The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society promotes the study and awareness of Sedgwick’s life and works. We aim to increase availability and access to her writings and offer a forum for established and emerging scholars, as well as others interested in Sedgwick, to exchange ideas, research, and pedagogical strategies.


Upcoming Sedgwick Society Symposium

We are currently planning our Summer 2020 Sedgwick Society Symposium. We’ll post the CFP, location information, and symposium dates in the coming months, so watch this space!

2018 Election Results

The Society elected a new Executive Board in 2018.  A special thank you to Jessica DeSpain for administrating the election and ballot.  Please find the results of the election below.

President: Melissa Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
First Vice President, Programs: Jenifer Elmore, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Second Vice President, Programs: Ashley Reed, Virginia Tech
Vice President, Communications and Newsletter: Cynthia Smith, Miami University
Vice President, Membership and Finance: Jill Kirsten Anderson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Vice President, Digital Resources: Jordan Von Cannon, Florida Gulf Coast University

The by-laws with office descriptions are available here. See this PDF for additional information about offices (updated positions and titles with descriptions): CMSS_Info.

Ongoing initiatives

See our News and Notes for CFPs and the “Just Read One – Sedgwick Story Challenge”.