SSAWW 2018 Conference Announcements and Reminders

SSAWW Conference Announcements and Reminders
PROGRAM: View the most recent draft of the conference program – https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2018-conference/ssaww-2018-triennial-conference-draft-7-6/
EVENTS: ARTIST WORKSHOPS, CHAT WITH AN EDITOR, MOCK INTERVIEWS – Sign-up sheets now available – https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/ssaww-2018-triennial-conference-announcements-and-updates/
GRADUATE STUDENTS: In May, we posted our initial call for a graduate student service opportunity, enabling selected graduate students to serve four hours at the registration desk or art exhibition room in exchange for a full registration waiver to the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference. After reviewing the applications received, we are still in need of one graduate student to work the art exhibition at all four of the following times: Thursday from 8:00-9:00 AM, Thursday from 9:00-10:00 AM, Thursday from 12:00-1:00 PM, and Friday from 8:00-9:00 AM. Please contact Christopher Allen Varlack, Program Director, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com if interested in this opportunity.
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CFP: NeMLA “Stages and Ages: Challenges for Women in the Academy” (Deadline 9.30.2018)

CFP: 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention Call for Proposals: “Stages and Ages: Challenges for Women in the Academy” (Roundtable)

Although much has changed in the academy in the last fifty years, many struggles related to gender and the “traditional notions” of the roles women fulfill and the roles men fulfill in the academy have remained strikingly rigid, to the detriment of individuals as well as to the collective institution. Women still bear a service burden disproportionate to that of their male colleagues, still struggle with childbearing and childrearing choices that men in the academy do not face in the same way, and still face sexism and sexual harassment that their male counterparts escape. For women of color, the burdens are magnified. This roundtable will ideally bring together women from a variety of stages and ages in their careers to discuss the unique challenges faced by women throughout their academic careers. The aim of the roundtable is to lend support to women at various stages of their careers and to provide participants in the session with tools to use in forging the paths of their own personal lives and careers.

Please submit abstracts for Session 17422 by September 30 via the NeMLA web site at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

Terry Novak, Ph.D. Professor, English
Chair, University Curriculum Committee
Johnson & Wales University

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Mock Interview Sessions”

SSAWW 2018 Triennial conference – “mock interview sessions”

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we are proud to offer mock interview sessions in an effort to support those entering the highly competitive 2019 job market in our field. Interviewers will be pairing up to lead twenty-minute interviews with interested participants. Because there is limited seating available (three participants per session), pre-registration will be required to participate. Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449ACAB23A7F94-mock. For more information on these sessions, the dates/times (also available in the conference program) have been provided below. You will be contacted once we move closer toward the conference date with your specific twenty-minute session time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Interview Session 5-J from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Interview Session 5-K from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Interview Session 8-H from 2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Friday, November 9, 2018

Interview Session 14-J from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Interview Session 14-K from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Interview Session 23-I from 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Chat with an Editor” Sign-ups

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference

“Chat with an Editor” Sign-ups

 

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we are pleased to offer once again the widely popular “Chat with an Editor” feature, including editors from Legacy, MELUS, ARIEL, ESQ, American Periodicals, College Literature, Women’s Studies, and the New England Quarterly, who will be hosting twenty-minute one-on-one consultations to answer questions about the publication process, to review abstracts for articles-in-progress, etc. as part of our commitment to mentoring scholars at all stages of their professional lives. Because there is limited seating available (three participants per session), pre-registration will be required to participate.

Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449acab23a7f94-chat. For more information on these sessions, the dates/times (also available in the conference program) have been provided below. You will be contacted once we move closer toward the conference date with your specific twenty-minute session time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer Putzi, Legacy from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Gary Totten, MELUS from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer Putzi, Legacy from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Faye Halpern, ARIEL from 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

Friday, November 9, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Karen L. Kilcup, ESQ from 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jean Lee Cole, American Periodicals from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Susan Tomlinson, Legacy from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Karen L. Kilcup, ESQ from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Carolyn Sorisio, College Literature from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Wendy Martin, Women’s Studies from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Gary Totten, MELUS from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer S. Tuttle, Legacy from 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Betsy Klimasmith, New England Quarterly from 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – Artist Workshop Sign-up

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference –

Artist Workshop Sign-up

During the time of the conference, the city of Denver will be celebrating Denver Arts Week as part of its commitment to celebrating and encouraging artistic innovation. In this spirit, we are pleased to include the following three artist workshops as part of the conference: “Bridging Literature and the Visual Arts through Identity and Struggle” with Natalia Anciso, “Choice Cuts” with Francesca Brunetti, and “An Archive of Unnamed Women” with xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman.

Because there is limited seating available (twenty-five participants per workshop), pre-registration will be required to participate. Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449acab23a7f94-artist.

For more information on these workshops, the workshop descriptions (also available in the conference program) have been provided below:


ARTIST WORKSHOP: NATALIA ANCISO

Bridging Literature and the Visual Arts through Identity and Struggle

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Room: Molly Brown

Literature has long been considered as art in the written form. The perspective around literature’s connection with the visual arts, however, is not nearly as clear. Anciso will walk participants through connecting visual art and literature, bridging the forms to enhance the experience through creation, using personal and historical examples of identity and struggle, which have been tantamount to her own work and study. Each participant will have an opportunity to explore, reflect, and bring works of literary art into the realm of the visual using mixed media and collage.


ARTIST WORKSHOP: FRANCESCA BRUNETTI

Choice Cuts

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Room: Molly Brown

Participants in this workshop will engage in a visual deconstruction of the representation of women’s bodies in popular magazines such as Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, etc. in order to create collages that play with and question the way women are depicted in them. Magazines, paper, glue, cutters, cutting mats, and markers will be provided, as participants analyze the magazines’ pictures and work to identify which aesthetic traits they consider the most unreal, sexualized, and/or stereotypical. By using the daily frustration about how women are represented in the media, participants will create grotesque compositions as a parody of the original pictures, though this parody is just a repetition of the surreal aesthetic choices proposed daily in magazines as natural and acceptable.


ARTIST WORKSHOP: XTINE BURROUGH AND SABRINA STARNAMAN

An Archive of Unnamed Women

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Room: Molly Brown

“An Archive of Unnamed Women” is a browser-based digital archive juxtaposing nineteenth-century literature about women with photographs of unnamed or unidentified American women found in the collections of the New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Library of Congress. Blurring the lines between art and archive, this project aims to further discourse about the library as an authority of knowledge curation and as a site of creation. When visitors explore the database, its parameters are visible. This works to reveal the arbitrary nature of information preservation and highlights the constructed nature of digitized materials. Through a discussion of our project, participants will explore the political role of archives in emphasizing or in hiding marginalized people. Moreover, we investigate archives as mechanisms for critical discussions about identity. Participants will search our archive, suggest additional source material, and print their own “Unnamed Woman” action-artifact on archival paper.

SSAWW Announcement – Updated Email for SSAWW President

Announcement: New Email Address for SSAWW President – DoVeanna Fulton
In working toward the triennial conference this November, we have recently lost access to the old E-mail address for the SSAWW President. As a result, those who have contacted her at that address may not have received replies. We sincerely apologize for the oversight. Moving forward, to rectify this issue, the new SSAWW President E-mail address will be president.ssaww@gmail.com. Note that all E-mail addresses for the SSAWW officers are also available online on the SSAWW website under the About menu. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you as we approach a truly exciting conference in Denver later this year.

CFP: International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame (Deadline: 7.6.2018)

CFP: International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame

February 28th – March 2nd, 2019

This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
 – 28 February – 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. We are especially interested in Web 2.0 participation. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives. The digital reading practices of girls, for example, can tell us much not only about their role as social media conduits but it can also shed light upon the status of literature itself in this born-digital milieu.  Taking the notion that girls have value beyond their role as cultural consumers as a given, the panel maintains that girls claim their very own literature, literature with a lower-case l but literature nonetheless, that crosses genre and platform and boundaries of authorship. The possibility for girl literature arises from a combination of market-driven imperatives and the flexibility of Web 2.0 authorship. Girl literature, characterized by girl-centered narratives and protagonists in more traditional formats, includes works authored by girls on Goodreads, YouTube, Instagram, and fan fiction sites. As the girl half of the 12-26-aged YA demographic does most of the reading both on and off the screen, this panel seeks to 1) map out the Web 2.0 arenas where girls perform their hybrid or prosumer reading, and 2) offer an analysis of girls’ digital reading practices in the light of contemporary reading theory.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and short bio to Leisha Jones (ljj4@psu.edu). I am looking for a couple of papers to round out the panel. The deadline for submission is July 6, 11:59pm.