Message from SSAWW President Richard Ellis: USSO Blog Post Authors Sought (Deadline: 9.30.14)

SSAWW has been invited to contribute to a blog hosted by United States Studies Online (USSO: It will involve the creation of 8-10 blog posts of 700-1200 words each.

In terms of theme, USSO argues these blogs can be broad or more specific. SSAWW seeks posts that represent the field of American Women’s writing quite broadly. Our preference is to generate a series of more general than more specific blog posts (though perhaps not exclusively so), with the aim of effecting a reasonable coverage of the field of women’s writing in America – the academic study of it in all its diversity and difference (and including creative writing). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

-“Lesser Known” American Women Writers

-New Approaches to Canonical American Women Writers

-Digital Resources for American Women Writers

-American Women Writers Abroad

-Recovering American Women Writers: Issues and Strategies

-Contemporary American Women Writers

-American Women Writers Scholarship–Then and Now

If you would like to generate a blog post or would like to recommend someone who would, please contact the SSAWW leaders of this project, Dick Ellis, Susan K. Harris, Kristin J. Jacobson, and Kristin Allukian, ( Our preference, though not exclusively so, is for graduate students and early career researchers to generate these blogs. Creativity that accounts for the digital format is also encouraged: unless there are prohibitive copyright issues, posts that incorporate video, image, links to additional digital resources, etc., will be given preference over purely textual entries. Submissions received by 30 September 2014 will receive first consideration. Membership in SSAWW is required of all authors selected for publication.

Professor R. J. (Dick) Ellis

President, Society for the Study of American Women Writers: