Patricia Larson Kalayjian, Ph.D
Title: Assistant Professor and Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies/PACE
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies/PACE
Office: SCC 130
Phone Extension: x1040
Email Username: pkalayjian
Papers, Conferences, and Publications
- “Setting up a Writing Intensive Course with Linked Assignments,” co-presenter, ECLP Mini-Conference, CSUDH, September 7, 2007.
- Conference Director, “De-domesticating the Countryside,” Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society (CMSS) Tenth Anniversary Symposium, Stockbridge, MA, May 31-June 3, 2007.
- “Realigning Authority in the American Village: Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale,” CMSS Symposium, Stockbridge, MA, June 1, 2007.
- “Claiming Literary Territory in A New-England Tale,” American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May, 2007.
- Chair: “Soirees? Salons? Conversations?: Women’s Intellectual and Social Gatherings from 1820-1880.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Philadelphia, PA, November 8-11, 2006.
- Chair: “Violated Patriarchs: American Women Rewrite the Father,” SSAWW, 2006.
- “Patriarchal Violence and Disordered Behaviors in Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie,” SSAWW, 2006.
- “Realigning Power in the American Village: Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale,” American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction, September 29-30, 2006.
- Rereading the American West: A Multicultural Anthology (on hold); lead editor.
- “’Oh Father, My Father’: Magawisca’s Plea in Hope Leslie,” Western Literature Association, Los Angeles, October 2005.
- Conference Director, “Antebellum American Women Writers and the City,” Fordham University, NY, September 2005.
- “Another Perspective on the Lenox Portrait.” Catharine Maria Sedgwick Newsletter, Fall, 2004.
- "A Frontier of (Il)Legitimacy: Appraising Motherhood in Gilman's ‘An Honest Woman’ and Austin's ‘House of Offense.’” Western Literature Association, Big Sky, MT, September, 2004.
- Moderator: "Dancing along the Borders: Performativity and the Crossing of Racial and Gender Boundaries." MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), San Antonio, TX, March, 2004.
- “Negotiating Motherhood, Sexuality, and Virtue in Gilman’s ‘An Honest Woman’ and Austin’s ‘House of Offence,’” SSAWW (Society for the Study of American Women Writers), Ft Worth TX, Fall, 2003.
- “E-racing and Engendering Savagery: Sedgwick’s Massacres at Mystic and Bethel,” Third Annual Catharine Maria Sedgwick Symposium, Stockbridge, MA, June 2003.
- “Disinterest as Moral Corrective in Clarence’s Cultural Critique” in Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives (Northeastern University Press, 2003).
- “Creating a Multi-Cultural Western Reader,” WLA (Western Literature Association), Tucson, AZ, Fall, 2002.
- “So Many Stories, So Little Space: Developing a Multi-Cultural Western Anthology,” MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States), Seattle, WA, Spring, 2002.
- "Catharine Maria Sedgwick," in American Women Prose Writers, 1820-1880, Volume 239, in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, 2001.
- “Theory and Praxis: Religion in A New England Tale” SSAWW (Society for the Study of American Women Writers), Spring 2001.
- “Sedgwick's Massacres at Mystic and Bethel: E-racing and Engendering Savagery,” WLA Omaha, NE, Fall 2001.
- “Clearing Space: Myth Meets Reality in A New Home,” WLA, Norman, OK, Fall 2000
- “From A City on the Hill to Dodge City: Settlement in American Literature and Myth,” Southern American Studies Association Conference, Wilmington, NC; February, 1999.
- “Sedgwick’s Dystopic Village: A New England Tale,” American Literature Association Conference, Baltimore, MD; May, 1999.
- “The Mysterious Disappearance of Catharine Sedgwick, Authoress.” Invited lecture, University of Portland, September, 1998.
- “Catharine Maria Sedgwick: A Case of Scholarly Misogyny and Canonical Exclusion.” Invited lecture, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, Mount Holyoke College, April, 1998.
- "A Case of Canonical Exclusion," Sedgwick Symposium, Stockbridge, MA, June, 1997.
- "Clarence, Consumerism, and Nineteenth-Century Family Values," Sedgwick Symposium, Stockbridge, MA, June, 1997.
- "Shaping the American Canon: Current Reception of Women's Writing," 20th-Century Literature Conference 1997, Louisville, KY, February, 1997.
- "Literary Frontiers: Hope Leslie and the Facts of Fiction," NWSA Journal, Fall, 1996.
- "Sedgwick's 'Natural Girls': Adolescence in the Early National Period," National Women's Studies Association Conference, Skidmore College, June, 1996.
- "Sex, Lies, and the Critical Establishment: Contemporary Reception of Women's Writing," a presentation with Scripps undergraduate student researchers at NWSA Conference, Skidmore College, June, 1996.
- "Exploring the Literary Frontiers with Child, Sedgwick, and Kirkland," American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May, 1996.
- "Revisioning America's Past: Catharine Sedgwick's Hope Leslie," National Women's Studies Conference, U of Oklahoma, June, 1995.
- "Contemporary Critical Reception of Women's Writing"; a presentation with student researchers, Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association, Claremont, April, 1995.
- "Cooper and Sedgwick: Rivalry or Respect?" American Literature Association Conference, May, 1993.
- "Catharine Sedgwick's Radical View of Marriage": American Literature Association Conference, May, 1993.
- "Cooper and Sedgwick: Rivalry or Respect?": James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers, No. 4, September, 1993.
- Review of "Raising the Dust," by Beth Sutton-Ramspeck, and Beyond the Gibson Girl, by Martha H. Patterson. American Literature, March, 2007.
- Review of "Shifting the Blame," by Nan Goodman, for American Literature, December, 1999.
- Review of "Our Sister Editors," by Patricia Okker, for American Literature, June, 1996.
- Review of "The Power of Her Sympathy", edited and with an introduction by Mary Kelly, for American Literature, December, 1994.
Awards and Honors
- WASC Mini-grant: “Highlighting Diversity through Creative Web Design,” spring 2007
- CTL Travel Grant, to present a paper and chair panels at SSAWW, Philadelphia, PA, fall 2006
- Research Associate, Five Colleges Women’s Studies Research Center, Mt. Holyoke College, spring, 1998
- Recipient, Johnson Faculty Development Grant, Scripps College, spring, 1997