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:
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/
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.
Kristin J. Jacobson
Associate Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Vice President, Development
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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…)