Next Meeting

The Spring 2014 Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group meetings will be Saturday March 1, 2014 at University of Texas San Antonio, hosted by Joycelyn Moody. The common reading will be Jane Edna Hunter’s autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer (1940), edited by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, and recently reprinted as part of the West Virginia UP Regenerations Series (available here). Andreá Williams, who is author of Dividing Lines: Class Anxiety and Postbellum Black Fiction (U Michigan, 2013), will be a special guest participant in the discussion.

To RSVP, email Joycelyn Moody at joycelyn.moody@utsa.edu by February 3, 2014. Be sure to indicate whether you will stay for dinner.

LOCATION: The study group will be meet on UT San Antonio’s Main Campus (also known as the 1604 Campus): One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249

Helpful Driving Directions: Enter campus from 1604 at the main entrance on John Peace Blvd, circle around the turnabout and enter Bauerle Road, which leads directly to a large parking garage not even 1/4 mile away. Park at this garage, Bauerle Garage, as it has free parking that day.

We will meet in the Business Building in the University Room: BB 2.06.04

Please follow this link to a campus map (pdf file) to assist with locating the Business Building.

PARKING: Parking will be open and free in the Bauerle Road Garage (adjacent to the Business Building as shown on the campus map).

LODGING: Recommended hotels:

Wyndham Garden San Antonio – Near La Cantera [please note, this hotel was until recently The Four Points - just to avoid confusion]
6809 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, Texas 78249
(210) 690-0300

Staybridge Suites NW Near Six Flags Fiesta Texas
6919 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78249
(977) 238-8889

AIRPORT SHUTTLE: Recommended: City Tours Inc.

15900 La Cantera Pkwy #7300
San Antonio, TX 78256

Group reservations for the dinner will be handled by UTSA organizers; be sure to RSVP regarding whether you’ll attend dinner so we can get an accurate head count.


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Previous Meetings

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 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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