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Etta M. Madden

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Etta Madden is the author or editor of four books, which consider American women writers, Italy, and utopian and intentional communities: Engaging Italy: American Women’s Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks (forthcoming SUNY Press), Eating in Eden: Food and American Utopias, Selections from Eliza Leslie, and Bodies of Life: Shaker Literature and Literacies.
She has also written articles on these topics in Communities Magazine, Commonplace, Early American Literature, New England Quarterly, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, and Utopian Studies.
The recipient of a Fulbright award, Etta has been a research fellow at the New York Public Library, an NEH Seminar participant at the American Academy in Rome, and a two-time recipient
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Etta M. Madden My forthcoming book, Engaging Italy: American Women's Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks, is in the final revisions stage. I'm rereading and t…moreMy forthcoming book, Engaging Italy: American Women's Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks, is in the final revisions stage. I'm rereading and trimming the ten chapters which focus on what I call the "later vocations" and activism of three American women in 19th-century Italy: journalist Anne Hampton Brewster, orphanage & industrial school founder Emily Bliss Gould, and translator and author Caroline Crane Marsh, who was also known as "the ambassador's wife." (less)
Etta M. Madden By reading, of course! There's the necessary reading for research, since I write historically-based non-fiction. But reading gives me ideas about styl…moreBy reading, of course! There's the necessary reading for research, since I write historically-based non-fiction. But reading gives me ideas about style and craft. It prompts my imagination. It allows me to visualize new ways of telling old stories.(less)
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Mothers Without Borders: A Tribute to Surrogacy

Today I’m thinking of all those who “mother” — beyond those who have born biological children. Think Mother Teresa, for example, or Mother Ann Lee, the founder of the Shakers, known for their communal living and celibacy in the 18th and 19th centuries. Consider also the works of Irena Sendler, biologically childless, but celebrated in Tilar Mazzeo’s recent book. Sendler smuggled hundreds of childr

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“A wonderful discovery that the people had made . . . was the power to annihilate space as an impediment to conversation. . . .Every private and public house . . . could converse with friends at a distance whenever desirable.”

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