Upcoming: Margaret Fuller at MLA 2021

The 2021 MLA Annual Convention will be held in Toronto from 7 to 10 January, and the Margaret Fuller Society is hosting a roundtable on “19th-Century Women Writers and Archives,” presided by Margaret Fuller Society Vice President Sonia Di Loreto. Below is a list of speakers.

“The Margaret Fuller Society Archive,” Charlene Avallone, Margaret Fuller Society President, Independent Scholar

“Digitizing Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing Using Manifold,” Christina Katopodis, Margaret Fuller Society Website Manager, The Graduate Center, CUNY

“What Nineteenth-Century Women’s Music Collections Can Show Us,” Elizabeth Weybright, The Graduate Center, CUNY

“Arcadia in the Archives: The Utopian Imagination of Margaret Fuller’s Conversationalists,” Ariel Silver, Columbus Ohio Institute of Religion

“Transcendental Women Losing Their Religion,” David Faflik, University of Rhode Island

“‘Burning to support the Right’: The Poetic Archive of the Antislavery Cause,” Monica Pelaez, St. Cloud State University

“Persistence: From the Archives to the Digital Edition–Catharine Maria Sedgwick Online Letters Project,” Lucinda Damon-Bach, Salem Salem State University

 

Image via Toronto Storeys

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards Deadline Extended

 

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society has extended the deadline for their awards to August 28, 2020.

The Research Grant provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference is given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by August 28, 2020.

The Pedagogy or Community Project Award provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by August 28, 2020.

The Subvention Award provides up to $500 to support costs attending the publication of a scholarly book or article on Emerson and his circle. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page proposal, including an abstract of the forthcoming work and a description of publication expenses, by August 28, 2020.

Please send proposals to Prentiss Clark (Prentiss [dot] Clark [at] usd [dot] edu) and Kristina West (kristina [dot] west [at] btopenworld [dot] com). Award recipients must become members of the Society; membership applications are available at http://www.emersonsociety.org.

See the full RWES Awards Announcement for 2020.

Margaret Fuller at MLA 2020 in Seattle

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, we gathered at the MLA Convention in Seattle, WA, for a panel on “Margaret Fuller’s Ecologies,” presided by Margaret Fuller Society Vice President, Jana L. Argersinger. Below is the list of presenters and their paper titles.

“The Ecological Spirituality of Margaret Fuller’s Summer on the Lakes
Lucas Nossaman, U of Tennessee, Knoxville

“Traveling West through Womanhood: Indigenous Women and the Landscape of Developmental Time in Fuller’s Summer on the Lakes
E S Dean, Rutgers U, New Brunswick

“From Genial to Daemonic: Margaret Fuller’s Early Theories of Relationality”
William Bond, Northeastern U

Abstracts are available here.