Grants and Fellowships: Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (Deadline 11.30.15)

Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (2015)

The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the availability of two Research Grants for visiting scholars. These grants provide financial support for scholars to travel to and reside in Lincoln, NE, for four consecutive weeks, in order to conduct research on Willa Cather using Cather resources in Nebraska and at UNL.

Applications are invited from early career scholars, advanced graduate students, recent PhDs, and faculty not yet tenured. Projects should reflect the need for research at the UNL Archives and in Nebraska. Each Woodress Research Grant is $3,000 and each scholar is expected to be in residence in Lincoln for four consecutive weeks during January 1 – August 31, 2015. The Cather Project will assist with advice about travel, lodging, and a trip to the Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, Nebraska (2 ½ hours away) to enable the scholar to research materials in the Foundation’s archives and visit the area of Cather’s childhood.

The Cather Project produces the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition and Cather Studies, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. The Archives and Special Collections of the UNL Libraries hold the largest collection of Cather letters to and from her, edited typescripts, manuscripts, multiple editions of her works, and many other Cather-associated materials.  (more…)

CFP: SSAWW Panels at ALA Boston 2015

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2015 (Boston, MA  May 2015) 3 January 2015 Deadline
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The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 2015, Boston). The panel themes anticipate our November 4-8, 2015, conference in Philadelphia: “Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives.” The two ALA panels as well as our 2015 conference aim to present the varied ways in which women, as critics, dramatists, educators, essayists, journalists, oral storytellers, poets, novelists, short story writers, and practitioners of both older and emerging forms, invent and reinvent the American literary and cultural landscape. You may submit the same proposal to both conferences, if you wish.

Panel 1: Liminal Spaces in American Women’s Writing
This panel welcomes papers on American women writers in any genre and from any period that explores the concept of liminal spaces. The word “limen,” from which liminality derives, designates threshold. The threshold functions simultaneously as both an obstructive barrier and an enticing opening for the entry into unknown, perhaps unknowable states that invite exploration. Both spatial and temporal, the liminal is a site of in-betweenness enabling non-normative perspectives. It is a site where difference becomes encounter as well as a location that resists assimilation while simultaneously allowing for the dynamic possibilities of fusion that hybridity embraces and articulates. Papers might address such topics as borders and peripheries, liminal spaces in the home, the margin and/or the center, and immigration and/or citizenship.

Panel 2: Hybrid Lives in American Women’s Writings
This panel welcomes papers on American women writers in any genre and from any period that explores the concept of hybrid lives. Often informed by notions of crossing, intersectionality, transition, and transformation, this term contests exclusionary practices involving class, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sex, among other variables. Papers might address such topics as the hyphen, collaboration, cross-species encounters: human and animal relationships, transatlantic, transcontinental, and/or transgender.

Please submit to Kristin Allukian ( by Jan. 3, 2015, a 250-500 word abstract (note which panel your proposal best fits) and a brief CV (no more than 2-pages) that includes rank/status (e.g. ABD or Associate Professor, etc.), institutional affiliation (independent scholars are welcome to submit proposals), publications, and conference presentations. Confirmation of receipt of your proposal will be sent to you within two business days.

All proposals should be both pasted into the text of the email and included as attachments (preferably as a single PDF document). While you do not need to be a SSAWW member to apply for the panel, presenters must be or become SSAWW members to participate in a SSAWW sponsored panel.

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Open-Rank Brigham Young University, Hawaii

English Faculty

The Department of English invites applications for an open-rank position to teach general education composition and literature courses, conduct research and publish, and serve in university or department committees or assignments. Background in rhetoric and composition, American literature, and/or English language (grammar, History of the English Language, etc.) of special interest. Writing Center administrative experience helpful. Master’s degree will be considered; Doctorate in English literature, composition/rhetoric, or language preferred.

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Assistant Professor – English Education and Early American Literature – UW-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse English Department seeks a tenure-track academic year assistant professor of English Education and Early American Literatures position in our vibrant and growing department. Required academic qualifications include a Ph.D. in one of the main specialty areas (either English Education or American Literature) and a Master’s degree in the other, with Ph.D. in hand by August 31, 2015. Our new colleague will have primary upper-level teaching responsibilities in English Language Arts pedagogy, adolescent literature, and language study for teachers, with regular assignments in Early American Literatures, general education literature courses and first-year composition.

Other responsibilities include advising and supervising pre-service teachers and administrative duties in the English Education major. Expertise in both English Language Arts pedagogy and early American literatures, evidence or potential for scholarship, and at least three years of teaching experience at the middle- and/or high-school level are required. Additionally, specific expertise in literature pedagogy and teaching interests in Early American canonical authors will be considered a plus.

Secondary areas of expertise may also include language and linguistics, school/community collaboration, and experience with edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment). An interest in transnational colonial (French, Spanish, English) literatures and in participating in study abroad opportunities in China are desirable. (more…)

Fellowship: Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application Due Date January 15, 2015

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application Due Date January 15, 2015

Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2015–16. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term residential fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and short-term fellowships, which are normally one month.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online at Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts, printed books, and ephemera. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum’s collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in the British American colonies or United States to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications, including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur, the nearby Hagley Museum and Library, the University of Delaware, and other area museums. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2015. For more details and to apply, visit or e-mail Rosemary Krill at

Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Literature

Deadline February 15, 2015
Date Posted September 11, 2014
Type Fellowship
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time
The Department of English at Rutgers University, which has a long history of scholarship and teaching in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora, announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars pursuing research in these fields.

The Fellowship is for one year and includes a salary of $45,000, health benefits, and a $2000 research stipend. Each recipient will teach one course, serve as an informal mentor to graduate students in the field, and participate in the intellectual life of the department.

Applicants must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., dossier with at least three letters of reference, and research proposal to Interfolio. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2015.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Jobs: Assistant Professor of American Literature (pre-1900) at Saint Louis University (Deadline 11.1.14)

Assistant Professor of American Literature (pre-1900)

The Department of English at Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in

early and antebellum American literature. Ph.D. must be completed by June 2015.

Applicants should have a significant record of teaching and research in 18th- and 19th-century American literature. We are particularly interested in candidates with transatlantic approaches to the field.

The department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, and faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum.

Applications must be submitted online at, and should include a C.V., letter of application, and writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Additional materials may be requested later. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews at MLA. Start date: August 15, 2015. Email contact: Dr. Hal Bush, Chair of the search committee:

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE), and encourages women and minorities to apply.

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