Affiliates and Study Groups

Application Form for Affiliate Status

Contact information is provided and updated by the affiliates but is not checked every year for accuracy. If this information is outdated, please contact the VP for Publications at

African American Literature and Culture Society
Shirley Moody-Turner, vice-president
28 Burrowes Building; Penn State University, University Park, PA 16803

American Humor Studies Association 
Contact information:

American Theatre and Drama Society
Cheryl Black
129 Fine Arts
Univ of Missouri, Columbia MO 65211

Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL) 
Robert Nelson
English Department
Ryland Hall
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA 23173

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) 
Contact information:

Carson McCullers Society
Contact information:

Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society 
Contact: Melissa Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society 
Sari Edelstein
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

Children’s Literature Society 
June Cummins
8607 Kedvale Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Michelle Pagni Stewart
Mt. San Jacinto College
28237 LaPiedra Rd.
Menifee, CA 92584

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society 

Anne Boyd Rioux
English Department
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148

Contemporary Women’s Writing Association

CWWA invites colleagues with academic interests in contemporary women’s writing in all genres to join this Network. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as post-1970. We welcome input from academics, post-graduate students, writers and performers, publishers and reading groups. CWWA is a Special Interest Group of the English Association.

Edith Wharton Society 
Contact information:

Elizabeth Bishop Society

Advisory Board
* Sandra Barry – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
* Barbara Page – Vassar College
* Camille Roman – Washington State University
* Thomas Travisano, President – Hartwick College
* Jacquelin Vaught Brogan – Notre Dame University

Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
Contact Person:    Matthew Nickel, President
Web address: 

Elizabeth Oakes Smith Society

Contact Person: Timothy Scherman

Web address:


Ellen Glasgow Society 
(previous web URL is inactive)
Dr. Gwendolyn Jones, President
Associate Professor of English
Department of Language and Literature
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260-0285

Emily Dickinson International Society
Contact Information:

Eudora Welty Society

Evelyn Scott Society 

Caroline Maun
Department of English
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward Ave., Ste. 9408
Detroit, MI 40202
ESS website:

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society 
President: Beth L. Lueck, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

H.D. International Society
Contact Person: Celena E. Kusch and Rebecca Walsh
Mailing Address: Celena E. Kusch, University of South Carolina Upstate, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Rebecca Walsh, Department of English and Ph.D. Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM), NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695
Web address:

Kate Chopin International Society
Contact:  Kelli Purcell O’Brien,

Katherine Anne Porter Society  
Contact Person: Beth Alvarez
Mailing Address: Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD  20742
Web address:

Kay Boyle Society 
President:President: Anne Reynes-Delobel, Université de Provence

Louisa May Alcott Society

Lydia Maria Child Society
Sarah Olivier, University of Denver
3304 Perry Street, Denver, CO 80212
Join Listserv:

Margaret Fuller Society
President: Charlene Avallone                                                                                                                    Email:

Mary McCarthy Society
Contact Person: Dr. Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
Mailing Address:  SUNY Empire State College, School for Graduate Study, 150 E. Route 59, Nanuet, New York 10954
Web address:

Pauline Hopkins Society
The Hopkins Society was established at the 2009 American Literature Association conference to encourage interest in Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: her life, her writings, and the issues she explored.  The PEHS aims to foster scholarship and dialogue on Hopkins and her era through conference meetings, publications, and pedagogical resources useful to scholars, teachers, and community members at large.

Main site:

Please use this link to join the Hopkins Society listserv:

For further information, please contact the Program Chair:

JoAnn Pavletich,
Associate Professor
University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX

Research Society for American Periodicals 
Ellen Gruber Garvey
Department of English
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Society for American Jewish Literature 
Dr. Victoria Aarons
O.R. & Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature
Department of English
Trinity University
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 999-7574

Society for American Travel Writing


Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) 
Membership Coordinator, Eleanor Shevlin:

Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa 
Norma E. Cantú
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0700                                                                            NCANTU@TRINITY.EDU

Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World 

Society of Early Americanists
Kristina Bross, President:

Susan Glaspell Society
Noelia Hernando Real, Ph.D.
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Campus de Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid (SPAIN)
Western Literature Association

Sabine Barcatta and Randi Tanglen
Mailing Address:  PO Box 6815, Logan UT 84341
Web address:
WLA Blog address:
Email: (Sabine Barcatta) and (Randi Tanglen)

Willa Cather Society 
Ann Romines
Department of English
George Washington University
770 Rome Hall
Washington, DC 20052

Regional Research and Study Groups

California (Southern):
Pacific Northwest:  Join the listserv:
United Kingdom:



19th-Century American Women Writers Study Group
Professor Joyce W. Warren
Department of English
Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367

19th-Century American Women Writers Research Group 
R. J. (Dick) Ellis

Department of American and Canadian Studies
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

19th-Century American Women Writers Study Group
Professor Joyce W. Warren
Department of English
Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367

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