On March 18, 2022, 19CRS will hear from Dr. Anne Boyd Rioux. This event was rescheduled from its Fall 2021 date. Her talk is entitled “Taking the Recovery of the 19th-Century American Women Writers Beyond the Academy.” Dr Anne Boyd Rioux Event Flyer
Dr. Anne Boyd Rioux began her career publishing with Johns Hopkins University Press, a thrill for any scholar. But after the book she had poured her heart and soul into was priced at $85, and reviews trickled out over 1-4 years, she decided that her next book, a biography of Constance Fenimore Woolson, should not suffer the same fate. So she began her journey from academia into the world of trade publishing, and now she wants to help illuminate the way for others, particularly those working on the recovery of neglected 19th-century writers who will only disappear again unless we do more to ensure their survival.
Speaker Bio: Anne Boyd Rioux has a Ph.D. in American Studies and is Professor of English at the University of New Orleans. Her books include Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist (Norton 2016), reviewed on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and chosen as one of the Chicago Tribune’s ten best books of the year, as well as two editions of Woolson’s stories, published by the Library of America and Norton. She is also the author of the Indie bestseller Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters (Norton 2018), published in honor of the novel’s 150th anniversary and for which she was interviewed on radio stations and in newspapers across the U.S., Europe, and South America, as well as on CBS Sunday Morning. She is also the recipient of four National Endowment for the Humanities awards, two for public scholarship