1-year Leave Replacement (GRINNELL COLLEGE)

GRINNELL COLLEGE. 1-year leave replacement position in the Department of English (specializing in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature). Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include three 100-level Literary Analysis courses (ENG 120), one 200-level course in 20th- and 21st-century American literature (ENG 231), and a 300-level seminar in the applicants area of expertise (e.g., ENG 328, 330, 331, or 335). Additional information about the courses we offer can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/english. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 13, 2015. Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of courses applicant is prepared to offer, a writing sample under 20 pages, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Ralph Savarese at EnglishSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4655. (more…)

CFP: Emily Dickinson International Society (MLA; 3.15.15)

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites submissions for their guaranteed session at next year’s MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas:

Title of session:      Lyrical Ecologies

Description: This session focuses on Dickinson’s relation to human and non-human eco-systems. We invite 300-word abstracts for presentations engaging Dickinson’s textual and material ecologies, including her interrogation of anthropomorphism; her stakes in human-non-human crossings; her creation of “soundtopes”; her imagination of a post-human “world without us”; her investment in the sociality of poetic form,  her continued existence in a new digital ecology, etc.

Please submit cvs and abstracts by March 15 to:

Eliza Richards (eliza_richards@unc.edu ) and Marta Werner (wernerm@dyc.edu )

SSAWW Announcements: New Membership Directory Posted

The new SSAWW Membership Directory has been posted at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/directory/.   Thanks to Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, Vice President for Membership and Finances, for making this information available.

If you want to join SSAWW or renew your membership, you can do so from the Membership page at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/

SSAWW and U. S. Studies Online

Reposted from SSAWW-L:

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers has been working with U.S. Studies Online (http://usstudiesonline.com/) to help create a selection of posts to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. The collaboration includes USSO, the Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW), and SSAWW.

Check out USSO’s video introduction to this special blog series entitled “Women in America”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2-y5UjtoQs

Special thanks to Kristin Allukian, the lead on this project for SSAWW, as well as Susan K. Harris and Dick Ellis for their editorial support. And, a big thank you to Michelle Green at USSO for ushering us all through the process and providing us with this opportunity aimed to feature emerging scholars in the field of American women writers.

Please watch SSAWW’s social media for additional notifications about the series. We hope you will share and comment on the posts as they are released.

Best, Kristin


Kristin J. Jacobson
Associate Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Stockton University

Vice President, Development
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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9/11 Memorial Museum Mellon Foundation Fellowship

In Fall 2015, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will launch its scholarly programs with the award of two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation post-doctoral fellowships to qualified candidates whose scholarly work reflects an engagement with issues related to or emerging from the 9/11 attacks. Eligible fields of study include: American studies, anthropology, architectural history, area studies, art history, education, history, international relations, literature, memory studies, museum studies, performance studies, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, or related fields. 

This award provides a resident Fellowship for a two-year term (Fall 2015 Spring 2017) at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, including two years of salary and benefits. (more…)

SAMLA 2015– Call for Papers

Originally posted on The Edith Wharton Society:

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism

In keeping with the SAMLA theme, “In Concert: Literature and other Arts,” this panel seeks papers which consider Edith Wharton’s work in the context of the growing voice of feminism of her time. In this panel, we are interested in papers which explore the connections between Wharton’s treatment of female bodies and the context of early twentieth century feminism. We encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, including (but not limited to) the role of sexuality in her work, to her work as a war correspondent, to even the material realities of her characters’ lives. By June 15, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Monica Miller, monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu.

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Study Groups: SSAWW Mid-Atlantic Study Group (RSVP by 2.27.15)

Just a reminder.  We can accept RSVPs a bit longer than we originally anticipated; please let me or Maria Sanchez know if you’re coming by Fri. 2/27. From SSAWW-L:

From: Catherine E. Saunders
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:19 PM
To: Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Subject: Discussion of Bondwoman’s Narrative w/ Gregg Hecimovich, Cambridge, MA, 3/21/15; RSVP by 2/23

The Mid-Atlantic Study Group is migrating northward for its spring meeting; we’ll meet on March 21st on the campus of Harvard University (where our host, SSAWW-MA member María Carla Sánchez, is currently a fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research).  As with all our meetings, anyone who is interested (with or without affiliation with the “Mid-Atlantic,” however construed) is welcome to join us. (more…)

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 https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/from-koritha-mitchell-ssaww-call-for-nominations-president-vp-for-publications/

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