Call for Mock Interviewers – SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference (Deadline 5.31.2018)

Call for Mock Interviewers
In addition to offering a CV workshop, at this year’s SSAWW Triennial Conference, we will be hosting mock interview sessions (by advanced registration) in order to support those entering this highly competitive job market. With interview season occurring in the weeks following the conference, this is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the real job market experience while also receiving invaluable feedback for growth.
We are therefore looking for participants to serve as interviewers for twenty-minute mock interviews. For those interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com, providing a copy of your CV for review. The deadline to volunteer is May 31, 2018.
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SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Announcements and Updates

Conference Draft Program and Registration

updated 5.14.2018

A new draft of the conference program is available on the Conference site – HERE


 5.3.2018

The initial draft of the conference program for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference  is now available on our conference website along with conference registration information (HERE) .

For those interested, there are still opportunities to serve (typically items listed in red on the program), including spaces to present as part of the pre-conference events on digital humanities and globalizing American women writers, to serve as a facilitator or session chair, etc.

To volunteer or to address any questions/concerns about the program itself, please reach out to the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com.

Note that this early draft is subject to change, though the SSAWW Executive Committee kindly requests (if possible) that adjustments are restricted to name, affiliation, E-mail address, and paper title. The final date to request A/V for one’s session will be May 31, 2018.


Call for Mock Interviewers
In addition to offering a CV workshop, at this year’s SSAWW Triennial Conference, we will be hosting mock interview sessions (by advanced registration) in order to support those entering this highly competitive job market. With interview season occurring in the weeks following the conference, this is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the real job market experience while also receiving invaluable feedback for growth.
We are therefore looking for participants to serve as interviewers for twenty-minute mock interviews. For those interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com, providing a copy of your CV for review. The deadline to volunteer is May 31, 2018.

Call for Participants: Pre-Conference Events
For the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference, the Executive Committee is planning two exciting pre-conference events on Wednesday evening in an effort to stimulate conversation but also promote inquiry into areas that we have targeted for growth in future SSAWW endeavors (conferences, publications, etc.).
The first event is a roundtable on promoting public and digital humanities. The second event is a roundtable on globalizing American women writers. Participants will have approximately six to eight minutes to present before we open up the floor to questions, comments, and conversation in a relatively relaxed setting at the Westin Denver Downtown V’s Lounge.
For those interested in participating on either roundtable, please contact the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com, indicating which pre-conference event you are interested in joining, a presentation title, and a brief summary (no more than one hundred words) for your proposed presentation. We hope to have five to seven presenters for each event to kick off yet another incredible SSAWW conference.

Call for Reviewers – CV Workshop

Plans are moving full speed ahead for the SSAWW Triennial Conference and a draft of the program is forthcoming (at the beginning of next month). In an ongoing effort to support our graduate students and those entering this highly competitive job market in 2019, we are including a CV workshop as part of the conference on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Though interested participants will be eligible to sign up for a consultation at the conference registration desk throughout the conference, we would like to begin lining up reviewers in advance.

Those interested in serving as reviewers should contact the VP of Development, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com and provide a copy of your CV by April 30, 2018. We will select experienced reviewers across a wide range of teaching/research interests. Thank you, as always, for your support of SSAWW and the next generation of teachers, scholars, and innovators in the field.


Member Advertisements in the Conference Program: April 3, 2018

We are offering special rates for members who want to purchase ad space in our conference program. Please find all the details and information here.


2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference: Update March 15, 2018

Preparations are underway for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference in Denver, CO, and I wanted to take a moment to update our members regarding our process and some of the exciting developments that you can look forward to later this year.

In early January, we issued a call for reviewers to help in the process of evaluating the numerous individual paper, panel, and roundtable proposals that we were beginning to receive for the 2018 conference. The incredible response from our membership resulted in nearly fifty reviewers from across the world volunteering to read and evaluate these proposals based upon the pre-established criteria provided them. Reviewers examined each proposal based upon relevance to the theme of the conference (resistance and recovery of American women writers across the Americas), the overall relevance to our SSAWW mission, the innovation of the proposal, and the quality of the writing. For each submission, at least three reviewers were assigned, providing us a depth of insight into the strengths of each proposal and their potential placement on the conference program. We would like to offer our thanks to each of the individuals who served in this invaluable role, even participating in a second round of reviews after our extended deadline. Except in the case of clear disagreement in evaluation, I accepted the suggestions of our esteemed panel of reviewers with years of dedicated service to and expertise in the field.

After the process had been completed and we had a working draft of the conference program, we had a few remaining papers that received high marks from reviewers but that did not form complete panels. In our mission for inclusivity, I elected to develop a request for specific proposals on the topics of 1) a pedagogy of resistance and care, 2) American women writers on gender, race, and religion, and 3) citizenship and resistance to oppressive regimes. The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2018. Rather than electing to add a respondent in order to complete those sessions, I wanted to once again extend the opportunity for more scholars and voices to potentially participate in the program. We are pleased to have received thus far a few new proposals as well as a few revised submissions from the original round.

At this point in time, notifications for all panel, roundtable, and individual proposal submissions have been disseminated. For anyone who has submitted a proposal and has not received a formal response, please contact me directly at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com; some individuals did note technical difficulties in using the Google Forms—a process that we will continue to refine for the future based upon the solid feedback that we received—so we want to ensure that no one fell through the cracks with the new submission process that we adopted this year.

In addition to the dynamic sessions that we have organized for the conference, we are pleased to have Ms. Staceyann Chin—the “Jamaican-Born, Brooklyn-Living, Woman-Loving, Writer/Poet, Political Activist, and Performance Artist”—join us as our keynote speaker for the event. Her work has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Pittsburgh Daily. Her distinguished titles include The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir and “Authenticity,” featured in Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness. Her contribution will add a unique voice and perspective to the conversation that we hope this conference will evoke. This, along with a planned art exhibition and three film screenings, we hope will result in a stirring conference program that we can talk about for the next three years.

Ultimately, as with planning and organizing any event of this size, it has been a challenging and yet rewarding experience. Through your eager participation and innovative insights into the theme of resistance and recovery, we have been able to organize a number of commanding sessions on women writers, their lasting legacy, pedagogy, and the profession, among other important topics. We look forward to an incredible conference later this year in Denver and thank you once again for your vital contributions to an event that so many great teacher-scholars anticipate over the years. More information regarding the program, hotel accommodations, and registration are forthcoming. As always, we encourage you to check the website regularly or to sign up for the listserv to get updates regarding the conference, CFPs, job announcements, and so much more. With so many ways to still become involved in the conference program (such as volunteering to evaluate CVs in our SSAWW CV Workshop), please be on the lookout for future announcements from the SSAWW Executive Committee over the coming months.

Thank you once again for your time and for your continued support of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. It is your thoughtful contributions, after all, that enable us to advance our core mission.

Best,

Christopher Allen Varlack

Program Director, 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference

Call for Presenters: Pre-Conference Events at SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference

For the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference, the Executive Committee is planning two exciting pre-conference events on Wednesday evening in an effort to stimulate conversation but also promote inquiry into areas that we have targeted for growth in future SSAWW endeavors (conferences, publications, etc.).
The first event is a roundtable on promoting public and digital humanities. The second event is a roundtable on globalizing American women writers. Participants will have approximately six to eight minutes to present before we open up the floor to questions, comments, and conversation in a relatively relaxed setting at the Westin Denver Downtown V’s Lounge.
For those interested in participating on either roundtable, please contact the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com, indicating which pre-conference event you are interested in joining, a presentation title, and a brief summary (no more than one hundred words) for your proposed presentation. We hope to have five to seven presenters for each event to kick off yet another incredible SSAWW conference.

Call for Reviewers – CV Workshop at SSAWW (Deadline 4.30.2018)

Call for Reviewers – CV Workshop

Plans are moving full speed ahead for the SSAWW Triennial Conference and a draft of the program is forthcoming (at the beginning of next month). In an ongoing effort to support our graduate students and those entering this highly competitive job market in 2019, we are including a CV workshop as part of the conference on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Though interested participants will be eligible to sign up for a consultation at the conference registration desk throughout the conference, we would like to begin lining up reviewers in advance.

Those interested in serving as reviewers should contact the VP of Development, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com and provide a copy of your CV by April 30, 2018. We will select experienced reviewers across a wide range of teaching/research interests. Thank you, as always, for your support of SSAWW and the next generation of teachers, scholars, and innovators in the field.

Rebecca Harding Davis – Comprehensive Bibliography

Rebecca Harding Davis 

A comprehensive bibliography of over 500 works published by Rebecca Harding Davis in her lifetime is now available on the REBECCA HARDING DAVIS: COMPLETE WORKS site

Rebecca Harding Davis: Complete WorksJust click on “Browse Collections” for the bibliography.

In addition, notations of reprints and excerpts are also included in the bibliography. 

 

 

http://rebeccahardingdaviscompleteworks.com/

For additional information: Sharon M. Harris, Professor, Emerita, Dept. of English, University of Connecticut

Member Advertisements with the SSAWW Triennial Conference (Reservation Deadline: 8.31.2018; Advert Copy Due: 9.21.2018)

Member Ads with the SSAWW Triennial Conference                November 7-11, 2018 at the Westin Denver Downtown            Denver, Colorado

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we are offering the option for members to purchase ad space in the conference program. Members are often interested in advertising their books or digital projects in order to increase exposure to a broad audience of potential readers/buyers. Listed below are the prices for advertisements for members of SSAWW.

Advertisement Options:

Listed below are the different advertisement options available for purchase. Note that, in addition to helping defray costs for printing, these advertisements will also support graduate student travel to the conference, as five, ten, and twenty dollars respectively (depending upon the type of ad purchased) will be allocated to our graduate student travel fund.

Advertisement Formatting Requirements:

All advertisements must be submitted in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and should be sent E-mailed to ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com. All advertisements must be black and white only, with no color graphics or ICC profiles. For the best results, convert images to grayscale before exporting to PDF format. Do not include crop marks, color bars, registration marks, or slug lines in the file.

  • Quarter Page Advertisement: 3 5/8” x 4 1/2” at 300 dpi (no bleed)
  • Half Page Advertisement: 7 1/2” x 4/12” at 300 dpi (no bleed)
  • Full Page Advertisement: 7 1/2” x 9 5/16” at 300 dpi (no bleed)

Please send all inquiries to Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com. The deadline for advertisement reservation (and associated fees) is August 31, 2018. The deadline for submitting ad copy is September 21, 2018.

CFP: American Theatre and Drama Society at SSAWW 2018 (Deadline 4.25.2018)

CFP: American Theatre and Drama Society 

guaranteed affiliate society panel at SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference

Please see CFP below for the guaranteed ATDS panel(s) at the 2018 conference of our affiliate organization, the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, in Denver,  Colorado,  November 7-11, 2018.  If interested, please send paper title and abstract (250-300 words) to Cheryl Black, BlackC@missouri.edu by April 25.

Panel Theme #1 – Nevertheless She Resisted: Women Playwrights of the Americas Confront Social Injustice

In keeping with SSAWW’s conference theme  “Resistance and Recovery Across the Americas,” this panel invites papers that explore dramatic/performance texts by women writers of the Americas, from any era, that engage and critique oppressive social and political systems.

Panel Theme #2 – Recovery Through Performance

In keeping with SSAWW’s conference theme of “Resistance and Recovery Across the Americas,” this panel invites papers and/or performance texts by women writers of the Americas that explore the dramatization/performance of recovery from traumatic events.

Please distribute widely! Presenters must be or become ATDS members. Any questions, email Cheryl Black BlackC@missouri.edu