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2015 Awards

Society for the Study of American Women Writers

2015 Awards

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 following three awards 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. 

Specific Submission Instructions Follow.


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.

Award: Certificate, Lifetime Membership to SSAWW, and $200 to offset travel costs to the conference

Eligibility for 2015 award: Eligible books must contribute to the field of American women writers, have been published between December 2011-November 2014, and mailed to all committee members by the submission deadline, January 1, 2015. Edited collections are not eligible for the award.

Submission Requirements for 2015 Award: One copy of each entry along with a 150-250 word summary of the book’s contribution to the field of American women writers must be submitted to the three committee members listed below by January 1, 2015 (postmark date).

2015 Book Award Selection Committee

Koritha Mitchell
Associate Professor of English
The Ohio State University
543 Denney Hall
164 West 17th Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Email: mitchell.717@osu.edu

Lori Harrison-Kahan
Associate Professor of the Practice of English
Department of English
Boston College
Stokes Hall – 4th floor, South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Email: lori.harrison@bc.edu

Tamara Harvey
Associate Professor of English
English Department
George Mason University
4400 University Dr.
MS 3E4
Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: tharvey2@gmu.edu

 

All entries should be clearly marked “SSAWW Book Award.”

A separate notification email should be sent to the chair of the 2015 Book Award (Koritha Mitchell, mitchell.717@osu.edu). In the email please include “SSAWW Book Award” in the subject line and note the entry’s title, publisher, date of publication as well as the author’s email, phone and address so the chair may confirm the individual committee members receive the submission.

Review Procedure: Three scholars from SSAWW’s membership will review the submissions and select the award winner. The committee may also select up to two honorable mentions. No award will be given in years where no submissions are received or where none merit recognition. Committee members will be allowed to keep the books as a token of appreciation for serving on the committee. Scholars who submit their book will not be eligible to serve on the committee during that review year. The winner will be announced at SSAWW’s conference.


 

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.

Award: Certificate, Lifetime Membership to SSAWW, and $200 to offset travel costs to the conference

Eligibility for 2015 award: Eligible books must contribute to the field of American women writers, have been published between December 2011-November 2014, and mailed to all committee members by the submission deadline, January 1, 2015. Print and digital collections are welcome.

Submission Requirements for 2015 Award: One copy of each entry along with a 150-250 word summary of the edition’s contribution to the recovery of American women writers must be submitted to the three committee members listed below by January 1, 2015 (postmark date). Digital edition entries should submit the website (and password/access code if the site is not free) and summary via email to each reader by January 1, 2015.

2015 Edition Award Selection Committee

Terry Novak
Professor, English
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903
Email: Terry.Novak@jwu.edu

Debby Rosenthal
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
English Department
John Carroll University
Cleveland, OH 44118
Email: drosenthal@jcu.edu

Seretha Williams
Professor, English
Georgia Regents University
1120 15th St.
Augusta, Georgia 30912
Email: SERETHA.WILLIAMS@gru.edu

 

All entries should be clearly marked “SSAWW Edition Award.”

A separate notification email should be sent to the chair of the 2015 Edition Award (Terry Novak, Terry.Novak@jwu.edu) noting submission to the “SSAWW Edition Award.” In the email please include “SSAWW Edition Award” in the subject line and note within the text of the email the entry’s title and publisher or website as well as the author’s email, phone and address so the chair may confirm the individual committee members receive the submission.

Review Procedure: Three scholars from SSAWW’s membership will review the submissions and select the award winner. The committee may also select up to two honorable mentions. No award will be given in years where no submissions are received or where none merit recognition. Committee members will be allowed to keep the books (access the digital edition, if it is not free) as a token of appreciation for serving on the committee. Scholars who submit their edition will not be eligible to serve on the committee during that review year. The winner will be announced at SSAWW’s conference.

 


 

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).

Award: Lifetime Membership to SSAWW; $200 to offset travel costs to the conference; and award that bears the inscription, Society for the Study of American Women Writers; Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award; Recipient’s Name; Year of Award

Nomination Deadline for 2015 Award: January 1, 2015

Nomination Requirements: Nominations, including self-nominations, should submit a CV and brief (250-500 word) letter of support in one PDF file to the Lifetime Achievement Award Chair (Cherene Sherrard, csherrard@wisc.edu) by January 1, 2015. The award chair will distribute the nominations to the committee members.

Review Procedure: A committee of five SSAWW members will select the award winner. In reviewing the nominations the committee will consider the scholar’s teaching, service, and scholarship record. The committee will be appointed and begin deliberations no later than the first of January prior to the award date and submit the award winner’s name to the executive board no later than three months before the conference (1 September). Scholars nominated for the award will not be eligible to serve on the committee during that year. The recipient of the award will be announced at SSAWW’s conference.

2015 Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
Professor of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: csherrard@wisc.edu

Beth Widmaier Capo
Professor of English
Illinois College

Dorri Beam
Associate Professor of English
Syracuse University

Miranda Green-Barteet
Assistant Professor, Joint Appointed in Department of Women’s Studies and Department of English and Writing Studies
The University of Western Ontario

Elissa M. Zellinger
Lecturer of English
Armstrong Atlantic State University

 


 

SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award

SSAWW will present an award for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2015 SSAWW conference. This award brings recognition and a monetary prize. First- and second-place winners will be awarded a monetary prize and publicly recognized on the SSAWW website. (Note: this award is separate from the Legacy award.)

Papers are submitted after the conference and should include:
1) The paper presented (no more than 2500 words)
2) The name of your panel
3) Contact information (name, institution, degree program, email)

You are welcome to revise the paper from its conference form, but please do not exceed 2500 words.

Deadline: 1 December 2015

Award Announcement: March 2016

A committee of three SSAWW members reads the submissions and selects the award winner(s).


 

SSAWW 2015 Conference * Philadelphia, Sheraton Society Hill * November 4-8, 2015

SSAWW Website: http:// http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SSAmWW

Conference Hashtag: #ssaww15                                      Twitter: @SSAWWrs

PDF Version of this announcement: SSAWW Awards 2015


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