CFP: SSAWW Panels at ALA 2014 (Washington, D.C. May 22-25, 2014) 4 January 2014 Deadline

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2014 (Washington, D.C.  May 22-25, 2014) 4 January 2014 Deadline
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 22-25, Washington, D.C.).

Panel 1: Digital American Women Writers

How are the digital humanities impacting your research and/or teaching of American Women Writers? This panel will feature digital research projects and methods focused on American Women Writers (all periods/genres welcome). Possible approaches include, but are not limited to: using or producing digital archives, creating digital research projects, publishing on American women writers in digital formats (peer or non-peer reviewed), teaching digital texts written by American women writers, and using digital resources in the teaching of American women writers.

Panel 2: Political American Women Writers

ALA’s 2014 location in Washington, D.C. makes it the perfect time and place to talk politics. This panel seeks papers on political American women writers from any period and writing in any genre. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: women’s rights, reproductive rights, voting, environmental issues, and women in politics. Pedagogical approaches to teaching political American women writers are also welcome.

Please submit to Kristin Allukian ( by Jan. 4, 2014, a 250-500 word abstract (please note in the subject line of your email which panel your proposal best fits) and a brief CV (no more than 2-pages) that includes rank/status (e.g. ABD or Associate Professor, etc.), institutional affiliation (independent scholars are welcome to submit proposals), publications, and conference presentations. Confirmation of receipt of your proposal will be sent to you within two business days.

All proposals should be both pasted into the text of the email and included as attachments (preferably as a single PDF document). While you do not need to be a SSAWW member to submit to a panel, presenters must be or become SSAWW members to participate in a SSAWW sponsored panel.

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