The next Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group meeting will be on Saturday February 23, 2013 at the University of North Texas in Denton and hosted by Kelly Wisecup.
Our common reading will be DoVeanna Fulton and Reginald Pitt’s Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts: Three African American Women’s Oral Slave Narratives (SUNY 2010; Amazon link). The book is described as “a critical collection of three women’s oral slave narratives … that have received little scholarly attention owing … to the oral nature of the texts.” Our conversation will take up the question of orality, as well as what these narratives may bring to our understanding of the slave narrative genre more generally. DoVeanna Fulton and Daphne Brooks will be special guest participants in the discussion.
PLEASE NOTE: The response to this study group meeting has exceeded our expectations. If you did not RSVP to Kelly Wisecup by the January 15 deadline, and due to space limitations, unfortunately we will not be able include you in this gathering. We encourage you to join our mailing list to learn of future meetings.
LOCATION: The meeting will take place at the University of North Texas, at the Gateway Center, rooms 43/47 (on the ground floor).
The Gateway Center can be found on the UNT campus map. The street address is 801 North Texas Blvd, Denton TX.
Free parking is available near the Center (lot 20 on the map).
12-1:15 pm Lunch (a vegetarian option will be available)
1:30-4:30 pm Discussion
4:30-5:00 pm Business Meeting
6 pm Dinner, Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, Denton TX 76201 (Each individual is responsible for the purchase of his/her own dinner.)
Comfort Suites at UNT, 1100 North I-35E, Denton, TX, US, 76201; (940) 898-8510
Rooms are $77 + tax. Non-smoking rooms have been blocked off for the UNT English Department and Kelly Wisecup. Please make your reservation by calling the hotel by February 9 (after which date the rooms will be released).
Heritage Inn Bed and Breakfast, 815 N. Locust, Denton, TX, 76201, (940) 565-6414
Rooms are $86 + tax. Non-smoking rooms have been blocked off for the UNT English Department and Kelly Wisecup. Please make your reservation by calling the hotel by February 9 (after which date the rooms will be released).
All are welcome to attend a talk by Professor Daphne Brooks (English, Princeton) at UNT on Friday, February 22 (3:30 PM, Willis Library Forum). Email Kelly Wisecup (firstname.lastname@example.org) or see the UNT American Studies Collquium website for more details.
Please contact Desiree Henderson (email@example.com) or Theresa Strouth Gaul (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.