SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM (Updated May 9)
WEDNESDAY June 7
REGISTRATION 4-5:30 PM Red Lion Inn Lobby
Jill Anderson, VP Membership and Finance, will have the registration materials at the Red Lion Inn from 4:00-5:30 on Wednesday, and she will carry them with her to the Stockbridge Library. Please see Jill anytime throughout the Symposium to pick up name badges and other information.
KEYNOTE 6 PM Stockbridge Library
RECEPTION immediately following in the library
THURSDAY June 8
SESSION 1: 8-9:30 AM
Sedgwick’s Geographic Imagination
Chair: Lisa West
- Ashley Reed, “‘All Love and Friendship and No Politics’: Romance and the Republic in ‘A Reminiscence of Federalism.'”
- Janet Zehr, “The Evolution of Sedgwick’s American Settings through an Evolutionary Lens.”
- Cynthia Smith, “Hope Leslie at Sea.”
- Farnan, Chris. “Teaching Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie Through Maps.”
SESSION 2: 9:45-11:15 AM
Traveling People, Traveling Texts
Chair: Jill Anderson
- Emma Newcombe, “‘Oh, What a Scene!’: Class and Conflict at Niagara in Sedgwick’s The Travellers.”
- Susan Roberson, “The Great Excursion: Expansion, Travel, and Tourism.”
- Jenifer Elmore, “Two Views of Time in Space: Synchrony and Diachrony in Sedgwick’s ‘A Day in a Railroad Car’”
- Johanna McElwee, “Sedgwick in the Homes Abroad: Tracing the Works of Sedgwick in Sweden.”
SESSION 3: 12:45-2:15 PM
Evolving Views of the Spinster, the Bluestocking and Related Figures
Chair: Lucinda Damon-Bach?
- Deborah Gussman, “Sister Spinster: Placing Sedgwick in Contemporary Conversations About Singlehood, Marriage, and Feminism.”
- Kate Culkin, “A Tale of Two Students: The Sedgwick School, Harriet Hosmer, and Ellen Tucker Emerson.”
- Robin Cadwallader. “Sedgwick and the Bluestocking Tradition.”
SESSION 4: 2:30-4 PM
Where and When Men Disrupt Homes and/or the Social Order
Chair: Ashley Reed
- Maria Carla Sanchez, “Catharine Sedgwick’s Men.”
- Beth Avila, “‘Heroism in Such a Shape’: Pirates Invade Domestic Spaces.”
- David Ober, “Blurred Boundaries of Domesticity in Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie.”
OUTING: 4-6 p.m.
Private tour of the historic Sedgwick Home, with wine-and-cheese reception following on the site.
FRIDAY June 9
SESSION 5: 8-9:15 AM
Facilitator: Jenifer Elmore
SESSION 6: 9:30-10:20 AM
SESSION 7: 10:30-noon
Keeping the Past Visible
Chair: Melissa Homestead?
- Robert Daly, “Revolution in New York, Boston, and Beyond: Diachronic Thinking and the Hermeneutics of Situation in The Linwoods.”
- Elizabeth Kenney, “Anachronisms, Current Events and Jeannette McCurdy Hart’s Nahant.”
- Charlene Avallone, “National Space, Social Place, The French Language, and Catharine Sedgwick.”
LUNCH 12:00-1:00 PM
SESSION 8: 1:15-2:45 PM
Editing Sedgwick over Time: Roundtable on Recovery
Chair: Judith Fetterley
- Melissa Homestead
- Emily VanDette
- Deborah Gussman
- Victoria Clements
- Maria Karafilis?
Respondent: Lucinda Damon-Bach
OUTINGS: 4-6 p.m.
Details to be added here and publicized in the coming week.
Friday evening, June 9
BANQUET and FOUNDERS CELEBRATION
7 p.m. Hitchcock Room, Red Lion Inn
SATURDAY June 10
SESSION 9: 8-9:30 AM
New Places in Archival/Bibliographical Studies
Chair: Lisa West
- Pat Kalayjian – “Sedgwick’s Early Letters.”
- Lucinda Damon-Bach, “Factual Foundations and Fictitious Narrative.”
- Melissa Lingle-Martin, “Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Critique of Spectacle in Hope Leslie.”
- Meghan E. Smith, “Mapping Sedgwick’s Works Across Time and Place: Bibliographical Discoveries Reveal New Publications and Wider Geographic Reach.”
SESSION 10: 9:45 – 11:30 AM
SESSION 11: 1:00-2:30 PM
Times, Spaces and Places of Reform
Chair: Jill Anderson? Deborah Gussman?
- Michelle Wood, “A Village Near A Hill: or, Sedgwick’s Revision of John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity.”
- Susanna Compton, “A Secular Sedgwick.”
- Heather Santiago, “Worlds Away, One Voice: Catharine Maria Sedgwick as Magawisca in Hope Leslie.”
- Emily VanDette, “Conceptualizing Kindness Beyond Humanity: S’s Animal Advocacy Stories.”
SESSION 12: 2:45-4:00 PM
Where and When do Borders Break Down?
Chair: Jenifer Elmore?
- Lisa West, “Geologic Time, Narrative Time: Stones, Monuments and Memorials in Hawthorne and Sedgwick.”
- Gretchen Murphy, “Unitarians, Shakers and Infidels: The Problem of ‘Rational Christianity’ in Sedgwick’s Redwood.”
- Maureen Tuthill, “‘The Demon that Haunts the American Mind’: Work and the Concept of Time in Sedgwick’s Married or Single?”