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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

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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.




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


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