Howells Sessions at ALA 2008

The Domestic Howells

"Smiling Aspects: Howells and the Domestication of Realism." Bruce Plourde, Rowan University

"'Well, we must stand it, anyway': Exploring the Reappropriated Images of American Women in Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham." Elizabeth Hermans, Purdue University

"Consumption and Cannibalism in the Altrurian Romances of William Dean Howells." Lance Rubin, Arapahoe Community College

"William Dean Howells's Narrative Instruction for Reading the Artificial Career Woman and the Authentic Domestic Woman." Margaret Jay Jessee, University of Arizona

"'Something Strange and Foreign': Integrating the Domestic Body in William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham." Rebeccah Bechtold, University of Illinois

"The Cowhiding in The Kentons: Late Howells and the Domestic Histories of Violence." Sarah M. Kennedy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Howells Sessions at ALA 2007 (Boston)

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Session 2-C Howells and Marriage I

Organized by the William Dean Howells Society

Chair: Elsa Nettels, College of William and Mary

1. “A Grammar of Marriage: Love in Spite of Syntax in Silas Lapham,” William Rodney Herring, University of Texas

2. “The Art of Marriage: Taking the Woman Artist as Wife in A Hazard of New Fortunes,” Sherry Li, National Taiwan University

3. “Marriage and the American Medical Woman in Dr. Breen’s Practice,” Frederick Wegener, California State University, Long Beach

Thursday, May 24, 2007

11:30 – 12:50pm

Session 3-B Howells and Marriage II

Organized by the William Dean Howells Society

Chair: Susan Goodman, University of Delaware

1. “Movement, Modernity, and the Marriage of Elinor Mead and William Dean Howells,” Elif Armbruster, Suffolk University

2. “Love in Leisure Spaces: Tourism, Courtship, and Marriage in The Coast of Bohemia and An Open-eyed Conspiracy,” Donna Campbell, Washington State University

3. “If You Liked That, You’ll Like This: Howells and Theodor Fontane on Marriage,” Richard Ellington, Independent Scholar

4. “A ‘Record of Young Married Love’: Marriage in William Dean Howells’s Criticism and Reviews,” Rachel Ihara, City University of New York

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 1:00 – 2:20pm

Session 4-K Business Meeting: William Dean Howells Society