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Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter Now Available

The Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter is now available on the Newsletter page and here:

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Call for Items: Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter (Deadline 9.25.14)

If you have items you¹d like to see in the Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter, please send them to me at ssaww.web@gmail.com  by September 25.

If you’re sending in a notice of a new book or article (and please do send these!), it would be helpful if you could include a link to the press’s page on your book (for books) and to put the article citations in MLA format (for articles).

Other items to send

  • –calls for papers for conferences, journal issues, edited collections, and so on
  • –conference announcements
  • –invitations to apply for grants and fellowships
  • –new books by SSAWW members
  • –new articles by SSAWW members
  • –reports from SSAWW regional study groups
  • –announcements of upcoming SSAWW regional study group meetings
  • –announcements of book prizes (either received or invitations to submit)

Thanks,

Donna Campbell

Consider a SSAWW Lifetime Membership

Many memberships expire in 2014 . . . perhaps it is time to invest in SSAWW’s very affordable lifetime membership: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/

Message from SSAWW President Richard Ellis: USSO Blog Post Authors Sought (Deadline: 9.30.14)

SSAWW has been invited to contribute to a blog hosted by United States Studies Online (USSO: http://usstudiesonline.com/blog-3/). It will involve the creation of 8-10 blog posts of 700-1200 words each.

In terms of theme, USSO argues these blogs can be broad or more specific. SSAWW seeks posts that represent the field of American Women’s writing quite broadly. Our preference is to generate a series of more general than more specific blog posts (though perhaps not exclusively so), with the aim of effecting a reasonable coverage of the field of women’s writing in America – the academic study of it in all its diversity and difference (and including creative writing). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

-“Lesser Known” American Women Writers

-New Approaches to Canonical American Women Writers

-Digital Resources for American Women Writers

-American Women Writers Abroad

-Recovering American Women Writers: Issues and Strategies

-Contemporary American Women Writers

-American Women Writers Scholarship–Then and Now

If you would like to generate a blog post or would like to recommend someone who would, please contact the SSAWW leaders of this project, Dick Ellis, Susan K. Harris, Kristin J. Jacobson, and Kristin Allukian, (ssaww.usso@gmail.com). Our preference, though not exclusively so, is for graduate students and early career researchers to generate these blogs. Creativity that accounts for the digital format is also encouraged: unless there are prohibitive copyright issues, posts that incorporate video, image, links to additional digital resources, etc., will be given preference over purely textual entries. Submissions received by 30 September 2014 will receive first consideration. Membership in SSAWW is required of all authors selected for publication.

Professor R. J. (Dick) Ellis

President, Society for the Study of American Women Writers: http://www.ssaww.org

Readers needed for SSAWW 2015 Awards (Respond by 6.1.14)

From SSAWW VP for Development Kristin Jacobson:

I am seeking volunteers to read for SSAWW’s 2015 Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: 5 readers
  • Book Award: 3 readers
  • Edition Award: 3 readers

If you already volunteered to serve (I have two volunteers in my records), I have sent you an individual email for confirmation about your availability. If you volunteered to read but did not receive a separate email from me, please let me know.

Readers should represent SSAWW’s range of scholars and scholarship and be available to read submissions during a seven month period (between the closing date for the awards, 1 January 2015, and 1 August 2015). Awards will be announced at SSAWW’s 2015 conference. The initial call for the awards is pasted below.

Readers for SSAWW Awards (including the VP of Development) are not eligible to submit their own work for consideration of a 2015 award in which they are directly involved.

If you are interested in serving as a reader for one of the awards, please email me (jacobsok@stockton.edu) noting the award you would like to read for and your area(s) of specialty, academic rank (independent scholars are welcome), and publications by June 1, 2014.

If you have any questions about the awards, please let me know.

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The 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 followingthree 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Nomination Deadline for 2015 AwardJanuary 1, 2015.

This week: SSAWW Panels and Business Meeting at ALA on 5/22

If you’re heading to ALA in Washington, D.C.,  this week, don’t forget to attend the SSAWW Panels and Business Meeting on Thursday, May 22.

Session 1-B POLITICAL AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS

Thursday, May 22, 2014: 9:00–10:20am

Co-Chairs: Kristin Allukian, University of Florida and Kristin Jacobson, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

1. “‘people + place = politics’: Terry Tempest Williams’ Democratizing Ethos,” Jeannette E. Riley, UMass Dartmouth and Kathleen M. Torrens, University of Rhode Island

2. “‘Changing the Converse Cipők Vásárlásaation on Healthy Eating': The White House Kitchen Garden and Michelle Obama’s Public Health Discourse,” Terre Ryan, Loyola University Maryland

3. “Benevolence and the New Left: Reimagining the Welfare State in Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time,” Brandon Gordon, Sonoma State University

Session 4-D DIGITAL AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS

Thursday, May 22, 2014: 1:30–2:50pm

Co-Chairs: Kristin Allukian, University of Florida and Kristin Jacobson, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

1. “Digital Writers/Digital Readers: Teaching and Learning With Student-Authored Digital Posters,” Stephanie A. Tingley, Youngstown State University

2. “Digital Resources and the Magazine Context of Edith Wharton’s Short Stories,” Paul J. Ohler, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

3. “Digital Images of Flowers and the Suffrage Movement in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Journals,” Gabby Serrano, Angelo State University

4. “Story Paper (Anti-)Heroines: Reading Alcott’s Potboilers in the Digital Archives,” Michael D’Alessandro, Boston University

Session 5-M BUSINESS MEETING

Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Thursday, May 22, 2014:3:00–4:20pm

 

SSAWW Lifetime Membership Link

The correct link for the SSAWW Lifetime Membership should be as follows: 

http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/

(or just click on the Membership tab in the navigation bar). 

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