Job Posting: Assistant Professor of U.S. Multiethnic/Native American Literatures (10.25.13)

Assistant Professor of U.S. Multiethnic/Native American Literatures

Department of English

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA 98225-9055

Department Web Site:

The Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in U.S. Multiethnic/Native American literatures to begin September 2014. A Ph.D. in English, American Ethnic Studies, or a related field is required by August 2014.  Scholarly and pedagogical expertise in U.S. multiethnic literatures, including a strong commitment to Native American literatures, is required.  Also required of applicants are a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a potential for strong scholarship and publication in relevant fields.  Preferred candidates will possess a comparative framework for understanding the literatures and cultures of racially-marginalized groups in the United States. The department also prefers candidates whose work in U.S. Multiethnic/Native American literatures engages transnational discourses and theoretical practices as seen in fields such as border, diaspora, hemispheric, and/or transatlantic studies. Continue reading


Legacy announces three new editors (from SSAWW-L)

LegacyCoverSmall75ShadowLegacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is happy to announce the addition of three new editors to our team.

Desiree Henderson, of the University of Texas, Arlington, is our new features editor. As many of you know, Legacy features include Profiles, Reprints, From the Archives, and On Culture, and they embody the journal’s commitment to original, archives-based, and theoretically rigorous recovery work.  An accomplished scholar, Desiree has a long history at Legacy, having served as a board member, consultant, and contributor.

Mary Unger, of Ripon College, will serve as our new managing editor.  Mary brings long experience doing such work for American Literary History along with a strong record of scholarship and editorial acumen.

And Amber LaPiana, who is completing her dissertation at Washington State University, joins us as editorial assistant.  Amber remains an editorial associate at Poe Studies and has formerly served at ESQ.

We are excited and grateful to have such superb scholars and editors on the masthead and are looking forward to working with all three of them.

Desiree and Mary assume their roles upon the departure of Robin Cadwallader.  Most recently, Robin worked as Legacy‘s managing and features editors, but she has served the journal for many, many years and at nearly every phase of its production.  We thank Robin deeply for her myriad contributions. I am grateful indeed that we will continue to benefit from her expertise and institutional memory in her new capacity as consulting editor.

Finally, we bid farewell to Lisa M. Thomas. As assistant editor, Lisa has been the bedrock of each Legacy issue on which she has worked.  Her careful eye and encyclopedic knowledge of MLA style will be greatly missed. Both Lisa and Robin have served the journal with great loyalty and generosity, and we thank them profusely for their dedication.


Jennifer S. Tuttle

Editor, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Early September Calls for Papers: Emily Dickinson, Eudora Welty, ASECS

Conference Calls for Papers
Journals, Essay Collections, and Newsletters
ASECS (9.15.13) Oxford Journals: Contemporary Women’s Writing
Society for the Study of Southern Literature (12.15.13) American Periodicals
Inventing the Middlebrow (10.1.13) Emily Dickinson’s Reading Culture (9.15.13)
NeMLA: Redefining American History and Identity through the Novels of Toni Morrison (9.30.13)

Haunting Realities: Naturalist Gothic (8.30.13 updated)

Female Captivity and the Autobiographical Impulse (11.1.13)

Call For Papers: African American Expression in Print and Digital Culture (1.24.14)
 HERA (10.24.13)
 Eudora Welty Society at SSSL (9.30.13)

SSAWW Welcomes New VP for Organizational Matters, Rita Bode

SSAWW welcomes Rita Bode, Associate Professor of English at Trent University, as its new Vice President for Organizational Matters.  Dr. Bode is a longtime member of SSAWW; her scholarly interests include 19th- and early 20th-century British and American; 19th-century American women writers, and transatlantic studies; youth literature; novel; and drama.  She will be coordinating the next SSAWW Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia in 2015.

Publication Announcement: Tabitha Gilman Tenney’s Female Quixotism (1801)

Early American Reprints announces the publication of 

Tabitha Gilman Tenney’s Female Quixotism (1801)

Introduction by Mary McAleer Balkun


This novel represents the second to be republished by Early American Reprints, the first being Martha Meredith Read’s Margaretta (1807). Early American Reprints, founded in 2012, is a not-nearly-for-profit, small-run publisher housed at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. The press is funded entirely by its founder, Richard S. Pressman. Each release is a critical edition, with a professional critical introduction, ancillary materials, and extensive explanatory footnotes. For ease of reading, obvious errors in the original are corrected, paragraphing is normalized, and punctuation is modernized—while absolutely maintaining the original text’s integrity. Production quality is high, but prices are low to make the books affordable: Continue reading

CFP: ASECS panel “Historical Reenactment, Living History, and Public History: Theorizing Generative Intersections between Tourists, Communities and Scholars” (Deadline: 9/15/13)

Historical Reenactment, Living History, and Public History: Theorizing Generative Intersections between Tourists, Communities and Scholars”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting (ASECS)

Williamsburg, VA
March 20-22, 2014

This panel will explore methodologies and theories concerning public history’s relationship with the academy. It seeks to explore generative intersections between scholars of early American studies/the long Eighteenth Century and historical reenactors, as well as between the classroom and the museum. I especially invite proposals that theorize living history of marginalized individuals, women, enslaved people, indentured servants, and Indigenous peoples.

I am imagining a panel where each presenter gives a short prepared mini-paper (pre-circulated amongst panel members) and then we have time for a real conversation that includes the audience. I welcome brief abstracts from scholars, professors, museum researchers, archivists, reenactors, and public historians.  Continue reading

Job posting: Tenure-track position in 19th-century American Literature at U Colorado Boulder (10/11/13)

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of English announces a tenure-track position in nineteenth-century American literature, to begin Fall 2014. PhD in hand by August 2014 is required for appointment as assistant professor. The normal teaching load is 2/2, and includes undergraduate English-major courses and graduate courses. Junior faculty members receive pre-tenure research leave support.

Interest in the position consisting of a letter of application, c.v., dissertation or book abstract (attach as “document 1”), writing sample of 25-30 pages, and letters of reference must be submitted electronically at posting #F00652.

Review of applications will begin October 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Chicago. Continue reading