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Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award: Frances Smith Foster
SSAWW Book Awards
SSAWW Edition Awards 
SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Awards
Legacy Best Paper Contest Awards

Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award

The Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference to recognize a scholar’s career achievement in the study of American women writers. The award recognizes the individual’s commitment to the field as demonstrated in his/her teaching, mentoring of students, scholarship and service.

The award is named in honor of Karen Dandurand, who passed away in 2011. She was one of the founding editors of Legacy and was an active member of SSAWW, serving as Vice President of Development (2004-2009).

Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

Frances Smith Foster

Professor of English and Women’s Studies Emeritus

Emory University

Frances Smith FosterFrances Smith Foster

http://english.emory.edu/people/faculty/foster.htm

SSAWW Book Award

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers was founded in 2000 to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. The Book Award, Edition Award, and Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society’s founding members and to further SSAWW’s goal to support and broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers.

SSAWW Book Award

The SSAWW Book Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference to recognize excellence in the field. The award recognizes the monograph’s significant contribution to scholarship related to American women writers published during the preceding three years before the submission deadline.

Book Award 2012

Macintosh HD:Users:kristinjjacobson:Desktop:crocker_books.jpgKoritha Mitchell

 Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930(University of Illinois Press, 2011)

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/32xhk5kq9780252036491.html

Book Award Honorable Mention

The White NegressLori Harrison-KahanThe White Negress: Literature, Minstrelsy, and the Black-Jewish Imaginary (Rutgers University Press, 2010)

http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/acatalog/The_White_Negress.html

Racial InnocenceBook Award Honorable Mention

Robin Bernstein

Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights (NYU Press, 2011)

https://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookid=5773#.UHeTnpG9KSM

SSAWW Edition Award

The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference to recognize excellence in the recovery of American women writers. The award recognizes an edition published during the preceding three years before the submission deadline.

Edition Award 2012

Macintosh HD:Users:kristinjjacobson:Desktop:crocker_books.jpgEdited by Eileen Hunt Botting and Sarah L. Houser

Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Hannah Mather Crocker(New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011)

http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=23322

Edition Award Honorable Mention

Macintosh HD:Users:kristinjjacobson:Desktop:9781551118611-01.jpgCo-edited by Melissa Homestead & Ellen Foster

Clarence: or, A Tale of Our Own Times by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (Broadview Press, 2011)

http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=1097

Edition Award Honorable Mention

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Edited by Sarah Robbins & Ann Pullen

Nellie Arnott’s Writings on Angola, 1905-1913: Missionary Narratives Linking Africa and America (Parlor Press, 2011)

http://www.parlorpress.com/arnott

SSAWW GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARDS

The SSAWW is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Graduate Student Paper Awards, which recognize the exemplary work that graduate students presented at the recent SSAWW conference in Denver, Colorado. This contest is separate from a similar best paper award sponsored by Legacy. Awards include a prize of $250 for first place and $150 for second place. The following winning papers were selected among 29 entries:

First place
Melissa Lingle-Martin, Indiana U of Pennsylvania, “Icons, Iconoclasm, and Citizenship in Max Rosenthal’s Proclamation of Emancipation and Lydia Maria Child’s A Romance of the Republic”

Second place
Rickie-Ann Legleitner, U South Dakota, “The Cult of Artistry in Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz

Honorable Mention
Meaghan Fritz, Northwestern U, “Editing, Activism, and the Gift: Maria Weston Chapman and the Liberty Bell”

Sarah Schuetze, U Kentucky, “Ill Fated: The Disease of Racism in Julia Collins’s Curse of Caste

Rachel Wise, U Texas-Austin, “‘A mess of pottage’: Incorporating the Region in Emma Bell Miles’s The Spirit of the Mountains and Mary Austin’s The Land of Little Rain

The award committee members include Beth Capo (Illinois College), Lisa Kirby (Collin College – Spring Creek), and Andreá N. Williams (Ohio State University).

Best wishes to all the students, judges, and SSAWW executive committee members who contributed to this contest.

Sincerely,
Andreá N. Williams
Chair, SSAWW 2012 Graduate Student Paper Award Committee
ssaww2012.gradaward@gmail.com


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