur Oak
Sherry Engle, Borough of Manhattan Community College

  1. American Women Writers and the Marketplace, 1839-1929:  A Roundtable
    Discussion, Live Oak 1
    Moderator:  Barbara McCaskill, University of Georgia
    Participants:  Valerie Levy, Montclair State University; Alice Kinman, University of
    Georgia; Barbara McCaskill, University of Georgia; Sharon L. Moore, University of
    Nevada, Las Vegas
  2. Notes from the Underground:  Playing the Gender Game as a Modern Fiction Writer, Live Oak 2
    A reading and discussion with Carole Nelson Douglas, author of the Irene Adler Holmesian suspense novels and the Midnight Louie contemporary mysteries.
  3. Nineteenth-Century Women Writers:  Open Topics II, Live Oak 3
    Chair: Elizabeth Duquette, Gettysburg College
    1. “Heartfelt Substitution: Responsibility and Citizenship in Dred,” Elizabeth Duquette, Gettysburg College
    2. “In Black and White:  Nineteenth-Century African American and European American Women Working in Concert Through the Written Word,” Terry Novak, Johnson and Wales University
    3. “Taming Capitola:  The Dramatizations of E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand,” Paul Christian Jones, Ohio University
    4. “Lillie Chace Wyman’s Poverty Grass:  Regional Fiction and Social Justice,” Donna Campbell, Gonzaga University

Session 4:  Thursday, September 25, 2003, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
17.  Solving the Problem of the “Inner Self” in a Culture of Spectacle: Native American Women Autobiographers and the Performance of Identity, Bur Oak
Chair: Martha Cutter, Kent State University
1. “‘Neither a wild Indian, nor a tame one’: Representing Native American Subjects in Catlin’s Indian Gallery and Women’s Autobiographies,” Elizabeth Petrino, Fairfield University
2. “‘They couldn’t imagine what was in store for them’:  Narcissa Owen’s Challenging Self-Creation,” Karen Kilcup, University of North Carolina, Greenboro
3. “‘The Reverse of a Mirage’: Sarah Winnemucca’s Negotiation of Spectacle in the Northeastern United States, 1883-1884,” Carolyn Sorisio, West Chester University

  1. Emily Dickinson as Nineteenth-Century “Authoress,” Post Oak
    Chair:  Jane Donahue Eberwein, Oakland University and the Emily Dickinson
    International Society
    1. “Writing like a Man: George Eliot and the ‘Supposed Person,’” Emily Seelbinder, Queens University (Charlotte, North Carolina)
    2. “Unruly Authoresses: Fanny Fern, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Emily Dickinson,” Catherine Cucinella, Oakland University
    3. “Fancy’s Flight: Osgood and Dickinson on the Subversive Imagination,” Paula Bennett, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  2. Out of Her Sphere: American Suffrage Literature 1870-1917, Live Oak 1
    Chair: Karen Sloan, University of Texas at Tyler
    1.  “‘True Christian Philanthropy’ or a Release from the ‘Prison-House’ of Marriage: Versions of Woman Suffrage,” Leslie Petty, Rhodes College
    2. “Editing The Sturdy Oak: Elizabeth Garver Jordan and the Struggle between Woman Suffrage and Masculinity,” Robert Bleil, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
    3. “‘Treacherous Texts’: Alice Duer Miller’s Suffrage Poetry,” Mary Chapman, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  3. Duality of Nature, Live Oak 2
    Chair: Beth Jensen, Gwinnett University Center
    1.  “The Metaphor of the Marsh: The Emergence and Submergence of Sexuality in A Lost Lady,” Beth Jensen, Gwinnett University Center
    2. “‘Dreams of Improved Existences’: The Rhetoric of Nature as Physical Prison and Mental Freedom,” Diann Ainsworth, Texas Christian University
    3. “‘In My Report of a Borderer’: The Confines of the Frame in Mary Austin’s The Walking Woman,” Melissa Leavitt, Stanford University
    4. “‘Sags and Swales’: Rachel Calof, Indoors and Out,” Kris Peleg, University of Arizona
  4. Lesser Known Nineteenth-Century Children’s Publications by Better-Known
    American Women Writers, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Connie Ann Kirk, Mansfield University
    1. “‘The Lord don’t often send sech a gal’: Helen Hunt Jackson’s Traditional Woman,” Joanna Webb Johnson, University of Texas at Arlington
    2.  “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Queer Little People,’” Sara Wakefield, Prairie View A&M University
    3. “‘Of Crickets – Crows – and Retrospects’:  Emily Dickinson’s Poems First Printed in Nineteenth-Century Juvenile Periodicals,” Connie Ann Kirk, Mansfield University
  5. Contested Naturalisms: Rewriting Race, Class, and Gender, Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Don Dingledine, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    1.  “Skinning Uncle Tom: Paul Laurence Dunbar Denaturalizes Harriet Beecher Stowe,” Elizabeth Young, Mount Holyoke College
    2. “Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s ‘Heaven,’ S. Weir Mitchell’s ‘Cures,’ and the Ends of Naturalism,” Lisa Long, North Central College
    3. “‘It Could Have Been Any Street’: Ann Petry Reforms Stephen Crane,” Don Dingledine, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Session 5:  Thursday, September 25, 2003, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
23.  New Directions in Genre Studies, Bur Oak
Chair:  Annemarie Hamlin, La Sierra University
1. “The Rhetoric of Resistance:  Two Autobiographies of American Medical Women,” Annemarie Hamlin, La Sierra University
2. “What’s Cooking in Lustre:  A Literary Narrative of Eastern Montana Women,” Randi Tanglen, University of Arizona
3. “Crossing Borders, Resisting Boundaries: Travel Journals and Letters of Katharine Drexel,” Donna Marie Gould, Xavier University of Louisiana

  1. New Directions in the Study of Early Women Writers, Live Oak 1
    Chair:  Donna Campbell, Gonzaga University
    1. “The Drama of Cherokee Catharine Brown’s Conversion,” Theresa Strouth Gaul, Texas Christian University
    2. “The Suicide of Becky Rush,” Richard S. Pressman, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio)
    3. “‘In the Shadows as In the Light’:  The American Legacy of Ursuline Writers in New France,” Caroline Woidat, SUNY Geneseo
  2. Explosive Publicity: Women, Race and Gender in the Nineteenth Century, Live
    Oak 2
    Chair: Glenn Hendler, University of Notre Dame
    1.  “Voicing Removal: Mourning (as) History in Hope Leslie,” Dana Luciano, Hamilton College
    2. “ ‘We are masters of the situation’: Suffragism, Sojourner Truth, and the Problem of Interest,” Katherine Adams, University of Tulsa
    3.  “Behind a Singular Achievement: Ida B. Wells as Press Icon,” Jean Lutes, Villanova University
  3. Experimental Writings of American Women, circa 1920-1945, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Pat Tyrer, West Texas A&M University and the Evelyn Scott Society
    1. “New Realities: Meridel Le Sueur and the Possibilities of Modernism in Representing the Working Class,” Lisa Cooper Kirby, Collin County Community College
    2. “A ‘Vacation from Manners’: Reinventing the Domestic in My Home Is Far Away,” Rory Dicker, Westminster College
    3. “‘(O)ur Own Standards of Art’: Reading Zora Neale Hurston’s Experimental Modernist Writings,” Margaret M.S. Lowry, Texas Christian University
  4. Dangerous Fathers: Trauma and Incest in American Women’s Narratives,
    Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Laurin Porter, University of Texas at Arlington
    1. “Trauma in American Women’s Incest Narratives:  The Case of Kathryn Harrison,” Brenda Daly, Iowa State University
    2. “Dismissing the Need to Heal in Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive,” Kim Bowers, University of Texas at Arlington
    3. “Dangerous Fathers in Joyce Carol Oates’s Black Water,” Laurin Porter, University of Texas at Arlington
  5. Inscribing Italy: American Women and the Italian, at Home and Abroad,
    Post Oak
    Chair: Deshae E. Lott, Louisiana State University at Shreveport; Julie E. Hall, Sam
    Houston State University, and the Margaret Fuller Society
    1. “‘My Italy’ and ‘My country’: Representing ‘Italianita’ and American in Margaret Fuller’s Italian Letters and Tribune Dispatches,” Paul Galante, Lehigh University
    2.  “Daisy and Mae: Mary Murdoch Mason’s Mae Madden as Prototype for Daisy Miller,” Sarah A. Wadsworth, Marquette University
    3. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Italian White Slaver,” Karen A. Keely, Mount Saint Mary’s College
  6. Friday, September 26, 7:30-8:45 a.m.
    Roundtable Breakfasts, The Bridge

Session 6:  Friday, September 26, 2003, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
30.  Complicating the New Woman: Conflicting Stories of Friendship, Race, and
Bodies, Bur Oak
Chair:  Connie Richards, Salisbury University
1. “‘What Has a Girl to Do with Muscle?’:  Athletic Women and the Development of a New Body Consciousness in New Woman Literature,” Melanie Monroe, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
2. “‘Natural’ Divisions/National Divisions:  Whiteness and the American New Woman in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs,” Jill Bergman, University of Montana
3. “The Implications of Friendship:  Louise Imogen Guiney, Bliss Carman, F. Holland Day, and Ralph Adams Cram,” Elizabeth MacDonald Bischof, Boston College
4. “Race, Gender, and the Rhetoric of Domesticity in Florence Spearing Randolph’s Sermons,” Aesha Adams, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

  1. Posterity Postponed: Progressive Era Women Dramatists, Live Oak 1
    Chair:  Sherry Engle, Borough of Manhattan Community College
    1. “‘The Drama We Might Have’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman as Playwright,” Cynthia J. Davis, University of South Carolina
    2. “The Versatile Lillian Mortimer,” Barbara Waldinger, Queens College
    3.  “Pre-suffrage Women Without Men: The Plays of Lula Vollmer,” Michael D. Coon, Bowling Green State University
  2. (Dis)Embodying Race: Miscegenation and Identity in American Women’s
    Writing, Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Lori Robison, University of North Dakota
    1. “‘Imaginary Terror’: Ghosts and the Politics of Racial Identity in The Bondwoman’s Narrative,” Ellen Weinauer, University of Southern Mississippi
    2.  “Self-making and Race in Rebecca Harding Davis’s ‘Waiting for the Verdict,’” Stephanie Browner, Berea College
    3. “National Amalgamation: Making and Unmaking Race in Lydia Maria Child’s Romance of the Republic,” Lori Robison, University of North Dakota
    4. “‘Sin, Sex, and Segregation’: Racialized Domesticity in Lillian Smith’s ‘Killers of the Dream,’” Allison Berg, James Madison College
  3. Women Writing Science: Modern Womanhood and the Technologies of
    Identity, Post Oak
    Chair:  Julie Prebel, University of Washington
    1.  “Doctors and Patients in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s ‘Shut In,’” Barbara Baumgartner, Washington University
    2.  “Being a ‘Fit’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Problem of a Feminist Eugenics,” Mary Been, Oregon Institute of Technology
    3. “Engineering Womanhood: The Politics of Reproduction in Gertrude Atherton’s Black Oxen,” Julie Prebel, University of Washington
    4. “Sexology, Segregation, American Breeding and Quicksand’s Problem Bodies,” Lydia Fisher, University of Pennsylvania
  4. The Trials and Triumphs of Writing Dissertations on Women Writers:  A
    Roundtable Discussion, Live Oak 3
    Participants:  Margaret M.S. Lowry, Texas Christian University; Sarah Lock, Texas Christian University; Kelli Randall, Emory University; Rian Bowie, Emory University
  5. Racial Fantasies: Black and White Women Imagine Each Other, 1850-1930,
    Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Dawn Keetley, Lehigh University
    1. “Deathly Whiteness: Susan Petigru King’s Fictions and the End of Slavery,” Dawn Keetley, Lehigh University
    2. “‘I Disclose This Secret … in Order to Explain’: Elizabeth Keckley’s Diagnosis of Mary Todd Lincoln,” Debra Bernardi, Carroll College
    3.  “That Old Black Magic: Julia Peterkin’s Feminist Primitivism,” Debra Beilke, Concordia University

Session 7:  Friday, September 26, 2003, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
36.   Reading Emily Dickinson’s Letters, Bur Oak
Chair:  Eleanor Elson Heginbotham, Concordia University Saint Paul and the
Emily Dickinson International Society
1. “Eluding the Tribunal: Dickinson’s Correspondence and the Politics of Gift-Based Circulation,” Paul Crumbley, Utah State University
2. “Dickinson’s Correspondences: Fluid Texts,” Ellen Louise Hart, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Martha Nell Smith, University of Maryland, College Park
3. “Queering Dickinson and Reading her Letters,” Vivian R. Pollak, Washington University
4. “Pen’s Inflections: Emily Dickinson’s Epistolary Privilege,” Todd Samuelson, University of Houston

  1. Nineteenth-Century Women Writers on the Big Screen, Post Oak
    Chair:  Joonna S. Trapp, Northwestern College
    1. “The ‘Californiazation’ of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s ‘Madelon’:  Edwin Carew’s Silent Film False Evidence,” Yvonne Roth, Johann Wolfgang-Goethe University
    2. “Self-Interested Women: The Erasure of Women’s Friendship in Terence Davies’ Film Adaptation of The House of Mirth,” Phoebe Jackson, William Patterson University
    3. “Little Women on the Big Screen,” Jamie Barlowe, University of Toledo
  2. Augusta Jane Evans and Nationalism(s), Live Oak 1
    Chair:  Melissa J. Homestead, University of Oklahoma
    1. “A Secesh Lady and Her Literary Property: Augusta Jane Evans, Confederate Copyright, and Confederate Nationalism,” Melissa J.  Homestead, University of Oklahoma
    2. “Rewriting the Nation: Augusta Jane Evans and Postbellum Cultural Nationalism,” Naomi Z. Sofer, Harvard University
    3. “Looking Backward: The Historical Meandering of Evans’s St. Elmo,” David Russell, Pennsylvania State University, York
  3. Social Activism and Literary Endeavor: Four Indigenous Women Writers,
    Live Oak 2
    Chair:  James H. Cox, University of Texas at Austin
    1. “Sacajawea, Meet Cogewea: Mourning Dove’s Red Progressive Revision of Frontier Romance,” Joanna Brooks, University of Texas at Austin
    2. “‘Yours For the Indian Cause’: Gertrude Bonnin’s Activist Editing at The American Indian Magazine, 1915-1919,” James H. Cox, University of Texas at Austin
    3. “Speaking with a Haunted Tongue: Wendy Rose’s Poetic Repatriations,” Daniel H. Justice, University of Toronto
    4. “Native Hawaiian Sovereignty: The Poetic Politics of Haunani-Kay Trask’s Night in a Sharkskin Drum,” Lydia K. Kualapai, Schreiner University
  4. María Amparo Ruiz de Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives:  A
    Roundtable, Live Oak 3
    Moderator:  Amelia M.L. Montes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Participants:   Beth Fisher, Washington University; Anne Goldman,
    Sonoma State University; John Gonzalez, University of Texas at Austin; Julie Ruiz,
    Wesleyan University; Jennifer Tuttle, University of New England
  5. Writing About Humor: A Roundtable Discussion, Live Oak 4
    Moderator:  Linda A. Morris, University of California, Davis
    Participants:  Gregg Camfield, University of the Pacific; Susan K. Harris, University
    of Kansas; Erika Kreger, California State University, San Jose; Joyce Warren,
    Queens College, CUNY

Session 8:  Friday, September 26, 2003, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
42.  Reconfiguring the “New” Woman: Literary and Cultural Approaches, Bur Oak
Chair: Carolyn Sorisio, West Chester State University
1. “Sui Sin Far’s Letters to Her Publishers: Racialization and the ‘New Woman,’” Martha J. Cutter, Kent State University
2. “When New Women Get Sick: Autonomy and Withdrawal in Edna Ferber’s Emma McChesney Stories and Zona Gale’s Faint Perfume,” Susan Tomlinson, Fairfield University
3. “Georgia O’Keefe’s Painting and Writing: Anger, Sexuality, and Denial,” Linda Grasso, York College, CUNY

  1. Writing the Other, Writing the Self: American White Women Composing Race,
    Gender, and Sexuality, Live Oak 1
    Chair:  Ronald Pitcock, Texas Christian University
    1.  “Ann Stephens: Separate Spheres, Self Imag(in)ing and the Specter of the Native American Other,” Tamara Berg, Winona State University
    2. “Feminist Ties that Bind: The Narratives of Hannah Foster and Nancy Prince,” Mary Loving Blanchard, New Jersey City University
    3. “Conflating the Racialized Self and (M)Other in Louisa May Alcott’s ‘M.L.,’” Katharine Ings, Manchester College
    4. “Elizabeth and George Armstrong Custer: American-made Manhood,” Charlotte Meyer, Edgewood College
  2. Contemporary Women Poets Reading from Their Work, Live Oak 2
    Participants:  Grace Bauer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Glenna Luschei, University of California, Santa Barbara; Nancy Esposito, Bentley College, Ann Fisher-Wirth, University of Mississippi
  3. Writers in Dialogue: Stowe, Hentz, and Webb, Post Oak
    Chair:  Carolyn L. Karcher, Independent Scholar
    1. “The ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ of Every Cause: Stowe and her Successors,” Carolyn L. Karcher, Independent Scholar
    2. “The Southern Heart: Hentz v. Stowe,” Cindy A. Weinstein, California Institute of Technology
    3. “‘A Peculiar Society of Their Own’: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Webb, Frank Webb,” Samuel Otter, University of California, Berkeley
  4. Class, Domesticity, Labor, and Home in Antebellum America, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Rita Bode, Trent University
    1. “Desiring Economic Independence:  Remodeling the ‘Home Office’ in Hannah Lee’s Elinor Fulton,” Leslie Hammer, University of California, San Diego
    2. “North vs. South:  Competing Economic Discourses in the ‘Panic’ Fiction of Antebellum Women Writers,” Mary Templin, University of Toledo
    3. “Concepts of Home:  Subverting Domestic Ideology in Short Stories by Women,” Rita Bode, Trent University
  5. The Choice of a Lifetime, Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Jenifer Elmore, Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University
    and the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
    1. “Sedgwick—No Sentimentalist,” Jenifer Banks, Michigan State University
    2. “Exalting Single Women as Ideal Teachers:  Sedgwick’s Program for an Alternative Motherhood,” Sarah Robbins, Kennesaw State University
    3. “The Nature of Consent:  Marriage Choices in A New-England Tale and Other Novels,” Lisa West Norwood, Drake University

Session 9:  Friday, September 26, 2003, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
48.  Writing New Sights: Visual Cultures and Technologies in Writing by
American Women, Bur Oak
Chair: Kimberly Lamm, Pratt Institute
1. “Insisting and Repeating: Seeing the Difference in the Cinematic Portraiture of Gertrude Stein,” Kimberly Lamm, Pratt Institute
2. “I Married Adventure: Visioning the Embodied Presence of White Womanhood,” Lisa M. Herman, Rochester Institute of Technology
3. “Gendered Vision(s) in the Short Fiction of Harriet Prescott Spofford,” Birgit Spengler, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

  1. Education Reform and Women’s Writing in the Antebellum United States,
    Post Oak
    Chair:  Amy Cummins, University of Kansas
    1. “A Common School: Education and Female Schoolteachers in the 1850s Novels of Mary Jane Holmes,” Amy Cummins, University of Kansas
    2. “The Hartford Circle: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Influence on Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing,” Pamela T. Washington, University of Central Oklahoma
    3. “Antebellum Seminaries and Boarding Schools: Dangerous Environments for the Female ‘Constitution,’” Mary G. De Jong, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
    4. “Laura Bridgman, Living Symbol of the Peabody Sisters’ Educational Reform Theory and Praxis,” Janice Milner Lasseter, Samford University
  2. “And Shine Swam On”:  Challenging and Changing Sexual, Cultural and
    Theoretical Perspectives in Contemporary Black Women’s Writing,
    Live Oak 1
    Chair:  Australia Tarver, Texas Christian University
    1. “The Black Woman’s Burden:  Resistance in Contemporary Black Women’s Writing,” Debarati Dutta, Texas Christian University
    2. “Re-Appropriating the Black Arts Movement’s Call for Music: Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place,” Cassandra Parente, Texas Christian University
    3. “Critiquing Black Feminist and Lesbian Theory:  Toward a Dialogic in the Black Feminist Canon,” Loren Loving, Texas Christian University
  3. Elizabeth Bishop & The Vassar Experience, Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Camille Roman, Washington State University and the Elizabeth Bishop
    Society
    1. “Defining Art in the 1930s: Bishop and Her Rebel Sisters at Vassar,” Bethany Hicok, Westminster College
    2. “Bishop and Edna St. Vincent Millay,” Cheryl Walker, Scripps College
    3. “Billie Holiday and Other Stars: Bishop with Louise Crane,”  Camille Roman, Washington State University
    4. “Bishop’s Ecocriticism and the Vassar Circle,” Jason Miller, Washington State University
  4. The Voices Within – Contextualizing Elizabeth Stoddard, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Yvonne Roth, Johann Wolfgang-Goethe University
    1. “Domestic Modernism?: Re-Reading Stoddard’s The Morgesons,” Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College
    2. “‘The cleverest child’s book written here’: Elizabeth Stoddard’s Lolly Dink’s Doings,” Maria Holmgren Troy, Karlstad University
    3. “Eros and Irony: Narrative Strategies in Elizabeth Stoddard’s Short Stories,” Susanne Opfermann, Johann Wolfgang-Goethe University
    4. “Contracts and Scoundrels: Elizabeth Stoddard’s ‘Lemorne Versus Huell’ and the Case of Bartleby,” Roxanne Harde, Cornell University
  5. Re-creating Lives:  The Role, Relevance, and Challenge of Women’s
    Biographies in Literary History, Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Denise Kohn, Greensboro College
    1. “Re-Creating a Life: Interpreting Susan Glaspell’s Life and Writing,” Barbara Ozieblo, University of Malaga
    2. “ ‘Patchwork Labors’: Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Correspondence and the Recovery of a Literary Career,” Rochelle Johnson, Albertson College
    3. “When Biography Builds on Autobiography: The Case of Neith Boyce,” Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, Brown University
    4. “‘Relentless accuracy’ or ‘the haggish, uncompanionable drawl of certitude’: Marianne Moore Instructs Her Biographer,” Linda Leavell, Oklahoma State University

Session 10:  Friday, September 26, 2003, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
54.  The Early Twentieth Century:  Open Topics I, Bur Oak
Chair:  Karen Steele, Texas Christian University
1. “‘Terrible Women’:  Gender, Platonism, and Religion in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House, Anne Baker, North Carolina State University
2. “‘Injudicious Gardening’:  Marianne Moore and the Hazards of Domestication,” Robin Schulze, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
3. “‘The Civil War Between Them’: Shopgirls and Shoppers in Turn-of-the-Century Magazines,” Jeanine Jewell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  1. Subversive Grief: Death and the Mother in American Women’s Poetry,
    Live Oak 1
    Chair: Elizabeth Petrino, Fairfield University
    1. “Portraits and Mothers: Shadowed Bodies in the Poetry of Frances Sargent Osgood,” Lisa Hammond Rashley, University of South Carolina-Lancaster
    2. “In ‘Passionate Companionship’ with the Dead: Maternal Loss and the Failure of Sympathy in the Poetry of Sarah Piatt,” Mary McCartin Wearn, Georgia Institute of Technology
    3. “Motherhood and Death: Felicia Hemans Prefigures Contemporary American Women Poets,” Anna Leahy, North Central College
  2. Post-Menopausal Zest:  A Celebration of the Crone in Contemporary American
    Literature, Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Jill Fiore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    1. “Crones as Truthtellers: The Power of Story in Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter and Mako Yoshikawa’s One Hundred and One Ways,” Jill Fiore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    2. “Taking Possession of an Alternative Vitality:  Transcendence into Cronehood in Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple,” Margot Sempreora, Webster University
    3. “‘Each necklace purposely broken’:  The Power of Constance Fenimore Woolson’s ‘Miss Grief,’” Annamaria Formichella-Elsden, Buena Vista University
  3. Matrilineal Connection in African American, Chicana, and Asian American
    Literature, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Maureen Honey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    1. “A History Cruel Enough to Stop the Blood: The Matrilineal Story of Slavery and Its Legacy,” Venetria Patton, Purdue University
    2. “‘A Mother’s Wisdom’:  A Chicana’s Matriarchal Heritage of Resistance, Dora Ramirez-Dhoore, The University of Texas-Pan American
    3. “Winnifred Eaton’s Cattle (1924): Creating Matrilineal Space in a Patriarchal World,” Maureen Honey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  4. Twenty-First Century Working Women Writing on Nineteenth-Century
    Women Writing Work: A Roundtable, Post Oak
    Moderator:  Frances Smith Foster, Emory University
    Participants:  Lois Brown, Mount Holyoke College; Jennifer Fleischner, Adelphi
    University; Xiomara Santamarina, University of Michigan; Jean Fagan Yellin, Pace
    University
  5. The Forgotten Modernists: Experimental Writings of American Women,  circa
    1920-1945, Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Pat Tyrer, West Texas A&M University and the Evelyn Scott Society
    1. “‘Breathe Upon These Slain’: Evelyn Scott’s Postmodernist Prophecy,” Tim Edwards, University of the Ozarks
    2. “Demeter’s Surrogate Persephone: The Triple-Goddess Myth in Kay Boyle’s Winter Night,’” A. Dean Fontenot, Texas Tech University
    3. “The Experimental Structure of Evelyn Scott’s Civil War Novel, The Wave,” Pat Tyrer, West Texas A&M University
  6. Plenary Session, Friday, September 26, 2003, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Brazos I and II

       Welcome:  Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
        Remarks:  Sharon M. Harris, Texas Christian University

       Keynote Address:  “Wor(l)ds Made Flesh: Women’s Phototextuality”
                              Thadious Davis, Vanderbilt University

Session 11:  Saturday, September 27, 2003, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
61.  Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Writers in and for the Classroom:  A
Roundtable Discussion, Bur Oak
Moderator: Karen A. Weyler, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Participants:  Kathryn McKee, University of Mississippi; Gail K. Smith,
Birmingham-Southern College; Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi

  1. Imagining the West: Women’s Responses to the Western Environment,
    Live Oak 1
    Chair:  Jennifer Dawes Adkison, Idaho State University
    1. “‘I love my West when I am in the East’: Community and Isolation in Mary Hallock Foote’s West,” Jennifer Dawes Adkison, Idaho State University
    2. “Reconciling Place: Gender, Culture, and Women’s Clubs in the Irrigated West, 1870-1920,” Laura Woodworth-Ney, Idaho State University
    3. “New Homes and Summer Rambles: Kirkland, Fuller and the Making of the Middle West,” Julianne Munjak, University of Chicago
    4. “Writing the Present Through the Past: Homestead Diaries and Contemporary Conceptions of Place and Self,” Jennifer Sinor, Utah State University
  2. Poetic God-Talk II: American Women’s Poetry and/as Theology, Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Angela Mills, Queen’s University
    1. “Women’s Petitions and/as Novelistic Form: an Exploration of Jacksonian Women’s Poetics and/as Politics,” Amy Dunham Strand, University of Washington
    2. “Sisterhood and the Social Gospel in Helen Stuart Campbell’s Miss Melinda’s Opportunity,” Angela Mills, Queen’s University
    3. “Hoc est corpus: Flannery O’Connor and the Fiction of Incarnation,” Irwin Streight, Royal Military College
  3. Going Public: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on Women’s Place in the World
    Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Jill Bergman, University of Montana and the Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    Society
    1. “Reconsidering the Gilman Canon: The Significance of What Diantha Did,” Charlotte Rich, Eastern Kentucky University
    2. “Shaking Down the Patterns of Patriarchy: The Rhetoric within The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman,” Beth Brunk-Chavez, University of Texas at El Paso
    3.  “Privacy and Home in Charlotte Perkins Gilman,” Claire Chantell, University of Virginia
    4. “‘They saw their duty and they did it’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Rhetoric of Women’s Clubs,” Amy Hobbs, University of Maryland, College Park
  4. Margaret Fuller: Influences, Models, and Networks, Post Oak
    Chair:  Jeffrey Steele, University of Wisconsin, Madison and the Margaret Fuller
    Society
    1. “Exempla, Role Models, and Influences: Relational Paradigms in Fuller’s Writing,” Jeffrey Steele, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    2.  “The Frontispiece of Woman: Emily Plater as Margaret Fuller’s Ideal Exaltada,” Stephanie Barron, University of Texas-Pan American
    3.  “Paradigms of Recovery/Problems of Exceptionalism: Putting Fuller, Peabody, and Sedgwick in the Company of Women,” Charlene Avallone, Independent Scholar
  5. Beyond the “d—-d mob”: New Readings of The Lamplighter, Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Susan Williams, Ohio State University
    1. “Domestic Gothic: Plot and Providence in The Lamplighter,” Jennifer Camden, Ohio State University
    2. “Constructions of Confidence in The Lamplighter,” Liz Cote, Ohio State University
    3. “‘I Cling to Life—I Cling to Life’: Miss Patty Pace’s Attempt at Posterity in The Lamplighter,” Jen Desidero, Ohio State University

Session 12:  Saturday, September 27, 2003, 10:30 a.m.-noon
67.  New Midwestern Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century, Bur Oak
Chair:  Charles Johanningsmeier, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1. “A Paradoxically Realistic Romance: Octave Thanet’s Stories of a Western Town,” Charles Johanningsmeier, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2. “The Midwest as Liminal Space: Mary Hartwell Catherwood’s ‘Pontiac’s Lookout,’” Kristen Hartman, Ohio State University
3. “A Midwestern Writer Confronts the West: Pioneer Women in the Short Fiction of Elia W. Peattie,” Susanne George-Bloomfield, University of Nebraska at Kearney
4. “Border Designs: The Visual and the Textual in Angel DeCora’s Art and Writing,” Jane Simonsen, University of Central Arkansas

  1. The Early Twentieth Century:  Open Topics II, Live Oak 1
    Chair: David Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
    1. “Cutting It Short:  Mina Loy and the Modernist Long Poem,” Michael Soto, Trinity University
    2. “The Politics of ‘Primitive:’ Mary Austin’s Feminist Vision in Cactus Thorn,” Amy Mendenhall, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
    3. “‘Without Shelter’:  Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s The Deepening Stream and the Politics of the American Abroad during World War I,” Elizabeth J. Wright, Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton
    4. “Meridel Le Sueur and the Corporeal Turn in Cultural Studies,” Stacy Alaimo, University of Texas at Arlington
  2. Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Imagining the Ideal, Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Bonnie Blackwell, Texas Christian University
    1. “Ideal Battles: Julia Ward Howe’s Republican Vision,” Renee Bergland, Simmons College
    2. “How the Sentimental Novel Teaches a Racist Idea,” Caroline Levander, Rice University
    3. “Landscape as Haven: Celia Thaxter, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Island Autonomy,” Leah Blatt Glasser, Mount Holyoke College
    4. “Alcott and the Limits of Sympathy as the Foundation of a Democratic Ideal,” Marianne Noble, American University
  3. Nineteenth-Century Lesbian Narratives, Post Oak
    Chair:  Kristin M. Comment, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    1. “Kate Chopin’s ‘Lilacs’: A Love Story?” Christina G. Bucher, Berry College
    2. “‘Where it ceases to be silly it becomes actually wrong’: Lesbian Panic in Three Conduct Books and Rose Terry’s ‘My Visitation,’” Kristin M. Comment, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    3. “Drinking Lesbian Wine: Queering Identity in Grace Greenwood’s Travel Writing,” Paula Garrett, Millsaps College
    4. “‘An indefinable something hard to interpret’: Lesbian Desire and Reader Expectation in Lillie Devereux Blake’s Fettered for Life,” Suzanne Gigante, University of Virginia
  4. Women’s “Private” Writing and the American Civil War, Live Oak 3
    Chair:  Daniel Williams, Texas Christian University
    1. “‘At the Crisis of Our Fate’: Sophia Hawthorne’s Civil War Correspondence,” Julie E. Hall, Sam Houston State University
    2. “Mourning and the Construction of Self in Sarah Morgan’s Civil War Diary,” Jennifer Putzi, The College of William and Mary
    3. “‘Spinning My Entrails Into Prose’: Writing, Materiality, and Mary Chesnut’s Civil War,” Julia Stern, Northwestern University
    4. “‘If the Phool Publishers Don’t Publish It, I’m Gonna Commit Suicide’: Helen Dortch Longstreet’s ‘Private’ Narrative of the Civil War,” Sarah E. Gardner, Mercer University
  5. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Her Contemporaries, Live Oak 4
    Chair:  Naomi Z. Sofer, Harvard University
    1. “Phelps and Spofford: Rewriting The Amber Gods,”  Susan Williams, Ohio State University
    2. “Children of War: The Civil War Girl in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Louisa May Alcott,” Ann Beebe, University of Texas at Tyler
    3. “Metta Fuller Victor: A Perley with a Pen?” Jessica Breen Hays, University of Maryland, College Park

Session 13:  Saturday, September 27, 2003, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Post Oak
73.  Black Women Speaking Across Landscapes and Languages: Velma Pollard and
       Nikky Finney
       Arranged by Australia Tarver, Texas Christian University, and sponsored by the
       following members of the Texas Christian University administration and faculty:
       Cornell Thomas, Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity and Community; Kathryne
       McDorman, Department of History and former Director of the Honors Program; and
       Sharon M. Harris, Department of English
       Participants:  Nikky Finney, University of Kentucky; Velma Pollard, University of
       West Indies
Session 14:  Saturday, September 27, 2003, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
74.  Seeking Place: Physical, Spiritual, and Epistolary Spaces in Contemporary
Women’s Writing, Bur Oak
Chair:  Deborah Clarke, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
1. “Neodomestic Fictions: Mapping the Domestic Geographies of Twenty-First-Century American Women’s Novels,” Kristin Jacobson, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
2. “Conversion Takes Place: Religious Mobility in the Dakotan Landscapes of Louise Erdrich and Kathleen Norris,” Carissa Turner, Pennsylvania  State University, University Park
3. “Ending with the letter: Terminal Epistolarity in Cristina Carcia’s Dreaming in Cuban,” Brandon Kempner, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

  1. Literary Women/Oral Cultures, Live Oak 1
    Chair:  Charlene Avallone, Kailua, Hawai’i
    1. “Funerals and Fiction: Mourning Early American Women in Oratory and Print,” Desiree Henderson, University of Texas at El Paso
    2. “Rethinking the Lyceum Movement,” Charlene Avallone, Kailua, Hawai’i
    3. “Tale-Baring and Dressing Out: Black Feminist Orality Revealing Torture and Abuse by Slave Mistresses in Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig, Sylvia Dubois’ A Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt her Mistress and Gand her Fredom, and The Story of Mattie J. Jackson,” DoVeanna S. Fulton, University of Memphis
  2. Crossing Borders: Western Women Rewrite Race, Gender, and Sexuality,
    Live Oak 2
    Chair:  Wendy Rountree, Salisbury University
    1. “Negotiating Motherhood, Sexuality, and Virtue in Gilman’s ‘An Honest Woman’ and Austin’s ‘House of Offence,’” Patricia Larson Kalayjian, California State University, Dominguez Hills
    2. “Erdrich Races the Boundaries:  The Miracle of Cross Dressing at Little No Horse,” Kathryn West, Bellarmine University
    3. “The Tragic Mulatta Goes West: Cogewea and Native Double Consciousness,” John C. Orr, University of Portland
  3. Susan Fenimore Cooper and the Natural History Tradition: A Roundtable
    Discussion, Live Oak 3
    Moderator:  Rochelle Johnson, Albertson College and The James and Susan
    Fenimore Cooper Society
    Participants:  Rick Magee, SUNY Maritime College; Lisa West Norwood, Drake
    University; Daniel Patterson, Central Michigan University; Dan Peck, Vassar
    College
  4. Stowe and the Family, Post Oak
    Chair:  Beth L. Lueck, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
    1. “Family Narratives and the Construction of Race in Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Catherine Saunders, George Mason University
    2. “Color, Class, and Family in Stowe’s Second Anti-Slavery Novel,” Adam Sonstegard, University of California, Davis
    3. “Professionalism vs. Sentimentality: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher,” Faye Halpern, Harvard University
  5. Nineteenth-Century Women Writers:  Open Topics III, Live Oak 4
    Chair: Brandy Parris, University of Washington
    1. “Harriet Beecher Stowe in Argentina,” Bonnie K. Frederick, Texas Christian University
    2. “Domestic Labor, Emotional Labor:  Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln,” Brandy Parris, University of Washington
    3. “Women, Money, and the Law,” Joyce Warren, Queens College
    4. “‘Woman Dust’  Romanticism and Reform in the First Woman’s Rights Periodical,” Phyllis Cole, Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County

Plenary Session:  Saturday, September 27, 2003, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Pecos I and II
80.  Positioning Women in the Academy:  Issues of Teaching, Research, and
       Administration for Scholars of American Women Writers:  A Roundtable
       Discussion, Pecos I and II
   Moderator:  Deborah Clarke, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
   Participants:  Kathleen Brogan, Wellesley College; Judith Fetterley, University at
   Albany, SUNY; Susan K. Harris, University of Kansas; Trudier Harris-Lopez,
University of North Carolina; Karen Kilcup, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Annette Kolodny, University of Arizona; Amelia Montes,University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Venetria Patton, Purdue University, Tey Diana Rebolledo, University of New Mexico

Saturday, September 27, 2003, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Closing Reception
The Bridge
Graduate Student Prize for the Best Paper at the SSAWW Conference:
The SSAWW will award a prize of $100 for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the conference.  Papers must be submitted in triplicate by October 10, 2003, along with a copy of student ID, to Sharon M. Harris, President, SSAWW, Department of English, TCU, TCU Box 297270, Fort Worth, Texas  76129.

Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Index of Participants (Listed with Session Number)

Adams, Aesha, 30
Adams, Katherine, 25
Adkison, Jennifer Dawes, 62
Ainsworth, Diann, 20
Alaimo, Stacy, 68
Alves, Isabel, 11
Amberg, Julie, 4
Avallone, Charlene, 65, 75
Baker, Anne, 54
Baker, Dorothy Z., 3
Banks, Jenifer, 47
Barlowe, Jamie, 37
Barron, Stephanie, 65
Bauer, Grace, 44
Baumgartner, Barbara, 33
Beebe, Ann, 72
Been, Mary, 33
Beilke, Debra, 35
Belasco, Susan, 8, 60
Bennett, Paula, 18
Berg, Allison, 32
Berg, Tamara, 43
Bergland, Renee, 69
Bergman, Jill, 30, 64
Bernardi, Debra, 35
Bischof, Elizabeth McDonald, 30
Blackwell, Bonnie, 69
Blanchard, Mary Loving, 43
Bleil, Robert, 19
Bode, Rita, 46
Bowers, Kim, 27
Bowie, Rian, 34
Brogan, Kathleen, 80
Brooks, Joanna, 39
Brown, Lois, 58
Browner, Stephanie, 32
Brunk-Chavez, Beth, 64
Bucher, Christina G., 70
Camden, Jennifer, 66
Camfield, Gregg, 41
Campbell, Donna, 16, 24
Carpenter, Cari M., 7
Chandler, Linda, 12
Chantell, Claire, 64
Chapman, Mary, 19
Clarke, Deborah, 74, 80
Cole, Phyllis, 79
Collins-Friedrichs, Jennifer, 10
Comment, Kristin M., 70
Coon, Michael D., 31
Cote, Liz, 66
Cox, James H., 39
Crumbley, Paul, 36
Crumpton, Margaret, 14
Cucinella, Catherine, 18
Cummins, Amy, 49
Cutter, Martha J., 17, 42
Daly, Brenda, 27
Davis, Cynthia J., 31
Davis, Thadious, 60
De Jong, Mary G., 49
De Boer-Langworthy, Carol 53
Desidero, Jen, 66
DiCicco, Lorraine C., 7
Dicker, Rory, 26
Dingledine, Don, 22
Douglas, Carole Nelson, 15
Duquette, Elizabeth, 16
Dutta, Debarati, 50
Eberwein, Jane Donahue, 18
Edwards, Tim, 59
Elmore, Jenifer, 47
Engle, Sherry, 13, 31
Esposito, Nancy, 44
Fetterley, Judith F., 80
Finney, Nikky, 73
Fiore, Jill, 56
Fisher, Beth, 40
Fisher, Lydia, 33
Fisher-Wirth, Ann, 44
Fleischner, Jennifer, 58
Fontenot, A. Dean, 59
Formichella-Elsden, Annamaria, 56
Foster, Frances Smith, 58
Frederick, Bonnie K., 79
Freeman, Elizabeth, 1
Fulton, DoVeanna S., 75
Galante, Paul, 28
Gardner, Sarah E., 71
Garrett, Paula, 70
Gaul, Theresa Strouth, 24
Gayton, Erin, 10
Gebhard, Caroline, 2
George-Bloomfield, Susanne, 67
Gigante, Suzanne, 70
Glasser, Leah Blatt, 69
Goldman, Anne, 40
Gonzalez, John, 40
Gould, Donna Marie, 23
Grasso, Linda, 42
Greyser, Naomi, 12
Hall, Carolyn, 2
Hall, Julie E.  28, 71
Halpern, Faye, 78
Hamlin, Annemarie, 23
Hammer, Leslie, 46
Hanson, Katherine, 5
Harde, Roxanne, 5, 52
Harris, Sharon M., 3, 60
Harris, Susan K., 41, 80
Harris-Lopez, Trudier, 80
Hart, Ellen Louise, 36
Hartman, Kristen, 67
Harvey, Tamara, 3
Hassel, Holly, 11
Hayes, Melissa Hamilton, 5
Hays, Jessica Breen, 72
Heginbotham, Eleanor Elson, 36
Henderson, Desiree, 75
Hendler, Glenn, 25
Herman, KarenDe, 11
Herman, Lisa M., 48
Hicok, Bethany, 51
Hobbs, Amy, 64
Hogg, Charlotte, 4
Homestead, Melissa J., 38
Honey, Maureen, 57
Ings, Katharine, 43
Jackson, Phoebe, 37
Jacobs, Heidi LM, 7
Jacobson, Kristin, 74
Jensen, Beth, 20
Jewell, Jeanine, 54
Johanningsmeier, Charles, 67
Johnson, Joanna Webb, 21
Johnson, Rochelle, 53, 77
Jones, Paul Christian, 16
Justice, Daniel H., 39
Kalayjian, Patricia Larson, 76
Kamahele, Momi, 6
Karcher, Carolyn L., 45
Keely, Karen A., 28
Keetley, Dawn, 35
Kempner, Brandon, 74
Kilcup, Karen, 17, 80
Kinman, Alice, 14
Kirby, Lisa Cooper, 26
Kirk, Connie Ann, 21
Kohn, Denise, 53
Kolodny, Annette, 80
Kreger, Erika, 41
Kualapai, Lydia, 6, 39
Lamm, Kimberly, 48
Lasseter, Janice Milner, 49
Leahy, Anna, 55
Leavell, Linda, 53
Leavitt, Melissa, 20
Leder, Priscilla, 11
Levander, Caroline, 69
Levy, Valerie, 14
Lock, Sarah, 34
Logan, Lisa, 3
Long, Lisa, 8, 22
Lott, Desahe E., 28
Loving, Loren, 50
Lowry, Margaret M.S., 26, 34
Luciano, Dana, 25
Lueck, Beth L, 78
Luschei, Glenna, 44
Lutes, Jean, 25
Madden, Etta, 7
Magee, Rick, 77
McCaskill, Barbara, 14
McKee, Kathryn, 61
Mendenhall, Amy, 68
Meyer, Charlotte, 43
Miller, Jason, 51
Mills, Angela, 63
Monroe, Melanie, 30
Montes, Amelia M.L., 40, 80
Moore, Sharon L., 14
Morris, Linda A., 1, 41
Munjak, Julianne, 62
Noble, Marianne, 69
Norwood, Lisa West, 47, 77
Novak, Terry, 16
Obuchowski, Mary DeJong, 9
Opfermann, Susanne, 52
Orr, John C., 76
Ostriker, Alicia, 5
Otter, Samuel, 45
Ozieblo, Barbara, 53
Parente, Cassandra, 50
Parris, Brandy, 79
Patterson, Daniel, 9, 77
Patton, Venetria, 57, 80
Peck, Dan, 77
Peleg, Kris, 20
Perrin, Anne, 9
Petrino, Elizabeth, 17, 55
Petty, Leslie, 19
Pfaelzer, Jean, 1
Pitcock, Ronald, 43
Pollak, Vivian R., 36
Pollard, Velma, 73
Porter, Laurin, 27
Powell, Malea, 6
Prebel, Julie, 33
Pressman, Richard S., 24
Puglisi, Floriana, 5
Putzi, Jennifer, 71
Rabkin, Orit, 10
Ramirez-Dhoore, Dora, 8, 57
Randall, Kelli, 8, 34
Rashley, Lisa Hammond, 55
Rebolledo, Tey Diana, 80
Rich, Charlotte, 64
Richards, Connie, 30
Robbins, Sarah, 47
Robison, Lori, 32
Roman, Camille, 51
Romigh, Maggie, 4
Rosen, Susan, 9
Roth, Yvonne, 37, 52
Rountree, Wendy, 76
Ruiz, Julie, 40
Russell, David, 38
Samuelson, Todd, 36
Santamarina, Xiomara, 58
Saunders, Catherine, 78
Schulze, Robin, 54
Seelbinder, Emily, 18
Sempreora, Margot, 56
Silva, Noenoe K., 6
Simonsen, Jane, 67
Sinor, Jennifer, 62
Sloan, Karen, 19
Smith, Gail K, 61
Smith, Martha Nell, 36
Sofer, Naomi Z., 38, 72
Sonstegard, Adam, 78
Sorisio, Carolyn, 17, 42
Soto, Michael, 68
Spengler, Birgit, 48
Steele, Jeffrey, 65
Steele, Karen, 54
Stern, Julia, 71
Stodola, Zabelle, 3, 7
Strand, Amy Dunham, 63
Streight, Irwin, 63
Tanglen, Randi, 23
Tarver, Australia, 50, 73
Templin, Mary, 46
Tomlinson, Susan, 42
Tracey, Karen, 2
Trapp, Joonna S., 37
Trefzer, Annette, 61
Troy, Maria Holmgren, 52
Turner, Carissa, 74
Tuttle, Jennifer, 40
Tyrer, Pat, 26, 59
Van Beek, Stacy Hinthorn, 12
Vanderwerken, David, 68
Wadsworth, Sarah A., 28
Wakefield, Sara, 21
Waldinger, Barbara, 31
Walker, Cheryl, 51
Warren, Joyce, 41, 79
Washington, Pamela T., 49
Wearn, Mary McCartin, 55
Weese, Katherine J., 4
Weinauer, Ellen, 32
Weinstein, Cindy A., 45
West, Kathryn, 76
Weyler, Karen A., 61
Williams, Daniel, 71
Williams, Susan, 66, 72
Woidat, Caroline, 24
Woodworth-Ney, Laura, 62
Wright, Elizabeth J., 68
Wright, Elizabethada A., 2
Yarington, Earl F., 10
Yellin, Jean Fagan, 58
Young, Elizabeth, 22
Zagarell, Sandra, 52

Index of Affiliated Organizations:
Association for the Study of
Literature and the
Environment, 9
Catherine Maria Sedgwick
Society, 47
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Society, 64
Constance Fenimore
Woolson Society, 2
Elizabeth Bishop Society, 51
Emily Dickinson
International Society, 18,
36
Evelyn Scott Society, 26, 59
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Society, 78
James and Susan Fenimore
Cooper Society, 77
Margaret Fuller Society, 28,
65
Society of Early
Americanists, 3

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