Call for Submissions: Pauline E. Hopkins Scholarship Award

The Pauline E. Hopkins Society is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.  If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 15, 2015 deadline.

The award of a $100 cash prize will be presented during a special ceremony commemorating Hopkins and her work in Boston during the American Literature Association annual conference in May 2015.

Please download and read this document for full instructions for submission.

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Call for Papers: PEHS Panels at ALA 2015

The Pauline E. Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 26th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 21-24, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Panel One, “Twenty-Seven Years Later,” invites participants to consider Hopkins scholarship in the years since the 1988 republication of her four novels, as well as the more recent availability of her nonfiction and editorial magazine work.

Panel Two is an open topics panel.

The full CFP is available in the Conferences section of this site.

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Hopkins Society Panels at ALA 2014

The Pauline Hopkins Society will host the following events at the 2014 American Literature Association Annual Conference:

Thursday, May 22, 2014
1:30-2:50 PM
Session 4- H
Open Topics Panel on Pauline Hopkins
Organized by the Pauline Hopkins Society
Chair and Respondent: John Gruesser, Kean University
1. “Pauline Hopkins’ Proto-Postmodernism,”
JoAnn Pavletich, University of Houston-Downtown
2. “All in the Family?: Black Masculinity and Diasporic Identity in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood,”
Kerstin Rudolph, College at Brockport SUNY
3. “In and Out of the Potomac: Hagar’s Daughter and the Politics of National Reunion,”
Brian Sweeney, College of St. Rose, Albany NY

Thursday, May 22, 2014
3:00-4:20 PM
Session 5-K
Business Meeting: Pauline Hopkins Society

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Call for Papers: ALA 2014

The Call for Papers for PEHS panels at the 2014 American Literature Association Conference, to be held May 22-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. is now available.  Please circulate widely and consider submitting your abstract.

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Hopkins First Edition and Letters at Dartmouth

The Dartmouth College Library recently acquired a first edition of Hopkins’s Contending Forces with two letters laid in.   Information on this acquisition is on Dartmouth College Library’s  blog at http://raunerlibrary.blogspot.com/2013/08/contending-forces-novel-for-social.html. For more information, please contact Jay Satterfield, Special Collections Librarian, Dartmouth College Library, at Jay.Satterfield@dartmouth.edu.

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Hopkins Society Events at ALA 2013

Please join us for the following Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society events at the 2013 American Literature Association Conference, held at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.

Poetry Reading by Michael Harper.
Friday, May 24, 6:30 pm, Essex South Ballroom
A reception hosted by the African American Literature and Culture Society, the Charles Chesnutt Association, the Paul Laurence Dunbar Society, the Pauline Hopkins Society, the Charles Johnson Society, the Toni Morrison Society, the Ralph Ellison Society, and the John Edgar Wideman Society will follow the presentation.

Session 15-O Business Meeting: Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society (Parliament 7th Floor)
Saturday May 25, 2013 9:30-10:50am

Session 18-E Pauline Hopkins and Intertextuality (Helicon 7th Floor)
Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00-3:20 pm

Chair: Colleen O’Brien, University of South Carolina-Upstate

1. “Renegotiating New Negro Womanhood in Pauline Hopkins’s Contending Forces,” Amy Bennett Zendzian, Boston University

2. “Pauline Hopkins’s Architectural Resistance: Lodging Singleness in ‘The Little Romance,’” Katherine Fama, Washington University in Saint Louis

3. “Calling for Civility: Hopkins’s Recontextualization of Emerson’s Abolitionist Rhetoric,” Karin L. Hooks, Ohio State University

Session 19-F New Directions in Hopkins Scholarship: A Roundtable Discussion (Helicon 7th Floor)
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:30-4:50 pm

Moderator: John Gruesser, Kean University

1. Rynetta Davis, University of Kentucky
2. John Gruesser, Kean University
3. Alisha Knight, Washington College
4. Greg Laski, United States Air Force Academy
5. Colleen O’Brien, University of South Carolina-Upstate
6. Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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2012-2013 Newsletter Now Available

The  PEHS Newsletter for 2012-2013 is now available. Newsletter features include:
–2012 PEHS Business Meeting Minutes
–2013 ALA Call for Papers
–2012-2013 Membership Form
–President’s Letter from Dorri Beam with updates about the Society’s progress this year.

Please take a moment and read about all your Society has been up to, and how you can become more involved!

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PEHS Panels at ALA 2013: Call for Papers

The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor two panels at the 2013 American Literature Association Annual Conference, to be held May 23-26 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston MA.  We invite submissions for both panels: “Pauline Hopkins and Intertextuality” and “New Directions in Hopkins Scholarship: A Roundtable Discussion.”  Proposals are due 1/7/2013.

Click here for the full CFP.

 

 

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COLORED AMERICAN MAGAZINE online at Hathi Trust

In addition to the digital New Era Magazine now available at the Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society website, scholars of Hopkins and her works can now find the 1969 Negro Universities Press edition of the Colored American Magazine online through the Hathi Trust Digital Library.

The publication of these two resources marks a significant moment.  Nearly all of Hopkins’s work is now readily available to scholars, students, and teachers.  Please share this good news with your colleagues and networks!

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New Books on Hopkins

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2012 saw the publication and re-release of several important books by Hopkins Society members:

Jill Bergman, The Motherless Child in the Novels of Pauline Hopkins (LSU Press, 2012).
Alisha Knight, Pauline Hopkins and the American Dream: An African American Writer’s (Re)Visionary Gospel of Success  (U Tennessee Press, 2012).
John Gruesser, The Empire Abroad and the Empire at Home: African American Literature and the Era of Overseas Expansion  (UGA Press, 2012).

Additionally, Hanna Wallinger’s Pauline E. Hopkins: A Literary Biography  (UGA Press, 2005) is newly available in paper.

Congratulations to all.

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