CMSS at SSAWW – Nov. 4-8th, 2015

CMSS at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers

For those attending the SSAWW’s Triennial Conference November 4-8th, 2015 in Philadelphia, please find below a list of Sedgwick-related panels including our Society-sponsored panel and the Sedgwick Tea.


Wednesday, November 4th 5:00 – 6:15 pm

Wednesday Special Welcome Roundtable Panel

Syllabus Exchange Roundtable

Melissa Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “The Nineteenth-Century American Novel and the Marriage Plot”

Friday, November 6th 8:55 – 10:10 am

Session 7-G FR: To Be or Not to Be (Married) in Catharine Sedgwick’s Fiction (Ballroom D) Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society Panel

Chair: Deborah Gussman, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Michelle Gaffner Wood, Cedarville University, “Inhibiting the Liminal: The Architecture of Single Life in Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Fiction”

Jordan Von Cannon, Louisiana State University, “Neither Married Nor Single: Sedgwick’s Alternate Paths of Female Development”

Saturday, November 7th 9:30 – 10:50 am
(There are three concurrent panels all with Sedgwick-related presentations)

Session 14-A SA: Issues in Recovery and Editing: A Roundtable with Editors in the Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Book Series (Ballroom C)

Deborah Gussman, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, “Recovering an Author’s Late Work: Catharine Sedgwick’s Married or Single?

Session 14-E SA: Teaching American Women Writers with Digital Tools, Platforms, and Projects Roundtable (Ballroom B)

*Including                                                                                                                         Christiane Farnan, Siena College, “Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Hope Leslie, and”

Session 14-G SA: Transatlantic Sympathy, Stowe, and Sedgwick (Flower)

Lucinda Damon-Bach, Salem State University, “‘My Readers Will Thank Me’: Transatlantic Sympathy in Sedgwick’s Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home

3:10 – 4:30 pm
Session 18-A SA: Literary Tea and Book Celebration (Cook)