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The next Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group meetings will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at the University of Texas San Antonio, hosted by Joycelyn Moody.
The common reading will be Jane Edna Hunter’s autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer (1940), edited by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, and recently reprinted as part of the West Virginia UP Regenerations Series (available here: http://wvupressonline.com/hunter_a_nickel_and_a_prayer_9781933202648). Andreá Williams, who is author of Dividing Lines: Class Anxiety and Postbellum Black Fiction (U Michigan, 2013), will be a special guest participant in the discussion.
To RSVP, email Joycelyn Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3, 2014. Be sure to indicate whether you will stay for dinner.
Information regarding location, schedule, travel and hotel is coming soon on our website: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/
We’re now on Facebook! Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610099049036426/ or search Facebook for “Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group.”
Dr. Desiree Henderson, University of Texas Arlington
The Membership Directory has been updated to reflect members’ research interests as well as their membership status. http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/directory/
Thanks to SSAWW Vice President for Membership and Finances Heidi Hanrahan for supplying this information. If you would like to be included but are not yet listed, please contact her at email@example.com.
Dear SSAWW Colleagues:
Before 2013 slips away, I wanted to share that we have a full slate of graduate students supporting our officers. Each graduate student position has a place on the Advisory Board, and these terms will conclude at the 2015 conference.
We are pleased to welcome and more formally congratulate Leslie Allison, Martha Pitts, and Jordan Von Cannon.
Leslie Allison of Temple University is working with Rita Bode, Vice President, Organizational.
Martha Pitts of Louisiana State University is working with Beth Lueck, Associate Conference Director.
Jordan Von Cannon of Louisiana State University is working with Donna Campbell, Vice President, Publications.
(Leslie, Martha, and Jordan join Kristin Allukian of the University of Florida, who had already been working with Kristin Jacobson, Vice President, Development.)
Many thanks to everyone who nominated candidates or applied. Thank you for your support of SSAWW!! We are eager to work with you in the future.
Koritha Mitchell, PhD
Dear SSAWW Colleagues:
Your board remains hard at work for you! Start getting excited about the 2015 conference now!
As many of you know, several major SSAWW officer positions will have a corresponding graduate student position attached to them. These early career professionals will help their officers on a voluntary basis and be able to attend the SSAWW triennial conference without having to pay the conference fee. For those graduate students who also volunteer to help with the 2015 conference, financial assistance for attending the conference will be provided, thereby maximizing their ability to support the officers and gain experience relevant to professional development.
Kristin Allukian (already on the board) is now working with Kristin Jacobsen, Vice President, Development. (Thank you!!) The SSAWW Executive Board is issuing a call for nominations, including self-nominations—by way of its Nominations Committee—for 3 further positions, which will be matched with:
Rita Bode, Vice President, Organizational
Beth Lueck, Associate Conference Director
Donna Campbell, Vice President, Publications (more…)
You can now find SSAWW on LinkedIn. There is a space for discussions as well as job postings. You can also link this group to your LinkedIn profile. Join this open group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Society-Study-American-Women-Writers-5170802?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
If you have items you¹d like to see in the Fall 2013 SSAWW Newsletter,
–calls for papers for conferences, journal issues, edited collections, and
–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)
You can also add the information here:
SSAWW welcomes Rita Bode, Associate Professor of English at Trent University, as its new Vice President for Organizational Matters. Dr. Bode is a longtime member of SSAWW; her scholarly interests include 19th- and early 20th-century British and American; 19th-century American women writers, and transatlantic studies; youth literature; novel; and drama. She will be coordinating the next SSAWW Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia in 2015.
Please welcome SSAWW’s new Graduate Assistant to the VP of Development, Kristin Allukian. She will be working with Kristin Jacobson to build and maintain our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as help organize the 2014 ALA panels. #SSAWW
The PayPal buttons for joining SSAWW or renewing your membership via PayPal or credit card are now available on the Membership page. For those who prefer to pay by check, there is a printable membership form on that page as well.
You can check your membership status by going to the Membership Directory.