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Fall 2017 Meeting

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The next meeting of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group will be on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the University of Texas Austin, hosted by Gretchen Murphy. Our common reading will be Rebecca Rush’s Kelroy, edited by Betsy Klimasmith (Broadview, 2016). Dr. Klimasmith with be a special guest participant.

RSVP to Gretchen at gretchen@austin.utexas.edu by September 22, 2017, and indicate whether you will be staying for dinner.

** Please note: A U Texas football game is scheduled for Sept. 22nd, so there may be more visitors to Austin than usual. Plan to make your hotel reservations soon, and to allow for additional traffic and potential parking limitations on campus.

Schedule of Events:

10:30 am—Introduction to the Harry Ransom Center. (Optional special event)

12pm—Lunch. Provided by UT Austin.

1pm-4:30pm—Discussion of Kelroy.

4:30—Business meeting and wrap up.

5:30pm—Dinner. Paid individually. Location: Mi Madres 2201 Manor Road Austin, TX 78722 http://www.mimadresrestaurant.com/

Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 1.302D. UT Austin campus map

Parking: UT Austin parking map On campus parking will be restricted because of the football game; Gretchen Murphy will provide information about alternative parking options when you RSVP. Please contact her or the Study Group organizers if you have any questions or concerns.

Hotel Accommodations: Unfortunately, the hotels initially identified by Gretchen as offering accommodation near the campus are sold out due to the football game. You may need to search more widely in Austin for a place to stay — and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Grad students coming from out of town can also contact Gretchen if they’d like to seek a volunteer UT grad student to host them for free.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Previous Meetings

February 2017 at Austin College (Sherman, TX), hosted by Randi Tanglen. The common reading was A. Jennie Bartlett’s Elder Northfield’s Home: or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar, edited by Nicole Tonkovich (U Nebraska P, 2015). Dr. Tonkovich was a special guest participant via Skype.

October 2016 at Trinity University in San Antonio, hosted by Claudia Stokes. The common reading was Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tevlin (U Nebraska, 2014). Dr. Duquette was a special guest participant.

April 2016 at University of Texas Dallas, hosted by Sabrina Starnaman. The common reading was Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction, edited by Lisa Yaszek and Patrick B. Sharp (Wesleyan UP). Dr. Yaszek was a special guest participant.

February 2015 at University of Houston-Downtown, hosted by DoVeanna Fulton. The common reading was Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge (1838), edited by Joycelyn Moody (West Virginia UP 2014). Dr. Moody was a special guest participant.

October 2014 at University of Texas Arlington, hosted by Desiree Henderson.The common reading was 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. Strouth Gaul was a special guest participant.

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. Dr. 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.