Pullman Area Info

January 19, 2010 by

Pullman Area Map

Quality Inn, Paradise Creek
Holiday Inn Express
Hilltop Inn
Cougar Land Motel
Pullman Transit
Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport , also has ground transportation information such as rental cars

Restaurants, Coffeeshops, Etc.
Daily Grind
Cafe Moro
Swilly’s Restaurant
Old Post Office Wine Cellar and Gallery


Reading List And Readings for the April 24 Meeting

January 14, 2010 by

Our Spring 2010 meeting will take place on April 24 at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.  The topic for our discussion will be Anthologies and Critical Editions.  We will have the opportunity to tour the WSU library’s manuscripts and special collections, and examine the papers of Mourning Dove, one of the authors whose anthologized work we will read for the meeting.  Gary Williams, the editor of Julia Ward Howe’s The Hermaphrodite, will also be joining us for our discussion of Howe’s work.  So we’ve got a lot of great material on the agenda!

I have posted below a link to the reading list for the meeting, compiled by Michelle Fankhauser (WSU) and Christina Roberts (Seattle U).  I have also included links to pdfs of five short reading selections we will discuss together.

The hosts of our WSU meeting will be sending the formal invitation through the email list soon.

Looking forward to seeing you in April,

Lydia Fisher

Spring 2010 Reading List

Howe Excerpts, Heath Anthology of American Literature, 6th ed.

Mourning Dove Excerpts, Heath Anthology of American Literature, 6th ed.

Graff and DeLio Essay

Kilcup Essay

Excerpts, Mourning Dove’s Cogewea

Call for Readings

November 18, 2009 by

Dear Colleagues,

Please take some time *this week* to send Michelle Fankhauser (misha@turbonet.com) and Christina Roberts (robertch@seattleu.edu) your reading list suggestions for the spring meeting of the NW Region American Women Writers Research Group, which will be held on Saturday, April 24 in Pullman, WA, hosted by Washington State University. (The hosts have switched the location from Spokane to Pullman so that we can take a tour of the rare books and manuscripts collection on the Pullman campus.)

The topic for our discussion in April will be:

Anthologies and Critical Editions: What texts are central to our understanding of American women’s writing, and in what form are they available?

Michelle and Christina are compiling the reading list for the meeting, and they would like you to email them both your suggestions for short texts or excerpts that are especially significant in helping to define your understanding of American Women Writers. What works by American women should be included in anthologies or available in critical editions (such as the Norton series)?

Send a few suggestions for texts that you would like to discuss with the group because they are not often anthologized or available in critical editions, and should be, or because you are especially interested in looking at the way they have been published/anthologized in the past. The idea is to discuss teaching and research concerns of a few central texts, while we have a broader discussion about the general issue of anthologizing and publishing American women writers’ works.

Please send your suggestions as soon as you can — Christina and Michelle are working on the list right now.

Stay tuned for a formal invitation and the reading list for that April 24 meeting.

Best wishes,


Lydia Fisher

Department of English

University of Puget Sound

1500 N. Warner St. #1045

Tacoma, WA 98416-1045

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November 18, 2009 by

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