Spring 2015 Meeting

The Spring 2015 meeting of the Texas Regional Study Group will be:

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). Dr. Moody will be a special guest participant in the discussion.

Please RSVP by January 28, 2015 to Danielle Scott scottd@uhd.edu and indicate whether you plan to stay for dinner.

Location: University of Houston Downtown campus, One Main Building, White Oak Room (A300)

Parking: 40 parking spaces will be held in UHD’s visitor garage (1st, 2nd, & 3rd levels). UHD Parking Map. Attendees will have to collect the white parking ticket upon arriving and retrieve a yellow validation ticket from Danielle Scott before leaving in order to exit.

Schedule: 12-1pm Lunch; 1-4:30 discussion with coffee break; 4:30 Business meeting; 5pm Dinner (off campus)

Hotel accommodations: Marriott Residence Inn Houston Downtown/Convention Center. By following this link, you will be able to make a reservation at a corporate travel rate of $119 per night. Discounted rate expires Jan 6. If you prefer to call the Residence Inn directly, you will need to notify the staff that you are attending the SSAWW event hosted by UHD in order to receive the corporate rate.

Parking onsite at the Residence Inn is available at the rates mentioned below. Please be aware that Residence Inn does not provide any shuttle service from the airports to their location.

  • Valet parking, fee: 28 USD daily
  • Valet parking only – Overnight: $28 (over 30 days: $10); Daily: $15. Limited oversize vehicle parking available.

MetroRail is available for those who stay at Residence Inn and would like to catch the train to UHD. Residence Inn is located right in between the Main Street Square and Bell MetroRail stops, making it extremely convenient for guests to travel to and from campus. Fare cards can be purchased at kiosks on the rail platforms for $1.25 each way or for $3.00 a day for unlimited service. Houston MetroRail

Dinner location: Mia Bella Trattoria, Downtown Main (320 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002)


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Previous Meetings

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. 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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