CFP: SSAWW Panel at the Society of Early Americanists Conference (Deadline: 8.5.2018)

CFP for SSAWW Panel at  the Society of Early Americanists Conference

Submissions are invited for a panel on women’s cultural productions in early America (before 1830).  This panel will be sponsored by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) at the Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Feb. 27-March 2, 2019. Papers on a variety of topics will be considered, but each should address in some way how attention to women as cultural producers disrupts, revises, or enriches the field of early American studies. Interdisciplinary and/or intersectional approaches are welcome.

Please send the following to t.gaul@tcu.edu by August 5:

                 Name

Affiliation/Dept.

Email

Title of paper

200-word abstract

50-word bio

Indicate whether you have attended previous SEA conferences

Sincerely,

Theresa Strouth Gaul.                                                                                                                                           SEA-SSAWW liaison

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CFP: “Singular Voices” at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne (Deadline: 11.30.2018)

«  Singular voices »
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne,
April 11th, 2019
This one-day conference is organized by Flavie Épié, Pierre Habasque, and Héloïse Thomas
as part of the conferences for young researchers of the CLIMAS research group (Cultures and Literatures of the Anglophone Worlds) at the University Bordeaux Montaigne.

Voices can be marginalized or put on a pedestal; they can rise above the noise of the crowd or remain ignored; they can sing solos or puncture the harmony. Throughout this one-day interdisciplinary conference, we invite participants to reflect on the place and role of voices that are considered singular in the English-speaking world. We want to shed light on the ways in which a voice, whether singled out or in relation to others, assert its unicity and resists to the homogenization of dominant discourses.

What makes a voice singular? Literary and critical theory has supplied many answers. From Genette’s narratology to Bakhtine’s dialogism, by way of hybrid narratives, implicit characterizations, and autobiographical postures, the voice, always in its singular form, appears to function as a cornerstone of literature. The singularity can belong to the writer, who may be canonized or marginalized: which voices have been judged unique, minor, ostracized, dissenting, nonstandard, extra-ordinary, surprising, or queer? Who gets to judge them as such? Singularity can also come up in the very narrative and discursive techniques at work in the text, or be a part of the plot itself. Translated works and the very act of translating bring a new perspective: can the voice of the person translating the text be considered singular? How does it coexist with that of the author within the translated work?

In linguistics, the polysemy of “voice” allows for a broad range of issues. We can wonder how the use of passive or active voices can create specific meaning effects, or how the linguistic study of voices can convey a political aspect. Two examples seem most relevant here: first, the use of certain pronouns to give visibility to marginalized identities (the singular they claimed by trans and/or non-binary persons, for example), and second, the existence of socially marked dialects or accents that have become stigmatized (AAVE) and/or used to subversive ends. The “Polari” is thus a secret language used by the gay community in the UK before homosexuality was decriminalized.

From a historical and social perspective, the singular voice can be that of visionaries who seek to effect profound social changes, or that of whistleblowers. The voice does not even need to be oralized: it can be the vote and what it expresses, through local or national elections. If the people speaks with one voice, which voices will be ostracized or dissenting? Who is included in the “silent majority”? Who claims to belong to “counter-culture”?

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers that mobilize interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches on the theme of the voice, in any part of the English-speaking world, from all time periods.

This conference is open to all but aims to showcase the work of young researchers in Anglophone Studies. We welcome papers in English and in French.

Please email 300-word abstracts and a short biographical note to voixsingulieres@gmail.com by November 30, 2018. We aim at notifying selected participants by mid-January 2019.

Call for Graduate Student Writers at SSAWW (Deadline: 8.5.2018)

Call for Graduate Student Writers at SSAWW

ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture is seeking participants to cover the Society for the Study of American Women Writers convention in Denver this November for its annual “The Year in Conferences” feature.

The SSAWW team will cover panels of interest to ESQ‘s readers.  This project is an excellent opportunity for scholarly collaboration and professionalization. YiC has been recognized by scholars not just for its utility but also as a mentoring and networking tool. From the initial recruiting stages to panel selection and publication of the final piece, YiC creates a supportive, collaborative environment that encourages participants to do their best work.  Past YiC writers have found the experience very rewarding.

We seek a team of Ph.D. students working in nineteenth-century American literature.  If you are interested in participating, please send a C.V. and brief message describing your scholarly interests to LuElla D’Amico at ldamico@uiwtx.edu by August 5th.

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.

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