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We are happy to announce that the Stein Society will hold three panels at the ALA conference May 25, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The program is below.

Also, we are actively seeking submissions for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference to be held November 1-3, 2013 in San Diego. The topic is Stein’s Late Works, though we will consider other submissions, and those interested should contact Janet Boyd at Thank you to Janet for presiding over Stein at PAMLA.

Program for Gertrude Stein sessions at the ALA

All sessions will be held Saturday May 25, 2013

Stein in Scandinavia
8:00 AM, Session 14-B
Chair:Janet Boyd of Fairleigh Dickinson University

  1. “A Suitcase Full of Words: Gertrude Stein in Copenhagen,” Laura Luise Schultz, University of Copenhagen
  2. . “A Trail of Roses,” Tania Oerum, University of Copenhagen
  3. “Re letter and Read Her: Gertrude Stein appropriated,” Solveig Daugaard, University of Copenhagen

How Do We Teach Gertrude Stein: A Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM, Session 15-B
Moderator: Logan Esdale, Chapman University

  1. Susan Holbrook, University of Windsor
  2. Erika Kaufman, Baruch College, CUNY, and Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking
  3. Sharon Kirsch, Arizona State University
  4. Deborah Mix, Ball State University
  5. Linda Voris, American University

Stein, Performance, and Pleasure
2:00 PM, Session 18-C
Chair: Linda Voris, American University

  1. “Stein and the Phenomenon of Book Performance,” Cigdem Mirol, University of Ghent
  2. . “Enjoying as Understanding: The Pleasures of How to Write,” Sharon Kirsch, Arizona State University
  3. “Principled Pleasure in Tender Buttons: (r)Enactment of (r)Evolution,” Caroline Elizabeth Young, University of Georgia