The RESEARCH SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN PERIODICALS (RSAP) will sponsor two
sessions at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held
May 25-28, 2000, in Long Beach, California. The topics for the sessions
1) "Women Editing Periodicals"
We are interested in papers that go beyond biography. "Periodicals"
may be conceived broadly, including magazines, newspapers, women's
editions, gift annuals, amateur press periodicals, children's magazines,
etc. We also welcome papers about organizations of women in the
This RSAP session will be complemented by a session sponsored by the
Society for the Study of American Women Writers, coordinated by Sharon M.
Harris of the University of Nebraska. The two sessions will be presented
as "Women Editing Periodicals I & II."
We welcome inquiries. Send one-page proposals for this session to both of
the following address or email listed below(email proposals preferred) by December 15, 1999.
2) Open Topic
We're looking for proposals on any topics appropriate to American
Inquiries welcome. One-page proposals should be sent by December 15, 1999,
to Ellen Gruber Garvey, President at address or email below.
The Research Society for American Periodicals is a membership society
devoted to scholarship on American magazines and newspapers. It publishes
the annual American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism and
Bibliography, and the RSAP Newsletter.
You can find more information about the ALA convention at
--more information on RSAP at
--more information on the SSAWW at http://www.unl.edu/legacy/legacy.htm
Sharon M. Harris
Dept. of English
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
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