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February 2020

The history of science as it intersects with American literature

February 13, 2020

Dave has an in-depth historical discussion with Dr. Etta Madden, an English professor at Missouri State University, about the link between science and literature.

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March 2020

Talking About Women’s History: Three Questions and an Answer.

March 30, 2020

An interview with  author Pamela Toler, History in the Margins, and her women’s history month blog, “Talking About Women’s History: Three Questions and an Answer.”

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April 2020

Reactions to quarantine and epidemics in Rome

April 1, 2020

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s “Fireside Chats.” Anne Hampton Brewster’s reactions to quarantine and epidemics in Rome. Stream the recording on YouTube or  listen to the podcast.

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October 2020

Science Fiction, Dystopia, And How it Relates to Real Life

October 22, 2020

On this episode of STEM Spots, Dr. Cornelison sits down with Assistant Department Head of the English Department at Missouri State University, Dr. Etta Madden, to discuss science fiction, dystopian literature, and the relevance of those books during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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November 2020

American Women in Italy – Cancelled due to COVID

November 1, 2020

Talk in Springfield, MO

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March 2021

History in the Margins

March 31

An interview with author Pamela Toler, History in the Margins, and her women’s history month blog

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April 2021

Roundtable on Transatlantic Women’s Letter Writing of the 19th and early 20th century

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Published and Private Letters of foreign correspondent in Rome, Anne Hampton Brewster. British American Studies Association Conference.

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July 2021

Talk on Caroline Crane Marsh’s Visions of Mission and Travels

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Boston Boston, MA

This presentation at the American Literature Association Conference will juxtapose the writings and travels of black itinerant preacher Rebecca Cox Jackson (1795-1871) and white translator and poet Caroline Crane Marsh (1819-1901) with brief references to Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller’s writings and travels. Jackson’s dream visions (1830s-50s) and Marsh’s publications demonstrate the ways in which writing empowered both women, in spite of their cultural positions in the antebellum US.

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September 2021

Negotiating Networks, Not Friendships, in 19th-Century Rome

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

As part of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers panel, "Networking, 19th-Century Style: Preserving and Analyzing American Women's Networks." I will discuss Anne Hampton Brewster, Emily Bliss Gould, and Caroline Crane Marsh in Rome. These three women did not consider themselves good friends, although they remained neighborly during their time in Italy. Here's the link for registering for this FREE event.    

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Controversies of Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm CDT

This virtual presentation will comment on Rod Dreher’s bestselling book, The Benedict Option (2017), as it connects to traditions of communal life and utopian visions. As part of a panel at the Communal Studies Association (CSA), the exact date (between Sept. 30 & Oct. 2) and time will be posted as soon as available.

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November 2021

American women in Italy

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Springfield, MO

Private event

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Sororal Sadness and Hope: Transatlantic Letters of Public and Private Loss

November 5 - November 7

This talk focuses on letters Caroline Crane Marsh and her sister Lucy exchanged during the Civil War, when Caroline lived in Italy and Lucy witnessed the ravages of family, friends, and strangers near her St. Louis, Missouri, home. Exact day and time of presentation will be shared as soon as available.

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