SSAWW Announcements: New Membership Directory Posted

The new SSAWW Membership Directory has been posted at   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


SSAWW and U. S. Studies Online

Reposted from SSAWW-L:

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers has been working with U.S. Studies Online ( 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”:

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.

Best, Kristin

Kristin J. Jacobson
Associate Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Stockton University

Vice President, Development
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

9/11 Memorial Museum Mellon Foundation Fellowship

In Fall 2015, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will launch its scholarly programs with the award of two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation post-doctoral fellowships to qualified candidates whose scholarly work reflects an engagement with issues related to or emerging from the 9/11 attacks. Eligible fields of study include: American studies, anthropology, architectural history, area studies, art history, education, history, international relations, literature, memory studies, museum studies, performance studies, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, or related fields. 

This award provides a resident Fellowship for a two-year term (Fall 2015 Spring 2017) at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, including two years of salary and benefits. Continue reading

SAMLA 2015– Call for Papers

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,

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Study Groups: SSAWW Mid-Atlantic Study Group (RSVP by 2.27.15)

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. Continue reading

Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of San Diego)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces a Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to support scholars who are committed to teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education, and who show promise of a distinguished academic career in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Mathematics and/or Social Sciences. Through this fellowship, we are committed to support the early development of scholars whose research/creative activity, teaching, mentoring or service advances the perspectives of African Americans. Continue reading