Roundtable: Young Adult Women’s Literature and Boundary Blurring (Deadline: January 15, 2015)

Roundtable: Young Adult Women’s Literature and Boundary Blurring (DeadlineJanuary 15, 2015)

Call for Papers for SSAWW Conference November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia

This roundtable, Young Adult Women’s Literature and Boundary Blurring, explores how teen or YA literature by American women writers occupies liminal spaces and blurs boundaries. Like the teen, YA literature exists in a state of flux. It is often relegated to a space between “lowbrow” and “highbrow” literature, it has a multi-aged readership though designated for teens, and it is considered a relatively new genre despite actually existing for centuries.

Panelists are invited to explore these and any other related topics:

 crossover writers – authors who blur the boundary between academic/popular and adult/teen, such as Joyce Carol Oates (more…)

CFP SSAWW 2015 Panel Proposal: What is a woman writer? (1.30.15)

CFP: What is a woman writer?

SSAWW 2015 – Philadelphia, PA

Abstract submissions due to Julia Dauer ( by January 30, 2015

As attention to the book as an object continues to thrive in literary studies, questions about who

counts as a women writer take on new dimensions. This panel invites papers considering

“women writers” working as editors or artists to hybridize existing texts, and especially the way (more…)

Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow (Duke University in North Carolina)

Duke University is seeking proposals for the 2015-16 academic year for faculty members from Liberal Arts Colleges and HBCUs to participate in a comprehensive effort to redefine the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. Recipients of this fellowship must engage with one or more research and/or teaching projects while at Duke. These Fellowships are meant to mesh individual projects with the work of Duke faculty members or with larger collaborative ventures already ongoing at Duke that involve undergraduates. (more…)

Assistant/Associate Professor (Lindenwood University, Belleville)

English: Location: Lindenwood University, Belleville, Ill. Start Date: Applications accepted immediately. Closing Date: Open until filled, but applications received by February 15, 2015 will be given priority consideration. The English department at Lindenwood University-Belleville invites applications for the appointment of a full-time, annually renewable assistant or associate professor of English with specialties in rhetoric/composition and American literatures, to commence August 2015. (more…)

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is happy to announce the publication of issue 31.2

LegacyCoverSmall75Shadow Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is happy to announce the publication of issue 31.2 now available in print and on Project Muse.

SSAWW members may be especially interested in the tributes to Sharon M. Harris, founder and first president of the SSAWW.


Tributes to Sharon M. Harris

“Sharon Harris: Scholar, Mentor, Friend”
Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“The Hidden Hand; or, Sharon Harris, Editor”
Nicole Tonkovich, University of California, San Diego


“The Voice of Nature: Hope Leslie and Early American Romanticism”
Laurel V. Hankins, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

 “Elizabeth Stoddard’s Ars Erotica
Carina D. Pasquesi, Baruch College, The City University of New York

“Iconoclasm, Parody, and the Provocations of Lydia Maria Child’s A Romance of the Republic
Melissa J. Lingle-Martin, Florida Gulf Coast University

“The Neighborly Christmas: Gifts, Community, and Regionalism in the Christmas Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman”
Jana Tigchelaar, University of Kansas

“The Limits of the Cosmopolitan Experience in Wharton’s The Buccaneers
Melanie Dawson, The College of William and Mary

Legacy Reprint

“Ella Rhoads Higginson, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Pacific Northwest Women’s Literary Regionalism”
Laura Laffrado, Western Washington University

“The Stubborness of Uriah Slater”
Ella Higginson

From the Archives

“‘Not Ruined, but Hindered’: Rethinking Scandal, Re-examining Transatlantic Sources, and Recovering Madeleine Pollard”
Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, University of New England

Review Essay

“Big Books Wanted: Women and Western American Literature in the Twenty-First Century”
Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo

Book Reviews

Empowering Words: Outsiders and Authorship in Early America by Karen A. Weyler
Jennifer Desiderio, Canisius College

The Strange History of the American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World by Emily Clark
Eve Allegra Raimon, University of Southern Maine

Margaret Fuller and Her Circles edited by Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright
Leslie Elizabeth Eckel, Suffolk University

Slavery in American Children’s Literature, 1790-2010 by Paula T. Connolly
Lesley Ginsberg, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writing, 1781-1924 by Karen L. Kilcup
Cecily Parks, Emerson College

Rhetorics of Literacy: The Cultivation of American Dialect Poetry by Nadia Nurhussein
Stephanie Farrar, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


We urge SSAWW members to consider submitting their work to Legacy, the official journal of the SSAWW.
SSAWW members get a 20% discount on their Legacy subscriptions.
Visit the Legacy website:
Like Legacy on Facebook
Follow Legacy on Twitter: @LegacyWmenWrite


Jennifer S. Tuttle

Editor, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Director of the School of Transborder Studies (Arizona State University)

Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Transborder Studies (STS) with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. Appointment will be located on the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. Salary and start-up will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

CFP SSAWW Panel Proposal: Drawn from the Archive: Reorienting Landscapes at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (1.15.15)

Drawn from the Archive: Reorienting Landscapes at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Call for Papers: SSAWW Conference 2015

Taking up the conference theme of “Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives,” this panel will investigate work produced by women in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century for whom human interaction with the landscape was a central artistic concern. These women oriented themselves to the landscape through travel and exploration, desire and consumption, and through artistic representation reimagined the body, history, social-sexual formations, racial and gender categories, and sometimes humanness itself. Such reorienting encounters with landscape, meanwhile, formed part of late-nineteenth-century leisure class tourism and the romantic consumption of the natural world at a moment of expanded U.S. imperialism both at home and abroad.

We invite papers that take up some dimension of women’s reorienting of landscape during the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. We encourage submissions that examine lesser-known or hitherto unexamined archival materials, especially those that focus on women working across any combination of the material, visual, and literary arts.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (in Word or Adobe) to Samaine Lockwood and Tiffany Aldrich MacBain at by January 15.

Call for Nominations: SSAWW President and VP for Publications

SSAWW is seeking nominations for two offices, President and VP for publications. For details, go to Deadline 1.31.15.

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