Panel at 2015 SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, PA. Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives

“Transnational Liminal Spaces:
The Construction of Womanhood in the Long 19th Century”

Chair: Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Penn State Altoona

  1. Pia Wiegmink, University of Mainz, “Immigration and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century German American Antislavery Fiction”
  2. Julia Nitz, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, “Intertextuality and Identity Formation in Southern Women’s Personal Civil War Narratives”
  3. Khristeena Lute, Middle Tennessee State University, “Re-Constructing Womanhood: Grace King’s Liminality in a Transitioning New Orleans”

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Conference Panel at 2015 TSA Conference

At the 14th Annual Conference of the Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA), held from 6 to 8 July 2015 in Middleburg, The Netherlands, three of our network members present their panel „19th Century Transatlantic Women’s Networks in Philanthropy and Benevolent Work.“ Chaired by Kristin Cook, the panel offers discussion on the following topics:

Joanne Paisana, University of Minho: Interwoven and Intercontinental Struggles: The Suffrage and Temperance Battles of Rosalind Howard, the Radical Countess

Pia Wiegmink, Johannes-Gutenberg-University: Female Odysseys: Discourses of Transatlantic Female Benevolent Work in the Works of Harriet Jacobs and Nancy Prince

Raffaella Baritono, University of Bologna: In and Out. Female Benevolent Societies and the 19th Century American State-A Transatlantic Perspective

Daniela Daniele, University of Udine: Lousia May Alcott’s Benevolent Tales and the Domestic Features of Victorian Feminism

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