Papers Delivered

SEDGWICK EVENTS AT THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE, October 10-13, 2012, Denver, CO

Thursday, October 11, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

“Nineteenth-Century Literary Techniques” (Lawrence B) T2
Sara Taylor Boissonneau, chair (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Lucinda L. Damon-Bach (Salem State University): “‘This is the age of
publication!’: Writing and Belonging in Sedgwick’s Redwood”

Alicia C. Jimenez (Pima Community College): “Song Choices in Elizabeth
Stoddard’s The Morgesons”

Rachel Pietka (Baylor University): “Epistolary Rhetoric and Women’s Citizenship
in Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie”

Thursday, October 11, 2:00-3:15

“In the Archives: Editing the Letters of Catharine Maria Sedgwick—A Workshop” (Gilpin) T29
Lucinda L. Damon-Bach (Salem State University)

Patricia Kalayjian (California State University at Dominguez Hills)

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society, Lucinda L. Damon-Bach and Patricia Kalayjian will host an interactive workshop sharing materials from ongoing research into Sedgwick’s personal writing and its connections to her authorship. Beyond the specific example of Sedgwick as a productive research subject, this session will engage participants in generative practices and productive issues associated with archival scholarship on American women’s writing, more broadly.

Thursday, October 11, 3:30-4:45

Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society: “Reading Catharine Sedgwick’s Cosmopolitan Novel of Manners, Clarence: Innovation and Influence” (Lawrence B) T32
Ellen Foster, chair (Clarion University)

Christina Henderson (University of Connecticut): “Circulating Cosmopolitans in Sedgwick’s Clarence: A Transnational Perspective”

Catherine Craft-Fairchild (University of St. Thomas [St. Paul, MN]): “A Less Than Amiable Influence: Maria Edgeworth’s Reading of Clarence and the Composition of Helen”

Jill Kirsten Anderson (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville): “Elite Manners and American Matters in Sedgwick’s Clarence and Cummins’s The Lamplighter”

Deborah Gussman (The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey): “Sedgwick’s Clarence, the Marriage Plot, and Literary Recovery”

Friday, October 12, 3:30-4:45

Afternoon Tea Sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, and Margaret Fuller Societies (Augusta–note room change) F33


SEDGWICK EVENTS AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, May 24-27, 2012, San Francisco, CA

Sedgwick Society Business Meeting
Friday, May 25th, 11:10 am-12:30 pm (Golden Gate Room)
The Sedgwick Society will meet with members of the Irving Society to discuss possible future collaborations. All interested persons (whether members of CMSS or not) are welcome.

Sedgwick Society panel: Catharine Maria Sedgwick and the Long 19th Century
Friday, May 25, 2:10 – 3:30 pm (Pacific K)
Chair: Pat Kalayjian, California State University-Dominguez Hills
1. “Maenad-in-Motion: Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Transatlantic Negotiation and Revival of Classical Art and Culture in A New-England Tale,” Michaela Keck, Carl von Ossietzky University.
2. “Fighting the ‘flippant idlers of fashionable life’: Prescriptive Education in Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Clarence: A Tale of Our Own Times,” Jordan L. Von Cannon, Louisiana State University.
3. “The Prospects of the American Woman: Women, Marriage, and Nation in Sedgwick and Wharton,” Tarah Demant, Mills College.

Philosophical Considerations in American Literary Culture
Thursday, May 24, 4:30-5:50 pm (Pacific B)
Chair: Paul Lauter, Trinity College
1. “To Be “Rational, Responsible, and Self-Depending Beings”: Catharine Sedgwick’s Contributions to Early American Philosophy,” Lucinda Damon-Bach, Salem State University (click here to read an abstract)
2. “Unhomely Creatures: Sentiment and Species Difference in Bartram and Thoreau,” Neill Matheson, University of Texas at Arlington
3. “Lafcadio Hearn’s “Re-told” Ghostly Narrative: Evoking Ghosts and Creating Home in a Foreign Landscape,” Hitomi Nabae, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

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