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conference submissions due Wednesday

The deadine for submitting to the conference (November 17-18 in New York) is this Wednesday. (In honor of those who insist putting this off until the very last minute, we will keep taking submissions until midnight.) The members of the conference committee are very excited about the submissions that we’ve been getting, and we think that this year’s event is shaping up to be another great one. The call for papers and any information that you might need in order to submit to the conference can be found here.

Also, we have now finalized the lineup for the evening plenary session on “U.S. Women’s Intellectual Traditions.” The participants are listed below.

Louise W. Knight came up with the idea for this plenary session, recruited the participants and will be serving as moderator of the roundtable. She is a visiting scholar at the Gender Studies Program at Northwestern University, and the author of a half-life of Jane Addams (Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy), and a new full life, Jane Addams: Spirit in Action.

Dr. Maria Cotera is Associate Professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies and the Director of the Latina Studies Program at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Native Speakers: Ella Cara Deloria, Zora Heale Hurston, Jovita Gonzalez Mireles and the Poetics of Culture; her current project is a history of the development of Chicana feminist thought.

Megan Marshall is an Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College and  author of The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography and memoir. She is currently at work on The Passion of Margaret Fuller: A Biographical Romance.

Dr. Philippa Strum is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A legal historian, she is the author of Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People and Brandeis: Beyond Progressivism and is currently working on a biography of twentieth century feminist lawyer, judge, and ACLU board member Dorothy Kenyon.

Dr. Sherie M. Randolph is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. She has been a scholar in residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is working on her first book, Black Feminist Radical: Florynce “Flo” Kennedy.

We’re very excited about this panel, as well as the other featured events that have already been announced. As a reminder, this year’s keynote speaker will be Pauline Maier. Also, I will be chairing the other plenary, on the subject of American exceptionalism, which will include Eric Foner, Michael Kazin, Beth Bailey and Rogers Smith.

To be able to see all these great events, be sure to get your paper or panel in by Wednesday.

Mike O’Connor
Chair, 2011 Conference Committee

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