Welcome to Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Dingbat tiny Congratulations to the winners of the Legacy sponsored contest for best paper delivered at the 2021 SSAWW Conference!

Best paper delivered by a graduate student:

First Place: Demetra McBrayer (University of Delaware), “Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Digitization: Invisible Within Databases”

Honorable Mention: Vivian Delchamps (UCLA), “Race, Disability, and Bodymind Pain in Frances E.W. Harper’s Iola Leroy

Best paper delivered by a non-student:

First Place: Nicole Livengood (Marietta College), “The Truth of This History: Recovering and 1840s Abortion Memoir”

Honorable Mention: Clare Mullaney (Clemson University), “Dickinson, Incapacity, and Industrial Life”

We received so many amazing papers! Thank you all for participating. And thanks again to the SSAWW for an amazing conference.

Dingbat tiny Six years after Jennifer Harris’s Legacy Profile of Barbara Pope in our 32.2 issue, David A. Taylor cites Harris in his Washington Post Magazine article “The Rosa Parks of D.C.” Eric Gardner has recovered two of Pope’s short stories: “The Old and the New Order: A Story of Southern Life, Giving a Glimpse at the Trials of the Educated Colored Man and the Conservatism of Prejudice” and “Truth versus Hypocrisy.” We are featuring both stories with Eric’s introduction in our pandemic-delayed next issue (37.2), which is coming out in late April or early May. Don’t miss it! Congratulations and many thanks to Jennifer, Eric, and past and present Features editors Desirée Henderson and Mary Chapman!

Dingbat tinyCheck out “A Response to Baileys’ #ReclaimHerName: The Challenges of Literary Recovery,” a forum featuring Lois Brown, Mary Chapman, Brigitte Fielder, Grace Lavery, Christine “Xine” Yao, and Sandra Zagarell. You’ll find it under our new “Conversations” tab. We welcome your responses!

New responses to the forum by Jules Gill-Peterson and Maria Sánchez are now available in this Conversation.

Dingbat tiny Our special issue, “American Women’s Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought” (vol. 37, no. 1), guest-edited and introduced by Travis Foster and Timothy M. Griffiths, is out! View the Table of Contents here and find the full issue on Project Muse.

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