Visiting Lecturer position in Latina/o Studies (Mount Holyoke College)

    Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Lecturer position in Latina/o Studies, within the Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies to begin fall 2015.  The successful candidate will be able to teach an “Introduction to Latina/o Studies” as well as a range of courses in her/his area of specialty.  Courses may engage a broad range of U.S. latinidades such as Afro-Latinas/os and Caribbean peoples, US Central- or South Americans, and Chicanas/os.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose work engages interdisciplinary approaches within the humanities.  The teaching expectation is 5 courses per academic year.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand before August 2015.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,220 students and 230 faculty.  Over half of the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.  Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications must be made online at

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CFP: Edith Wharton in Washington 2016 (Deadline: 7.15.15)

Wharton in Washington: A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society

June 2016 (specific dates TBA)

Conference site:

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming Conference in Washington, DC. The conference directors seek papers focusing on all aspects of Wharton’s work. Papers might offer readings of any of Wharton’s texts, including the short fiction, poetry, plays, essays, travel writing, and other nonfiction, in addition to the novels.

While all topics are welcome, the location of the conference in the U. S. capital invites readings related to nationalism, cosmopolitanism, transatlanticism, seats of power, Americana, museum cultures in the 19th C, material cultures, and the work of preservation. Further, given the centennial years of World War I, papers offering new examinations of Wharton’s relationship to the war are particularly invited. Proposals might also explore Wharton’s work in the context of such figures as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Adams or Wharton’s work in relation to that of her contemporaries, such as Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Nella Larsen, Anita Loos, Henry James, and more. All theoretical approaches are welcome, including feminist, psychoanalytic, historicist, Marxist, queer studies, affective studies, disability studies, and ecocritical perspectives. Continue reading

SSAWW Announcements: Last call for Spring 2015 SSAWW Newsletter items (Deadline 3.25.15)

Thanks to all who have already submitted items for the newsletter.

If you have items you¹d like to see in the Spring SSAWW Newsletter but haven’t yet submitted them, please send them to me at  by March 25. 

If you’re sending in a notice of a new book or article (and please do send these!), it would be helpful if you could include a link to the press’s page on your book (for books) and to put the article citations in MLA format (for articles).

Other items to send

  • –calls for papers for conferences, journal issues, edited collections, and so on
  • –conference announcements
  • –invitations to apply for grants and fellowships
  • –new books by SSAWW members
  • –new articles by SSAWW members 
  • –reports from SSAWW regional study groups
  • –announcements of upcoming SSAWW regional study group meetings
  • –announcements of book prizes (either received or invitations to submit)


Donna Campbell

CFP: Black Women’s Poetry and the Color Line (MLA; 3.15.15)

Black Women’s Poetry and the Color Line

Reevaluating relationships between racial politics, aesthetics, and (non)canonicity in African American women’s poetry from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance.  Topics might include, but are not limited to: thematic or aesthetic divisions within a poet’s oeuvre and/or in contemporary scholarship, negotiations of audience and/or publishing venues, poetry of social protest, etc.

Please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Heidi Morse ( by March 15.

African American Literature Instructor (Nassau Community College)

Job Description: AFRICANA STUDIES:  African American Literature Instructor: Teach African American Literature

Minimum:  Master’s degree in the discipline. Doctorate preferred. Must have a minimum of two (2) years college teaching experience or equivalent. Must also have had substantial experience with minority organizations, institutions or associations.

Additional Information: Accepting applications for FALL 2015 and/or SPRING 2016. 

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Conference Announcement: “Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age” April 24-25, 2015

“Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age”

Hosted at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Historical Society

April 24-25, 2015

Registration is now available for the symposium, “Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age” hosted by The Colored Conventions Project at the University of Delaware on April 24-25, 2015. The two-day symposium held at UD and the Delaware Historical Society will bring together scholars from a broad range of inter/disciplinary perspectives including but not limited to religious, historical, literary, gender, visual and performance studies. There is no registration fee; though registration is required.

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