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!
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.
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!
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.
The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society is pleased to announce that we have brought the full run of the New Era Magazine, Hopkins’s last publishing venture, to our site in a digital format. This makes available to all scholars and users a resource once accessible only through the special collections of a few university libraries. We hope that this accessibility will lead to increased interest in the New Era as a subject for critical inquiry.
Many thanks are due to Howard University’s Moorland-Springarn Research Center and Emory University’s MARBL for their participation in this project, and to John Gruesser, Hanna Wallinger, and Jill Bergman for their assistance in compiling the texts.
At this year’s Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society Business Meeting at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference, several new officers were appointed or elected:
Dorri Beam will be the PEHS’s President.
John Gruesser has stepped down from his role as president and will now serve as Immediate Past President and PEHS Historian.
Cherene Sherrard-Johnson will serve as PEHS Interim Vice-President.
Jill Bergman was formally elected PEHS Treasurer.
Colleen O’Brien was appointed PEHS Program Committee Chair.
Other recent changes to the panel of officers include the resignations of Tanya Clark as Program Committee Chair and Elizabeth West as Co-Webmaster. For a complete list of current Hopkins Society officers, visit our “About the Society” page.
Immediately following our panel, ”Pauline Hopkins and Transnationalism” at the ALA Conference, in San Francisco, on Friday, May 25 (Session 9-J, 11:10-12:30), the Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will hold our general body meeting, Session 10-M, 12:40-2:00.
The agenda for the upcoming meeting is as follows:
Call to Order
Approve May 2011 minutes
Reports from Officers, Committee Chairs, and WebMaster
Discuss dues Discuss monument and non-profit status
Discuss ALA 2013 (Elections and Program)
Please note that we will hold an election at the general body meeting to officially fill the Treasurer’s position. The Nominations Committee has one candidate to bring forward: Jill Bergman (Univ. Montana).
The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor a panel during the American Literature Association Annual Meeting:
Panel 9-J Pauline Hopkins and Transnationalism
Friday, May 25th from 11:10-12:30
Chair: April Logan, Salisbury University
1. “Refusing Partisan Lines For Humanity: The Anti-Imperialist Editorial Vision Of Pauline Hopkins,” Rhone Fraser, Temple University
2. “An Undiscovered Country: Transnational Spirits and National Amnesia in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood, Sarah Ingle, University of Virginia
3. “Pauline Hopkins’s Mesmerizing Modernism,” Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will hold an election to formally fill the office of Treasurer at the May 25, 2012 business meeting in San Francisco. If anyone is interested in running for this position, please email Alisha Knight directly at email@example.com by Friday, April 20.
The Treasurer maintains full and accurate financial accounts for the Society, oversees and manages funds and pays all bills properly incurred by the Society. She/he shall present annual financial reports to the Executive Committee and at the annual meeting of the Society. She/he shall preform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.
In order to run for office, candidates must be members in good standing (current in their membership dues). Officers will be elected by majority vote of all members present and voting; however, candidates do not have to be present to be elected to office.