Calls for Papers

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

CFP: Recovering Gilman for the 21st Century

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society invites proposals for a panel on “Recovering Gilman for the 21st Century” for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado (November 7-11, 2018).  This panel will explore how recovery provides new contexts and frameworks for analyzing and teaching Gilman’s work.  Topics include but are not limited to

  • Recovery of Gilman’s published and unpublished writing
  • Digital recovery projects on Gilman’s work
  • Teaching Gilman and feminist recovery practices in the classroom


Please send a brief abstract (200-300 words) and short bio to Dr. Jacqueline Emery, SUNY College at Old Westbury,, by January 31, 2018.

Jacqueline Emery, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

SUNY College at Old Westbury

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society CFP

American Literature Association (ALA)

28th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017


Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time.  An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.

This session invites papers that shed light on the constellation of influences that spanned between Gilman and her intellectual peers, predecessors, and descendants. The panel will gather a selection of papers that help to widen our understanding not only of Gilman in her time, but of the historical social, literary, and political movements that surrounded the works and life of one of America’s most famous feminists. Submit 250 to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by December 1, 2016, to Brandi So, Stony Brook University, at


Larisa Schumann,
Nov 9, 2016, 4:51 PM