Margaret Fuller Society at the American Literature Association Conference

Join the Margaret Fuller Society at this year’s American Literature Association hybrid conference, hosting partially in person and partially online. Read the full conference program (last updated on May 19, 2021) here, and register for the conference here. The Margaret Fuller Society has organized panels on “Women in the Nineteenth Century–Traveling, Writing, Speaking,” chaired by MFS Communications Director Leslie Eckel, and “Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021,” chaired by MFS First Vice President Jana Argersinger.

Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking, Saturday, July 10 @ 2:00-3:20 PM EST
Organized by the Margaret Fuller Society
Chair: Leslie Eckel, Suffolk University

“‘More Radical, Than Ever’: Fuller’s Voyage to Italy and the Transformative Experience of Love,” Alice de Galzain, University of Edinburgh

“’The shortest way of learning’: Knowledge, Class, and Audience in Maria Graham’s Journal of a Residence in Chile During the Year 1822,” Patricia Frick, Otterbein University

“‘Abilities and Disabilities’: Visions of Mission in Rebecca Cox Jackson’s and Caroline Crane Marsh’s Writings,” Etta Madden, Missouri State University


Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021, Saturday, July 10 at 3:30-4:50 PM EST
Organized by the Margaret Fuller Society
Chair: Jana Argersinger, Independent scholar

“Feminist Genealogies, Feminist Pedagogies: How Fuller Teaches Us to Imagine Public Humanities in 2021,” Mollie Barnes, University of South Carolina–Beaufort

“Fourth Wave Feminism and Fuller’s ‘The Great Lawsuit,'” Amy Branam Armiento, Frostburg State University

“Silent Blight, Deadly Night: A Perfect Storm of Abuse, Neglect, and Accusation in the Works of Susan Glaspell,” Victoria Neff, Independent Scholar–Beaufort, SC

“Teaching Margaret Fuller’s Feminist Archive,” Jess Libow, Emory University


Margaret Fuller Society Business Meeting, Saturday, July 10 at 5:00-6:20 PM EST


You might also be interested in attending this panel, a pre-recorded virtual session, featuring a paper about Margaret Fuller:

Teaching Alcott: Alcott in Proximity to Other American Realists, Regionalists, Romantics, Prerecorded Session
The Louisa May Alcott Society
Moderator: Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University

“Women in the Nineteenth Century: Revising Moods and Revisiting Margaret Fuller,” John J. Kucich, Bridgewater State University

“Teaching Alcott and Stowe: The Literary Activism of Regional Writing,” Elif Armbruster, Suffolk University

“The Possibilities of War and Death: Liminal Space in Alcott and Dickinson,” Gaynor Blandford, Berklee College of Music

“Alcott’s Proximate Circus: Class, Gender, and Race Under the Lilacs,” David Carlyon, Independent Scholar

“Sentimental Realism: Little Women, The Red Badge of Courage, and Postbellum Contexts,” Kristen Proehl, SUNY-The College at Brockport


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