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Fall 2014 meeting

The Fall 2014 meeting will be on Saturday October 4, 2014 at University of Texas Arlington, hosted by Desiree Henderson.

The common reading will be Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823, edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers, U Nebraska UP, 2014).

Dr. Gaul will be present as our special guest participant.

DEADLINE: Please email Desiree Henderson at dhenderson@uta.edu if you plan to attend and specify whether you will stay for dinner, by SEPTEMBER 15, 2014.

LOCATION: Directions to the University of Texas Arlington are available here.

We will be meeting in the Chemistry & Physics Building 3rd floor conference room. A map of the campus is here (look for the Chemistry & Physics Building or CPB in the pull-down menu).

PARKING: TBA

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Noon-1pm Lunch (provided; vegetarian options will be available)

1-4:30pm Discussion

4:30-5pm Business meeting

5:30 Dinner at Olenjacks Grill, 770 Road To Six Flags East – in the Lincoln Square Shopping Center, right next to Half Price Books.

LODGING: There are numerous hotels in and near Arlington, especially around the DFW airport, and you may be able to find a great rate searching on your own.

When we bring guests to campus we typically put them up at the Arlington Hilton, which offers a special rate for UTA guests of $99 a night (depending on availability). To get this rate, call 817-640-3322, ask for Angela, and explain that you are a guest of the UTA English Department.

MISC: If you are flying in and need transportation to/from the airport or hotel, please let Desiree Henderson know.

2014-15 Meetings

The next meetings of the Texas Regional Study Group will be:

Fall 2014, October 4, 2014 at University of Texas Arlington, hosted by Desiree Henderson. The common reading will be Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823, edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers, U Nebraska UP, 2014).

Spring 2015, 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).

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Previous Meetings

March 2014 at University of Texas San Antonio, hosted by Joycelyn Moody. The common reading was Jane Edna Hunter’s autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer (1940), edited by Rhondda Robinson Thomas. Andreá Williams was a special guest participant.

October 2013 at Weatherford College, hosted by Sarah Lock. The common reading was Laura Curtis Bullard’s Christine, or Women’s Trials and Triumphs (U Nebraska 2011). Denise M. Kohn, editor of the edition, was a special guest participant.

February 2013 at University of North Texas, hosted by Kelly Wisecup. The common reading was DoVeanna Fulton and Reginald Pitt’s Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts: Three African American Women’s Oral Slave Narratives (SUNY 2010). Special guest participants included DoVeanna Fulton and Daphne Brooks.

February 2012 at Texas State University San Marcos, hosted by Priscilla Leder. The common reading was Mary King’s Quincie Bolliver (1941).

September 2011 at the University of Texas at Dallas, hosted by Sabrina Starnaman. The common reading was Anzia Yezierska’s  Arrogant Begger (1927).

February 2011 at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, hosted by Laura Stevens. The common reading was Mercy Otis Warren: Selected Letters (U Georgia P) and one of the editors of the edition, Jeffrey Richards, was a special guest participant.

October 2010 at Austin College, hosted by Randi Tanglen. The topic was “Teaching American Indian Women Writers” and included selections from Kilcup’s Native American Women’s Writing, c. 1800-1924; Bross and Wyss’s Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology; among other readings.

February 2010 at University of Texas Austin, hosted by Gretchen Murphy. The common text was Leonora Sansay’s Secret History; or, The Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura (Broadview 2007); Michael Drexler, editor of the edition, was a special guest participant.

March 2009 at University of Texas Arlington, hosted by Desiree Henderson. The common text was Jesse Alemán and Shelley Streeby, eds., Empire and the Literature of Sensation: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction (Rutgers, 2007), from which we read: The Female Warrior (1843) and Mary Denison’s The Prisoner of La Vintresse (1860). Jesse Alemán was a special guest participant.

November 2008 at Texas Christian University, hosted by Theresa Strouth Gaul. The common text was Elizabeth Stoddard’s Two Men (U Nebraska, 2008). Jennifer Putzi, editor of the edition, was a special guest participant.

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