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UBC is honoured to be hosting the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ Fall 2017 meeting on Saturday October 21 (2017).

August 7, 2017

http://ssaww-pacific-northwest-reading-group.arts.ubc.ca/

UBC is honoured to be hosting the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ Fall 2017 meeting on Saturday October 21 (2017). This workshop, organized by Dr. Mary Chapman (Department of English, University of British Columbia) will be attended by graduate students and professors from UBC and other universities in the Pacific Northwest.

The SSAWW, one of the oldest feminist literary scholarly associations in North America, has been hosting semi-annual workshops/reading group meetings since the 1980s. Since its founding, regional chapters (Northeast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest) have been established that also meet twice yearly to discuss new scholarship and newly recovered literary works by American women writers. This will be the first time that any of these groups will meet in Canada.

This meeting will be devoted to a discussion of the work of Ella Rhoads Higginson (1862-1940), guided by invited scholar Dr. Laura Laffrado (Western Washington University).

The first prominent literary author from the Pacific Northwest, Higginson has been largely forgotten as a key American writer. At the turn from the nineteenth century into the twentieth century, readers across the continent were introduced to the remote Pacific Northwest region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska) by Higginson’s descriptions of majestic mountains, vast forests, and scenic waters, as well as her explorations of indigenous cultures and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Higginson was celebrated for her award-winning popular fiction, nonfiction, and lyric poetry, which was set to music and performed internationally. She held the distinguished position as the first Poet Laureate of Washington State. Throughout her literary career, Higginson published nearly one thousand works in leading magazines and newspapers, while also writing books, including the novel Mariella, of Out-West(1902) and the nonfiction work Alaska, the Great Country (1908). Higginson’s reputation faded chiefly due to her singular position as a turn-of-the-century writer of the Pacific Northwest, far from other regions and writers at the time.

Thank you to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and UBC’s Faculty of Arts for their support of this workshop.

Organized by Mary Chapman
Department of English
VancouverBC Canada V6T1Z1
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Pacific Northwest Society for the Study of American Women Writers Fall 2017 Reading Group

May 5, 2017

Pacific Northwest Society for the Study of American Women Writers Fall 2017 Reading Group

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Canada

Saturday, October 21, 2017

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the Fall meeting of the Pacific Northwest SSAWW Reading Group. This meeting will be devoted to a discussion of the work of Ella Rhoads Higginson (1862-1940).

The first prominent literary author from the Pacific Northwest, Higginson has been largely forgotten as a key American writer. At the turn from the nineteenth century into the twentieth century, readers across the continent were introduced to the remote Pacific Northwest region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska) by Higginson’s descriptions of majestic mountains, vast forests, and scenic waters, as well as her explorations of indigenous cultures and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Higginson was celebrated for her award-winning popular fiction, nonfiction, and lyric poetry, which was set to music and performed internationally. She held the distinguished position as the first Poet Laureate of Washington State. Throughout her literary career, Higginson published nearly one thousand works in leading magazines and newspapers, while also writing books, including the novel Mariella, of Out-West (1902) and the nonfiction work Alaska, the Great Country (1908). Higginson’s reputation faded chiefly due to her singular position as a turn-of-the-century writer of the Pacific Northwest, far from other regions and writers at the time.

The workshop will be guided by invited scholar Dr. Laura Laffrado (Western Washington University) whose Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature  (2015) brings together numerous works of fiction and nonfiction by Higginson. This workshop will follow the format of previous meetings:

1) A catered lunch sponsored by University of British Columbia (12-2pm),

2) a brief update on participants’ current research,

3) a three-hour discussion of the author’s works (2-5pm)

4) a no-host dinner.

 

Please RSVP mary.chapman@ubc.ca by August 30th so that I can book rooms and make reservations. Once I figure out how many people are coming, I will send information about where we will meet for complimentary lunch (12-2pm); for the meeting itself (2-5pm); and for the no-host dinner afterward. Please let me know about food allergies when you RSVP. Thanks.
Mary Chapman

Professor

Department of English

 

Transportation:
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) connects with all regional airports of the Pacific Northwest

To get to UBC from YVR, you have several options:

-Taxi ($33).

-Canada Line subway ($5) transferring to the #25 bus going west to UBC at the King Edward Station. All on-campus accommodation are within walking distance of the busloop.

-Cartogo or car rental.

-Please note: Uber does not operate in the City of Vancouver.

If you are driving, check any online map for directions to the North Parkade or Rose Garden Parkade at UBC

Parking on campus costs a daily maximum of $8, $11 if staying overnight.

 

On-Campus Accommodation:

West Coast Suites

From $149 per night

King bed + sofa bed

Includes private bathroom, full kitchen, WiFi, in-room safe

http://suitesatubc.com/accommodations/west-coast-suites/

 

Green College Guest House

From $90 to $100 per night

Standard and premium guest houses available

Includes private bathroom, mini fridge, coffee maker, WiFi

https://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/guest-accommodations

 

TRIUMF House

From $110 to $150 per night

Standard rooms and suites (with kitchenette) available

Includes private bathroom, WiFi

http://triumfhouse.ca/non-triumf-lab-ubc-rates.php

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Update: SSAWW Study Group

September 12, 2014

You are invited to the Fall 2014 meeting of the Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group, which will take place at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. The meeting will be on Saturday, October 18th from 12:30-3:30pm, and lunch will be provided by the Whitworth English Department and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning. We will be meeting in Conference Room ABC in the Hixson Union Building.

The common text for the meeting is Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tavin, which was released in June of this year. Elizabeth Duquette will be there as our special guest participant. You may purchase the text at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Stuart-Phelps-Selected-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0803243979/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407447242&sr=8-1&keywords=elizabeth+stuart+phelps

Or at the University of Nebraska Press Website:

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Elizabeth-Stuart-Phelps,675830.aspx

Please send an RSVP email by September 24th to ldamico@whitworth.edu to let us know if you plan to attend the event, so we can plan refreshments accordingly. If you would like additional information about hotels or the Spokane area—or if you have any general questions about the plans for this fall’s study group—please feel free to contact us at anytime. New participants are certainly welcome. We look forward to an engaging and thoughtful discussion!

Sincerely,

LuElla D’Amico (ldamico@whitworth.edu)

Christina Roberts (robertsch@seattleu.edu)

Tentative Schedule:

12:30-1:30—Luncheon with time for participants to meet and get to know each other

1:30-3:00—Discussion of Phelps edition

3:00-3:30—Business Meeting

Directions to Whitworth:

Street Address:
Whitworth University
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251

I-90 Heading West:

  1. Take the Division St. Exit (Exit 281)
  2. Follow N. Division St. for 6-7 miles (20-25 minutes)
  3. Turn Left onto Hawthorne Rd.
  4. Continue on Hawthorne Rd. for two blocks
  5. The main campus will be on the right side of the street and the Admissions Office, MacKay Hall, will be on the left side of the street.

I-90 Heading East:

  1. Take the Division St. Exit (Exit 281)
  2. Turn slight left onto N. Division St.
  3. Follow N. Division St. for 6 miles (20-25 minutes)
  4. Turn Left onto Hawthorne Rd.
  5. Continue on Hawthorne Rd. for two blocks
  6. The main campus will be on the right side of the street and the Admissions Office, MacKay Hall, will be on the left side of the street.

Map of Whitworth:

http://www.whitworth.edu/campusmap/

Local Accommodations the College:

Quality Inn Oakwood
7919 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99208
509.467.4900
888.535.4900
Driving distance to Whitworth: 1.68 miles

Comfort Inn
7111 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99208
509.467.7111
Driving distance to Whitworth: 2.18 miles

SSAWW Northwest Study Group Meeting (Respond by 9.24.14)

August 11, 2014

You are invited to the Fall 2014 meeting of the Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group, which will take place at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. The meeting will be on Saturday, October 18th from 12:30-3:30pm, and lunch will be provided by the Whitworth English Department and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning. We will be meeting in George’s Place in the Hixson Union Building.

The common text for the meeting is Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tavin, which was released in June of this year. You may purchase the text at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Stuart-Phelps-Selected-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0803243979/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407447242&sr=8-1&keywords=elizabeth+stuart+phelps

Or at the University of Nebraska Press Website:

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Elizabeth-Stuart-Phelps,675830.aspx

Please send an RSVP email by September 24th to ldamico@whitworth.edu to let us know if you plan to attend the event, so we can plan refreshments accordingly. If you would like additional information about hotels or the Spokane area—or if you have any general questions about the plans for this fall’s study group—please feel free to contact us at anytime. New participants are certainly welcome. We look forward to an engaging and thoughtful discussion!

Sincerely,

LuElla D’Amico (ldamico@whitworth.edu)

Christina Roberts (robertsch@seattleu.edu)

 

Tentative Schedule:

 

12:30-1:30—Luncheon with time for participants to meet and get to know each other

1:30-3:00—Discussion of Phelps edition

3:00-3:30—Business Meeting

 

Directions to Whitworth:

Street Address:
Whitworth University
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251

I-90 Heading West:

  1. Take the Division St. Exit (Exit 281)
  2. Follow N. Division St. for 6-7 miles (20-25 minutes)
  3. Turn Left onto Hawthorne Rd.
  4. Continue on Hawthorne Rd. for two blocks
  5. The main campus will be on the right side of the street and the Admissions Office, MacKay Hall, will be on the left side of the street.

I-90 Heading East:

  1. Take the Division St. Exit (Exit 281)
  2. Turn slight left onto N. Division St.
  3. Follow N. Division St. for 6 miles (20-25 minutes)
  4. Turn Left onto Hawthorne Rd.
  5. Continue on Hawthorne Rd. for two blocks
  6. The main campus will be on the right side of the street and the Admissions Office, MacKay Hall, will be on the left side of the street.

Map of Whitworth:

http://www.whitworth.edu/campusmap/

Local Accommodations the College:

Quality Inn Oakwood
7919 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99208
509.467.4900
888.535.4900
Driving distance to Whitworth: 1.68 miles

Comfort Inn
7111 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99208
509.467.7111
Driving distance to Whitworth: 2.18 miles

 

 

 

 

Study Group Meeting

August 11, 2014

Hi, everyone,

I’m working on putting together a study group for SSAWW-NW here in the fall in Spokane.  Does anyone have any work they’d like to preview or discuss in particular?  If not, I can choose something, but I thought I’d open this up just in case.

Please reply to ldamico@whitworth.edu.

Thanks!

LuElla

______________

Dr. LuElla D’Amico
Assistant Professor of English
Secretary of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251


If anyone is interested in reinvigorating the Pacific Northwest SSAWW Study Group, would you please contact me offline at Sharon.harris@uconn.edu?

I would be particularly interested in looking at newly recovered/discovered works and the latest critical studies; an emphasis on Pacific Northwest writers for some of the sessions would be interesting as well.  Let me know if you are interested and any suggestions for readings that interest you.

 Thanks, Sharon

———-

Sharon M. Harris

Dept. of English

University of Connecticut

   (now residing in Washington State)

sharon.harris@uconn.edu

SSAWW 2015 Conference panel from SSAWW Northwest Study Group

July 10, 2014

The cfp for the SSAWW 2015 conference is now posted: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/ssaww-2015-call-for-papers-deadline-2-13-15/.   We wanted to let you know that regional study groups have a guaranteed panel. The submission guidelines are on the website, and include the request that complete panels let their submitters know by the end of January (the due date for complete panels is Feb. 13, 2015) so that those who are not successful can still submit electronically.

–Rita Bode