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.


Calls for Papers

We are currently accepting abstracts for one panel and one roundtable at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference.

2018 Election

The Society will elect a new Executive Board this year. Jessica DeSpain is administrating the election and ballot links were sent to current CMSS members via email on 3 Dec. 2018. The election is currently open and will close on 20 Dec. 2018.

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”.

For queries about the Society or about Sedgwick’s career, email our president, Cindy Damon-Bach, who is working on a biography of Sedgwick.