As part of our organizational mission, the CMSS is committed to supporting scholarship on Sedgwick and her contemporaries not only through sponsoring regular symposia but in some cases through offering financial assistance for scholars in need. In the past, we have been able to offer modest support for a few graduate students, but in our changing economy senior scholars may also have need. While our offerings cannot be guaranteed and will likely be modest, we will try our best to offer some kind of financial assistance to those who especially need it. We would like to help make sure that all accepted presenters are able to participate in the symposium. If you are facing financial challenges that endanger your ability to attend the conference in St. Louis, please contact Lucinda Damon-Bach.